The World According to Itzik: Selected Poetry and Prose

By Itzik Manger, Leonard Wolf

Within the years among 1929 and 1939, whilst Itzik Manger wrote many of the poetry and fiction that made him recognized, his identify between Yiddish readers was once a family notice. known as the Shelley of Yiddish, he was once characterised as being "drunk with talent". This anthology of Manger's paintings seeks to show the complete diversity of his genius in poetry, fiction and feedback. the amount starts with an in depth old, biographical and literary-critical advent to Manger's paintings. There are then excerpts from a singular, "The booklet of Paradise", 3 brief tales, autobiographical essays, serious essays, and eventually, Manger's terrific poetry - ballads, bible poems, own lyrics and the "Megilla Songs". those works, that have the patina of myths received a while in the past, additionally provide sleek mental perception and irrepressible humour. With Manger we take the plunge into the Jewish twentieth century, as he recreates the previous in all its layered expressiveness and translates it with modernist sensibilities.

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Writing the Silences (New California Poetry, Volume 30)

By Richard O. Moore

The poems in Writing the Silences symbolize greater than 60 years of Richard O. Moore’s paintings as a poet. chosen from seven full-length manuscripts written among 1946 and 2008, those poems mirror not just Moore’s position in literary history—he is the final of his iteration of the mythical crew of San Francisco Renaissance poets—but additionally his reemergence into today’s literary international after a big profession as a filmmaker and manufacturer in public radio and tv. Writing the Silences displays Moore’s dedication to freedom of shape, his curiosity in language itself, and his commitment to problems with social justice and ecology.

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Richard O. Moore (Author), Brenda Hillman (Editor), Paul Ebenkamp (Editor), Brenda Hillman (Foreword)

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Le Potomak, précédé d'un Prospectus 1916

By Jean Cocteau, Serge Linarès

« Les Eugènes, le Potomak, le papillon, je n’ai pas su pourquoi je les créais, ni quel rapport pouvait au juste s’établir entre eux. structure secrète. “Que préparez-vous ?” me demanda Canche. Je rougis.
Impossible de lui répondre. »

De ce livre singulier Jean Cocteau déclara : « Mon oeuvre begin avec Le Potomak ; c’est une sorte de préface. » En effet, cette oeuvre hybride, alternant dessins et textes, d’une liberté absolue de forme, fut composée à l’aube de l. a. Première Guerre mondiale, et l’artiste l. a. tiendra toujours pour son authentique most advantageous livre. On y retrouve d’ailleurs le célèbre aphorisme dont il aurait pu faire sa devise : « Ce que le public te reproche, cultive-le, c’est toi. »
Fondé sur l’édition définitive établie par l’auteur en 1924, cet ouvrage surprenant et divertissant recueille de nombreuses illustrations tels les méconnus « Eugènes », et, bien sûr, le « Potomak », monstrueux pensionnaire d’un aquarium à Paris, porteur de poésie et de messages allégoriques.

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Reel to Reel (Phoenix Poets)

Reel to Reel, Alan Shapiro’s 12th choice of poetry, strikes outward from the intimate areas of family members and romantic lifestyles to embody not just the human realm of politics and tradition but in addition the wildlife, or even the outer areas of the cosmos itself. In language richly nuanced but obtainable, those poems inhabit and discover primary questions of life, corresponding to time, mortality, attention, and subject. How did we get the following? Why is there anything instead of not anything? How can we dwell totally and lovingly as wakeful creatures in an subconscious universe with out final objective or vacation spot past returning to the abyss that spawned us? Shapiro brings his humor, innovative depth, attribute syntactical strength, and beneficiant middle to endure on those final mysteries. In methods few poets have performed, he writes from a premodern, primal feel of ask yourself approximately our postmodern world.

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This Connection of Everyone with Lungs: Poems (New California Poetry)

By Juliana Spahr

Part planetary love poem, half 24/7 information flash, the hypnotic poems of This Connection of each person with Lungs wrap with equivalent, angular grace round fanatics and battleships. those poems listen the tracer hearth in a bird's tune and seize phone department and troop deployments within the related expansive notion. They go through concentric degrees of organization and include —from the distance among the fingers to the mesosphere and again again—touching every thing in among. The book's concentration shifts among neighborhood and international, private and non-private, person and social. every little thing will get in: via all 5 senses, via home windows, among your sheets, less than your skin.

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Green is the Orator (New California Poetry, Volume 29)

By Sarah Gridley

Eco-friendly is the Orator follows on Sarah Gridley’s terrific first assortment, climate Eye Open, in addressing the problem of representing nature via language. Gridley’s deftly unique syntax arises from direct event of the flora and fauna and from encounters with different texts, together with the Egyptian “Book of the Dead” and the writings of Charles Darwin, Peter Mark Roget, William Morris, William James, and Henri Bergson. Gridley’s personal idiom is compressed, unique, and whole of unforeseen pleasures. This strange booklet, instantly austere and whole of lifestyles, displays a penetrating brain at work—one that's pondering via and re-presenting romantic and modernist traditions of nature.

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Unmentionables: Poems

By Beth Ann Fennelly

With stylish wordplay and her traditional subversive wit, Beth Ann Fennelly explores the "unmentionable"—not merely what's thought of too daring but additionally what can't be acknowledged simply because phrases are inadequate. In sections of brief narratives, she questions our daily human foibles. 3 longer sequences show her admirable succeed in and fierce intelligence: One, "The Kudzu Chronicles," is a rollicking piece in regards to the transplanted weed. one other, "Bertha Morisot: Retrospective," inspires a fancy lifestyles portrait of the French impressionist painter. The 3rd provides fifteen dream songs that just about out-Berryman Berryman.

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Darkness Sticks to Everything: Collected and New Poems

By Tom Hennen, Jim Harrison

After this all-but-unknown poet used to be referred to as an “American grasp” in a protracted, attractive assessment in The ny Times, Tom Hennen used to be eventually "discovered," and his ebook grew to become a poetry best-seller

“It’s difficult to think that this American master—and I don’t use these phrases lightly—has been hidden correct less than our noses for many years. yet regardless of his loss of acceptance, Mr. Hennen...has easily long gone approximately his calling with humility and gratitude in a tradition whose basic crop has turn into repute. He simply watches, waits after which moves, supplying heart-buckling lines.” —Dana Jennings, The ny Times

"As with Ted Kooser, Tom Hennen is a genius of the typical contact. . . . they're amazingly modest males who early authorized poetry as a calling in historic phrases and not allow up regardless of being missed early on. They go back to the readers a thousandfold for his or her attentions."—Jim Harrison, from the introduction

"Many readers will get pleasure from this evocation of a existence no longer as ordinarily portrayed in modern verse."—Library Journal

"There is whatever of the traditional chinese language poets in Hennen, of Clare and Thoreau, even supposing he's greatly a modern poet."—Willow Springs

"One of the main captivating issues approximately Tom Hennen's poems is his unusual skill to deliver significant quantities of area, usually uninhabited house, into his brain and so into the complete poem."—Robert Bly

"America is a rustic that loves its ads. That loves its bins we will be able to positioned humans and locations into. we like 'Heartland' rather than 'Dustbowl.' We additionally like to be stunned. Rural Minnesota, as written by way of Tom Hennen in Darkness Sticks to Everything, is a global of life like loneliness and classes. It’s a set of honest poems approximately guy and the land."—The Rumpus

"Hennen is a grasp of the prose poem [who] can take little info, tiny information and cause them to universal."—River Falls Journal

"What separates Hennen from a lot of his contemporaries is his willingness to spot with the flora and fauna in a manner that feels neither possessive nor self-serving, yet easily (once back) sincere."—Basalt Magazine

"There is whatever robust in all Tom Hennen's poems, an expertise and a transparent, convinced voice... i do not frequently are looking to finish via asserting 'Buy this book,' yet i'll say it this time: 'You can purchase this book.'"—Fleda Brown, Interlochen Public Radio

"[A] satisfaction to learn for the person that is prepared to decelerate with Hennen and have a look less than a leaf, or at a bee, or into their very own mirrored image in a rain drop."—The Corresponder

Tom Hennen provides voice to the prairie and to rural groups, celebrating—with unhappiness, compliment, and astute observations—the land, climate, and population. briefly lyrics and prose poems, he finds the specified strangeness of normal issues. accumulated from six chapbooks that have been domestically disbursed, this quantity is Hennen's long-overdue advent to a countrywide viewers. comprises an advent by means of Jim Harrison and an afterword through Thomas R. Smith.

"In Falling Snow at a Farm Auction"

Straight pine chair
Comfortable
In anyone's company,
Older than grandmother
It enters the present
Its palms vast open
Wanting to carry one other younger wife.

Tom Hennen, writer of six books of poetry, used to be born and raised in rural Minnesota. After leaving behind university, he married and commenced paintings as a letterpress and offset printer. He helped came upon the Minnesota Writer's Publishing apartment, then labored for the dep. of common assets flora and fauna part, and later on the Sand Lake nationwide flora and fauna safe haven in South Dakota. Now retired, he lives in Minnesota.

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River of Stars: Selected Poems of Yosano Akiko

By Sam Hamill

Yosano Akiko (1878-942) is likely one of the most famed eastern 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 smooth eastern of the story of the Genji. even though most likely top identified for her beautiful erotic poetry, Akiko's paintings additionally championed the factors of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct, frequently passionate, exposing the complexity of daily feelings in poetic language stripped of artifice and featuring the entire 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 sleek variety.

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Urban Myths (Salt Modern Poets)

John Tranter is a number one overseas glossy poet established in Australia. "Urban Myths" is the distillation of 40 years' paintings and twenty released books, and in over 300 pages of poems it provides a wide-ranging sampling of his writing: traditionally acutely aware but very modern, technically talented but effortless to learn.

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