New Poems

Author: Matthew Arnold
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New Poems from the Author: Matthew Arnold.

Bewilderment

Author: David Ferry
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226244881
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Bewilderment from the Author: David Ferry. Winner of the 2012 National Book Award for Poetry. To read David Ferry’s Bewilderment is to be reminded that poetry of the highest order can be made by the subtlest of means. The passionate nature and originality of Ferry’s prosodic daring works astonishing transformations that take your breath away. In poem after poem, his diction modulates beautifully between plainspoken high eloquence and colloquial vigor, making his distinctive speech one of the most interesting and ravishing achievements of the past half century. Ferry has fully realized both the potential for vocal expressiveness in his phrasing and the way his phrasing plays against—and with—his genius for metrical variation. His vocal phrasing thus becomes an amazingly flexible instrument of psychological and spiritual inquiry. Most poets write inside a very narrow range of experience and feeling, whether in free or metered verse. But Ferry’s use of meter tends to enhance the colloquial nature of his writing, while giving him access to an immense variety of feeling. Sometimes that feeling is so powerful it’s like witnessing a volcanologist taking measurements in the midst of an eruption. Ferry’s translations, meanwhile, are amazingly acclimated English poems. Once his voice takes hold of them they are as bred in the bone as all his other work. And the translations in this book are vitally related to the original poems around them. From Bewilderment: October The day was hot, and entirely breathless, so The remarkably quiet remarkably steady leaf fall Seemed as if it had no cause at all. The ticking sound of falling leaves was like The ticking sound of gentle rainfall as They gently fell on leaves already fallen, Or as, when as they passed them in their falling, Now and again it happened that one of them touched One or another leaf as yet not falling, Still clinging to the idea of being summer: As if the leaves that were falling, but not the day, Had read, and understood, the calendar.

Why I Wake Early

Author: Mary Oliver
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807068793
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Why I Wake Early from the Author: Mary Oliver. "Mary Oliver continues to tutor us in attention, gratitude, and reverence in this new collection of 47 poems."--Frederick and Mary Ann Brussat, authors of "Spirituality Legacy."

Monologue Of A Dog

Author: Wisława Szymborska
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780151012206
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Monologue Of A Dog from the Author: Wisława Szymborska. Featuring a foreword by former U.S. poet laureate Billy Collins, a collection of poetry by the Nobel Prize-winning writer explores such topics as unremembered love and keys mislaid in the grass, in a volume that reflects the author's humorous, compassionate, and contemplative nature and presents her poems in both English and their original Polish.

The God Of Loneliness

Author: Philip Schultz
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547487347
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The God Of Loneliness from the Author: Philip Schultz. Philip Schultz, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry, has been celebrated for his singular vision of the American immigrant experience and Jewish identity, his alternately fierce and tender portrayal of family life, and his rich and riotous evocation of city streets. His poems have found enthusiastic audiences among readers of Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac, Slate, The New Yorker, and other publications. His willingness to face down the demons of failure and loss, in his previous book particularly, make him a poet for our times, a poet who can write “If I have to believe in something / I believe in despair.” Yet he remains oddly undaunted: “sometimes, late at night / we, my happiness and I, reminisce / lifelong antagonists / enjoying each other’s company.” The God of Loneliness, a major collection of Schultz’s work, includes poems from his five books (Like Wings, Deep Within the Ravine, The Holy Worm of Praise, Living in the Past, Failure) and fourteen new poems. It is a volume to cherish, from “one of the least affected of American poets, and one of the fiercest” (Tony Hoagland), and it will be an essential addition to the history of American poetry.

Yin

Author: Carolyn Kizer
Publisher: B O a Editions, Limited
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Yin from the Author: Carolyn Kizer.

Selected New Poems 1961 1981

Author: Jim Harrison
Publisher: Delta
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Selected New Poems 1961 1981 from the Author: Jim Harrison. Poems deal with identity, nature, memory, families, parenthood, time, travel, love, and courage

Poems New And Collected 1957 1997

Author: Wislawa Szymborska
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156011464
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Poems New And Collected 1957 1997 from the Author: Wislawa Szymborska. Provides one hundred poems including the author's "View with a Grain of Sand," and sixty-four newly-translated selections.

Hard Times Require Furious Dancing

Author: Alice Walker
Publisher: New World Library
ISBN: 1577319311
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Hard Times Require Furious Dancing from the Author: Alice Walker. Alice Walker is beloved for her ability to speak her own truth in ways that speak for and about countless others. Here she confronts personal and collective challenges in words that dance, sing, and heal. As Shiloh McCloud describes in her foreword, Walker's poems contain “the death of loved ones and the birth of new ideas, the sorrow of rejection and the deliciousness of love, the sweetness of home, familial abandonment, and what it means to belong to the greater world family.” As Walker writes in her preface, the “empty” half of a glass holds “a rainbow that could exist only in the vacant space.” Musing on the role of dance, which gives this collection its title, she writes, “though we have encountered our share of grief and troubles on this earth, we can still hold the line of beauty, form, and beat. No small accomplishment in a world as challenging as this one.”

Toward The Winter Solstice

Author: Timothy Steele
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0804010900
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Toward The Winter Solstice from the Author: Timothy Steele. The first new collection in twelve years by renowned California poet and New Formalist, Timothy Steele. A quiet intelligence pervades the lines of these poems and reinforces Steele's mastery of form and image.