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New and Selected Poems

Author : Mary Oliver
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
Category : American poetry
ISBN : UOM:39015029198523
File Size : 48,9 Mb
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Book Summary: One of the astonishing aspects of [Oliver's] work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.

Problematica

Author : George Murray
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2021-09-07
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781773057736
File Size : 26,8 Mb
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Book Summary: A best-of collection from one of Canada’s most ambitious poets Problematica — a scientific term used to describe species that defy classification. See unidentifiable. George Murray is a strange beast. Lauded as one of Canada’s leading poets, his work has been published around the world, but here at home, he has never really “fit in” with his contemporaries. By turns archly formal and thoughtful, insouciant and hilarious, each of his six books seems intent on staking out its own identity, standing alone in stark contrast to all others. Yet, in this judicious selection of new and selected poems spanning Murray’s 25-year career, we see threads and patterns emerge like fractals. From early narrative poems to lyrical explorations of the metaphysical to investigations of the colloquial and contemporary, Murray’s work roams a landscape that includes everything from happiness to regret, love to loss, doubt to faith, anxiety to acceptance. This collection not only represents the best of Murray’s earlier poems, but also surprises readers with a section of never-before-seen new work, revealing a life spent wrestling with what it means to arrive, live, and leave. Problematica is a considerable body of poetry from a mind that obsessively wanders the edges of thought and language, working to identify what boundaries may or may not exist.

Blue Pyramids

Author : Robert Priest
Publisher : ECW Press
Release : 2002-09
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 1554902401
File Size : 19,9 Mb
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Book Summary: From his first book, The Visible Man ('as fine a first volume of poetry as one is ever likely to read' the Dalhousie Review), to his most recent, Resurrection In the Cartoon ('passionate, humourous, worldly-wise, kick-ass poetry' The Vancouver Sun), Robert Priest s poetry has been the delight of critics and readers alike. Blue Pyramids: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of Robert Priest s six books of lyric poems, spells, psalms, aphorisms, koans, diatribes, and prose poems along with an exciting new group of poems and aphorisms. Also included is

The Way It Is

Author : William Stafford
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1998-02
Category : Poetry
ISBN : UOM:39015047067387
File Size : 45,8 Mb
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Book Summary: Presents unpublished poems from the poet's last year, including the poem he wrote the day he died, as well as a selection of poems from throughout his career

New and Selected Poems

Author : Ian Duhig
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Release : 2021-11-11
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781529070811
File Size : 43,9 Mb
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Book Summary: Ian Duhig’s effortlessly fascinating and endlessly quotable verse has had a shaping influence on UK poetry for more than thirty years. This eclectic gathering of Duhig’s best work draws on material from his acclaimed debut, The Bradford Count, to the present day: the book collects a number of fine new pieces, including an elegy for the late Ciaran Carson. Duhig is contemporary poetry’s social historian; he has wise and powerful things to say about the relationship between community and family, racism and justice, place and folklore, music and language. For Duhig fans, the book will offer a mesmerising retrospective of the career one of our most highly regarded poets; for those yet to discover him, New and Selected Poems represents a marvellous introduction to a radical social conscience, an archivist of strange tales, and one of the most skilful writers now at work.

Cinder

Author : Susan Stewart
Publisher : Graywolf Press
Release : 2017-02-07
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781555979584
File Size : 30,9 Mb
Total Download : 741

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Book Summary: “One of the finest poets of the last fifty years.” —Salt to the Nth, like the truth of an ending unskeined across the crust of the white field. Though it happened only once, I am sending the thought of the thought continuing. To return to the field before the mowing. When a goldfinch swayed on a blue stem stalk, and the wind and the sun stirred the hay. —from “After the Mowing” Cinder: New and Selected Poems gathers for the first time poetry from across Susan Stewart’s thirty-five-year career, including many extraordinary new poems. From brief songs to longer meditative sequences, and always with formal innovation and exquisite precision, Stewart evokes the innocence of childhood, the endangered mysteries of the natural world, and deeply felt perceptions, both acute and shared. “Stewart explores our insatiable desire to remember and make meaning out of this remembering,” Ange Mlinko writes in The Nation. “Stewart’s elegiac bent has broadened, over time, from the personal lyric . . . to what might be called the cultural lyric. Fewer and fewer of her poems reference what she alone remembers; they are about what you and I remember.” Reading across this retrospective collection is a singular experience of seeing the unfolding development of one of the most ingenious and moving lyric writers in contemporary poetry.

This Time

Author : Gerald Stern
Publisher : W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release : 1999
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 0393319091
File Size : 24,9 Mb
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Book Summary: "This healthy collection of new poems and selections from seven previous volumes is remarkable for its generosity of spirit, manifested in a warm surrealism that is often turned with humor toward his own past as a way of understanding the recurrent questions of growing old: 'Why did it take so long / for me to get lenient? What does it mean one life / only?' " -- Publishers Weekly (starred review) "Gerald Stern's achievement is immense. In this beautiful gathering . . . one encounters a poet who praises and mourns in turn and even at once." -- Grace Schulman, The Nation "Stern is one of those rare poetic souls who makes it almost impossible to remember what our world was like before his poetry came to exalt it." -- C. K. Williams

Neon Vernacular

Author : Yusef Komunyakaa
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Release : 2013-09-01
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9780819574534
File Size : 34,9 Mb
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Book Summary: An award-winning poet’s testimony of the war in Vietnam.