Posts in category: Poetry
By Zong-qi Cai
In this "guided" anthology, specialists lead scholars during the significant genres and eras of chinese language poetry from antiquity to the trendy time. the quantity is split into 6 chronological sections and contours greater than one hundred forty examples of the easiest shi, sao, fu, ci, and qu poems. A accomplished advent and huge thematic desk of contents spotlight the thematic, formal, and prosodic positive aspects of chinese language poetry, and every bankruptcy is written by way of a student who focuses on a specific interval or style. Poems are provided in chinese language and English and are followed by means of a tone-marked romanized model, an evidence of chinese language linguistic and poetic conventions, and instructed examining innovations. Sound recordings of the poems can be found on-line at no cost. those specific gains facilitate an excessive engagement with chinese language poetical texts and aid the reader derive aesthetic excitement and perception from those works as it is easy to from the original.
Contributors: Robert Ashmore (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Zong-qi Cai; Charles Egan (San Francisco State); Ronald Egan (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara); Grace Fong (McGill); David R. Knechtges (Univ. of Washington); Xinda Lian (Denison); Shuen-fu Lin (Univ. of Michigan); William H. Nienhauser Jr. (Univ. of Wisconsin); Maija Bell Samei; Jui-lung Su (National Univ. of Singapore); Wendy Swartz (Columbia); Xiaofei Tian (Harvard); Paula Varsano (Univ. of California, Berkeley); Fusheng Wu (Univ. of Utah)
By Roger Housden
Ten Poems to Set You Free conjures up you to say the existence that's really yours. In today’s international it really is deceptively effortless to lose sight of our path and the issues that topic and provides us pleasure. How speedy the times can slip by way of, the years all long gone, and we, on the finish of our lives, mourning the lifestyles we dreamed of yet by no means lived. those ten poems, and Roger Housden’s reflections on them, urge us to face as soon as and for all, and now, within the middle of our personal life.
This quantity brings jointly the voices of Thomas Merton, David Whyte, the Basque poet Miguel de Unamuno, Anna Swir from Poland, Stanley Kunitz, the Greek poet C. P. Cavafy, and Jane Hirshfield, in addition to 3 of Housden’s favorites, Rumi, Mary Oliver, and Naomi Shihab Nye. His luminous essays at the poems convey us easy methods to combine the poets’ fact into our personal lives.
Roger Housden’s love of poetry and lifestyles leaps from each page—so a lot in order that his readers think they've got discovered a advisor and mentor in the course of the remarkable Ten Poems sequence. He has opened the eyes and hearts of many, not only to the facility of poetry, yet to the reality and sweetness of the lifetime of the soul. What extra can one ask?
By Marilyn Chin
Winner of the 2015 Anisfield-Wolf Prize for Poetry
From a poet of "dazzling longing" (Los Angeles Times), a beautiful new selection of haunting elegies and playful quatrains.
Marilyn Chin is a poet acclaimed by way of Adrienne wealthy for her "powerful, uncompromised, and unerring" poems. Dancing brilliantly among japanese and Western kinds, fusing historical chinese language background and modern American pop culture, she is without doubt one of the such a lot celebrated Asian-American poets writing this day.
Chin's fourth quantity of poems, Hard Love Province, consists of erotic elegies during which the speaker grieves for the lack of her loved. In "Void" she writes with the imagistic, distilled quietude of a solitary mourner: "It’s no longer that you're infrequent / Nor are you awesome // O lone wren sobbing at the bodhi tree / you're uncomplicated and sincere." In "Formosan Elegy," in contrast, she is that mourner, past simplicity or quietude, crying out for a lover: "I sing for you yet my tears have dried in my gullet / stroll the previous puppy provide the budgies a funky bathtub / reduce a young melon permit it bleed into memory."
Here, too, are poems encouraged through Chin’s poetic forbearers and mentors―Dickinson, Plath, Ai, Gwendolyn Brooks, Tu Fu, Adrienne wealthy, and others―honoring their paintings and descrying the worldwide injustice they addressed. "Whose existence is it anyway?" she asks in a poem for wealthy, "She born of chrysalis and shit / Or she born of girl and pain?"
Emotionally nuanced and electrical with high-flying verbal experimentation, snapshot after picture, line by way of line, Chin's unbelievable reinventions, her quatrains, sonnets, allegories, and elegies, are unforgettable.
By Li-Young Lee
Book of My Nights is the 1st poetry assortment in ten years through one of many world's such a lot acclaimed younger poets. In Book of My Nights, Li-Young Lee once more provides us lyrical poetry that fuses reminiscence, family members, tradition and historical past. In language as uncomplicated and strong because the human muscle, those poems paintings separately and as a full-sequence meditation at the vulnerability of humanity.
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Li-Young Lee burst onto the yankee literary scene with the book of Rose, winner of the 1986 Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award from The Poetry Society of the USA. He that incredible ebook with The urban within which i like You, which used to be The Lamont Poetry collection of The Academy of yankee Poets. Mr. Lee has seemed on nationwide Public Radio a couple of instances and The strength of the Word, the PBS tv sequence with invoice Moyers. Rose and The urban during which i like You are within the nineteenth and seventeenth printings respectively, making them of the highest-selling modern poetry books within the usa. furthermore, Mr. Lee's poems were translated into greater than a dozen languages. He at present lives in Chicago.
By Friedrich Hölderlin
Una nueva y extraordinaria traducción del gran poeta alemán.
«Los poetas son vasos sagrados
donde se custodia el vino de los angeles vida,
el espíritu de los héroes.»
Junto a Píndaro, Dante o Shakespeare, Hölderlin pertenece a los angeles restringida familia de los grandes cantores de todos los tiempos. los angeles insondable belleza de sus poemas alcanza una trascendencia que rebasa los límites del movimiento romántico en que se gestaron, adentrándose así en un territorio indómito en el que se entreveran l. a. poesía, l. a. filosofía, el mundo clásico y los angeles espiritualidad.
El presente volumen, extraordinariamente traducido por Eduardo Gil Bera, reúne el corpus esencial de los angeles poesía de juventud y madurez del poeta de Suabia, desde las grandes odas hasta las elegías y los himnos, incluido «El archipiélago», uno de los grandes hitos de l. a. poesía common. Como recuerda Félix de Azúa en su iluminador prólogo, en estos poemas, a pesar de l. a. oscuridad circundante, aúlla un inmenso sí a l. a. vida.
By Thomas Ligotti
Thomas Ligotti’s dying Poems is a curious little booklet, a suite of morbid poetry by way of the well known author of extreme and literary stories of supernatural horror.... The ebook is a diminutive hardcover, conscientiously designed, with gilt-edged paper certain among marbled endpapers, and used to be restricted to 333 copies.
Baudelaire's Fleurs du Mal, which in successive variations contained all of his released poems, has opened new vistas for man's mind's eye and quickened the sensibilities of poets everywhere.
the best French poet of the nineteenth century, Baudelaire was once additionally the 1st actually modem poet, and his direct and oblique impression at the literature of our time has been immeasurable.
Flowers of Evil: A Selection comprises fifty three poems which the editors consider top symbolize the entire paintings and which. of their opinion, were so much effectively rendered into English. The French texts as verified by means of Yves Gérard Le Dantec for the Pléiade version are published en face. integrated are Baudelaire's "Three Drafts of a Preface" and short notes at the nineteen translators whose paintings is represented.
By Leonard Cohen
While his first album made him an not likely celebrity within the overdue Sixties, Leonard Cohen used to be hailed because the new poet of music. His melodies have been hauntingly melodic yet his lyrics have been like nobody else's - poignant, romantic, mystical and darkly comedian. Already a poet and a novelist, Cohen had chanced on one other calling in song..."The Songs of Leonard Cohen", "Songs from a Room" and "Songs of affection and Hate" have been the titles of his first 3 albums. 8 extra could stick to over the subsequent forty years. during this collector's variation, are available the lyrics to over a hundred of these vintage songs, lots of them now recorded through new generations of singers that come with U2, Nick Cave, Rufus Wainwright and Teddy Thompson. This precise assortment demonstrates why.
By Paul Celan, Pierre Joris
By Oscar Wilde
The Collins whole Works of Oscar Wilde is the single really whole and authoritative single-volume variation of Oscar Wilde’s works, and comes in either hardback and this paperback edition.
Continuously in print seeing that 1948, the Collins entire Works of Oscar Wilde has lengthy been recognized because the so much complete and authoritative single-volume selection of Wilde’s texts to be had, containing his merely novel, The Portrait of Dorian grey, in addition to his performs, tales, poems, essays and letters, all of their so much authoritative texts.
Illustrated with many desirable pictures, the e-book contains introductions to every part via Merlin Holland (Oscar’s grandson), Owen Dudley Edwards, Declan Kiberd and Terence Brown.
Also integrated is a entire bibliography of works by means of and approximately Oscar Wilde, and a chronological desk of his lifestyles and work.