Category «Poetry»

Nice Weather: Poems

By Frederick Seidel

A gorgeous new assortment from the "beguiling and magisterial" poet (The manhattan occasions publication Review)

"Something is occurring. anything is wrong."

Frederick Seidel-the "ghoul" (Chicago Review), the "triumphant outsider" (Contemporary Poetry Review)-returns with a deadly new number of poems. great climate offers the sexual and political subject matters that experience lengthy preoccupied Seidel-and overjoyed and angry his readers. Lyrical, ugly, elegiac, this publication provides new song and risk to his masterful physique of labor.

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Commons (New California Poetry)

By Myung Mi Kim

Myung Mi Kim's Commons weighs at the such a lot delicate of scales the minute grains of everyday life in either peace and battle, registering as only a few works of literature have performed our universal burden of being topic to background. Abstracting colonization, conflict, immigration, ailment, and first-language loss till simply sparse words stay, Kim takes at the affliction and displacement of these whose lives are embedded in history.

Kim's clean areas are loaded silences: openings during which readers input the textual content and locate their manner. those silences demonstrate gaps in reminiscence and articulate studies that may not translate into language in any respect. Her phrases retrieve the earlier in a lot an analogous method the human brain does: a picture sparks one other picture, a smell, the sound of bombs, or dialog. those silences and pauses provide the poems their structure.

Commons's fragmented lyric pushes the reader to question the development of the poem. id surfaces, sinks again, then rises back. in this transferring flooring, Kim creates which means via juxtaposed fragments. Her verse, with its stops and starts off, its austere but wealthy pictures, deals splinters of testimony and objection. It negotiates a consistently altering global, scavenging via scraps of expertise, areas round phrases, and remnants of emotion for a language that enfolds the enormity of what we won't express.

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Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt

By Richard Brautigan

Rommel Drives on Deep into Egypt is Richard Brautigan's 8th poetry book and comprises fifty eight poems. The name of the publication echoes a 1942 San Francisco Chronicle headline describing a profitable operation via Rommel throughout the North African crusade of worldwide struggle II. The six line name poem, equivalent to Ozymandias, makes use of this headline to envision the transitory nature of either human pastime and the reader of the poem. The photo at the conceal of the 1st softcover variation was once taken via Edmund Shea in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco.

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Dancing with Joy: 99 Poems

By Roger Housden

In his assortment Risking Everything, Housden addressed love’s many points. Now, in Dancing with Joy, he assembles ninety nine poems from sixty nine poets that commemorate the various shades of pleasure. whatever could be a catalyst for pleasure, those poems demonstrate.

For Wislawa Szymborska, the catalyst is a dream; for Robert Bly, being within the corporation of his ten-year-old son; for Gerald Stern, it's a grapefruit at breakfast; for Billy Collins, a cigarette. Dancing with Joy comprises English and Italian classical and romantic works; early chinese language and Persian verse; and poets from Chile, France, Sweden, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and India, plus a number of modern American and English poets.

Whether notion is what you would like, or an confirmation of what's already cheerful in existence, Dancing with Joy is a welcome deal with for Housden’s a number of lovers, in addition to a person searching for sheer happiness, marvelously expressed.

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Civil War (Penguin Classics)

By Lucan

A excellent new translation of the long-lasting epic in regards to the sundering of the Roman Republic.

Lucan lived from 39-65 advert at a time of significant turbulence in Rome. His Civil War portrays of the main colourful and robust figures of the age-Julius Caesar and Pompey the good, enemies in a vicious fight for energy that severed bloodlines and started the transformation of Roman civilization. With correct locked in strive against with may well, legislations and order broke down and the anarchic violence that resulted left its mark at the Roman humans endlessly, paving the best way for the imperial monarchy. obtainable and glossy but unswerving to the rhetorical brilliance of the unique, this can be the definitive Civil Warof our times.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the easiest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the sequence to supply authoritative texts greater by way of introductions and notes via distinctive students and modern authors, in addition to updated translations by way of award-winning translators.

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Thinking the Poetic Measure of Justice: Hölderlin-Heidegger-Celan (SUNY series in Contemporary Continental Philosophy)

By Charles Bambach

A new studying of justice attractive the paintings of 2 philosophical poets who stand in dialog with the paintings of Martin Heidegger.

What is the degree of ethics? what's the degree of justice? and the way can we come to degree the immeasurability of those questions? Thinking the Poetic degree of Justice situates the matter of justice within the interdisciplinary area among philosophy and poetry on the way to discover the resources of moral existence in a brand new method. Charles Bambach engages the works of 2 philosophical poets who stand because the bookends of modernity—Friedrich Hölderlin (1770–1843) and Paul Celan (1920–1970)—offering shut textual readings of poems from every one that outline and convey a few of the the most important difficulties of German philosophical inspiration within the 20th century: tensions among the local and the international, the right kind and the unusual, the self and the opposite. on the middle of this philosophical dialog among Hölderlin and Celan, Bambach locations the paintings of Martin Heidegger to reconsider the query of justice in a nonlegal, nonmoral check in by way of knowing it when it comes to poetic degree. concentrating on Hölderlin’s and Heidegger’s readings of pre-Socratic philosophy and Greek tragedy, in addition to on Celan’s interpreting of Kabbalah, he frames the matter of poetic justice opposed to the trauma of German destruction within the 20th century.

Charles Bambach is Professor of Philosophy on the college of Texas at Dallas. he's the writer of Heidegger’s Roots: Nietzsche, nationwide Socialism, and the Greeks and Heidegger, Dilthey, and the problem of Historicism.

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My Vocabulary Did This to Me: The Collected Poetry of Jack Spicer

By Jack Spicer

In 1965, whilst the poet Jack Spicer died on the age of 40, he left in the back of a trunkful of papers and manuscripts and some copies of the seven small books he had visible to press. A West Coast poet, his impression spanned the nationwide literary scene of the Fifties and '60s, even though in lots of methods Spicer's leading edge writing ran counter to that of his contemporaries within the big apple institution and the West Coast Beat stream. Now, greater than 40 years later, Spicer's voice is extra compelling, insistent, and well timed than ever. in the course of his brief yet prolific existence, Spicer stricken the suggestions of translation, voice, and the act of poetic composition itself. My Vocabulary Did This to Me is a landmark booklet of this crucial poet's existence paintings, and contains poems that experience turn into more and more challenging to discover and lots of released right here for the 1st time.

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Hello Sunshine

By Ryan Adams

"Ryan Adams writes with equivalent elements precision and recklessness; the blood he attracts from the textual content is well as unnerving as its unapologetic tenderness. he's facts that poetry will locate its writer."—Mary-Louise Parker, actress

"Ryan Adams, one among America's such a lot continually fascinating singer/songwriters, has written a passionate, arresting, and exciting ebook of verse. fanatics are going to like it, and newbies might be happy and startled by way of his depth and originality."—Stephen King, on Infinity Blues

Ryan Adams should be acclaimed basically for albums equivalent to Cardinology, Heartbreaker, Gold (which contains the preferred hit songs "When the celebrities pass Blue" and "New York, New York"), and Easy Tiger, however the world-renowned singer/songwriter has regularly been a poet and fiction author at heart.

With the discharge of Hello Sunshine, Ryan maintains to wreck literary floor past what he tested together with his wildly well known first publication, Infinity Blues. Ryan's new paintings presents possibly a good deeper perception into the fellow than is published throughout the songs that experience resonated together with his thousands of fans.

Where his debut was once characterised through the bitterness of heartbreak, Hello Sunshine is a swish, sensual statement of the opposite part of the emotional coin. it is a 2009 fever dream—inside Ryan's middle and mind—replete with unforgettable verse that may surprise and pleasure these looking forward to an insignificant continuation of the place Infinity Blues left off.

Ryan Adams is understood for his prolific nature, which within the final ten years has led to quite a few foreign hit albums. Ryan has additionally produced Willie Nelson's album Songbird and contributed to files through Toots and the Maytals, Beth Orton, the Wallflowers, Counting Crows, and Cowboy Junkies; also, he has seemed on CMT's Crossroads with Elton John.

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version

By Stephen Mitchell

Gilgamesh is taken into account one of many masterpieces of worldwide literature, yet before there has now not been a model that may be a superlative literary textual content in its personal right.

Acclaimed by way of critics and students, Stephen Mitchell's model permits us to go into an historic masterpiece as though for the 1st time, to determine how startlingly attractive, clever, and alive it's.

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