Category «Poetry»

The Concrete River: Poems

Winner of the Pen Oakland/Josephine Miles Literary Award, The Concrete River’s poems remove darkness from the gritty idiosyncrasies of immigrant lifestyles in city barrios spanning la to Chicago to Harlem. Luis J. Rodríguez lends robust voices to these suffering to maintain the fuel on, to discover paintings, and to maintain love.  Populated through a colourful forged of characters, starting from the drugged, to the eccentric, to the heartbroken, Rodríguez’s poems protest capitalism, violence, and exploitation whereas reveling within the power of compassion.

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The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems

“[B. H. Fairchild] is the yank voice at its most sensible: convinced and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic.”―New York Times

collecting works from 5 of B. H. Fairchild's earlier volumes stretching over thirty years, and including twenty-six superb new poems, The Blue Buick showcases the occupation of a poet who represents "the American voice at its top: convinced and conflicted, celebratory and melancholic" (New York Times).

Fairchild's poetry covers a variety, either geographically and intellectually, notwithstanding it reveals its heart within the rural Midwest: in oilfields and death small cities, in taverns, baseball fields, one-screen motion picture theaters, and skies "vast, mysterious, and bored." finally, its cultural scope―where Mozart stands beside Patsy Cline, with Grunewald, Gödel, and Rothko just a subway journey from the Hollywood motion pictures of the 1950s―transcends sector and decade to discover the connection of reminiscence to the mind's eye and the mysteries of time and being. and at last there's the nature of Roy Eldridge Garcia, a machinist/poet/philosopher who sees within the panorama and silence of the excessive plains the held breath of the earth, "as if we've not particularly started to exist. That entering being nonetheless going on."

From the laptop paintings increased to excessive artwork that's the topic of The Arrival of the Future (1985) to the despairing dreamers of Early Occult reminiscence platforms of the reduce Midwest (2002) to the panoramic, voice-driven constitution of Usher (2009), Fairchild's paintings, "meaty, maximalist, pushed through narrative, stakes out an American mythos" (David Ulin, Los Angeles Times).

From "The Blue Buick:"
A boy status on a rig deck appears to be like around the plains.
a lady walks from a trailer to monitor the environment sun.
a guy stands beside a lathe, lights a cigar.
Imagined or remembered, a lady in Normandy
Sings throughout a sea, that whatever may perhaps remain.

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Oxford World's Classics: Selected Poems (World Classics)

By Martin Sorrell

Federico García Lorca might be the main celebrated of all twentieth-century Spanish writers, identified not just for his performs but in addition for a number of collections of poems released either in his brief lifetime and after. Lorca's poetry is steeped within the land, weather, and folklore of his local Andalusia, even though he writes memorably of latest York and Cuba too. Writing usually in modernist idiom, and whole of startling imagery, he conjures up a global of severe emotions, silent ache, and unsafe love.
This specified parallel-text version balances poems from Lorca's early collections together with his better-known later paintings, delivering a transparent imaginative and prescient of his poetic improvement and drawing realization to the brilliance and originality of a few of the sooner paintings. Key poems from all Lorca's collections look right here, together with the lately stumbled on Sonnets of darkish Love. Martin Sorrell's translations are considerate and entire, and D. Gareth Walters's clever creation, with its exact specialise in the achievements of the poet, provides a transparent and balanced appraisal of the poetry, whereas steerage clear of the tendency to mythologize Lorca's lifestyles and loss of life. This variation additionally comprises useful notes, a bibliography, a chronology, and an index of titles.

About the sequence: For over a hundred years Oxford World's Classics has made on hand the broadest spectrum of literature from around the world. each one reasonable quantity displays Oxford's dedication to scholarship, supplying the main actual textual content plus a wealth of different worthy beneficial properties, together with professional introductions by means of major professionals, voluminous notes to elucidate the textual content, up to date bibliographies for additional research, and masses more.

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The Displaced of Capital (Phoenix Poets)

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 booklet 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 sophisticated, refined conscience.

The "displaced" within the book's name refers back to the negative, the homeless, and the disenfranchised who populate manhattan, the town that serves without delay as gritty backdrop, urban of desires, and concrete nightmare. Winters additionally addresses the culturally, ethnically, and emotionally excluded and, in those politically delicate poems, writes with no sentimentality of a cityscape of tenements and immigrants, supplying her poetry as a testomony to the lives of have-nots. within the significant poem, Winters witnesses the connection among ladies 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 successful go back and assures her status as an important big apple poet.

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By Hédi Kaddour

Choked with sensuality, erudition, and wit, Hedi Kaddour's poetry arises from commentary, from occasions either usual and emblematic - of latest existence, of human stubbornness, human invention, human cruelty, of how the prior invisibly inflects and inflicts the current. With Treason, the award-winning poet and translator Marilyn Hacker offers an English-speaking viewers with the 1st chosen quantity of his paintings. The poetries of numerous languages and literary traditions are energetic and relentless presences within the paintings of Hedi Kaddour, a Parisian in addition to a Germanist and an Arabist. A walker's, a watcher's, and a listener's poems, his sonnet-shaped vignettes frequently contain a line or of discussion that turns his observations and every poem itself right into a form of miniature theatre piece."

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By Wajdi Mouawad

Lorsqu’il découvre le meurtre de sa femme, Wahhch Debch est tétanisé : il doit à tout prix savoir qui a fait ça, et qui donc si ce n’est pas lui ? Éperonné par sa douleur, il se lance dans une irrémissible chasse à l’homme en suivant l’odeur sacrée, millénaire et animale du sang versé. Seul et abandonné par l’espérance, il s’embarque dans une furieuse odyssée à travers l’Amérique, territoire de toutes les violences et de toutes les beautés. Les mémoires infernales qui sommeillent en lui, ensevelies dans les replis de son enfance, se réveillent du nord au sud, au touch de l’humanité des uns et de l. a. bestialité des autres. Pour lever le voile sur le mensonge de ses origines, Wahhch devra-t-il lâcher le chien de sa colère et faire le sacrifice de son âme ?

Par son projet, par sa tenue, par son accomplissement, ce roman-Minotaure repousse les bornes de l. a. littérature. Anima est une bête, à los angeles fois réelle et fabuleuse, qui veut dévorer l’Inoubliable.

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Sally's Hair: Poems

By John Koethe

Enable me remain there for it slow, whereas evening

Gathers within the sky and sunlight lingers at the hills.

There's anything within the air, anything I can't relatively see,

Hiding in the back of this inventory of pictures, this language

Culled from all of the poems I've ever loved.

John Koethe's amazing reward to readers is an elegiac poetry that explores the transitory nature of standard human adventure. the attractive poems during this new assortment have fun the artistic strength of humans, the single weapon we own opposed to time's relentless "slow method of anonymity and death."

Of all Koethe's books, SALLY'S HAIR is maybe his such a lot human and numerous. he's popular for his meditative lyrics and this quantity starts with an excellent sequence of such poems, between them "Eros and the Everyday." this is often by means of "The Unlasting," a protracted poem dedicated to time and adventure, and a 3rd part produced from extra public poems, a few of them political, similar to "The Maquiladoras" and "Poetry and the War." This perceptive, luminescent assortment concludes with a bunch of shiny and conversational poems, memories, together with the gemstones "Proust" and "HAMLET."

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The Big Smoke (Penguin Poets)

By Adrian Matejka

Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and the nationwide ebook Award in Poetry--a collection that examines the parable and historical past of the prizefighter Jack Johnson
The mythical Jack Johnson (1878-1946) used to be a real American production. the kid of emancipated slaves, he overcame the violent segregationism of Jim Crow, tough white boxers--and white America--to develop into the 1st African-American heavyweight global champion. The huge Smoke, Adrian Matejka's 3rd paintings of poetry, follows the fighter's trip from poverty to the main coveted name in activities throughout the multi-layered voices of Johnson and the white ladies he overtly enjoyed. Matejka's booklet is an element ancient reclamation and half interrogation of Johnson's complex legacy, person who usually misremembers the magnetic guy in the back of the myth.

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Book of Sketches (Penguin Poets)

By Jack Kerouac

In 1952 and 1953 as he wandered round the United States, Jack Kerouac jotted down spontaneous prose poems, or "sketches" as he referred to as them, on small notebooks that he saved in his blouse wallet. The poems recount his travels—New York, North Carolina, Lowell (Massachusetts, Kerouac’s birthplace), San Francisco, Denver, Kansas, Mexico—observations, and meditations on paintings and lifestyles. The poems are usually strung jointly in order that over the process a number of of them, a bit story—or travelogue—appears, entire in itself. released for the 1st time, Book of Sketches deals a luminous, intimate, and transcendental glimpse of 1 of the main unique voices of the 20 th century at a key time in his literary and religious improvement.

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Dante's Paradiso: The Vision of Paradise from The Divine Comedy (First Avenue Classics)

Paradiso is the 3rd and ultimate a part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's trip via heaven. he's now led via Beatrice, who joined him on the finish of Purgatorio. Beatrice takes Dante into the 9 celestial spheres of Heaven. From the 1st Sphere, the place they locate those that have been sturdy yet didn't maintain their vows, to the 9th Sphere and the Empyrean, the house of the angels and God, Dante reports the advantages given to those that stay a lifestyles devoted to God. Dante wrote his narrative poem among 1308 and 1321. This model is taken from a 1901 English variation, that includes British writer Rev. H. F. Cary's clean verse translation and woodcut illustrations via French artist Gustave Doré.

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