Category: Poetry

  • Na Dánta

    By Máirtín Ó Direáin

    (An Irish-language name) Inis Mor artist Sean O Flaithearta has teamed up with publishers Clo Iar-Chonnacht to provide a brand new selection of Mairtin O Direain's poetry to mark the centenary of the Aran poet's beginning. Mairtin O Direain. Na Danta (edited by means of Eoghan O hAnluain) gains the accumulated poems from the stated grasp stylist of poetry in Irish within the 20th century. This assortment includes all the poems from Mairtin O Direain: Danta 1939–1979 in addition to a few formerly unpublished works.
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  • Take the Mic: The Art of Performance Poetry, Slam, and the Spoken Word (A Poetry Speaks Experience)

    By Marc Kelly Smith, Joe Kraynak

    Get on level and ideal Your Performance

    Have you ever loved a slam or and inspiration, "I may well do this," yet felt worried looking at that vacant mic—or worse, you climbed up on degree and struggled?

    Let Marc Kelly Smith, the founding father of Slam Poetry, educate you every thing you should be a convinced performer, from writing a strong poem, to level options, to happening travel (if that is the place your muse leads you).

    Take the Mic is full of insider advice, behind the curtain recommendation, and a whole bunch examples of slam poems that get up an viewers. With this e-book, you will even be capable of hyperlink to the PoetrySpeaks.com neighborhood to hear samples, meet poets, and unearth inspirations to your subsequent performance.

    The final consultant to Writing and acting with Power

    Take the Mic is a necessary advisor for lifting your poetry from the web page to the degree. Marc Kelly Smith (So What!), grand founding father of the Slam circulate, serves as you own trainer, exhibiting you the way to craft stage-worthy verse and carry a poetry functionality that shakes the rafters and sparks thunderous applause. In Take the Mic, you find how to...

    • Pen poetry that is conducive to on-stage performance
    • Overcome level fright
    • Practice strong functionality techniques
    • Rehearse like a pro
    • Shape a unfastened choice of poems right into a killer set
    • Connect along with your viewers — center and soul
    • Master the paintings of self-promotion
    • Schedule your individual slam poetry tour
    • Transform your pastime into paying gigs
    • Act specialist to set up a pretty good acceptance within the Slam community

    Take the Mic is choked with sensible routines you are able to do on my own or at school to hone your talents and rework your physique, brain, voice, verse, and spirit into a fascinating degree presence.

    you are going to additionally discover a short historical past of slam, the foundations and rules that govern respectable slam competitions, and an inventory of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) qualified Slams, so irrespective of the place you're, you usually have a spot to Take the Mic!

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  • Erosion

    By Jorie Graham

    From Erosion:

    SAN SEPOLCRO
    Jorie Graham

    . . . . How clean
    the brain is,
    holy grave. it's this girl
    by Piero
    della Francesca, unbuttoning
    her blue dress,
    her mantle of weather,
    to pass into
    labor. Come, we will be able to cross in.
    It is before
    the beginning of god. No-one
    has risen yet
    to the museums, to the assembly
    line bodies
    and wings to the open air
    market. This is
    what the dwelling do: pass in.
    It's an extended way.
    And the costume retains opening
    from eternity
    to privateness, quickening.
    Inside, on the heart,
    is tragedy, the current moment
    forever stillborn,
    but getting in, each one breath
    is a button
    coming undone, anything terribly
    nimble-fingered
    finding all the stops.
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  • Poèmes chantés : Song-Poems

    By Rabindranath Tagore

    Rabindranath Tagore disait souvent que ses chansons survivraient au Bengale longtemps après que son nom et ses écrits seraient oubliés. Il est difficile de croire que l'œuvre littéraire du grand poète bengali pourrait l'être un jour. motor vehicle si ses livres sont considérés comme des " classiques ", c'est-à-dire comme appartenant au passé, ses mélodies, chantées par tous dans toutes les régions du Bengale, restent d'une actualité toujours présente. Au cours du XIXe siècle, l. a. musique classique indienne avait développé au Bengale des concepts extrêmement raffinées qui nécessitaient des exécutants très spécialisés et des audiences d'amateurs éclairés. Tagore inventa un nouveau langage musical qui, tout en conservant les characteristics essentiels de los angeles musique savante de l'Inde, sut mettre son infrequent pouvoir d'expression à l. a. portée de tous. Tagore était toujours profondément ému par le spectacle de l. a. vie ; ses chansons, par leurs mélodies simples et vigoureuses, ont donné une voix, une expression aux sentiments de thousands de femmes et d'hommes de sa patrie. On entend encore ces chants partout : dans les riches maisons des villes, dans les rizières isolées, sur les rivières ou dans les cabanes de pêcheurs, dans les ruelles des villages comme dans les amphithéâtres des universités. Leur brilliant message ne connaît pas les différences de faith, de race, de caste ou d'âge. En quelques années, l. a. musique de Tagore a conquis tout le Bengale et rythme de ses chants los angeles vie quotidienne. Aujourd'hui, l'Inde hindoue et le Bangla Desh musulman ont chacun choisi une mélodie Tagore comme hymne nationwide.
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  • Practical Water (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

    By Brenda Hillman

    Functional Water is, like Brenda Hillman’s past books, Cascadia and items of Air within the Epic, either an elemental meditation and an ecopoetics; this time her topic is water: Taoist water, baptismal water, water from the muses’ fountains, the sensible waters of hydrology from which we draw our being—and the stilled water in a pitcher in a Senate chamber. now not considering Allen Ginsberg attempted to levitate the Pentagon has American poetry noticeable the likes of the hallucinatory wit and ethical readability that Hillman brings to Washington in her poems approximately Congressional Hearings at the Iraq warfare. the following also—because it's approximately many varieties of power—is a series of twinned lyrics for the moon, governess of tides and evening imaginative and prescient, for seen and invisible faces. Violence and the typical international, truth and dream, technological know-how and magic, instinct and notion are reconfigured because the poet explores concerns of spirit in political existence and earthly destiny. whether it is time to weep through the waters of Babylon, it's also time to the touch water’s dwelling currents. not anyone is reimagining the probabilities of lyric poetry with extra inventiveness; this is often masterful paintings via one among our most interesting poets.
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  • The Collected Poems of Barbara Guest (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

    By Barbara Guest

    The most striking individuals of the recent York School—and its best-known woman—Barbara visitor begun writing poetry within the Nineteen Fifties in corporation that incorporated John Ashbery, Kenneth Koch, Frank O’Hara, and James Schuyler. And from the start, her perform put her on the forefront of yank writing. Guest’s poetry, saturated within the visible arts, prolonged the formal experiments of modernism, and performed the summary features of language opposed to its sensuousness and materiality. Now, for the 1st time, all of her released poems were introduced jointly in a single quantity, delivering readers and students unparalleled entry to Guest’s striking visionary paintings. This accumulated Poems strikes from her early ny institution years via her extra summary later paintings, together with a few ultimate poems by no means prior to released. Switching without problems from the true to the dreamlike, the saw to the imagined, this can be poetry either light and piercing—seemingly easy, yet actually and wonderfully dislocating.
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  • The Living Fire

    By Edward Hirsch

    A wealthy and critical number of multiple hundred poems, drawn from a life of "wild gratitude" in poetry.

    In poems chronicling insomnia ("the blue-rimmed side / of outer darkish, these crossroads / the place we meet the dead"), paintings and tradition (poems on Edward Hopper and Paul Celan, love poems within the voices of Baudelaire and Gertrude Stein, a meditation on suitcases of children's drawings that got here out of the Terezin focus camp), and his personal event, together with the strong, frank self-examinations in his newer paintings, Edward Hirsch screens beautiful variety and caliber. many times confronting the darkness, his personal feel of godlessness ("Forgive me, religion, for by no means having any"), he additionally struggles with the not likely presence of the divine, the ability of artwork to redeem human transience, and the complexity of relationships. through the assortment, his personal existence trajectory enriches the poems; he's the "skinny, long-beaked boy / who perched within the branches of the outdated department library," in addition to the passionate middle-aged guy who tells his lover, "I want i'll paint you-- / . . . / i want a broom on your tough angles / and ferocious blues and reds. / . . . / I want i may paint you / from the waist down."

    Grieving for the losses occasioned by means of our mortality, Hirsch's final impulse as a poet is to praise--to wreathe himself, as he writes, in "the residing fire" that burns with a ferocious intensity.

    From the Hardcover variation.
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  • Paradise Regained, Samson Agonistes, and the Complete Shorter Poems (Modern Library Classics)

    By William Kerrigan

    Edited via William Kerrigan, John Rumrich, and Stephen M. Fallon
     
    Derived from the fashionable Library’s esteemed The whole Poetry and crucial Prose of John Milton, this new quantity, greatly revised and up to date through its editors, comprises Milton’s overdue masterpieces, the short epic Paradise Regained and the tragic drama Samson Agonistes. Age after age, those works have encouraged new controversy and fascinating interpretive debates. With specialist statement to steer the reader via historic contexts and verbal information, in addition to the bigger political and philosophical implications, the worries of those canonical items stay once more for today’s audiences. the amount additionally comprises Milton’s whole shorter poems, which come with such significant achievements as “Lycidas,” “A Masque provided at Ludlow citadel, 1634,”  “L’Allegro,” and “Il Penseroso,” and the author’s twenty-four influential sonnets. Thoughtfully edited and punctiliously designed, this can be an important ebook of Milton’s vintage poetry.
     
    Praise for The entire Poetry and crucial Prose of John Milton
     
    “For generations of readers Milton has been the degree of either eloquence and the Aristocracy of brain. For the subsequent new release, this new sleek Library quantity may be the general. It brings Milton, as a poet and a philosopher, vividly alive sooner than us.”—Robert Hass, former Poet Laureate of the United States
     
    “A fabulous variation of the nice poet, with modernized spelling, lucid introductions to every paintings, illuminating footnotes, and clean prose translations in Latin, Greek, and Italian. this would certainly be the version of selection for lecturers, scholars, and common readers too.”—Leo Damrosch, Harvard collage
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  • Honeybee: Poems & Short Prose

    By Naomi Shihab Nye

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

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

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

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