By turns surreal, political, folkloric and rootedly domestic, Shortening the Candle's Wick is a window into the imaginative world of a poetic relationship.
For over forty years, husband and wife Andres Ehin and Ly Seppel lived together in Estonia writing poetry.
Ehin's style is that of the surrealist - "a connector of the unconnectable" - whilst Seppel is a poet of the fleeting moment, the glance of language across it. Translator Ilmar Lehtpere has compiled a selection of translations in the form of a poetic dialogue between husband and wife, incorporating larger discussions of poet and language, nation and self.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 80 pages, 1
- Publisher: Little Island Press
- Publication Date: 02/04/2018
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9780993505676