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2010 winner for Excellence in Book Design in Canada for Poetry, awarded by the Alcuin Society


Tracelanguage: a Shared Breath is a serial poem made up of six cycles all of which correspond with Paul Celan’s 1967 book of poetry, Atemwende. Here, his work is re-inscribed via a transmutation of word material found or developed from within the original text. These poems are elegiac in nature. A language of landscape figures prominently in the work, one where the ‘trace’ of Tracelanguage gauges Celan’s music amid the rubble of its German, post Shoa.


  • Tracelanguage: 5.25 X 7.75 inches, 112 pages, perfect bound into felt weave wraps


    Trade Edition

    ISBN 978-1-897388-55-6


    BookThug, 2010

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