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Molisan Poems: Selected Poems
Molisan Poems
Selected Poems
Eugenio Cirese, Luigi Bonaffini
2000
Although unknown in North America, Eugenio Cirese is one of Italy's most accomplished dialect poets, and the only dialect poet from the region of Molise to be included in national anthologies, such as the one edited by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dell'Arco (1954). In the extremely varied landscape of Italian...
Moon On Wild Grasses
Keith Garebian
2013
Moon on Wild Grasses, with illustrations by the author, shows the unsuspected scope of a very concise, precise poetic form. Keith Garebian's haiku encompass a wide range of themes in a vividly elegant style that combines the pictorial with the passionate, erotic or reflective. Nature, empirical experience, the self, love,...
Moving Landscape
Pasquale Verdicchio
1985
Karen Shenfeld's careful, concentrated language draws the reader in. Her's is a charged, physical world where figure skates are "a shock of alpine white," and the Torah's "crowned letters dance." It is also a world marked by profound metaphysical connections where fireflies flash "coded signals of their secret selves." There...
Navy Blue
Steve Meagher
2016
Broken hymns. Desperate prayers. Tales of first heroes. Stories of the street. The poems in Navy Blue walk the middle ground between sorrow and salvation, tackling themes of devotion, regret, innocence lost and mortality through an array of dark landscapes and narratives of the dispossessed. Written in sharp and urgent...
Newer Lies
Dan Jalowica
2005
These meticulous, skillful, and endlessly revealing poems are astounding in their restraint and delicate comprehension of the natural world. Minimal language and brief verses contribute to the precise imagery illustrated in these gorgeously spare narrative lyrics. From East Coker to Northern Ontario, the fine line between poetry and deceit lurks,...
News from the Blockade and Other Poems
Egito Gonçalves, Alexis Levitin
2002
This translation shows precisely why Egito Gonçalves is considered one of Portugal's most important poets. This fine international poet dances between love lyrics, ironic observations, and trenchant political commentary.
Night Coach
Marco Fraticelli
1983
Haiku with illustrations: "Words as precision instruments, delicate as the stiletto tip. And as deadly. Fraticelli believes in the absolute moment, and captures it within the flicker of the eternal instant." -- News & Chronicle
Nomadic Trajectory
Pasquale Verdicchio
1990
There is always distance in language. Readers and writers move in this distance, between the innumerable points that define their positions. The poems of Nomadic Trajectory are but notations of absence and displacement. A nomad reads the landscape s/he travels, considering all the changes that may have taken place since...
Of Dissonance and Shadows
Daniel Sloate
2001
This volume brings together all the poems Daniel Sloate has written to date: "The collected poems in this book include many of my earliest and latest texts, some going back to the late 1950s and the most recent to the end of the last century. They constitute a mood map...
Of Snow, of Soul
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2010
Of Snow, of Soul offers a substantial selection from each of Talvet's three most recent poetry books, Kas sul viinamarju ka on? (Do You Also Have Grapes?, 2001), Unest, lumest (Of Dreams, of Snow, 2005) and Silmad peksavad une seinu (Eyes Beat the Walls of Sleep, 2008).
Office Politics
Mary Melfi
1999
This is no sociological treatise set to free verse. Nor is it a lighthearted comedy la Dolly Parton and Lilly Tomlin. The poet records with a practised and steady hand.
On Order and Things
Stefan Psenak, Antonio D'Alfonso
2003
On Order and Things is the story of an impossible love between a man and a woman. Confused characters living in a senseless world where love and creativity are irrelevant. This poetic narrative is for all of us.
Orioles in the Oranges
Melanie Janisse
2009
Orioles in the Oranges is an exquisitely told story of a destructive modern love, woven together with a famous Métis legend of Pelee Island - involving a young woman who plunged to her death in Lake Erie after being abandoned by her English husband. Janisse's own Metis heritage, as well...
Panick Love
Antonio D'Alfonso
1992
This long prose poem is the author's translation of the original French version L'Amour panique (1987). The poem serves as a link between Italy and Montreal, analyzing the essence of identity. Set in Paris, this poem is a contemporary exploration of the myth of Ulysses where the personal, the cultural,...
Paper Wings
Rosemary Clewes
2014
Paper Wings is a collection of poems in five parts, seen through the lens of history, geography, familial loss and celebration. Whether travelling by icebreaker, kayak or on foot, or weaving memory into new landscapes of the heart, these poems incline to the marvellous and metaphysical. Each asks in different...
Paramita, Little Black
Suzanne Robertson
2011
In her first collection of poems, Suzanne Robertson meditates on the nature of intimacy; the connective tissue that binds stranger to stranger, human to animal, soul to landscape, heart to mind. Inspired by the Buddhist paramitas -- actions that spark a spiritual sojourn, the poems attempt to both transcend and...
Containing a very moving section dedicated to the death of the author's father, this collection of prose poems considers a variety of forms of love as well as the plights and blitheness of the body, individual and collective. Flourishing under the personal experience of loss, the author uses a broken...
Passenger: Selected Poems
Passenger
Selected Poems
Antonio Porta, Pasquale Verdicchio
2000
Passenger is a selection of Antonio Porta's works that were published between 1958 and 1979. These years represent Porta's evolution during and after his Novissimi period. What is offered here is the writing of a highly productive first-class poet. Antonio Porta died in 1988.
Pellucid Waters: Selected Poems
Pellucid Waters
Selected Poems
Claude Péloquin, Lucie Ranger
1998
Claude Péloquin wrote his first book of poetry Jéricho in 1963, which immediately established him as a leading avant-garde poet. This translation, Pellucid Waters, gathers poems which he wrote in the 1960s.
Pillars of Lace: The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Women Writers
Pillars of Lace
The Anthology of Italian-Canadian Women Writers
Marisa De Franceschi
1999
Pillars of Lace is an eclectic collection of the finest writing by Italian-Candian women. It is the first anthology of its kind in Canada. This anthology showcases excerpts from a variety of genres: poetry, short stories, film scripts, novels, personal memoirs and journalism. The work, some of which is translated...
Plastic's Republic
Giovanna Riccio
2019
In 2019 Barbie turns 60. Never only a toy, she defines the stellar. In Plastic's Republic, Giovanna Riccio delves into Barbie's impact on female beauty highlighting how plasticity in body and persona have allowed the doll to remain top-diva. Other poems bring to life, Mattel's movers-n-shakers who created Barbie to...
Poésie: 1960-1991
Poésie
1960-1991
Roland Morisseau
1993
Il y a chez Morisseau un puits d'espérance qu'on dirat intarissable. Sa conception de l'existence débouche en outre sur une immense mansuétude devantla condition humains. Les bafoués, les échorchés, les écrasés apparaissant de l'un à l'autre poème, trouveront chez ce lyrique une source de consolation pour toute souffrance ou déception...
Poetry is Blood
Keith Garebian
2018
Combining eloquent lyrics and edgy anti-lyrics, the poems in Poetry is Blood both rehearse and flout conventions of lyric poetry to speak with deep-rooted melancholy about family and tribal history, ancient walls, paintings, monuments, martyred poets, and genocidal madness. These pieces have the wide cross-stylistic reach of elegy yet fearlessly...
Pondering the Weight of Being: Selected Poems (1944-2013)
Pondering the Weight of Being
Selected Poems (1944-2013)
Giorgio Orelli, Marco Sonzogni, Ross Woods
2015
Critics include Orelli among the so-called post-hermetic poets, aligning him with one of Italy's most distinctive literary schools: the Linea Lombarda. Orelli's poetry, however, eludes pigeonholing. The phonosymbolism enveloping his verse, combined with sharpness of observation, elegance of diction, and irony of tone, make his poetry distinctive and exacting. Readers,...
Portraits of Absence
Fabiano Alborghetti, Marco Sonzogni, Ross Woods
2017
Portraits of Absence is poetry of witness, of unflinching eyewitness accounts of atrocities--the devil's definition of humanity. Fabiano Alborghetti's words, unfolding with machine-gun hiccoughs and staccato rhythms, spaces where the dead drop and the living fall, weeping, are tactile, palpable, sonnets of wreckage and ruin. Consider him a 21st-century Wilfred...
Positions to Pray In
Barry Dempster
1998
Positions to Pray In is another in a series of Barry Dempster's well-crafted, intensely intelligent and spiritual oeuvre, writings which include short story collections and children's novels as well as poetry.
Praise Music
D.G. Geis
2018
A collection of irreverent but definitely not irrelevant poetry by a master-student in the study of human psychology. D.G. Geis doesn't worry about smoothing out the hurt in Praise Music. And all done with a smart layer of philosophic thought--most definitely irreverent but not irrelevant.
Quartz and Mica
Yolande Villemaire, Judith Cowan
1987
A translation of a collection of poems, many of which are set in New York City as the poet travels through an imaginary landscape.
Queror
Antonio D'Alfonso
1979
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