Download E-books Drivers at the Short-Time Motel: National Poetry PDF

By Eugene Gloria

Ephemeral lives, and souls misplaced within the tattered textile of warfare, displacement, and ruined love locate desire, redemption, and a standard voice in Eugene Gloria's crafty concoction of yankee and Filipino vernaculars. whereas a few of these thirty poems care for the panorama and folkways of up to date Filipinos, others find themselves at the streets and byways of present-day the United States. Like many poets of twin history, Gloria's paintings is worried with self-definition, with the try to reconcile a sense of exile and homelessness. usually taking the shape of personality experiences and first-person narratives, Gloria's poems poignantly light up the typical man's look for connection to the self and to the world."Eugene Gloria's Drivers on the Short-Time hotel is propelled through an imagistic sincerity and paced lyricism. every one poem turns out to include the plain-spoken in addition to the gildings that we go together with classical and sleek Asian poetry. although a number of the poems handle the lingering damage of cultural and monetary imperialism, worlds coexist within the comparable pores and skin via magical imagery. Gauged by means of a willing eye, heritage is scrutinized, yet via a playful exactness. those extraordinary poems are trustworthy." —Yusef Komunyaaka

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Download E-books The Complete Poems of Sappho PDF

By Willis Barnstone

Sappho’s exciting lyric verse has been unremittingly renowned for greater than 2,600 years—certainly a checklist for poetry of any kind—and love for her artwork in basic terms raises as time is going on. notwithstanding her extant paintings is composed in basic terms of a set of fragments and a handful of entire poems, her mystique endures to be came across anew by means of every one new release, and to motivate new efforts at bringing the spirit of her Greek phrases faithfully into English.

In the earlier, translators have taken simple techniques to Sappho: both very actually translating merely the phrases within the fragments, or taking the freedom of reconstructing the lacking components. Willis Barnstone has taken a center direction, during which he is still trustworthy to the phrases of the fragments, simply very judiciously filling in a notice or word in circumstances the place the that means is apparent. This variation contains huge notes and a distinct component of “Testimonia”: appreciations of Sappho within the phrases of historical writers from Plato to Plutarch. additionally integrated are a word list of all of the figures pointed out within the poems, and proposals for extra analyzing.

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Download E-books Dogfight: The 2012 Presidential Campaign in Verse PDF

By Calvin Trillin

In his most recent laugh-out-loud booklet of political verse, Calvin Trillin offers a riotous depiction of the 2012 presidential election campaign.
 
Dogfight is a story poem interrupted frequently via different poems and infrequently through what the writer calls a pause for prose (“Callista Gingrich, acutely aware That Her Husband Has Cheated On after which Left other halves Who Had critical health problems, attempts Desperately to Make mild of a nasty Cough”). With an identical barbed wit he displayed within the bestsellers Deciding the subsequent Decider, Obliviously On He Sails, and A Heckuva Job, America’s cut-off date poet trains his attractions at the Tea social gathering (“These fogeys have been quickly to vocally condemn/All handouts however the ones that went to them”) and the slapstick box of contenders for the Republican nomination (“Though first-tier applicants have been ordinarily out,/Republicans have been asking, “What about/The moment tier or what in regards to the third?/Has not anything from these different levels been heard?”). there's an ode to Michele Bachmann, sung to the track of a Beatles vintage (“Michele, our belle/Thinks that gays will all be despatched to hell”) and passages at the go out of applicants like Herman Cain (“Although his patter in debates may possibly tickle,/Cain’s pool of data appeared much less pool than trickle”) and Rick Santorum (“The race will leave out the purity/That you by myself endow./We’ll by no means locate one other man/Who’s holier than thou.”)
 
On its approach to the November 6 finale, Trillin’s narrative takes us via such highlights because the January caucuses in frigid Iowa (“To take heed to lengthy speeches is your duty,/And getting there might freeze off your patootie”), the Republican conference (“It looked like Clint, his chair, and their vignette/Had wandered in from a few adjacent set”), and Mitt Romney’s secretly recorded “47 percentage” speech, which impressed the “I obtained the Mitt Thinks I’m a Moocher, a Taker no longer a Maker, Blues.”

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Download E-books The Earth Gods PDF

By Kahlil Gibran

2013 Reprint of English. targeted facsimile of the unique version, now not reproduced with Optical attractiveness software program. With Illustrations reproduced from unique drawings through the writer. "This is, for my part, one of many maximum poems within the language. The Earth Gods is, probably, a e-book for the mystic, a poet's booklet for poets, for the start up and the dreamer of sizeable desires. but i've got identified those that delight themselves on being hugely sensible and feet-on-the-ground, who disown any bent towards the paranormal and the occult, to pronounce it a publication of ask yourself and tool. And as a toddler of 7 to whom I learn parts of the poem on request, says unvaryingly, 'Read it again!' This, might be, for the tune and the just about unearthly great thing about rhythm." -Barbara younger, during this guy From Lebanon: A learn of Kahlil Gibran

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Download E-books The Night Parade: Poems PDF

By Edward Hirsch

Common and targeted, those poems, nearly completely in narrative shape, beckon the reader with their immediacy. Gracefully confirming the inextricable hyperlinks among self and kinfolk, Hirsch, winner of a countrywide publication Critics Circle Award for Wild Gratitude , is, at his top, eye-catching, reworking large appreciate for and fascination along with his japanese eu roots and Chicago upbringing into enlightened, richly particular verse that artfully side-steps sentimentality.

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Download E-books Robert Desnos: Surrealism in the Twenty-first Century (Modern French Identities) PDF

A mythical determine in the Surrealist circulate, Robert Desnos (1900-1945) has left a distinct legacy as a poet of contrast, as a 'dormeur eveille respected by means of his fellow Surrealists, and as a loose spirit par excellence. In celebrating Denos's distinct artistic voice, this booklet re-evaluates his prominence inside of and past the Surrealist circulation, reappraises his prestige as a poet, and sheds new gentle on his contribution to the literary and cultural lifetime of his age. The essays within the quantity replicate the continuing power and relevance of Desnos's poetry and the originality of his contribution to many of the other kinds of expression during which he excelled: Journalism, brief tales, script-writing and song-writing. Desnos's huge writings on paintings and artists, his lively involvement in avant-garde movie and his shut institutions with a couple of well known painters also are addressed. This clean examine Denos's actions and contexts contains an interview with the artist Georges Malkine's daughter, Fern Malkine-Falvey, and a examine of the memoirs of Desnos's spouse, Youki. the quantity closes with a unprecedented selection of journalistic writings via Desnos which seemed in Le Soir within the past due Twenties and feature by no means seemed in print in view that their unique e-book.

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Download E-books Imaginary Logic PDF

By Rodney Jones

A brand new assortment from a Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet

Imaginary Logic is a brilliantly expansive, deeply meditative, and from time to time wildly creative choice of poems that mixes Rodney Jones’s specified storytelling skill, sharp social intelligence, and willing powers of statement in a e-book that's wistful, satiric, audacious, and remorseless.
“The paintings of Heaven” opens with a parody of Dante and a down-home, twisted humor that Jones’s readers have come to depend on: “In the center of my existence I got here to a depressing wooden, / the scent of fish fry, youngsters operating within the yards. / no longer deep melancholy. This great hell of suburbs. / pace bumps. the best way issues aren’t particularly paradise.”
Rodney Jones, winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award, is one in every of America’s “best, such a lot beneficiant, and so much brilliantly readable poets” (Poetry). Imaginary Logic is the main eloquent expression but of his rigorous brain, scrupulous eye, and capacious heart.

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Download E-books Small Disasters Seen in Sunlight: Poems PDF

By Julia B. Levine

"A polished poet of striking skill...Levine is stuck among wholehearted love of the world's attractiveness and sorrow at its unavoidable distress and suffering." —Library Journal

With an excellent snatch of language and aspect, Julia Levine enacts a visceral, lyric event that slips wildly among and inside tragedy and charm. In Small mess ups noticeable in sun, her fourth assortment, Levine deals far-ranging matters, together with poems a couple of friend's suicide and the poet's personal interactions with traumatized teenagers, in addition to a sequence of revision poems that question the imagination's limitless percentages for construction. In jogging in overdue April, a girl with dementia wanders in a park packed with springtime attractiveness, whereas in Tahoe Wetlands, the speaker remembers a rape at gunpoint throughout the merciful distance of time.

At instances funny, ironic, or even redemptive, those poems are infused with lush pictures of the normal and actual international. Levine's paintings pries aside small areas that exist in the areas among attractiveness and trauma in a typical lifestyles. finally, the poems verify our human resilience, made attainable by means of the presence and aid of others: "carrying anything of the insufferable / among us until eventually it can be borne."

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Download E-books The Poet's Companion: A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry PDF

By Kim Addonizio, Dorianne Laux

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the resources of thought, this booklet is for someone who desires to write poetry-and do it well.

?The Poet's Companion ?presents short essays at the components of poetry, method, and instructed topics for writing, every one through targeted writing workouts. The ups and downs of writing life―including self-doubt and writer's block―are right here, in addition to pointers on getting released and writing within the digital age. by yourself, this e-book could be your "teacher," whereas teams, in or out of the study room, can benefit from sharing weekly assignments.

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