One Lark, One Horse: Poems (Paperback)

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A new collection of poems by Michael Hofmann—his first in more than twenty years

Michael Hofmann, renowned as one of our most brilliant critics and translators, is also regarded as among our most respected poets. Hofmann’s status—he is the author of “one of the definitive bodies of work of the last half-century" (The Times Literary Supplement)—is all the more impressive for his relatively concentrated output. One Lark, One Horse is his fifth collection of poems since his debut in 1983, and his first since Approximately Nowhere in 1999. It is also one of the most anticipated gatherings of new work in years.

In style, his voice is as unmistakable as ever—sometimes funny, sometimes caustic; world-facing and yet intimate—and this collection shows a bright mind burning fiercely over the European and American imaginations. The poet explores where he finds himself, geographically and in life, treating with wit and compassion such universal themes as aging and memory, place, and the difficult existence of the individual in an ever-bigger and more bestial world.

One Lark, One Horse is a remarkable assemblage of work that will delight loyal readers and enchant new ones with Hofmann’s approachable, companionable voice.

About the Author

Michael Hofmann is a poet and frequent contributor to The New York Times Book Review, and is widely regarded as one of the world's foremost translators of works from German to English. His original poetry collections include One Lark, One Horse and Where Have You Been? He has translated Willy Peter Reese's A Stranger to Myself, Joseph Roth's The Tale of the 1002nd Night, Herta Muller's The Land of the Green Plums, and Gottfried Benn's Impromptus. Hofman lives in London.

Praise For…

"Whether he is writing about aging, politics, or love, Hofmann uses language playfully, which make the poems of One Lark, One Horse a pleasure to read out loud . . . Ultimately, like the title suggests, the collection is about proportions—the small, incredibly valuable events that make the rest of it worth living." —World Literature Today

Product Details
ISBN: 9780374538965
ISBN-10: 0374538964
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication Date: August 11th, 2020
Pages: 96
Language: English