The End of the Dark Era

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Pub Date: 09/13/2016

Pages: 168

Trim: 5 x 7

Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing

Imprint: Phoneme Media

ISBN 13: 9781939419804

ISBN 10: 1939419808

Price: / $20.99 CAN$16.00

Category: POETRY / Asian / General

The End of the Dark Era

By Tseveendorjin Oidov, Simon Wickhamsmith

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About the Book

The End of the Dark Era is the first book of Mongolian poetry to be published in the United States, and one of the few avant-garde collections to have come from the vast steppes of Mongolia. Poet Tseveendorjin Oidov, who is also one of Mongolia's most renowned painters, traverses the Mongolian dreamscape in poems populated by horses, eagles, and a recurring darkness that the poet dissipates with his startling descriptions and abiding empathy. The short poems of the book's second half are accompanied by thirty‐six of Oidov's abstract line drawings.

About the Book

The End of the Dark Era is the first book of Mongolian poetry to be published in the United States, and one of the few avant-garde collections to have come from the vast steppes of Mongolia....

Author

Tseveendorjin Oidov is considered the first Mongolian Modernist. He is highly regarded as a visual artist. He lives in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Simon Wickhamsmith is international director of the Mongolian Academy of Poetry and Culture and co-directs the Orchuulga Foundation, which is dedicated to the translation of Mongolian literature. A 2008 and 2015 grant recipient of the PEN Translation Fund for his translations from the Mongolian, he was likewise recognized as a Leading Cultural Worker by the government of Mongolia for this translation work. He lives in Rutgers, NJ.