|I Will Tell You One More Thing|
I Will Tell You One More Thing is about seeing the body, mind, memory, identity and individuality dissolve and disappear. It’s about the loss of where I came from, part of who I am, and how this disease breaks and strengthens the web that connects. These poems are remebrances,reflections and refractions, of my father. They are also about memory: its loss, the effects of that loss and what it has to do with being alive, dying and death.
Praise for Quotidian Fever: New and Selected Poems (1974-2007)
“One of the reasons for my liking of Endre Farkas’s poems is that he writes a new book each time. Another reason is that he takes important subjects for these books. … He’s easy to readlike the look in a wolf’s eye.” –George Bowering
You talk past me
Every day you leave for another country.
Sometimes smudged postcards
I write on your fragile skin
Wish you were here.
Born in Hungary, Endre Farkas is a child of Holocaust survivors. His family escaped during the 1956 Hungarian uprising and settled in Montreal. Farkas has published eleven books of poetry, two plays and two novels. His work has been translated into French, Spanish, Italian, and Slovenian. He has read and performed widely in Canada, the U.S., Latin America, and Europe, and has created performance pieces that have toured across the country and abroad. He is the two-time winner of the CBC-Radio Poetry “Face Off” Competition. His work has been shortlisted for the A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and his videopoem (with Carolyn Marie Souaid), Blood is Blood, was a winner at the 2012 Zebra International Poetry Film Festival in Berlin.