Category: Poetry

  • New and Selected Poems by Seamus Heaney

    By Seamus Heaney

    This quantity encompasses a number of paintings from every one of Seamus Heaney's released books of poetry as much as and together with the Whitbread prize-winning assortment, The Haw Lantern (1987). 'His is 'close-up' poetry - pack up to concept, to the realm, to the feelings. Few writers at paintings at the present time, in verse or fiction, may give the feel of wealthy, fecund, lived lifestyles that Heaney does.' John Banville 'More than the other poet on account that Wordsworth he could make us take into account that the skin international isn't outdoor, yet what we're made of.' John Carey
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  • The Bad Wife Handbook (Wesleyan Poetry Series) by Rachel Zucker

    By Rachel Zucker

    Rachel Zucker's 3rd e-book of poems is a darkly comedian assortment that appears unsparingly on the problems and compromises of married lifestyles. officially leading edge and blazingly direct, The undesirable spouse instruction manual cross-examines marriage, motherhood, monogamy, and writing itself. Rachel Zucker's upending of grammatical and syntactic expectancies lends those poems an pressing richness and aesthetic complexity that mirrors the puzzles of actual existence. Candid, subversive, and surely relocating, The undesirable spouse instruction manual is a vital portrait of up to date marriage and the writing existence, of emotional connection and disconnection, of togetherness and aloneness.
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  • A River Dies of Thirst: journals by Mahmoud Darwish

    By Mahmoud Darwish

    “There are maps of Palestine that the politicians won't ever have the ability to forfeit: the single saved within the thoughts of Palestinian refugees, and that that is drawn by means of Mahmoud Darwish’s poetry.”—Anton Shammas

    This awesome choice of Mahmoud Darwish’s poems and prose meditations is either lyrical and philosophical, wondering and clever, jam-packed with irony and protest and play. “Every appealing poem is an act of resistance.” As consistently, Darwish’s musings on unrest and loss live on love and humanity; fantasy and dream are inseparable from fact. “Truth is obvious as day.” during the booklet, Darwish returns often to his ongoing and sometimes lighthearted dialog with death.

    Mahmoud Darwish (1941–2008) used to be offered the Lannan Prize for Cultural Freedom in 2001. He used to be considered as the voice of the Palestinian humans and one of many maximum poets of our time.
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  • Poems by Edna St. Vincent Millay

    By Edna St. Vincent Millay

    Considered one of America's such a lot loved poets, Edna St. Vincent Millay burst onto the literary scene at a really younger age and gained the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923. Her passionate lyrics and fantastically crafted sonnets have overjoyed generations of readers lengthy after the notoriously bohemian way of life she led in Greenwich Village within the Twenties ceased to surprise them. Millay's clean frankness and cynicism and her ardent urge for food for all times nonetheless burn brightly at the web page greater than part a century after her death.

    This quantity contains the early poems that many think of her best-- "Renascence" and "The Ballad of the Harp Weaver" between them--as good as such often-memorized favorites as "What lips my lips have kissed" and "First Fig" ("My candle burns at either ends . . ."). The poet's most renowned verse drama, the one-act antiwar fantasy Aria da Capo, is integrated the following in addition.
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  • Natural selections by Joseph Campana

    By Joseph Campana

    Whether wandering the trails of the mind's eye, using via carefully populated nation-state, or listening for the voices of animals, Joseph Campana’s poemsattend to the methods we're indelibly marked by way of habitat. Shot filled with unintentional attachments and reluctant transience, Natural Selectionsproduces from shiny contradiction effective song.
    In poems either lyric and expansive, Natural decisions finds within the simplicity and strangeness of center the US a posh metaphysics of position and an uncanny viewpoint resembling the landscapes of provide wooden. Birds and beasts, widespread storms, state roads, a fraught election, and a few of Ohio’s literary dad or mum angels (James Wright, Hart Crane, and Sherwood Anderson) hang-out the poems. even if enigmatically refracted or brutally direct, those poems attend to the best way existence is fantastically, violently, and all of sudden marked by means of place.
    With a boldness of imaginative and prescient that may weigh down a lesser expertise, Joseph Campana supplies us a set guided by means of a concentrated intelligence and but containing wonderment and awe at its middle. via turns ferocious and captivating, modern and mythic, grief-stricken and humorous, the poet’s voice is often unique, direct, and pitch-perfect. The poems during this ebook are a ask yourself.

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  • Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight: Poems by Julia B. Levine

    By Julia B. Levine

    "A polished poet of striking skill...Levine is stuck among wholehearted love of the world's good looks and sorrow at its unavoidable distress and suffering." —Library Journal

    With an wonderful snatch of language and aspect, Julia Levine enacts a visceral, lyric event that slips wildly among and inside of tragedy and style. In Small failures visible in solar, her fourth assortment, Levine deals far-ranging topics, together with poems a few friend's suicide and the poet's personal interactions with traumatized little ones, in addition to a chain of revision poems that query the imagination's limitless percentages for production. In jogging in overdue April, a lady with dementia wanders in a park choked with springtime attractiveness, whereas in Tahoe Wetlands, the speaker remembers a rape at gunpoint throughout the merciful distance of time.

    At instances funny, ironic, or even redemptive, those poems are infused with lush pictures of the average and actual international. Levine's paintings pries aside small areas that exist in the areas among attractiveness and trauma in a normal existence. finally, the poems verify our human resilience, made attainable via the presence and support of others: "carrying whatever of the insufferable / among us till it can be borne."
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  • The Marketing of Edgar Allan Poe by Jonathan Hartmann

    By Jonathan Hartmann

    Edgar Allan Poe is at the present time one in every of the best masters and such a lot interesting figures of the yank literary international. even if, an exam of Poe's essays and feedback all through his prose publishing profession (1831-1849) finds that the writer himself performed a necessary position within the construction and manipulation of his personal acceptance.

    During his twenties and thirties, Poe promoted his writing to journal editors within the usa and in Europe via numerous innovations. He painted a Romantic and patriotic self-portrait in his fiery literary experiences, at the same time he performed up his personal connections, either actual and imaginary, to literary celebrities together with Washington Irving, Charles Dickens, George Gordon Lord Byron and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. via recycling plots, surroundings, and language (including his personal) from American and British magazines, he outfitted tales and essays that have been associated in a posh networkВ ofВ references toВ each different and their author.

    Teachers and scholars alike will get pleasure from this single-volume remedy of Poe’s self-promotional stories and criticism.

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  • The Hidden Law: The Poetry of W. H. Auden by Anthony Hecht

    By Anthony Hecht

    During this research - the fruit of a lifelong severe and imaginitive engagement with W.H. Auden's works - Anthony Hecht identifies and lines constant conduct of concept and trust in the poet's huge and sundry writings and during his celebrated conversions and repudiations, literary and in a different way. Hecht recognizes that Auden's poems "both invite the intrusive scrutiny of the cryptographer and deny him access". but the readings he bargains of poems from each section of Auden's occupation, in addition to dramatic works and significant essays, be ready to explicate and light up Auden's wealthy (and usually cryptic) allusiveness with no murdering to dissect. one of the topics that attach Auden's works are his deep curiosity within the workings of language; his suggestion of the last word frivolity of artwork; his curiosity within the nature of heroism; his knowing of the relation of public to non-public lifestyles; the advance of his non secular suggestion; and what Auden known as the "hidden legislations" that governs human lifestyles - a strict and retaliatory strength, anything like poetic justice, that offers shape to our greatest literature and shapes our own fates. Hecht identifies those preoccupations in Auden's works - and indicates how they minimize around the many genres during which he wrote - with out wasting sight of every poem's person heritage and context. As certainly one of Auden's poetic heirs, Anthony Hecht is easily certified to light up either the studying and the writing of those major works of twentieth century literature.
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  • Death Poems (Expanded Edition) by Thomas Ligotti

    By Thomas Ligotti

    We're proud to announce the up to date model of demise Poems by way of Thomas Ligotti, with a complete new component to poetry titled "Closing Statements". hide artwork and inner illustrations by way of the fantastic Richard A. Kirk. lengthy out of print, dying Poems used to be initially produced in a truly small variation via Durtro in 2004. This hugely prized assortment has been nearly unobtainable formerly.
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