Category: Poetry

  • Seven Notebooks: Poems

    By Campbell McGrath

    An ant to the stars
    or stars to the ant--which is
    extra irrelevant?

    Weekend Jet Skiers--
    impolite to name them idiots,
    definite, yet proof are facts.

    Clamor of seabirds
    because the solar falls--I glance up
    and ten years have passed."
    --from "Dawn Notebook"

    Such is the expansive terrain of 7 Notebooks: the area because it is obvious, identified, imagined, and dreamed; our lives as they're felt, concept, wanted, and lived. Written in types that diversity from haiku to prose, and in a voice that veers from incanta­tory to deadpan, those seven poetic sequences provide various reflections on language and poetry, time and realization, civilization and art--to say not anything of bureaucrats, surfboards, and blue margaritas. Taken jointly, Seven Notebooks composes a season-by-season account of a yr within the lifetime of its narrator, from spring in Chicago to summer time on the Jersey Shore to iciness in Miami seashore. no longer a unique in verse, now not a poetic magazine, yet a lyric chronicle, this completely particular ebook reclaims territory lengthy deserted via American poetry, a attribute ambition of Campbell McGrath, probably the most venerated, obtainable, and humanistically engaged writers of our time.
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  • The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

    By Nikos Kazantzakis

    2012 Retail ePub -- fortunately filling a request.

    A continuation of Homer’s epic poem, Kazantzakis’s personal Odyssey finds Odysseus once more leaving Ithaca on discovering that the satisfactions of domestic and fireside are usually not as he remembered them. Following an come across with the previous Helen of Troy (now back to her husband, the king of Sparta, after the ignominious defeat of the Trojans), Odysseus steadily wends his solution to Egypt and southward, grappling the entire whereas with questions on the character of God. thought of by means of Kazantzakis himself to be one in every of his most vital works, The Odyssey takes readers on a richly imagined quest for experience and figuring out with one in every of literature’s so much undying characters.
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  • The Face of It

    By R. F. Langley

    Visual paintings, French movie, Shakespeare, common historical past, and climate are all placed lower than a special microscope during this collection of poems. initially dependent upon a sequence of computing device observations, the poems—presented in a past due modernist style—range in topic from Palladian structure to Rauschenberg’s pop paintings, from Bresson’s cinematography to Bottom’s dream. Demonstrating a nostalgic affection for rural English and ecu landscapes, those poems discover shock and fact within the such a lot usual of moments.
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  • John Sherman and Dhoya (The Collected Works of W. B. Yeats, Volume 12)

    By W. B. Yeats

    Author note: Richard J. Finneran (Editor)
    Publish yr note: First released 1982

    First released in 1891, John Sherman and Dhoya used to be Yeats's 3rd separate e-book. The tales have been revised and reprinted within the 1908 Collected Works in Verse and Prose yet now not released back in Yeats's lifetime.

    John Sherman, Yeats's basically accomplished test at practical fiction, info the name character's limitation: He needs to choose from existence in London and marriage to Margaret Leland, an English woman, and lifestyles in eire and marriage to a formative years sweetheart, Mary Carton. as well as containing a number of autobiographical components (for example, town of Ballah is modeled on Yeats's Sligo), the novelette treats lots of Yeats's chronic issues, similar to the talk among nationality and cosmopolitanism and the clash among what he might later name the Self and the Anti-Self. in spite of everything, Sherman reaffirms his Irish roots, and Margaret Leland's affections are transferred to Sherman's good friend, the Reverend William Howard.

    Dhoya, a mythological story set within the distant previous, depicts a liasion among a mortal and a fairy, a motif that Yeats utilized in many different works. Describing the inevitable clash among a global of perfection and the mortal global, the quick tale means that "only the altering, and moody, and indignant, and weary can love."

    Well got by way of so much modern reviewers, John Sherman and Dhoya are vital either as works of fiction and as symptoms of the elemental continuity of topic and topic in Yeats's profession. This variation bargains a correct textual content, an advent, and explanatory notes.
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  • The Owner of the House: New Collected Poems 1940-2001 (American Poets Continuum)

    By Louis Simpson

    Few poets have so artfully faced American lifestyles as Louis Simpson. character audio system fight with daily matters opposed to a backdrop of bigger forces, the individual’s maladjustment to a tradition of materialism and brutal festival, the failure of marriage lower than the pressures of the sort of society, the failure of the yankee dream. Simpson wages a lover’s quarrel with the world.

    "Louis Simpson has ideal pitch. His poems win us first by way of their drama, their methods of voicing our methods . . . of constructing do with our lives. Then his intelligence cajoles us to the edge of a cliff of solitude and we step over into the buoyant component to real poetry."—Seamus Heaney

    Educated at Munro collage (West Indies) and at Columbia college, Louis Simpson has taught commonly, such a lot lately on the country college of recent York at Stony Brook. he's the writer of seventeen books of poetry and ten works of prose. He has got fellowships from the Academy of yank Poetry, the Hudson Review, the Guggenheim origin, and obtained the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

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  • Romances sans paroles

    Ce livre est une oeuvre du domaine public éditée au structure numérique par Norph-Nop. L’achat de l’édition Kindle inclut le téléchargement through un réseau sans fil sur votre liseuse et vos functions de lecture Kindle
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  • Copia (American Poets Continuum Series)

    By Erika Meitner

    Erika Meitner's fourth e-book grapples with the frequent implications of commercialism and over-consumption, fairly in exurban the US. Documentary poems initially commissioned through Virginia Quarterly Review study the now-bankrupt urban of Detroit, as soon as the thriving middle of the yankee Dream. Meitner probes the hulking ruins of workplace structures, tract housing, superstores, building websites, and freeways--exposing a vacuous global of degradation and abandonment--while maintaining out desire for re-birth from ashes.

    Because it really is an uninhabited position, simply because it
    makes me hole, I pried open the pages of
    Detroit: the homes blanked out, factories
    absorbed again into ghetto fingers and scrub-
    oak, piles of tires, tons of cement block.
    Vines knock and input via shattered
    drop-ceilings, glassless home windows. Ragwort
    cracks the street's asphalt to unsolvable

    Erika Meitner used to be a 2009 nationwide Poetry sequence winner. Her paintings has seemed in American Poetry Review, Ploughshares, Tin House, The top American Poetry 2011, Kenyon Review, and somewhere else. She is affiliate professor of English at Virginia Tech.
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  • The Book of Images: Poems / Revised Bilingual Edition (English and German Edition)

    By Rainer Maria Rilke

    Now considerably revised via Edward Snow, whom Denise Levertov as soon as known as "far and away Rilke's top translator," this bilingual variation of The publication of Images encompasses a variety of the good poet's formerly untranslated items. additionally incorporated are a number of of Rilke's best-loved lyrics, comparable to "Autumn," "Childhood," "Lament," "Evening," and "Entrance."

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