Category: Poetry

  • The Winding Stair and Other Poems: A Facsimile Edition (Yeats Facsimile Edition)

    W. B. Yeats’s The Winding Stair and different Poems was released in 1933 whilst Yeats used to be sixty-eight, ten years after he gained the Nobel Prize and 6 years sooner than his loss of life in 1939. Yeats famously invoked in “Adam’s Curse” the time he spent “stitching and unstitching” the strains of his paintings, yet he additionally spent enormous time sewing and unstitching his poems to one another. The Winding Stair demonstrates that care, combining and reordering the poems of 2 previous courses in an version meant because the significant other quantity to The Tower, released in 1928.

    This Scribner facsimile version reproduces precisely the pages of the elegantly deliberate and designed first variation of The Winding Stair and different Poems as it first seemed, together with a photograph of the canopy layout on which Yeats collaborated. It provides an creation and notes by way of celebrated Yeats pupil George Bornstein.

    Yeats’s longest separate quantity of verse, it gains sixty-four poems written within the past due Twenties and early Nineteen Thirties. between them are such masterpieces as “Blood and the Moon,” “Byzantium,” the Coole Park poems, “Vacillation,” and individually titled lengthy sequences finishing with the beautiful lyric “From the ‘Antigone.’” those poems amply justify T. S. Eliot’s competition that Yeats was once one of many few poets “whose heritage is the heritage in their personal time, who're part of the recognition of an age which can't be understood with out them.”
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  • Drivers at the Short-Time Motel: National Poetry

    By Eugene Gloria

    Ephemeral lives, and souls misplaced within the tattered textile of warfare, displacement, and ruined love locate desire, redemption, and a typical voice in Eugene Gloria's crafty concoction of yankee and Filipino vernaculars. whereas a few of these thirty poems take care of the panorama and folkways of up to date Filipinos, others find themselves at the streets and byways of present-day the US. Like many poets of twin background, Gloria's paintings is anxious with self-definition, with the try and reconcile a sense of exile and homelessness. often taking the shape of personality reviews and first-person narratives, Gloria's poems poignantly remove darkness from the typical man's look for connection to the self and to the world."Eugene Gloria's Drivers on the Short-Time lodge is propelled through an imagistic sincerity and paced lyricism. each one poem turns out to include the plain-spoken in addition to the elaborations that we go together with classical and glossy Asian poetry. notwithstanding some of the poems tackle the lingering damage of cultural and monetary imperialism, worlds coexist within the related pores and skin via magical imagery. Gauged by way of a willing eye, background is scrutinized, yet via a playful exactness. those very good poems are trustworthy." —Yusef Komunyaaka
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  • Harper's (August 2011)

    Selected Articles

    After September 11:
    The limits of remembrance

    By David Rieff


    Into the forbidden zone
    By William T. Vollmann


    Fiction

    Whites
    By Julie Otsuka


    The wasting end
    By Bonnie Nadzam


    Poetry

    The sandhill cranes of Nebraska
    By Billy Collins
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  • INTERIOR

    By Kurusha Magzube

    INTERIOR is an artistic Writing paintings, even as an album of songs wrote by means of Kurusha Magzube devoted to new age which birthday is on 21 December 2012 at 11.11 / the character of its personality convey concept from the universe and all of the typical powers . the writer used a different magic procedure "metaphysics of lenguage" that's established into the ability brain referred to as "metempsychosis".

    It talk about our feelings in entrance of lifestyles and love. It blesses the folk simply because is spoken in regards to the freedom of inspiration and in regards to the immortality of soul. someday we are living in a dream and all this is simply an phantasm, but if we become aware of our estate potential we discover the main to appreciate our feel during this world.

    eventually this album touchs many social contents very variety via the writer for the location in Iran and his humans, so enjoyed by means of him.

    The subject matters lived by way of the writer throughout the composition go through a few creative routine just like the surrealism, the cubism, the metaphysic, the mysticism throughout the imaginative and prescient and the prophecy and the onirism. Many topics are concerned inside the paintings like an easy final result of a unmarried line in evolution known as by way of the writer "pure expressionism" and, for parallelism, it speaks of the Golden Age, the hot period that's coming officialy this 21 December 2012 and tells in regards to the adventures and the lifetime of a golden baby of our time, in the course of the epic saga of the battle of the Worlds and its impact during this global of humans future, like in others instances have been represented by way of the Odyssey in previous Greece, the Shahnameh in outdated Persia, the Arabian evening in outdated Arabia.

    From this idea the writer are looking to current additionally, like a so appealing symmetry, mentioned lifeless conflicts among religions which are not anything greater than the outcome at assorted occasions of a similar interpretation (tree of lifestyles) supplementing an increasing number of in the course of the technology in regards to the a number of inspiration / inspiration of God . that the writer prefer to take into consideration its just like the gentle within the infinity space.

    Wrote for the liberty of considered humans, particularly for the Iranians.

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    Akér Kurush Aryman b. Mahmud

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  • The Tatters (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

    By Brenda Coultas

    During this nuanced and relocating new choice of poems, Brenda Coultas weaves a meditation on modern existence and our position in it. Coultas, who's identified for her investigative documentary method, turns her consciousness to landfills and the bizarre histories embedded within the fabrics chanced on there. The poems make their domestic between city and rural detritus, waste, trinkets, and located items. The identify poem, for instance, takes its cue from the random, frequently ideal, pigeon feathers came upon on urban streets. In a unbroken weave of poetic sentences, The Tatters explores how our human techniques of exam are usually certain up with destruction. those poems let us to be current with the sorrow and horror of our damaging nature, and to honor the wildlife whereas acknowledging that this international not exists in any natural shape, calling to us as a substitute from cracks within the sidewalk, trash lots, and outdated items.
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  • The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

    By Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux

    From the nuts and bolts of craft to the assets of idea, this e-book is for an individual who desires to write poetry-and do it well.

    ?The Poet's Companion ?presents short essays at the parts of poetry, strategy, and recommended matters for writing, every one by means of special writing routines. The ups and downs of writing life―including self-doubt and writer's block―are the following, besides tips on getting released and writing within the digital age. by yourself, this ebook should be your "teacher," whereas teams, in or out of the study room, can cash in on sharing weekly assignments.
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  • The House That Jack Built: The Collected Lectures of Jack Spicer

    By Jack Spicer

    The home That Jack outfitted collects for the 1st time the 4 historical talks given by means of debatable poet Jack Spicer in advance of his early loss of life in 1965. those energetic and provocative lectures functionality as a gloss to Spicer's personal poetry, a basic discourse on poetics, and a cautionary instruction manual for younger poets. This long-awaited record of Spicer's unorthodox poetic imaginative and prescient, what Robin Blaser has referred to as "the perform of outside," is an authoritative version of an underground classic.

    Peter Gizzi's afterword elucidates the various basic problems with Spicer's poetry and lectures, together with the idea that of poetic dictation, which Spicer renovates with vocabularies of pop culture: radio, Martians, and baseball; his use of the California panorama as a backdrop for his poems; and his visible mind's eye in terms of the aesthetics of west-coast funk assemblage. This ebook grants a firsthand account of the opposite and turbulent poetics that outline Spicer's ongoing contribution to a global avant-garde.
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  • Sky Ward (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

    By Kazim Ali

    Inebriated at the solar and the ocean, Kazim Ali’s new poems swoop linguistically yet floor themselves vividly within the day-by-day and actual. either imprisoned by way of endlessness and depending on it for nurturing and care, in Sky Ward Ali is going additional than ever earlier than in sounding out the areas among tune and silence, among sky and ocean, among human and everlasting. “Daily I want stitched right here to live,” moans his Prometheus, puzzling over what free up from commonplace bondage may well really portend. “So lengthy liberation,” his Icarus sings as he plummets from the sky with desperation and style, able to unfeather and plunge into the everything-new. no matter if within the prolonged poem-prayer to Alice Coltrane or within the “deleted scenes” and “alternate endings” to his significantly acclaimed quantity shiny Felon, or within the spirit-infused and multi-faceted lyrics he has turn into recognized for, Ali once more reinvents probabilities for the private lyric and narrative.
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  • Medicine Show (Phoenix Poets)

    By Tom Yuill

    In Medicine Show, internal clash is splendidly discovered within the conflict of down-home undeniable speech and eu excessive tradition utterances. Freely translating and adapting Catullus (Latin), Villon (Middle French), Corbiere (French), Hikmet (Turkish), and Orpheus (Greek), and putting them along Jagger and Richards, skinheads, and psalms, Tom Yuill's e-book mirrors an old-style hawking of wares, with the entire allure and absurdity that effects while excessive tradition meets pop, while urban meets small city, and whilst provincialism confronts urbanity. the following, the poems seek advice from each other, one poem nudging the cusps of many others, these poems touching nonetheless others' circumferences. Yuill, through invoking the Rolling Stones as muses and as historical past tune, deals disguise models of Shakespeare, Keats, and Dylan Thomas, eventually giving us a brand new type of verse, funneled in the course of the languages and rhythms of his masters' voices.
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