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By Louise Glück

Averno is a small crater lake in southern , looked by way of the traditional Romans because the front to the underworld. That position provides its identify to Louise Glück's 11th assortment: in a panorama grew to become irretrievably to wintry weather, it's the in basic terms resource of warmth and lightweight, a gate or passageway that invitations site visitors among worlds whereas even as opposing their reconciliation. Averno is a longer lamentation, its lengthy, stressed poems no much less spellbinding for being with no plot or desire, no much less ravishing for being savage, grief-stricken. What Averno offers isn't really a map to some extent of arrival or departure, yet a diagram of the place we're, the harrowing, enduring presence.

Averno is a 2006 nationwide ebook Award Finalist for Poetry.

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Though my translations have no fixed meter, they are certainly far from random or ‘‘free’’ in the loose sense of the term. I have thought long and hard on the spacing of English phrases, and it is the original that has guided me in my choices in English, even when the translation seems to differ most from the original in form. ’’ In my English this becomes a line broken into visual rhythmic fragments: they gave us the Gaxga who fell, caught by a single lock of Siva’s matted hair. . This being said, I often construct densely spaced English verse-lines to match, for instance, a tightly constructed wall of Vexkatesa’s Tamil verses in _ the rich and complex a¯ciriyappa¯ meter.

Gracefully come to me, grant to me your knowledge and your sweet mercy! the navaman ima¯ lai ˙ 41 6 You stood here O Lord who long ago became the simple cowherd boy and king, the Protector who eased Earth’s burden when you killed King Kamsa, _ dreaded by gods, and the mad elephant, the wrestlers, swift proud Sakatam _ and deceitful Putana. 9 I took refuge in you. I became the slave of the Lord of celestials, Lord, body of Truth to his servants—10 You protected the Elephant, Discus in your hand!

_ Vexkatesa’s life spans the waning of the Co¯la dynasty and the beginnings  _ of Vijayanagar, where the expansion of the Telugu warriors into the Tamil land created a new set of alliances. His rich poetic and philosophical output in Tamil, Sanskrit, Maharastrı¯ Prakrit, and maniprava¯la, as well as his conscious __ _ _ synthesis of regional and panregional idioms, accurately reflects the religious and ideological pluralism of the emerging Vijayanagar empire. 31 We find in Vexkatesa’s time a cultural atmosphere analogous in its cosmopolitanism and _ interreligious and interlinguistic contacts to that of the still-mysterious Kala_ bhra interregnum—but this time under Hindu rule and a peasant-Telugu 32 warrior alliance.

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