Visiting Picasso

Author: Jim Barnes
Poems that draw you into them and make their experience your own.
Paper – $23
978-0-252-07373-1
eBook – $19.95
978-0-252-09046-2
Publication Date: July 2007
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About the Book

Jim Barnes’s familiarity with the European poetic traditions has been deepened through long periods spent in France, Germany, and Italy, and through his translations of European poetry. In Visiting Picasso he repays Europe for its gifts to him in a series of poems that evoke the lush poetic history that ties European culture together, sometimes darkly. A heightened sense of place and purpose infuses the poems of Visiting Picasso with meaning drawn from actual landscapes, events, and observations.

About the Author

Jim Barnes is an internationally recognized poet and translator. He is the author of many books of poetry, including The Sawdust War, Paris, and On a Wing of the Sun, as well as an autobiography, On Native Ground: Memoirs and Impressions, which won the American Book Award. He is the Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2009-2010.

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Awards

Poet Laureate of Oklahoma for 2009-2010.