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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.
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 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).
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...
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...
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
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
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