Self-Portrait in a Lucent Coil by J. Celan Smith
Approx. 8,010 words.
Published on February 12, 2012.
This full-length collection of poems explores its themes through a radical questioning of natural experience and social life using an entirely fresh imagery and symbolism. Rising from the experience of aloneness, winter, night, space, time, maps, and destiny, it probes mystery to attempt some possibility for what is Real in the Unreal and pushes language into new interpretations.