Category: Poetry

  • Selected Poems and Prose

    By Gottfried Benn, David Paisley

    Gottfried Benn ranks one of the most vital German poets of the 20th century. His early paintings, with its shockingly image depictions of human affliction and degradation, was once linked to the Expressionist circulate; the overriding topic of his later paintings used to be the isolation and fragmentation of the person adrift in a nihilistic global. David Paisey right here offers decisions, of verse and prose respectively, from Benn’s huge oeuvre, ordered chronologically to allow readers to understand the advancements of Benn’s artwork and suggestion. the unique German textual content of the poems can also be integrated. In a massive biographical advent, Paisey tackles the tricky query of Benn’s compliance with the Nazi regime and its effect on his existence and paintings.
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  • The Tennis Court Oath: A Book of Poems (Wesleyan Poetry Program)

    By John Ashbery

    John Ashbery writes like not anyone else between modern American poets. within the building of his difficult styles, he makes use of phrases a lot because the modern painter makes use of shape and colour- phrases painstakingly selected as conveyors of unique that means, no longer as representations of sound. those associated in unforeseen juxtapositions, before everything look unrelated or even anarchic, after all create through their clashing interaction a constitution of striking brilliance and powerful emotional influence. From this preoccupation arises a poetry that passes past traditional limits right into a hugely person realm of effectiveness, one who should be approximately likened to the visible global of Surrealist portray. a few will locate Mr. Ashbery's paintings tough, even forbidding; yet people who find themselves delicate to new instructions in rules and the humanities will detect the following a lot to quicken and pleasure them.

    A thirty fifth anniversary variation of vintage paintings from a celebrated American poet who has bought the Pulitzer Prize, the nationwide e-book Award, and the nationwide e-book Critics Circle Award. John Ashbery's moment e-book, The Tennis courtroom Oaths, first released through Wesleyan in 1962, is still a touchstone of latest avant-garde poetry.
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  • Haiku for a Season / Haiku per una stagione

    By Andrea Zanzotto

    Andrea Zanzotto is among the most crucial and acclaimed poets of postwar Italy. This choice of ninety-one pseudo-haiku in English and Italian—written over numerous months in the course of 1984 after which revised slowly over the years—confirms his dedication to experimentation all through his existence. Haiku for a Season represents a multilevel scan for Zanzotto: first, to compose poetry bilingually; and moment, to jot down in a kind international to Western poetry. the quantity strains the lifetime of a girl from formative years to maturity, utilizing the seasons and the various panorama as a replicate to mirror her development and altering attitudes and perceptions. With a lifelong curiosity within the intersections of nature and tradition, Zanzotto monitors right here his ordinary distinctive and amazing feel of the residing international. those never-before-published unique poems in English seem along their Italian versions—not strict translations yet parallel texts that may be learn individually or at the side of the originals. As a chain of interlinked poems, Haiku for a Season finds Zanzotto additionally as a grasp poet of minimalism. Zanzotto’s contemporary dying is a blow to global poetry, and the book of this ebook, the final that he authorized in manuscript, should be an occasion in either the us and in Italy.

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  • The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

    By Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux

    From the nuts and bolts of craft to the assets of suggestion, this booklet is for someone who desires to write poetry-and do it well.

    ?The Poet's Companion ?presents short essays at the parts of poetry, approach, and recommended topics for writing, each one by way of special writing workouts. The ups and downs of writing life―including self-doubt and writer's block―are right here, in addition to pointers on getting released and writing within the digital age. by yourself, this e-book could be your "teacher," whereas teams, in or out of the school room, can make the most of sharing weekly assignments.
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  • Poem of the Deep Song

    By Federico Garcia Lorca

    The magic of Andalusia is crystallized in Federico Garcia Lorca's first significant paintings, Poem of the Deep music, written in 1921 whilst the poet was once twenty-three years outdated, and released a decade later. during this staff of poems, in response to saetas, soleares, and siguiriyas, Lorca captures the passionate flamenco cosmos of Andalusia's Gypsies, ""those mysterious wandering folks who gave deep music its definitive form.

    Cante jondo, deep track, comes from a musical culture that built between peoples who fled into the mountains within the fifteenth century to flee the Spanish Inquisition. With roots in Arabic tools, Sephardic ritual, Byzantine liturgy, local people songs, and, specially, the rhythms of Gypsy existence, deep music is characterised through excessive and profound emotion.

    Fearing that the precious history of deep track may well vanish from Spain, Lorca, in addition to Manuel de Falla and different younger artists, was hoping to maintain ""the inventive treasure of a whole race."" In Poem of the Deep track, the poet's personal lyric genius supplies cante jondo a distinct type of immortality.

    Carlos Baur is the translator of García Lorca's the general public and Play with no identify: Posthumous performs, and of Cries from a Wounded Madrid: Poetry of the Spanish Civil struggle. He has additionally translated the paintings of Henry Miller and different modern American writers into Spanish.

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  • Dark Archive (New California Poetry, Volume 32)

    By Laura Mullen

    Darkish archive: the aim of a gloomy archive is to operate as a repository for info that may be used as a failsafe in the course of catastrophe recovery.

    Laura Mullen’s fourth assortment is a chain of fantastically interrelated poems that explores tips to competently symbolize the truth of swap and loss. Mullen pinpoints what's at stake: the opportunity of conversation and connection—and the desire of intimacy. Invoking Wordsworth’s "I wandered lonely as a cloud," she pushes experiments in realization opposed to their barriers in an array of poetic types. Poetic tropes are measured opposed to ordinary phenomena as Mullen examines what "witness" may suggest within the context of the aftermath of typhoon Katrina, the disasters of capitalism to impression social justice, the homicide of James Byrd in Texas, the private lack of a mom determine, and a disintegrating love affair.
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  • The Selected Poems of Ted Berrigan

    By Ted Berrigan

    Following the hugely acclaimed accumulated Poems of Ted Berrigan, poets Alice Notley, Anselm Berrigan, and Edmund Berrigan have collaborated back in this new number of poems via some of the most influential and well-liked poets of his new release. Reflecting a brand new editorial technique, this quantity demonstrates the breadth of Ted Berrigan’s poetic accomplishments through providing his such a lot celebrated, fascinating, and demanding paintings. This significant second-wave ny tuition poet is usually pointed out along with his early poems, in particular The Sonnets, yet this option encompasses his complete poetic output, together with the later sequences Easter Monday and a definite Slant of sun, in addition to lots of his uncollected poems. the chosen Poems of Ted Berrigan offers a brand new viewpoint for these already conversant in his outstanding wit and invention, and introduces new readers to what John Ashbery known as the “crazy energy” of this iconoclastic, humorous, extraordinary, and hugely leading edge author.
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  • The Essential Rumi, New Expanded Edition

    This revised and extended version of The crucial Rumi encompasses a new creation through Coleman Barks and greater than eighty never-before-published poems.

    Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this beautiful literature to a remarkably wide variety of readers, making the ecstatic, religious poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi extra renowned than ever.

    The crucial Rumi is still the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive number of his appealing, mystical poetry.

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  • Deepstep Come Shining

    By C. D. Wright

    Rebellious and fiercely lyrical, the poems of C.D. Wright contain components of disjunction and ordinary juxtaposition of their exploration of unfolding context. "In my book," she writes, "poetry is a need of lifestyles. it's a functionality of poetry to find these zones within us that will be unfastened, and claim them so."

    C.D. Wright used to be born and raised within the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas. She has obtained a variety of awards for her paintings, together with delivers from the nationwide Endowment for the humanities, the Guggenheim origin, the yankee Academy and Institute for humanities and Letters, and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest beginning. She teaches at Brown college in Rhode Island.

    "Expertly elliptical phrasings, and an uncounterfeitable, beneficiant consider for actual humans, our bodies and areas, have in recent years made Wright certainly one of America's oddest, top and so much beautiful poets. Her 10th booklet comprises a unmarried lengthy poem whose sentences, segments and prose-blocks weave loosely round and approximately, and develop out of, a street journey during the rural South. Clipped twangs, lyrical ‘goblets of magnolialight,’ and recurrent, mysterious, semi-allegorical figures like ‘the snakeman’ and ‘the boneman’ percentage house with position names, lexicographies, exhortations and wacky graffiti (‘God is Louise’).… cherish Wright's most up-to-date ‘once-and-for-all factor, opaque and revelatory, without end burning.’"—Publishers Weekly

    "For me, C.D. Wright's poetry is river gold. 'Love no matter what flows.' Her language is at the web page part pulled out of earth and rivers—still maintaining onto the reality of the weather. i admire her voice and pitch and the lengthy snaky fingers of her language that's keen to carry everything—human and indignant and beautiful."—Michael Ondaatje

    "C.D. Wright is completely her personal poet, a real original."—The Gettysburg evaluate
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  • Spain, Take This Chalice from Me and Other Poems (Penguin Translated Texts)

    By Ilan Stavans

    A significant new bilingual version of the Peruvian poet's work

    Cesar Vallejo is likely one of the best-known Latin American poets of the 20th century. not easy, excessive, and tough to translate, Vallejo's paintings has frequently been overshadowed by means of his fervent endorsement of communism. famous student Ilan Stavans tackles the avant- garde poet's politics head-on in an enlightening new creation that areas Vallejo in his right literary context, whereas Margaret Sayers Peden's new translation does complete justice to Vallejo's complicated literary kind. together with Spanish and English types of greater than 80 poems that span the arc of his profession, this quantity is sure to turn into the best number of Vallejo's paintings for years to come.

    For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the prime writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by way of introductions and notes by means of distinct students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.
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