River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

By Sam Hamill

Yosano Akiko (1878-942) is without doubt one of the most famed jap writers of the 20 th century. She is the writer of greater than seventy-five books, together with twenty volumes of unique poetry and the definitive translation into glossy eastern of the story of the Genji. even though most likely most sensible recognized for her beautiful erotic poetry, Akiko's paintings additionally championed the factors of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct, usually passionate, exposing the complexity of daily feelings in poetic language stripped of artifice and providing the whole breadth of her poetic imaginative and prescient. integrated are ninety-one of Akiko's tanka (a conventional five-line type of verse) and a dozen of her longer poems written within the glossy variety.

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Dangerous Goods: Poems

By Sean Hill

A remarkable poetry assortment to follow-up the debut Kevin younger in comparison to the these of Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Elizabeth Bishop's.

From the poet whose attractive debut used to be praised as "transcendent" through Kevin younger and "steadily convinced" via Carl Phillips, Dangerous Goods tracks its speaker all through North the USA and in another country, illuminating the ways that domestic and position may possibly inhabit each other very easily or uncomfortably — or either at the same time. From the Bahamas, London, and Cairo, to Bemidji, Minnesota, and Milledgeville, Georgia, Sean Hill interweaves the modern with the ancient, and explores with urgency the connection among shuttle, migration, alienation, and residential. right here, playful "postcard" poems addressed to Nostalgia and My 3rd weigh down this day sit down along robust reflections at the immigration of African american citizens to Liberia in the course of and after the period of slavery. Such diversity and formal innovation make Hill's moment assortment either infrequent and exhilarating. half shadowbox, half migration map, half travelogue-in-verse, Dangerous Goods is poignant, stylish, and deeply moving.

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Everything Was Fine Until Whatever

By Chelsea Martin

Fiction. artwork. something is feasible in Chelsea Martin's strange and endearingly sincere choice of tales, lists, flash fictions, and revealing factoids. every thing is ok until eventually no matter what is a poker-faced and unpredictably comedian journey de strength. Festooned with paintings and handwritten notes, it is a grand debut by means of a mystical new expertise. try out her personal website for additional goodness.

"Chelsea Martin deals a unusual mixture of absurd erudition, hard-eyed candor, unforeseen sentiment, tiny subliminal footnotes, and crazy paintings. The representation on my own for her 'to do' record is definitely worth the expense of the e-book. Plus she's insane."—Mike Topp

"Chelsea Martin's shapeshifting debut is not just magnificent and wacko, yet, goddamn, whatever sincere, whatever new."—Blake Butler

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Imperfect Thirst

By Galway Kinnell

Galway Kinnell's 12th booklet of poems is strong and exciting. Imperfect Thirst contains attractive love poems and ways elemental matters with a striking stability of fine nature and holy dread: memories of adolescence, snapshots of emotionless cruelty, reflections on artwork and nature. This vigorous assortment will end up once more why Galway Kinnell is considered one of America's masters of the paintings.

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Native Guard

By Natasha Trethewey

]Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, Natasha Trethewey's elegiac Native Guard is a deeply own quantity that brings jointly legacies of the Deep South.

The identify of the gathering refers back to the Mississippi local Guards, a black regiment whose function within the Civil conflict has been mostly neglected by means of background. As a baby in Gulfport, Mississippi, within the Sixties, Trethewey may well gaze around the water to the citadel on send Island the place accomplice captives as soon as have been guarded via black infantrymen serving the Union reason. The racial legacy of the South touched Trethewey's existence on a way more rapid point, too. a number of the poems in local safeguard pay loving tribute to her mom, whose marriage to a white guy used to be unlawful in her local Mississippi within the Nineteen Sixties. Years after her mother's tragic dying, Trethewey reclaims her reminiscence, simply as she reclaims the voices of the black squaddies whose provider has been all yet forgotten.

Literary Awards
Pulitzer Prize for Poetry (2007)

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The Collected Poems: 1956 - 1998

By Zbigniew Herbert

This remarkable new translation brings a uniformity of voice to Zbigniew Herbert's complete poetic output, from his first ebook of poems, String of sunshine, in 1956, to his ultimate quantity, formerly unpublished in English, Epilogue Of the hurricane. accrued Poems: 1956-1998, as Joseph Brodsky acknowledged of Herbert's chosen Poems, is "bound for a miles longer haul than any people can anticipate." He maintains, "For Zbigniew Herbert's poetry provides to the biography of civilization the sensibility of a guy no longer defeated by way of the century that has been such a lot thorough, superior in dehumanization of the species. Herbert's irony, his austere reserve and his compassion, the lucidity of his lyricism, the depth of his sentiment towards classical antiquity, usually are not simply trappings of a latest poet, however the beneficial armor'in his case well-tempered and shining indeed'for guy to not be overwhelmed by means of the onslaught of truth. through delivering to his readers neither aesthetic nor moral undefined, this poet, in reality, saves them from that poverty which each and every kind of human evil unearths so congenial. so long as the species exists, this e-book may be timely."

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The Literary Heritage of the Arabs: An Anthology

The Literary background of the Arabs samples a few of the best literature produced through Arab writers within the final 1,500 years. the choice of poetry and prose spans many genres and kinds, conveying the entire diversity of Arab stories and views - from the tragic to the comedian, the wistful to the magical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab East to Andalusia. The reader of this anthology turns into conscious of the level to which this shiny and particular literary historical past has regularly been either receptive to the currents from neighbouring cultures and influential within the evolution of different literary traditions, in South Asia, Western Europe and past. therefore, the reader will become aware of, at the back of neighborhood colors and varied literary conventions, our universal humanity.

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Selected Poems of Herman Melville

By Herman Melville

The entries gathered within the chosen Poems of Herman Melville have been selected with literary attention greatest; they surround a large choice of approximately twenty-five years paintings in verse. incorporated listed below are items from his most vital verse, yet poems of lesser regard additionally seem within the curiosity of exploring Melville's inventive improvement and correlation to his novels.
Included are decisions from The conflict items, which honored the Civil battle, Clarel, an bold paintings of epic size approximately tourists to the Holy Land, John Marr and different Sailors, drawn from his adventure as a seaman, and items he had in making plans reminiscent of these a couple of staff known as the "Burgundy Club" and a suite of verses devoted to his spouse. This 3rd variation incorporates a new postscript via Hennig Cohen and his statement at the poems during the quantity.
Published in cooperation with the hot York Public Library.

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