See About

See About

by Sebastien Smirou

Translated by Andrew Zawacki

Published by: Fence Books

Imprint: La Presse

80 Pages, 6.00 x 8.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9781944380021
  • Published: January 2021


Ludic and labyrinthine, fascinated by innocence while syntactically complex, See About advances a longstanding Franco-American conversation about innovative poetics, generative constraint, and hybrid forms. In eight chapters of eight poems, each an octave, Smirou’s eccentric menagerie—from grand lion to tiny worm, and featuring the dodo—squints at animal subjectivity. Poised between exhibition and exhibitionism, inventory and invention.