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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...
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...
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.
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,...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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...
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