Mappings of the Plane: New Selected Poems

By Gwen Harwood, Gregory Kratzmann

Gwen Harwood (1920-1995) is among the most sensible enjoyed Australian poets of the 20th century - and a fierce prankster, who released poems lower than half-a-dozen names and identities. by means of turns poignant, sensuous and mischievous, passionately musical, her poetry is marked by means of convinced intelligence and a quicksilver, anti-authoritarian wit. This new collection of her poetry from 1943 to her dying makes the entire variety of the paintings obtainable for the 1st time to poetry-lovers within the northern hemisphere. With an advent via the top Harwood critic Gregory Kratzmann and the Australian poet Chris Wallace-Crabbe, who corresponded with Harwood, the choice contains hitherto little-known paintings in addition to poems that have develop into a part of the critical canon of Australian poetry.

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The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel

By Nikos Kazantzakis

2012 Retail ePub -- fortunately filling a request.

A continuation of Homer’s epic poem, Kazantzakis’s personal Odyssey finds Odysseus once more leaving Ithaca on discovering that the satisfactions of domestic and fireside will not be as he remembered them. Following an come across with the previous Helen of Troy (now lower back to her husband, the king of Sparta, after the ignominious defeat of the Trojans), Odysseus progressively wends his method to Egypt and southward, grappling all of the whereas with questions about the character of God. thought of via Kazantzakis himself to be certainly one of his most crucial works, The Odyssey takes readers on a richly imagined quest for event and knowing with one in every of literature’s such a lot undying characters.

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Eyelid Lick (Fence Modern Poets Series)

By Donald Dunbar

Eyelid Lick is borne out of person psychedelic adventure right into a global of streaming conversation. those free, runny poems search intimacy via testimonial. there is the feeling of the lick, and the feeling of being licked, and if either humans understand one another sufficient either side of the lick could be felt.


Not hate, now not no strength to discover them lovable, or captivating, or issues. simply because there is going to be a child within the yard. and as the lambs hold low within the trees.

I am so no longer fucking round. Like a reputation strangling its physique, i will overlook it, too. i will say something, after which thoroughly omit it. i'm going to remind you of anything recognized to every person: lets have got away with rather a lot more.

Donald Dunbar lives in Portland, Oregon, the place he co-curates the studying sequence If now not For Kidnap and teaches poetry to destiny cooks at Oregon Culinary Institute.

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Cyprian Norwid: Poems

By Danuta Borchardt, Cyprian Norwid

Thought of a "Christian Socrates" through one critic and a "hieroglyph stylist" through one other, Cyprian Norwid used to be extra unanimously well-known, even if, as the most important figures in Polish letters whose verse is as idiosyncratic because it is profound. touring opposed to the currents of the philosophy of his day, Norwid used to be a historicist with deep perception into the codes and ripples within the society round him. This attractive assortment, chosen and translated by means of Danuta Borchardt, comprises a lot of Norwid¢s respected poems, together with Vademecum. actual to its Latin summons, "go with me," the epic poem invitations the reader to accompany Norwid on a trip even though many lands and undying query, looking fact. We witness Norwid decrying the tight-fisted urban people of London, befriending Frédéric Chopin – whom he meets in the course of his travels, and lamenting the dying of a pal. Lyrical, relocating and infrequently biting, this assortment provides an evocative glimpse into the realm of a rare poet.

Cyprian Norwid (1821-1883), poet, playwright, novelist, philosopher, and visible artist, used to be nearly unknown in the course of his lifetime. His poetry, full of aphorisms and multi-layered metaphor, is basically freed from the melodic tone average of Romantic poetry. whilst the occupying powers censored all writing within the Polish language, Norwid went into exile, relocating via Europe and the United States. He died in a hostel in Ivry.

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Nothing More to Lose (NYRB/Poets)

Nothing extra to Lose is the 1st selection of poems by way of Palestinian poet Najwan Darwish to seem in English. Hailed around the Arab international  and past, Darwish’s poetry walks the razor’s facet among depression and resistance, among darkish humor and cruel political realities. With incisive imagery and passionate lyricism, Darwish confronts subject matters of equality and justice whereas providing an intensive, extra inclusive, rewriting of what it capacity to be either Arab and Palestinian dwelling in Jerusalem, his birthplace.

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By Elizabeth Spires

Winner of a 1996 Whiting Award. In her fourth number of poems Elizabeth Spires addresses the fundamental topics of existence and of literature: start, demise, production, and intimations of immortality. the 1st part specializes in the stories of belief, being pregnant, and childbirth from the issues of view of either mom and baby. the second one part bargains a reversal and answer within which the poems movement out right into a divided and divisive international. those poems are unique by means of an immaculate lyricism, a pristine feel for the wildlife and the rhythms of language.

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Dark Fields of the Republic: Poems 1991-1995

By Adrienne Rich

"When does a lifestyles bend in the direction of freed? seize its path" asks Adrienne wealthy in Dark Fields of the Republic, her significant new paintings. Her explorations visit the guts of democracy and love, and the old and current endangerment of both.

A theater of voices of guys and ladies, the useless and the residing, over the years and throughout continents, the poems of Dark Fields of the Republic take conversations, imaginary and actual, activities taken for higher or worse, out of histories and songs to increase the poet's succeed in of witness and gear of connection--and then invitations the reader to take part.

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Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?

A wonderful new translation of Mahmoud Darwish’s intertwining poetic narrative, proposing a profound portrait of the Palestinian humans, the human situation, and Darwish’s personal hopes and dreams

Since Mahmoud Darwish's death, his poetic writings remain learn through an viewers in awe. this can be a number of autobiographical poetry designed to provide an perception into the broader human . Darwish explores the that means of existence, id, and the impression of exile. Hailed because the most crucial Arab poet of the trendy day, Darwish's voice has come to symbolize a new release and the Palestinian humans in the middle of the demanding political state of affairs within the center East. whereas Darwish explored issues of misplaced Eden, exile, and lifestyles after dying, he resisted type as a spokesperson for the Palestinian reason, and refused to take advantage of his artwork for basically political ends. Darwish's used to be a nomadic life, a lot of it spent in overseas exile, and those reviews lent his writing a worldly edge—they partake of a global mythology.

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