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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...
Not in Vain You've Sent Me Light begins with a provocative, sometimes humorous exposé of two lovers and their collisions and triumphs, and evolves into a high-voltage portrait gallery, depicting heroes and artists, scientists and politicians, mothers and their conflicted daughters. Cora Siré draws on a multi-dimensional palette to deepen her...
Odysseus: On the River of Time: Book One
Odysseus
On the River of Time: Book One
Carl Hare
2017
Odysseus begins where Homer's Odyssey leaves off, and recounts the Greek hero's final quest to settle his debt with the god Poseidon. He must travel to many cities carrying a wooden oar, find a land that knows no salt, and offer a sacrifice to the god on the site where...
Of Love
Paul Bélanger, Judith Elaine Cowan
2021
With echoes of Jacques Brault, Simone Weil, Baudelaire and Petrarch, in Of Love, Paul Bélanger continues his poetic quest for the sources of spiritual ecstasy. In this "body of song," the quest includes a series of distinct women as representatives of the Muse: an exciting black woman; a woman met...
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).
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...
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...
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.
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 Elaine 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
Red Haws to Light the Field
James Deahl
2017
Red Haws To Light The Field is wide-ranging in subject matter: love, eroticism, war, death, and the nature of poetic endeavour. Red Haws also contains poems inspired by or dedicated to the great masters and fellow poets: Li Po, Tu Fu, Federico García Lorca, Czesław Miłosz, Raymond Souster, Pablo Neruda,...
Remembering History
Rhea Tregebov
1982
Remembering History records events of the past and present, of here and everywhere. What has or might have happened come together to form the imaginary world Rhea Tregebov does not fear to criticize. She puts herself inside the history of women and remembers the details of actions which have subtly...
Report on the Second Half of the Twentieth Century is Ken Norris' attempt to make a major statement about life in these times. The vantage point is that of the individual life: his own. Collected and juxtaposed, hopefully books in the series will present a panoramic view and investigation of...
Rivers Applaud Forever
Raymond Filip
2019
In Rivers Applaud Forever, Raymond Filip, the craftsman and musician, showcases his spoken-word texts that perform on a silent page, as well as his "say then play" recitals on stage. This collection features free verse and end rhymes; satire and nature studies; a concrete poem and a proem; a linked...
Rooms the Wind Makes
James Deahl
2012
The publication of Rooms The Wind Makes completes a cycle of four poetry collections, the preceding volumes being No Cold Ash, Even This Land Was Born Of Light, and When Rivers Speak. James Deahl has been called "one of the ten or twenty finest poets writing in the English language."...
Rush of Wings: Poems 1968-1977
Rush of Wings
Poems 1968-1977
Axel Soestmeyer
1982
This is a posthumous collection of poems. Though Axel Soestmeyer did not live to see the poems into print, this edition faithful to his intentions makes public the complex expression of an emotional thinker and intelligent lover. His mastery of vocabulary and the liberties he took with syntax and rhythm...
Secret Transfusions
Samuel Beckett, Marco Sonzogni
2010
Secret Transfusions is the first dual-language annotated edition of Samuel Beckett's translations of Italian literature (Comisso, Franchi and Montale) since these translations were published in the Modernist literary journal This Quarter in 1930. This early work already displays Beckett's genius for language and for translation as original writing.
Send
Domenico Capilongo
2017
Domenico Capilongo continues to play with lyricism, form and language in his new poetry collection, send, where he explores the ways in which we communicate. From smoke signals to texting, and using lyric meditation, personal narratives and experimental poetry, send forces us to examine how we choose to relate to...
Seventeen Trees
Marianne Micros
2007
Marianne Micros, in Seventeen Trees, re-creates her deeply personal journeys to the land of her ancestors, a Greece where myth, spiritual sites, family folklore, and human encounters converge to intensify the poet's awareness of her origins, permitting her to mourn and celebrate, to reflect and dance.
Shiftless
Janet Fraser
2014
Like the narrator of Raymond Carver's poem “Shiftless,” Janet Fraser likes to sit in a chair for hours, perhaps with a cola. She'd like a stranger to say: “Don't I know you?” In Shiftless Fraser fearlessly explores the essence of her own life, some of her ancestors' lives, and the...
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