Glottal Stop: 101 Poems by Paul Celan (Wesleyan Poetry Series)

By Paul Celan, Nikolai Popov, Heather McHugh

Paul Celan is widely known because the maximum and such a lot studied post-war eu poet. instantly challenging and hugely worthwhile, his poetry dominates the sector within the aftermath of the Holocaust. this option of poems, now to be had in paper for the 1st time, is made out of formerly untranslated paintings, establishing elements of Celan's oeuvre by no means ahead of to be had to readers of English. those translations, referred to as "perfect in language, track, and spirit" by way of Yehuda Amichai, paintings from the implied premise of what has been referred to as goal auf die Sprache, supplying the spirit of Celan's work--his dense multilingual resonances, his brutal damaged song, syntactic ruptures and dizzying wordplay.

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Feast: Poems

To learn Tomaž Šalamun is to appreciate the delights of latest poetry. he's one of many significant names within the overseas avant-garde. Irreverent, self-mythologizing, tragic, and visionary, he's a poet of giant variety and crafty, capable of surround every thing from Balkan wars and politics to the main intimate own reports. ceremonial dinner, his most recent assortment in English, brings jointly either early and more moderen paintings. "Realism, surrealism, music. Aphorisms, lyric, anti-lyric," as Jorie Graham wrote, are all to be present in those poems. this is the main blasphemous of poets who's additionally a good non secular poet. "Throw open a window, pull up a chair, and revel in the imaginitive banquet" (Edward Hirsch).

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Spiritual Verses (Penguin Classics)

By Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi

Began in 1262 advert, Masnavi-ye Ma ‘navi, or ‘spiritual couplets', is assumed to be the longest single-authored ‘mystical’ poem ever written. because the non secular masterpiece of the Persian Sufi culture, it teaches the best way to development to the final word aim of the Sufi course - union with God. Jalaloddin Rumi was once a poet and a mystic, yet he used to be first a instructor; in those verses he attracts the reader into the complexities of human love and separation and explains the trail to divine love during the removal of self-regard and worldly wishes. Drawing on varied resources from bawdy stories and fables to tales of the prophet Mohammed, those verses are short in expression but copious in which means.

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Coming into Eighty: Poems

By May Sarton

In may well Sarton's 17th and ultimate selection of poetry, the author displays on lifestyles, getting older, and mortalityComing into 80 offers a poet's examine age. Herein, Sarton provides readers a glimpse into her quotidian projects, her stories, her losses, and her triumphs. the quantity explores themes starting from the conflict in Iraq to the fight of taking a cat to the vet. darkish and rapid, this paintings catalogues either the tedium and the attractiveness of existence with equivalent wit and wonder. Winner of the Levinson Prize.

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The Face of It

By R. F. Langley

Visual artwork, French movie, Shakespeare, normal heritage, and climate are all positioned lower than a special microscope during this choice of poems. initially dependent upon a chain of computer observations, the poems—presented in a overdue modernist style—range in topic from Palladian structure to Rauschenberg’s pop paintings, from Bresson’s cinematography to Bottom’s dream. Demonstrating a nostalgic affection for rural English and ecu landscapes, those poems discover shock and fact within the such a lot traditional of moments.

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Here

By Wislawa Szymborska

An fascinating choice of poems by means of Wislawa Szymborska. whilst Here was once released in Poland, reviewers marveled, “How is it that she retains getting better?” those twenty-seven poems, as rendered through prize-winning translators Clare Cavanagh and Stanislaw Baranczak, are between her maximum ever. even if writing approximately her teenage self, microscopic creatures, or the upsides to dwelling on the earth, she is still a virtuoso of shape, line, and proposal.

From the identify poem:

I can’t communicate for in other places,
but right here on the earth we’ve acquired a good provide of every little thing.
Here we manufacture chairs and sorrows,
scissors, tenderness, transistors, violins, teacups, dams, and quips . . .

Like nowhere else, or nearly nowhere,
you’re given your personal torso the following,
equipped with the add-ons required
for including your individual little ones to the remaining.
Not to say palms, legs, and astonished head.

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What About This: Collected Poems of Frank Stanford

“The enormous occasion in poetry for 2015 shall be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford."—NPR.org

National e-book Critics Circle Award Finalist

What approximately This… introduces to a broader viewers an immense and unique American poet — delicate, death-haunted, surreal, carnal, dirt-flecked and deeply Southern — whose promise, in simple terms in part fulfilled, it hurts to think about. His poems flick on a heretofore left out porch gentle on your mind.”—Dwight Garner, The long island Times

* ”Stanford fearlessly explored the fear and beauty of the brain and the actual world.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Highly urged paintings from an American original."—Library magazine, starred review

What approximately This marks an extraordinary second, while a serious and entirely unique American voice is recovered after many years and takes its rightful position within the canon…Now that the paintings is ultimately to be had, the genuine threat is that Stanford’s poetic legacy will play moment mess around to the parable of his lifestyles and dying. the attractive younger suicide is a difficult narrative to shake….What approximately This deals the fullness of either the paintings and the picture, and leaves it to readers to choose what they're going to price most.”—Jay Deshpande, The New Republic

"This brilliant quantity kinds a finished choice from his large output, and contains released and unpublished poetry and prose, archival images, unique manuscripts, a rejection letter, an interview, and excerpts from the 'ungovernable' fifteen-thousand-line epic poem, 'The Battlefield the place the Moon Says i admire You'...Stanford’s poems are by way of turns earthly and visionary."—The New Yorker

“The sizeable occasion in poetry for 2015 will probably be the long-awaited resurrection of Frank Stanford, a mythical badass from Arkansas, a lot of whose poetry has been unavailable on the grounds that his suicide on the age of 29 in 1978… Stanford used to be a hell of a metaphor-maker and simile-slinger, and will forged a spell of utmost depth with a flick of his wrist.”—NPR.org

"The e-book [What approximately This], layered with north Delta dialect and superstition, departs many times on dream-like notion sequences during which unpredictable imagery regularly startles the mind's eye and overwhelms it with visceral beauty."—Matthew Henricksen, Arkansas Times

“Frank Stanford's What approximately This is a huge fulfillment. loads of Stanford's paintings used to be unpublished, scattered approximately in limited-edition, hard-to-find volumes, yet now it's been accumulated and readers will have a good time to find (or rediscover) a special poetic voice…. He was once a voracious reader and was once seriously inspired by means of Thomas Merton and French writers. He enjoyed the Surrealists and Rimbaud, Mallarme, Follain and the French filmmakers Cocteau and Buñuel. His poetry is wildly imagistic, imbued with Southern folklore and tradition, and it's—to use Stanford's personal word—‘strange.’"—Tom Lavoie, Shelf Awareness

"Stanford used to be a teenage prodigy out of Arkansas bleeding appealing streams of Faulkner-like fever dream that has survived regularly in out-of-print chapbooks handed hand-to-hand. Now a monster compilation, 'What approximately This: gathered Poems of Frank Stanford,' has assembled greater than seven hundred pages of poetry and a bit prose like a moon-spattered Bible."—Dean Kuipers, Los Angeles Times

"The paintings of poet Frank Stanford, whose turbulent lifestyles resulted in suicide, is experiencing a well-merited renaissance."—Mary Ann Gwinn, Seattle Times

"I do not believe in tame poetry. . . . Poetry busts guts."—Frank Stanford

As Dean younger writes within the Foreword to the e-book: "Many of those poems look as though they have been written with a burnt stick. With blood in river mud... Frank Stanford, demonically prolific, techniques the poem now not as an workout of rhetoric or a puzzle of signifiers yet as a guy 'looking for his personal tongue' in a knife-fight with a ghost."

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Poem Without a Hero & Selected Poems

Anna Akhmatova, one of many nice poets of our century, has, like several Russian poets, proved tricky to translate. those detailed models of a vast number of her paintings trap her plainness and directness whereas looking for an analog to her tune within the cautious and sophisticated track of yankee unfastened verse. the result's no longer a replication of Akhmatova's type yet a supplement to it that regularly startles and gratifies with a starkness and wonder all its personal.

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