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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.
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 Drifts, I Sing: Selected Poems
Snow Drifts, I Sing
Selected Poems
Juhan Liiv, Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2013
Juhan Liiv (1864-1913) has the same significance for Estonian culture that Federico García Lorca and T.S. Eliot have for modern culture created, respectively, in Spanish and English. Liiv's existential-patriotic and intimate-holistic lyrics have had an impact across Estonian society. Rebellion against all models and fashions existing in poetry unites...
Somersault
Nancy Anne Miller
2015
With visual imagery that matches the vivid subject matter of her island home, Nancy Anne Miller writes about a colonial childhood within the echoes of empire, the shadow of slavery and the complexity of island life which tourism has glossed over. She recounts the effect of the ocean on identity,...
Through these far-reaching and searching poems, J. J. Steinfeld's work continues to not only orbit a multitude of realities and multifaceted worlds, but also to interrogate various aspects of being, whether they appear as the worldly or the otherworldly, the ordinary or the extraordinary, the physical or the spiritual. As...
Songs of Exile
Bänoo Zan
2016
The poems in Songs of Exile are not simply about geographical or political exile. They reveal a metaphorical exile from the poet's lost self, the one she left behind in Iran, her place of origin, the one she has struggled to preserve all her life. They reveal concern about the...
South China Sea: A Poet's Autobiography
South China Sea
A Poet's Autobiography
Ken Norris
2021
South China Sea is a poet's autobiography. Forgoing the props of conventional narrative, the book travels through space and time, revealing the moments in a life that anchor reality and constitute memory. In poems that compel us to remember and to re-evaluate our own personal stories, Norris travels back to...
Speak Only of the Moon: A New Translation of Rumi
Speak Only of the Moon
A New Translation of Rumi
E.D. Blodgett, Manijeh Mannani
2017
As readers everywhere of the Sufi poet Rumi know, his thought is at once profound and perennially fresh. It is sometimes forgotten, however, by those who rely on translations, that he was a poet most at home in a poetry of constraints. The intention of this book is to give...
Spenser: On the River of Time: Book Two
Spenser
On the River of Time: Book Two
Carl Hare
2018
Spenser portrays the last four turbulent months of Edmund Spenser's life as he and his family are caught up in the Munster Revolt in Ireland in 1598. As he fights to survive the invasion of his home, his life as a refugee in Cork, and his return to England, his...
Squall: Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley
Squall
Poems in the Voice of Mary Shelley
Chad Norman
2020
What if the lady -- Jane Austen's contemporary --who conceived the world's most intriguing modern monster (Doc Frankenstein's creature) -- was also a proto-suffragette, precursor-feminist, and, simultaneously, much to her chagrin, wedded to a narcissist poet, whose liberalism urged on his libertinism? How would such a woman think? What would...
Stages: Selected Poems
Stages
Selected Poems
Mary Melfi
1998
Mary Melfi's work appears unclassifiable. There are surrealist fireworks, gnostic philosophizing, black and white humor, an absurdist appreciation of the process of existence. Hers is not one voice, but rather a number of voices organized in a modern fugue: a counterpoint to its own cantus firmus.
Star of Free Will
Maria Luisa Spaziani, Carol Lettieri, Irene Marchegiani Jones
1996
Amidst the many literary movements that have characterized Italian poetry since World War II, Spaziani has carved out her own lyrical voice, using striking imagery, complex metrics and classical control to evoke the disorder of the postmodern world. Her poetry has been translated into numerous languages and has appeared in...
Startled Night
Elana Wolff
2011
Part distilled observation, part imaginative act, part spiritual expedition, the lyrically-idiosyncratic poems in Startled Night plumb the struggle of integrating the shadow, of coming into personhood and love--through the life processes of encounter and crisis, also through the chiaroscuro of art, image, and word. The decisive moment is perpetual, which...
Stone Dream
Madeleine Gagnon, Andrea Moorhead
2010
Although Madeleine Gagnon's work is firmly rooted in North American mythology, history, and culture, she has published significant works dealing with the situation of women in war-torn countries and the impact of prolonged suffering on people's minds and spirits. In Stone Dream Gagnon takes us on the ultimate trip a...
Subway Medusa
Clara Blackwood
2007
This collection of poems is filled with psychics, surfers, femmes fatales, and the love-stricken. Whether focused on an unwitting subway passenger, a seeker investigating ancient beliefs, or a young woman looking for online romance, the sinister and the alluring combine to create this compilation of hilariously skewed, quasi-narrative poetry.
Swimming Toward the Sun: Collected Poems: 1968-2020
Swimming Toward the Sun
Collected Poems: 1968-2020
Laurence Hutchman
2020
Swimming Toward the Sun: Collected Poems (1968-2020) brings together five decades of poetry of the accomplished Canadian poet Laurence Hutchman. He invites us to take a poetic odyssey, starting in the late 1960s in his travels to Europe, leading us through the turbulent times in cosmopolitan...
Swinging Between Water and Stone is a collection of poems comprising four sections. Each section roughly represents the four stages of the never-ending reincarnation cycle: birth, life, death and rebirth. These themes recur in each section, propelling these poems the way smaller wheels turn within larger wheels. Settings, both urban...
Swoon
Elana Wolff
2020
The poems in Swoon speak to the steady wending of a life's thematic drama: the falling / rising permutations across biographical phases. Indications are filtered through relationship, encounter, art, the natural world, and dream. Associations coalesce in a rhythmic clocking of feeling / thought. Randomness and accident may have a...
Tasting Fire
Isabella Colalillo Katz
1999
These poems are the living record of Katz' experiences, passions and reflections. Her writings speak of the transitions and changes in her cultural self, her maturing feminism, her encounters with destiny, history and nature. She writes to see more deeply, for the enchantment of words, the haunting spell of images...
Textures
John Eppel, Togara Muzanenhamo
2018
In Zimbabwe, John Eppel and Togara Muzanenhamo epitomise the ideal of the poet dedicated to excellence in form as well as content. There are as many definitions of poetry as there are poets but, as the Merriam-Webster Dictionary usefully explains, poetry is “Writing that formulates a concentrated imaginative awareness of...
The Absolute Is a Round Die
José Acquelin, Hugh Hazelton
2014
The Absolute Is a Round Die is a work of metaphysical meditation, a verbal mural painting, a restless search for a way to speak the unspeakable, know the unknowable, attain the unattainable. It travels through Middle Eastern sensuality and mysticism, seeking the transcendence within what is at hand, discovering the invisible.
The Alchemy of the Body and Other Poems
Juan Garcia, Marc Plourde
1983
I listened to your prayer, I listened to the sun burning in the leaves, I listened to it passing very near to men and women in a state of quiet possession, I listened from a distance to the inner-life lived out and I could no longer distinguish between night and...
The All Nighter's Radio
M. Travis Lane
2010
Travis Lane offers a world intensified, as if each starfish, hummingbird, and blade of Bermuda grass were seen through a magnifying glass. Revealing things in their vivid complexity, she also gives us a wider, larger vision of all that lies before us. This strong, sharply intelligent collection of poems is...
The most inclusive collection of its kind in North America, this anthology includes a wide variety of genres, from fiction and poetry to essays, plays, film scripts and memoirs. The more than fifty authors represented come from across Canada and have backgrounds in all regions of Italy. Organized in three...
The Blueness of Light: Selected Poems: 1988-2002
The Blueness of Light
Selected Poems: 1988-2002
Louise Dupré, Antonio D'Alfonso
2005
Man and woman emerge from the night and wager everything they have in order to assure their own survival. Intransigence of this kind is tolerable only if tempered by tenderness, and we find plenty of gentleness in these pages. This is a translation of selected poems which Louise Dupré herself...
The Bread We Ate
Rina Ferrarelli
2012
In The Bread We Ate, Rina Ferrarelli continues the work begun in Dreamsearch (Malafemmina Press) and Home is a Foreign Country (Eadmer Press) of putting into words her own struggles with displacement and loss, with the language and culture -- misinterpretations and misidentification -- but also those of the people...
The Bursting Test
Linda Rogers
2002
These poems test the capacity of individuals, families, communities, and the earth itself to stand the pressures of modern life. They walk the tightrope over the chasm between male and female, love and hate, child and adult, war and peace, and now and forever, attempting to find balance and reconcile...
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