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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...
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...
Poet To Poet: Poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them
Poet To Poet
Poems written to poets and the stories that inspired them
Julie Roorda, Elana Wolff
2012
Poets find inspiration in all manner of human experience, from the comical to the sombre. The creative processes by which they grow their poems to fruition are as diverse, and often as quirky, as their subjects. But what all poets have in common is their captivation by the work and...
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.
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
Reaching V
Kate Marshall Flaherty
2014
“Reaching V” occurs when geese find perfect formation -- riding on air, sharing leadership, and honking encouragement on the journey. These poems explore moments of epiphany, when, like a skein of geese, things align. They investigate moments when supports crumble, and new patterns must emerge. They seek the spark in...
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...
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...
Sightlines
Henry Beissel
2016
This collection is truly global in scope and universal in perspective. From a bog near Ottawa to the lagoons of Venice, from a chamber concert in an Ontario barn to a blind beggar in Mexico, from the infinities of interstellar space to the birth of a grandson -- Henry Beissel...
Silt
Christl Verduyn
2002
The poems in Christl Verduyn's first collection reveal telling moments in lives that move between places, times, and identities. They look beyond the everyday to glimpse extraordinary instances of human experience and emotion.
Silva Rerum
Paol Keineg
1989
Silva: forêt, bois; parc, bosquet; un arbre ou des arbres; par ext. grande quantité, masse; brouillon, esquisse; titre d'ouvrage. Silva rerum, “forêt de choses”: chez Cicéron, ensemble de notes servant a la préparation d'un discours ou d'un livre.
Skinny-Dipping with the Muse
Ellen S. Jaffe
2014
Grouped into four sections, the poems in this collection relate to the writer's experience of diving “into the destructive element” (in Joseph Conrad's words), naked, vulnerable, stripping off clothes, masks, and preconceptions in a process of connecting with the “creative spirit” in a way that is playful, loving, emotionally rich...
Slender Human Weight
Sue Chenette
2009
In Slender Human Weight, Sue Chenette explores a world both familiar and mysterious. She finds, in her mother's attic, in the French countryside, and in her own home, the richness of physical objects as they embody what is felt, dreamed, longed for, and remembered.
Slow Dancing: Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas
Slow Dancing
Creativity and Illness: Duologue and Rengas
Malca Litovitz, Elana Wolff
2008
Showcasing the fruits of creativity from illness, this duologue and poetry collection addresses the last months of author Malca Litovitz's life and her devotion to writing. Life, love, and death are all reflected upon in unshielded, intimate language without pretense. Raw and moving, this poetry collaboration inspires appreciation for those...
Snow and Other Guises
John L. Falk
2000
John Falk's third collection of poems acknowledges his birth place in Canada in the rhythm and heritage of its landscapes and languages which permeate his poems of love and death, of anger and joy.
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