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Judgment Day: Poems

by Sandra M. Gilbert

Bringing together physical and metaphysical, elegy and celebration, Judgment Day is rich with grace and insight. In this rapacious world, we eat or are eaten—so poet-critic Sandra M. Gilbert suggests throughout Judgment Day, her tenth collection of poems. Tracing this theme through the range of histories that make us who we are—private, public, religious, artistic, even culinary—Gilbert meditates on recent events as well as the sacred turnings of time, great works of graphic art, and the personal crises that continually reshape our lives.

Kahlil Gibran's Little Book of Wisdom

by Kahlil Gibran

One of the most popular and profound inspirational writers of all time shares simple wisdom for living a happy and fulfilling life. <P><P>This book is a collection of Gibran's words on how to live. Here are his thoughts on what it means to live in community and solitude and what gives life meaning, along with his often prescient views on government, organized religion, wealth, and commerce. Gibran's sensibility feels contemporary. He did not recognize any ultimate authority outside of the human soul: <P><P>"It were wiser to speak less of God, whom we cannot understand and more of each other, whom we may understand." <P><P>This is the essential Gibran, with 88 selections organized into 5 sections that elucidate answers to the questions that each of us face: <P><P>Living a Wise Life <P><P>Community Wisdom Wise Exchange Wisdom from Solitude Wisdom Beyond Words <P><P>This inspirational gift volume gently guides readers through life’s big issues: meaning and mortality, good and evil, and discovering an authentic spiritual path. <P><P> Suitable for all gift-giving occasions, it is a book that delights, informs, and inspires.

L.E.L.: The Lost Life and Scandalous Death of Letitia Elizabeth Landon, the Celebrated "Female Byron"

by Lucasta Miller

A lost nineteenth-century literary life, brilliantly rediscovered--Letitia Elizabeth Landon, hailed as the female Byron; she changed English poetry; her novels, short stories, and criticism, like Byron though in a woman's voice, explored the dark side of sexuality--by the acclaimed author of The Brontë Myth ("wonderfully entertaining . . . spellbinding"--New York Times Book Review; "ingenious"--The New Yorker)."None among us dares to say / What none will choose to hear"--L.E.L., "Lines of Life" Letitita Elizabeth Landon--pen name L.E.L.--dared to say it and made sure she was heard. Hers was a life lived in a blaze of scandal and worship, one of the most famous women of her time, the Romantic Age in London's 1820s, her life and writing on the ascendency as Byron's came to an end. Lucasta Miller tells the full story and re-creates the literary London of her time. She was born in 1802 and was shaped by the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, a time of conservatism when values were in flux. She began publishing poetry in her teens and came to be known as a daring poet of thwarted romantic love. We see L.E.L. as an emblematic figure who embodied a seismic cultural shift, the missing link between the age of Byron and the creation of Victorianism. Miller writes of Jane Eyre as the direct connection to L.E.L.--its first-person confessional voice, its Gothic extremes, its love triangle, and in its emphasis on sadomasochistic romantic passion.

La macchina di vivere

by Carmen Avila

Libro di poesie sul corpo umano, i sensi e le emozioni. Il lavoro intraprende una grande sensibilità e sonoritá che è intitolato a una poesia di Paul Valéry. Questo lavoro è stato finalista nel XIII Concorso di poesia della Maria del Villar de Navarra in Spagna e ha anche ricevuto una menzione d'onore nel Premio della poesia nazionale Francisco Cervantes Vidal 2008 a Querétaro México.

L'amore Non Basta

by Gelsomino walter mattia da silva

Not Enough Love "è la prima collezione di Maki Starfield, che è un'importante poetessa emergente. Una delle più grandi virtù della sua poesia è la sua capacità di ascoltare e identificare i problemi più profondi del nostro tempo, nell'arte e nella critica sociale. Il vigore, la generosità e la saggezza della sua poesia gli conferiscono la categoria di un poeta universale. Inoltre, il fascino delle poesie di Maki Starfield è nel perseguimento della realtà della condizione umana nel mondo dell'illuminazione attraverso l'auto-riflessione nello stile di poesia a 3 linee, basato sull'haiku. Si può dire che il suo mondo sia un prodotto di risonanza delle anime umane in un'unica melodia come un luogo in cui Oriente e Occidente si fondono.

Larvae of the Nearest Stars: Poems

by Catherine W. Carter

Larvae of the Nearest Stars offers deeply serious verse that packs profound emotional and spiritual power while encouraging readers to laugh out loud. Catherine W. Carter’s quirky, accessible poems bridge and question binaries—human and nonhuman, lyric and narrative, science and magic, river trash and galaxies. The poems’ subjects range from dowsers and liver spots to the mysteries of two-seater outhouses and encounters with sentient milk jugs and “our lady of the bagels.” The collection begins and ends by confronting the necessity—and the promise—to bear witness to the world as it is, addressing how we can manage to love the world in the face of everything that makes doing so a challenge. The poems in this engaging and meditative collection are sometimes dark, often funny, but always surprising.

The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write: Poems

by Gregory Orr

A "master of the lyric poem" (Paris Review) at the top of his form writes indelibly of grief and love. In this moving, playful, and deeply philosophical volume, Gregory Orr seeks innovative ways for the imagination to respond to and create meaning out of painful experiences, while at the same time rejoicing in love and language. A passionate exploration of the forces that shape us, The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write explores themes of survival and the powerlessness of the self in a chaotic and unfair world, finding hope in the emotions and vitality of poetry. With characteristic meditative lyricism, the poet reflects on grief and the power of language in extended odes (“Ode to Nothing,” “Ode to Words”) and slips effortlessly from personal trauma (“Song of What Happens”) to public catastrophe (“Charlottesville Elegy”). The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write confirms Orr’s place among the preeminent lyric poets of his generation, engaging the deepest existential issues with wisdom and humor and transforming them into celebratory song.

Le ore sono euro gettate in una banca

by Mois Benarroch

Un libro scritto in rete, nei minimi messaggi di internet, come un campione del grande poeta ebreo, Mois Benarroch, che mostra che è possibile fare un'altra poesia. In questo caso, è quello che scorre attraverso i social network, con piccoli spazi in cui è possibile scrivere, caratteri limitati, vincolati da nuove forme tecnologiche. Ma la libertà creativa scorre, da Israele al resto del mondo, con versi brevi e potenti che risvegliano la vita di tutti i giorni con nuove sorprese. Mois, neoepicúreo del verso, si diverte a fumare vicino alla spiaggia di lettere di lingue, gettandole in nuvole che si fondono con il cielo mediterraneo e volano.

Left of Poetry: Depression America and the Formation of Modern Poetics

by Sarah Ehlers

In this incisive study, Sarah Ehlers returns to the Depression-era United States in order to unsettle longstanding ideas about poetry and emerging approaches to poetics. By bringing to light a range of archival materials and theories about poetry that emerged on the 1930s left, Ehlers reimagines the historical formation of modern poetics. Offering new and challenging readings of prominent figures such as Langston Hughes, Muriel Rukeyser, and Jacques Roumain, and uncovering the contributions of lesser-known writers such as Genevieve Taggard and Martha Millet, Ehlers illuminates an aesthetically and geographically diverse matrix of schools and movements. Resisting the dismissal of thirties left writing as mere propaganda, the book reveals how communist-affiliated poets experimented with poetic modes—such as lyric and documentary—and genres, including songs, ballads, and nursery rhymes, in ways that challenged existing frameworks for understanding the relationships among poetic form, political commitment, and historical transformation. As Ehlers shows, Depression left movements and their international connections are crucial for understanding both the history of modern poetry and the role of poetic thought in conceptualizing historical change.

let us not think of them as barbarians (Crow Said Poetry)

by Peter Midgley

Peter Midgley’s let us not think of them as barbarians is a bold narrative of love, migration, and war hewn from the stones of Namibia. Sensual and intimate, these evocative poems fold into each other to renew and undermine multiple poetic traditions. Gradually, the poems assemble an ombindi—an ancestral cairn—from a history of violent disruption. Underlying the intense language is an exploration of African philosophy and its potential for changing our view of the world. Even as the poems look to the past, they push the reader towards a future that is as relevant to contemporary Canada as it is to the Namibian earth that bled them.

Life of the Party: Poems

by Olivia Gatwood

A dazzling debut collection of raw and explosive poems about growing up in a sexist, sensationalized world, from a thrilling new feminist voice. i’m a good girl, bad girl, dream girl, sad girl girl next door sunbathing in the driveway i wanna be them all at once, i wanna be all the girls I’ve ever loved —from “Girl” Lauded for the power of her writing and having attracted an online fan base of millions for her extraordinary spoken-word performances, Olivia Gatwood now weaves together her own coming-of-age with an investigation into our culture’s romanticization of violence against women. At times blistering and riotous, at times soulful and exuberant, Life of the Party explores the boundary between what is real and what is imagined in a life saturated with fear. Gatwood asks, How does a girl grow into a woman in a world racked by violence? Where is the line between perpetrator and victim? In precise, searing language, she illustrates how what happens to our bodies can make us who we are.Advance praise for Life of the Party“Delicately devastating, this book will make us all ‘feel less alone in the dark.’ ”—Miel Bredouw, writer and comedian, Punch Up the Jam “Gatwood writes about the women who were forgotten and the men who got off too easy with an effortlessness and empathy and anger that yanked every emotion on the spectrum out of me. Imagine, we get to live in the age of Olivia Gatwood. Goddamn.”—Jamie Loftus, writer and comedian, Boss Whom Is Girl and The Bechdel Cast

A Literary Biography of Robin Blaser: Mechanic of Splendor (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics)

by Miriam Nichols

A Literary Biography of Robin Blaser: Mechanic of Splendor is the first major study illustrating Robin Blaser’s significance to North American poetry. The poet Robin Blaser (1925–2009) was an important participant in the Berkeley Renaissance of the 1950s and San Francisco poetry circles of the 1960s. The book illuminates Blaser’s distinctive responses to and relationships with familiar writers including Robert Duncan, Jack Spicer, and Charles Olson via their correspondence. Blaser contributed to the formation of the serial poem as a dominant mode in post-war New American poetry through his work and engagement with the poetry communities of the time. Offering a new perspective on a well-known and influential period in American poetry, Miriam Nichols combines the story of Blaser’s life—coming from a mid-western conservative religious upbringing and his coming of age as a gay man in Berkeley, Boston, and San Francisco—with critical assessments of his major poems through unprecedented archival research. This literary biography presents Blaser’s poetry and poetics in the many contexts from which it came, ranging from the Berkeley Renaissance to the Vancouver scene; from surrealism to phenomenology; from the New American poetry to the Canadian postmodern; from the homoerotic to high theory. Throughout, Blaser’s voice is heard in the excitement of his early years in Berkeley and Boston and the seriousness of the later years where he was doing most of his living in his work.

Lo que todas callan

by Irene G Punto

Lo que todas callan es un poemario visceral y sensitivo sobre algo de lo que nunca se ha hablado en poesía: el posparto y el origen de los sentimientos maternales. Lo que todas callan es el resultado de mi encuentro con el amor, el dolor, el silencio y la supervivencia convertido en versos dispuestos a poner luz a muchos tabúes que, como mujer y como madre, me bebí sin sed. La RAE dice que el posparto es el periodo que transcurre desde el parto hasta que la mujer vuelve al estado ordinario anterior a la gestación. Pero para mí esta definición es inexacta y vengo con un puñado de poemas para enriquecerla. Reseñas:«Este libro es una reconciliación, pero también es volver a abrir unas heridas que no sanarán del todo nunca. Afortunadamente. Unas cicatrices hechas poema que me dicen que yo también estuve ahí, en ese lugar del que nadie me había hablado.»Zahara «Irene G Punto ha cogido un margeny lo ha hecho suyo. Hablo del margen de la maternidad en general, y del margen del posparto en particular. Pocas veces se había escrito así sobre un momento de la vida del cuerpo de quien fue madre en el que todo pueden ser sombras iluminadas por unas leves y diminutas luces.»Luna Miguel «Hay dos formas de ser original y merecer ser oído: decir lo que nadie sabe o lo que muchos ocultan. Este libro tiene el valor de hacer lo segundo, porque abre una ventana de la maternidad que estaba condenada y por la que ahora entra el sol y la luz, pero también el frío. Sus poemas los ha escrito Irene G Punto, pero los firmarían Anne Sexton o Sylvia Plath.»Benjamín Prado

The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem: Reading and Remembering Thomas Wyatt (Square One: First-Order Questions in the Humanities)

by Peter Murphy

Thomas Wyatt didn't publish "They Flee from Me." It was written in a notebook, maybe abroad, maybe even in prison. Today it is in every poetry anthology. How did it survive? That is the story Peter Murphy tells—in vivid and compelling detail—of the accidents of fate that kept a great poem alive across 500 turbulent years. Wyatt's poem becomes an occasion to ask and answer numerous questions about literature, culture, and history. Itself about the passage of time, it allows us to consider why anyone would write such a thing in the first place, and why anyone would care to read or remember the person who wrote it. From the deadly, fascinating circles of Henry VIII's court to the contemporary classroom, The Long Public Life of a Short Private Poem also introduces us to a series of worlds. We meet antiquaries, editors, publishers, anthologizers, and critics whose own life stories beckon. And we learn how the poem came to be considered, after many centuries of neglect, a model of the "best" English has to offer and an ideal object of literary study. The result is an exploration of literature in the fine grain of the everyday and its needs: in the classroom, in society, and in the life of nations.

Look Here Look Away Look Again (Hugh MacLennan Poetry Series #46)

by Edward Carson

an orientation of thought in thinking how a / thought begins and then travels on to arrive / at another place connected and like-minded A work of art is never entirely present in itself but rather is always at large in the mind of the viewer. So it is that a painting needs to know the simplest question those viewing it are asking themselves. From the intimate starting point of observer and observed, Carson's seductive, exhilarating new collection turns poetry and paintings, making and representation, language and thought on their heads. "What happens when we experience a work of art? The poems in Edward Carson's stunningly original collection explore the intricate patterns of communication and response that unfold when we look at paintings, respond to music, read poems. Rather than simply cataloguing the works' contents, Carson recreates their dynamics and takes us inside them. The wonderful phrase he applies to a Miró painting, ‘a rhetoric / of exuberant spaces,' is descriptive of Look Here Look Away Look Again itself, and it is matched by a rhetoric of exuberant language that takes such supposedly unpoetic words as ‘phenotype,' ‘quantum,' or ‘algorithm' and brings them to life. At the same time, Carson revitalizes that time-worn form, the sonnet sequence – for that is what this collection is, when you ‘look again' – and weaves it together with recurrent twilit glimpses of birds, moon, and stars. Readers of Look Here Look Away Look Again will be looking in delight, again and again." John Reibetanz, award-winning poet, author of By Hand

L'orsetto sospetto: Una storia che insegna ai bambini a non avere paura del buio

by Francois Keyser

Rick trova un orso nella sua casa buia ed è terrorizzato. I suoi genitori non vedono quello che vede lui e pensano che sia solo un incubo. Ma l'orso esiste davvero. Sarà un amico o un nemico? "L'orsetto sospetto" è la storia che ogni bambino vive ogni notte. Parla della paura del buio e dei suoi mostri. Nasce per mostrare ai bambini che non hanno nulla da temere e quello che di notte può diventare spaventoso in realtà non lo è. Tutti, grandi e bambini, abbiamo dovuto fare i conti con questa paura. Scritta in rima, la storia è una piacevole lettura e si presta alla recitazione per bambini che ricordandola possono affrontare meglio la paura delle tenebre.

Love Looks Pretty on You

by Lang Leav

The much anticipated new book by international bestselling author Lang Leav. A breathtakingly beautiful collection of contemporary poetry and prose, offering powerful insights into love, heartbreak, relationships, and self-empowerment. <P><P>Filled with wisdom and encouragement, every single page is a testament to the power of words, and the impact they can have on the relationships you build with others. And most importantly, the one you have with yourself. <P><P>Lang Leav captures the intricacies of emotions like few others can. It's no wonder she has been recognized as a major influencer of the modern poetry movement and her writing has inspired a whole new generation of poets to pick up a pen. <P><P>Love Looks Pretty on You is truly the must-have book for poetry lovers all over the world.

Love Poems: 3d Series (Word Cloud Classics)

by Editors of Canterbury Classics

A collection of the world&’s finest love poems—from ancient Greece to the twentieth century.For thousands of years, poets across the world have expressed their thoughts on love with profound and memorable verses. Love Poems is a collection of works from more than fifty prolific poets, including Sappho, William Shakespeare, Lord Byron, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Emily Dickinson, and Robert Frost. This volume contains over a hundred works of poetry that have been cherished for generations, and that continue to stir modern readers&’ hearts with their beauty.

Love Poems for Married People

by John Kenney

Based on his wildly popular New Yorker piece, Thurber Prize-winner John Kenney presents a hilarious collection of love poems for, well, married people. <P><P>First published on Valentine's Day in 2016, John Kenney's collection of poems for married people quickly became one of the most shared New Yorker pieces of all time. Full of hilarious wit, dynamic energy, and a heavy dose of reality, these poems took the seminal genre and turned it upside down and left to dry in the dishwasher. The original selection, featuring a range of topics from parental gripes to dwindling sex lives, is a perennial favorite, skyrocketing to the top of the New Yorker's most-shared list each year, and now Kenney is writing a collection of new poems that dig even deeper into what it's like to be married to the person you love. <P><P>I was almost feeling fondness for you <br>As you gave me a shoulder massage at the sink-- <br>What a small, lovely surprise. <br>And then you grabbed my boobs and made a "wha-wha" noise. <br>In an instant, I felt disgust and sadness and regret. <P><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b>

Love Poems for People with Children

by John Kenney

In the spirit of his wildly popular New Yorker pieces and the New York Times bestseller Love Poems for Married People, Thurber-prize winner John Kenney presents a hilarious new collection of poetry for people with children.With the same brilliant wit and hilarious realism that made Love Poems for Married People such a hit, John Kenney is back with a brand new collection of poems, this time taking on the greatest "joy" in life: children. Kenney covers it all, from newborns, toddlers, and sleep deprivation, to the terrible twos, terrible tweens, and terrible teens. A parent's love is unconditional, but sometimes that button can't help but be pushed. Between back to school shopping, summer vacations that never end, the awkwardness of puberty, the inevitable post-college moving back in, and more, a parent's job is never done, whether they like it or not.

The Low Passions: Poems

by Anders Carlson-Wee

In a knockout debut collection haunted by shame, violence, and the darkest of our human origins, Anders Carlson-Wee mines nourishment and holiness from our depths. Explosive and incantatory, The Low Passions traces the fringes of the American experiment through the eyes of a young drifter. Pathologically frugal, reckless, and vulnerable, the narrator of these viscerally compelling poems hops freight trains, hitchhikes, dumpster dives, and sleeps in the homes of total strangers, scavenging forgotten and hardscrabble places for tangible forms of faith. A range of strong-willed characters takes shape, amplified by a chorus of monologues from the strangers who shelter him and the family he’s left behind—each made manifest by the poet’s devoted ear and sensitive eye.

Luci tra il Fogliame

by Luis G. de Felipe Vila

La poesia, la roba vera di cui sono fatti i sogni, è scritto con in misura diseguale del cuore e della mente, le emozioni e la ragione. C'è una poesia più intellettuale e c'è una poesia più emotiva, secondo come la musica dei versi suona all'interno del poeta

La luna dentro de mí (The Moon Within)

by Aida Salazar

La vida de Celi Rivera es un torbellino de preguntas... por los cambios en su cuerpo, por sentirse atraída por un chico por primera vez y por la exploración que hace su mejor amiga de lo que significa ser género fluido.Pero, sobre todo, por la insistencia de su madre en hacerle una ceremonia lunar cuando le llegue su primer periodo. Se trata de un ancestral ritual mexica que Mima y su comunidad han rescatado, pero Celi se promete a sí misma que NO participará en él. ¿Encontrará dentro de sí la fortaleza necesaria para defender quién quiere ser?Celi Rivera's life swirls with questions. About her changing body. Her first attraction to a boy. And her best friend's exploration of what it means to be gender-fluid.But most of all, her mother's insistence she have a moon ceremony when her first period arrives. It's an ancestral Mexica ritual that Mima and her community have reclaimed, but Celi promises she will NOT be participating. Can she find the power within herself to take a stand for who she wants to be?

Lunchboxes: Poems

by Dan Veach

Lunchboxes, by Dan Veach, preserves in the amber of poetry a classic 1950s Southern California childhood, complete with Superman capes, coonskin caps, cap pistols, and lunchboxes which, like this book, contain both baloney and Wonder bread. Deep background comes from the backwoods of Tennessee, where Grandpa makes a Nobel Prize discovery, and the kids get a snootfull of Aunt Ruth's snuff. Going farther back still, "A Date with Clio," the muse of history, breezes through a million years of human misadventures. Baloney is sandwiched in the "Scherzo" section--the movement Beethoven reserved for musical jokes. And finally, for those who missed out on Dan's previous book, this lunchbox contains a cool thermos of Elephant Water.

The Machine for Living

by Carmen Avila

The Machine for Living - A book of poems on the body and the senses A book of poems about the human body, senses and emotions. This work, that bears the title of a poem by Paul Valéry, has managed to embody a great sensitivity and a sonorous quality. This work was a finalist in the XIII María del Villar de Navarra Poetry Contest in Spain and also received an honorable mention in the 2008 Francisco Cervantes Vidal National Poetry Prize in Querétaro, México.

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