Category: Poetry

  • Download E-books A Guide to the Maximus Poems of Charles Olson PDF

    By George F. Butterick

    Praised by means of his contemporaries and emulated through his successors, Charles Olson (1910-1970) was once declared via William Carlos Williams to be "a significant poet with a sweep of knowing of the area, a sense for different males that staggers me." this whole version brings jointly the 3 volumes of Olson's lengthy poem (originally released in 1960, 1968, and 1975) in an authoritative version.

    From the introduction:

    "Charles Olson writes on the shut of his Mayan Letters, 'The hassle is, it's very tough, to be either a poet and, an historian.' the weight could be simply as nice upon the reader. the foremost hassle, and it may be discouraging, is the massive volume of reference had to populate a poem that seeks to occupy and expand the area. The advisor to the utmost Poems offers the scholarship invaluable for interpreting those poems that are as complicated and allusive as Pound's Cantos. It includes a chain of annotations, relocating via all 3 volumes Olson's epic paintings, web page by way of web page, line by way of line, deciding on names of folks and locations, international works and words, and providing definitely the right assets of many literary and ancient allusions and borrowings."

    This is a experiment. It's commonly good captured yet there are a handful of pages that get somewhat bring to an end.
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  • Download E-books The Displaced of Capital (Phoenix Poets) PDF

    By Anne Winters

    Winner of the 2005 Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize.

    The long-awaited follow-up to The Key to the City--a finalist for the nationwide ebook Critics Circle Award in 1986'Anne Winters's The Displaced of Capital emanates a quiet and authoritative ardour for social justice, embodying the voice of a refined, refined conscience.

    The "displaced" within the book's identify refers back to the terrible, the homeless, and the disenfranchised who populate manhattan, the town that serves right away as gritty backdrop, urban of goals, and concrete nightmare. Winters additionally addresses the culturally, ethnically, and emotionally excluded and, in those politically delicate poems, writes with out sentimentality of a cityscape of tenements and immigrants, supplying her poetry as a testomony to the lives of have-nots. within the crucial poem, Winters witnesses the connection among girls of disparate social periods whose friendship represents the poet's political convictions. With poems either strong and musical, The Displaced of Capital marks Anne Winters's effective go back and assures her status as an important ny poet.
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  • Download E-books Dear Prudence: New and Selected Poems PDF

    By David Trinidad


    "This magnum opus confirms David Trinidad's position within the poetic firmament: he's easily the simplest we've got. A invaluable successor to James Schuyler, Trinidad writes soulfully and infrequently photorealistically concerning the depression threshold the place dolls and stars develop into internal objects—dirty, glamorous, destructible. Jacqueline Susann meets Sei Shonagon? Trinidad manages to mix neo-formalist abstraction with dripping beautiful figuration: Bonnard's rainy dream."—Wayne Koestenbaum

    "This is a quantity celebratory in tone, panoramic in scope, humorous, and certainly relocating. Trinidad is on the heart of what's correct in his paintings. And this assortment is extra very important and extra stress-free than any unmarried functionality he has given hence far."—D.A. Powell

    "Trinidad attends to the current to work out into the earlier with such needle element precision it's like encountering a wonderfully appointed motion picture set the place own reminiscence crosses in detail with cultural reminiscence. Poetic shape in Trinidad's arms is a metaphor for staking a declare at the fabric international while it slips away in a shimmery Hollywood dissolve—a determined, doomed reclamation of all which could by no means be held lengthy enough."—Robyn Schiff

    "Utterly deadpan and astonishingly fine" is how Publishers Weekly defined the poems of David Trinidad. And here's the gathering all David Trinidad enthusiasts were ready for—the first publication to have works from all his prior books in addition to 40 new poems: Dear Prudence: New and chosen Poems.
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  • Download E-books Selected Later Poems of Marie Luise Kaschnitz (The Lockert Library of Poetry in Translation) PDF

    By Marie Luise Kaschnitz

    Translated through Lisa Mueller. poetry is dual-language on dealing with pages

    selections from Neue Gedichte (1957), Dein Schweigen--Meine Stimme (1962), Ein Wort Weiter (1965), and Kein Zauberspruch (1972).

    In spite of her renown in Germany as a uncommon poet in addition to a author of fiction and essays, Marie Luise Kaschnitz (1907-1974) is scarcely famous within the usa. this primary book-length translation into English of her paintings makes on hand a variety of poems that date from the final twenty years of her existence and that articulate, within the translator's phrases.
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  • Download E-books Twas the Night Before Christmas: A Visit from St. Nicholas PDF

    By Clement C. Moore, Jessie Willcox Smith

    Author note: Illustrated by means of Jessie Willcox Smith
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    This is the beautiful unique variation with illustrations by way of Jessie Willcox Smith that was once first released in 1912. Illustrated lining-papers. This digitial model was once kindly addd to the net archive by means of NYpl. The excessive snapshot caliber may be considered on-line (Internet Archive - name quantity: 602702).

    The name has been re-released repeatedly through the years with many various illustrators.
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  • Download E-books The Dream of a Common Language: Poems 1974-1977 PDF

    “Certain strains had develop into like incantations to me, phrases I’d chanted to myself via sorrow and confusion” ―Cheryl Strayed, Wild

    The Dream of a standard Language explores the contours of a woman’s middle and brain in language for everybody―language whose plainness, laughter, questions and the Aristocracy everybody can reply to. . . . not anyone is writing higher or extra wanted verse than this.”―Boston night Globe
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  • Download E-books Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose PDF

    By Naomi Shihab Nye

    Honey. Beeswax. Pollinate. Hive. Colony. paintings. Dance. converse. Industrious. Buzz. Sting. Cooperate.

    Where might we be with out them? the place might we be with no each other?

    In eighty-two poems and paragraphs, Naomi Shihab Nye alights at the necessities of our time—our family, our dense air, our wars, our thoughts, our planet—and leaves us feeling interestingly sweeter and profoundly soothed.

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  • Download E-books Hard Love Province: Poems PDF

    By Marilyn Chin

    Winner of the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry

    From a poet of "dazzling longing" (Los Angeles Times), a gorgeous new selection of haunting elegies and playful quatrains.

    Marilyn Chin is a poet acclaimed via Adrienne wealthy for her "powerful, uncompromised, and unerring" poems. Dancing brilliantly among japanese and Western kinds, fusing historical chinese language heritage and modern American pop culture, she is among the so much celebrated Asian-American poets writing this present day.

    Chin's fourth quantity of poems, Hard Love Province, consists of erotic elegies within which the speaker grieves for the lack of her cherished. In "Void" she writes with the imagistic, distilled quietude of a solitary mourner: "It’s no longer that you're infrequent / Nor are you amazing // O lone wren sobbing at the bodhi tree / you're uncomplicated and sincere." In "Formosan Elegy," against this, she is that mourner, past simplicity or quietude, crying out for a lover: "I sing for you yet my tears have dried in my gullet / stroll the outdated puppy provide the budgies a funky tub / minimize a young melon allow it bleed into memory."

    Here, too, are poems encouraged via Chin’s poetic forbearers and mentors―Dickinson, Plath, Ai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Tu Fu, Adrienne wealthy, and others―honoring their paintings and descrying the worldwide injustice they addressed. "Whose lifestyles is it anyway?" she asks in a poem for wealthy, "She born of chrysalis and shit / Or she born of girl and pain?"

    Emotionally nuanced and electrical with high-flying verbal experimentation, picture after picture, line through line, Chin's magnificent reinventions, her quatrains, sonnets, allegories, and elegies, are unforgettable.

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  • Download E-books Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads PDF

    By George Meredith, Rebecca N. Mitchell, Criscillia Ann Benford

    Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside occupies a particular and just a little infamous position inside of George Meredith’s already special physique of labor. Modern Love is now most sensible identified for the emotionally extreme sonnet cycle which Meredith’s personal contemporaries pushed aside as scandalously confessional and indiscreet. whereas person sonnets from the paintings were anthologized, the total cycle isn't incorporated, and the unique variation has no longer been reprinted seeing that its first visual appeal in 1862. This variation restores the unique ebook and vitamins it with a variety of accompanying fabrics that may reintroduce Meredith’s unbelievable selection of poetry to a brand new new release of readers.

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  • Download E-books Unfortunately, It Was Paradise: Selected Poems PDF

    Mahmoud Darwish is a literary rarity: right now severely acclaimed as probably the most very important poets within the Arabic language, and liked because the voice of his humans. A legend in Palestine, his lyrics are sung by way of fieldworkers and schoolchildren. He has assimilated the various world's oldest literary traditions whereas concurrently suffering to open new percentages for poetry. This assortment spans Darwish's complete profession, approximately 4 many years, revealing a powerful variety of expression and shape. A ultimate staff of translators has collaborated with the poet on those new translations, which trap Darwish's special voice and spirit. Fady Joudah’s foreword, new to this version, addresses Darwish’s enduring legacy following his dying in 2008.
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