Night with a Pocketful of Stones by Traian T. Coșovei, trans. By Sorkin & Scridon
Night with a Pocketful of Stones is the Romanian poet Traian T. Coșovei's first book in English. Coșovei, who died in 2014, was a significant figure in contemporary Romanian poetry. These new translations by Adam J. Sorkin and Andreea Iulia Scridon show an eccentric and original mind rubbing up against the rules and rubric of his day, threshing new colours from the night, lifting a veil, to paraphrase Shelley, from the hidden beauty of the world.
PRAISE for Night With a Pocketful of Stones:
Coșovei is 'undoubtedly one of the purest, most original, and most valuable poets of his generation'.
- Mircea Cărtărescu (Nobel Prize candidate)
'A craftsman-poet of extraordinary ability'
- Emilia David