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The Twenty-Ninth Year

by Hala Alyan

"This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala’s ever-shifting, subversive verse sifts together and through different forms of forced displacement and the tolls they take on mind and body. Poems leap from war-torn cities in the Middle East, to an Oklahoma Olive Garden, a Brooklyn brownstone; from alcoholism to recovery; from a single woman to a wife. This collection summons breathtaking chaos, one that seeps into the bones of these odes, the shape of these elegies. A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and self in the space between disparate identities.

The Twenty-Ninth Year

by Hala Alyan

"This is the stuff of life, the very essence of the poetic." –LitHub For Hala Alyan, twenty-nine is a year of transformation and upheaval, a year in which the past—memories of family members, old friends and past lovers, the heat of another land, another language, a different faith—winds itself around the present. Hala’s ever-shifting, subversive verse sifts together and through different forms of forced displacement and the tolls they take on mind and body. Poems leap from war-torn cities in the Middle East, to an Oklahoma Olive Garden, a Brooklyn brownstone; from alcoholism to recovery; from a single woman to a wife. This collection summons breathtaking chaos, one that seeps into the bones of these odes, the shape of these elegies. A vivid catalog of heartache, loneliness, love and joy, The Twenty-Ninth Year is an education in looking for home and self in the space between disparate identities.

Ultimátum

by Ruenda M.

Ruenda M. ha llegado a Montena y con él los versos más intensos y delicados. Ruenda hace una declaración de intenciones con cada uno de sus versos, su frases y sus fotografías. Sus textos tienen garra pero a la vez son delicados y generan la sensación de querer más. «Lo que tienes entre las manos, tan llenas de grietas como las mías, es un grito violeta; una revolución vestida de etiqueta, pero que sigue pidiendo limosna por las calles del querer. Esto es la capa más visible de un alma acostumbrada a huir del ruido para hacer eco en el papel.»

Um urso ali

by François Keyser

Rick encontra um urso em sua casa depois de escurecer e fica aterrorizado. Seus pais não conseguem encontrar o urso e pensam que ele está tendo pesadelos. Mas o urso é real. A questão é, porém, o urso é amigo ou inimigo? “Um urso ali” é a história que as crianças vivem todas as noites. É sobre o medo das crianças do escuro e monstros no escuro. Propõe-se mostrar às crianças que elas não têm nada a temer e que os brinquedos que às vezes acham que se tornam assustadores depois de escurecer, não são realmente assustadoras. Todos podemos nos relacionar com nossos medos infantis da escuridão como filhos ou pais. Esta história lê bem ensinando as crianças a não ter medo do escuro.

Un Ange à mon Portail: Poésie

by Miguel D'Addario

Ce petit chef d’œuvre, réunissant près de quatre-vingts poèmes, est à ce jour le livre le plus traduit de Miguel D’Addario. Écrit en espagnol à l’origine, il est désormais traduit en italien, anglais, portugais, grec et français. Nous sommes plongés dans un voyage intérieur à travers des thèmes universels comme l’amour, la vie, la mort, les obstacles, les bonheurs, Dieu, notre existence à travers notre recherche intérieure, notre réveil, notre évolution... Parfois l’auteur nous interpelle, nous secoue, souhaitant nous faire prendre conscience qu’il est temps de s’éveiller. L’aspect social est un thème de prédilection, car inconsciemment, nous sommes sous l’influence de la société. Mais sans le moindre questionnement, ne risquons-nous pas de passer à côté de l’essentiel ? L’adversité pourrait-elle être perçue de manière positive, comme une expérience nécessaire permettant le réveil puis l’évolution ? Les éléments perturbateurs apparaitraient alors comme des médiateurs entre le monde tangible et intangible. Et finalement l’amour apparait aussi comme une réponse, poème Limites : « (…) Embrasse comme si tu perdais ton corps demain et aime comme si c’était le dernier jour de ta vie. » Un recueil de poésie qui permet de faire face aux déboires de la vie de manière positive et de croître en se recentrant sur notre essentialité.

Under the Broken Sky

by Mariko Nagai

"Necessary for all of humankind, Under the Broken Sky is a breathtaking work of literature."—Booklist, starred review A beautifully told middle-grade novel-in-verse about a Japanese orphan’s experience in occupied rural Manchuria during World War II.Twelve-year-old Natsu and her family live a quiet farm life in Manchuria, near the border of the Soviet Union. But the life they’ve known begins to unravel when her father is recruited to the Japanese army, and Natsu and her little sister, Cricket, are left orphaned and destitute. In a desperate move to keep her sister alive, Natsu sells Cricket to a Russian family following the 1945 Soviet occupation. The journey to redemption for Natsu's broken family is rife with struggles, but Natsu is tenacious and will stop at nothing to get her little sister back.Literary and historically insightful, this is one of the great untold stories of WWII. Much like the Newbery Honor book Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai, Mariko Nagai's Under the Broken Sky is powerful, poignant, and ultimately hopeful.Christy Ottaviano Books

The Underground Poetry Metro Transportation System for Souls: Essays on the Cultural Life of Poetry (Poets On Poetry)

by Tony Hoagland

The Underground Poetry Metro Transportation System for Souls collects 16 essays by late Tony Hoagland. Gathered by Hoagland himself into a volume for the Poets on Poetry series, these pieces grapple with an expansive range of poetic and cultural concerns—and the surprising and necessary knowledge to be found where they cross paths. His trademark humor and irony, at once approachable, thoughtful, and sophisticated, lead the way toward clear-eyed, sometimes difficult, considerations of contemporary American culture. Through his curiosity, he elevates the seemingly quotidian into a profound subject worthy of close consideration. Hoagland’s generosity of spirit imbues his work with empathy for experiences beyond his own, and his honesty allows him to turn a critical eye on himself and to acknowledge the limits of his understanding. This collection will be rewarding not just for readers of contemporary poetry, but for anyone who wants to step back, take a look at our American reality, and know we’ll be okay.

Unfolding Journey

by Catherine Weeks

Poetry, like music, is another way to express emotions. The words follow a winding path carrying your feelings along with them. The rhythms speak to your heart and draw you in giving a voice to things you may not know you needed to say.Life is an unfolding journey of joys and sorrows, confidence and confusion. Unfolding Journey follows those ups and downs in my life. Feelings turned into words. Words given as a gift from our Heavenly Father- words He didn&’t intend for me alone.Let the words He gave sink into your heart. Let them become His words to you. Words to guide and to heal, to bring you to tears or laughter. Make His message part of your unfolding journey.

Unforgetting Private Charles Smith

by Jonathan Locke Hart

Private Charles Smith had been dead for close to a century when Jonathan Hart discovered the soldier’s small diary in the Baldwin Collection at the Toronto Public Library. The diary’s first entry was marked 28 June 1915. After some research, Hart discovered that Charles Smith was an Anglo-Canadian, born in Kent, and that this diary was almost all that remained of this forgotten man, who like so many soldiers from ordinary families had lost his life in the First World War. In reading the diary, Hart discovered a voice full of life, and the presence of a rhythm, a cadence that urged him to bring forth the poetry in Smith’s words. Unforgetting Private Charles Smith is the poetic setting of the words in Smith’s diary, work undertaken by Hart with the intention of remembering Smith’s life rather than commemorating his death.

Uni-versos silvestres

by Dani Flaco

El primer poemario de uno de los cantautores más talentosos de la actualidad. Uni-versos silvestres es un pequeño catálogo de momentos y sensaciones, un examen de conciencia para juzgar cada detalle que nos construye, cada experiencia; pero ante todo es una mirada íntima a lo que somos ahora, al resultado del tiempo en nuestra piel, en nuestras entrañas. Construido en dos partes, una dedicada a poemas más emocionales y otra a poemas más introspectivos, el cantautor Dani Flaco nos propone en su primer poemario un viaje al «yo» a través de las vivencias que lo modelan, una relfexión a corazón abierto sobre el paso del tiempo y el cambio emocional que supone. Con Ilustraciones originales de Riki Blanco.

Unidentified Poetic Object

by Brian Henderson

Astonishingly deft poems that highlight an excess, an emptiness, and a wilderness on the other side of use. In Unidentified Poetic Object, his twelfth collection of poetry, Brian Henderson strikes from language an “alphabet of lightning,” an animacy and urgency in which every object is potent with actions, past and present; every action is alive with the potential of what it might move in the world. And since every object is more than we know in our eagerness to turn it to human use, Henderson wants us to dive into that unknown space.

Unsun

by Andrew Zawacki

In his fifth poetry volume, American poet Andrew Zawacki expands his inquiry into the possibilities and dangers of a ‘global pastoral,’ exploring geographies alternately enhanced and flattened out by digital networks, international transit, the uneven and invisible movements of capital, and the unrelenting feedback loops of data surveillance, weather disaster, war. <P><P>Wheeling interference patterns of systems of meaning, from radio signals and runway signage to foreign phrases and babytalk, interact with the ‘langscape’ of English, while punctuation is retrofitted as coding. In creating a politically committed lyric form that opens all the dimensions of language – sonic and semantic, syntactic and graphic – Unsun sustains an oblique conversation with Paul Celan’s Fadensonnen, Chris Marker’s Sans soleil, and Michael Palmer’s Sun. Loosely structured by the settings of analog photography, the book features a suite of the author’s black-and-white, large format images alongside an adaptation of Tang Dynasty poet Wang Wei and a series of fractured sonnets for – and from – his young daughter.

Until the Lions: Echoes from the Mahabharata

by Karthika Nair

A dazzling and eloquent reworking of the Mahabharata, one of South Asia's best-loved epics, through nineteen peripheral voices. With daring poetic forms, Karthika Naïr breathes new life into this ancient epic.Karthika Naïr refracts the epic Mahabharata through the voices of nameless soldiers, outcast warriors and handmaidens as well as abducted princesses, tribal queens, and a gender-shifting god. As peripheral figures and silent catalysts take center stage, we get a glimpse of lives and stories buried beneath the dramas of god and nation, heroics and victory - of the lives obscured by myth and history, all too often interchangeable. Until the Lions is a kaleidoscopic, poetic tour de force. It reveals the most intimate threads of desire, greed, and sacrifice in this foundational epic.

Vancouver for Beginners

by Alex Leslie

In Vancouver for Beginners, the nostalgia of place is dissected through the mapping of a city where readers are led past surrealist development proposals, post-apocalyptic postcards, childhood landmarks long gone and a developer who paces at the city's edge, shoring it up with aquariums.In these poems you will traverse a city lined with rivers, not streets. Memory traps and tourist traps reveal themselves, and the ocean glints, elusive, in the background. Here there are many Vancouvers and no Vancouver, a city meant for elsewhere after the flood has swept through. This place of the living and the dead has been rewritten: forests are subsumed by parks, buildings sink and morph, and the climate has changed.Vancouver for Beginners is a ghost story, an elegy, a love song for a city that is both indecipherable and a microcosm of a world on fire.

Vergleichende Weltliteraturen / Comparative World Literatures: DFG-Symposion 2018

by Dieter Lamping Galin Tihanov

Das Konzept der Weltliteratur ist über die Komparatistik hinaus zu einem grundlegenden Paradigma für die Erforschung der Literatur avanciert, das sich neben dem lange herrschenden nationalen etabliert hat. Die gerade durch neue literarische Entwicklungen komplexer gewordene Logik des Begriffs ‚Weltliteratur‘ reflektiert die verschiedenen Aspekte literarischer Internationalisierung. Sie verweist auch auf theoretische Differenzen, die zugleich eine historische und kulturelle Signatur haben und die deshalb nur komparativ-differenzierend beschrieben werden können. In diesem Sinn stellt die Pluralität der Weltliteratur als Begriff wie als Sache den Ausgangspunkt der Überlegungen des Symposions dar, die sich als in einem starken Sinn vergleichend verstehen und dabei auch über die europäische Literatur und den europäischen Kontext hinausgehen.

Vulgar Mechanics

by K. B Thors

Grappling with queerness and trauma from Alberta to Brooklyn, powering through body, sex, and gender to hit free open roads <P><P> In Vulgar Mechanics, K. B. Thors seeks to invent new strategies for survival through the two most basic tools available to the speaker: language and the body. The work begins in collapse, the poems acting as witness to the death of a mother. The speaker documents how, as her mother's physical body disintegrates, hidden knowledge rises to the surface in the form of "seismic legacy data." As dark secrets are released, the desire for justice demands improvisation. Moving from the fracked landscapes of the prairies to the steep verticality of New York, this is a collection concerned with hunger, anger, and the shifting fault-lines between play and pain. The poems celebrate the body as a vehicle of excavation and self-determination in a world in which there may be no such a thing as a safe word. <P><P>Thors pushes against the boundaries of language - the material of sense, meaning - in order to claim a quantum vision of the self, one who transforms trauma into energy through its own multiplicity. The body becomes both ghost and machine, burning the past in its engine to make something beautiful and new, "a thunder egg / bucking the fire pit."

Walking on Ice: Thoughts on Life's Perilous Journey

by P A Surch

Life is a journey, often perilous. We take risks, not because we want to die, but because we want to feel alive. This book explores the feelings of joy and triumph, loss and regret that we all experience along the way. Set in airports, train stations and bus stops, it captures the moments in transit and transition where we pause to reflect on our own journey, gather our thoughts and rebuild ourselves stronger and wiser to carry on.

The Wanderer's Havamal

by Ed. Jackson Crawford Trans.

The Wanderer&’s Hávamál features Jackson Crawford&’s complete, carefully revised English translation of the Old Norse poem Hávamál, newly annotated for this volume, together with the original Old Norse text sourced directly from the Codex Regius manuscript. Crawford&’s classic Cowboy Hávamál, and translations of other related texts central to understanding the character, wisdom, and mysteries of Óðinn (Odin), round out the volume. Portable and reader-friendly, it makes an ideal companion for both lovers of Old Norse mythology and those new to the wisdom of this central Eddic poem wherever they may find themselves.

The War Makes Everyone Lonely (Phoenix Poets)

by Graham Barnhart

In his first collection of poems, many of which were written during his years as a US Army Special Forces medic, Graham Barnhart explores themes of memory, trauma, and isolation. Ranging from conventional lyrics and narrative verse to prose poems and expressionist forms, the poems here display a strange, quiet power as Barnhart engages in the pursuit and recognition of wonder, even while concerned with whether it is right to do so in the fraught space of the war zone. We follow the speaker as he treads the line between duty and the horrors of war, honor and compassion for the victims of violence, and the struggle to return to the daily life of family and society after years of trauma. Evoking the landscapes and surroundings of war, as well as its effects on both US military service members and civilians in war-stricken countries, The War Makes Everyone Lonely is a challenging, nuanced look at the ways American violence is exported, enacted, and obscured by a writer poised to take his place in the long tradition of warrior-poets.

The War Makes Everyone Lonely (Phoenix Poets)

by Graham Barnhart

In his first collection of poems, many of which were written during his years as a US Army Special Forces medic, Graham Barnhart explores themes of memory, trauma, and isolation. Ranging from conventional lyrics and narrative verse to prose poems and expressionist forms, the poems here display a strange, quiet power as Barnhart engages in the pursuit and recognition of wonder, even while concerned with whether it is right to do so in the fraught space of the war zone. We follow the speaker as he treads the line between duty and the horrors of war, honor and compassion for the victims of violence, and the struggle to return to the daily life of family and society after years of trauma. Evoking the landscapes and surroundings of war, as well as its effects on both US military service members and civilians in war-stricken countries, The War Makes Everyone Lonely is a challenging, nuanced look at the ways American violence is exported, enacted, and obscured by a writer poised to take his place in the long tradition of warrior-poets.

War / Torn

by Hasan Namir

Where, the Mile End, Irish poet Julie Morrissy's debut collection, embodies an energetic lyricism that whips through Europe and North America with humour, curiosity and a distinct edginess. Morrissy's lines track emotional, physical, and geographical change, as she intimately links the vitality of two continents: the snow, the streets, the sensual memories. Where, the Mile End reimagines the places we inhabit, the moments we remember, the things we long for.

Water

by Jesús María Flores Luna

It is a collection of poems about water. From its appearance and the first contact of man with him, after his daily use of survival for the world, until the flow and the race below the cities and their current contamination. Translation of Agustina Jazmín Lombardo

Wave Archive

by Emmalea Russo

Is it possible to archive the invisible symptoms of an illness? Is the archive emotional? Emmalea Russo's Wave Archive moves between essay and poetry while also pondering the mind-body connection and the unreliability of thought patterns and histories. Here, Russo invokes her own experiences with seizures, photographs and art-making, archival and indexical processes, brain waves, and the very personal need to document and store while simultaneously questioning the reliability of memory and language. Drawing upon the history of epilepsy in both ancient and modern brain treatments, Wave Archive disrupts and restores the archive over and over again, exploring the very edges of consciousness.

What Sadie Tied

by Carrie Finison

Sadie has learned to tie her shoes! Now she wants to tie everything she can. She ties her socks, her sleeves, and even her hair! She gets so excited about tying other things together, though, that she doesn’t notice her shoe has come untied again!

What's in a Name

by Ana Luísa Amaral

Poems of effervescent grace from one of the best-known and best-loved poets of Portugal With the elliptical looping of a butterfly alighting on one’s sleeve, the poems of Ana Lui´sa Amaral arrive as small hypnotic miracles. Spare and beautiful in a way reminiscent both of Szymborska and of Emily Dickinson (it comes as no surprise that Amaral is the leading Portuguese translator of Dickinson), these poems—in Margaret Jull Costa’s gorgeous English versions—seamlessly interweave the everyday with the dreamlike and ask “What’s in a name?” “How solid is a name if answered to,” Amaral answers, but “like the Rose—no, like its perfume: ungovernable. Free.” There is much freedom within Amaral’s poetry, room for mysteries to multiply, and yet her beautiful lines are as clear as water: And that time of smiles Which does, incidentally, really exist, I swear, as does the fire And the invisible sea, which with nothing will agree

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