Todos los poemas (1975-2012)

By Joan Margarit Consarnau

Si tuviéramos que designar un heredero de l. a. poesía clara y difícil de Salvador Espriu y de los angeles poesía bondadosa e intensa de Miquel Martí i Pol, Joan Margarit sería, sin duda, el elegido. los angeles dureza y, al mismo tiempo, los angeles ternura del refugio contra los angeles intemperie que es su extensa y reconocida obra poética lo sitúan entre los poetas catalanes más valorados por los angeles crítica y los lectores.

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Human Dark with Sugar

By Brenda Shaughnessy

In her moment booklet, winner of the celebrated James Laughlin Award, Brenda Shaughnessy faucets into subject matters that experience encouraged period after period of poets. Love. intercourse. ache. The heavens. The lack of time. the unusual miracle of notion. half confessional, half ny institution, and half simply undeniable lover of the English language, Shaughnessy distills the massive questions into sharp rhythms and welcoming lyrics. "You're a device, moon. / Now, midday. There's a hero." grasp of various dictions, she dwells the following on quirky phrases, mouthfuls of consonance and assonance—anodyne, astrolabe, alizarin—then catches her readers up brief with a string of strong monosyllables. "I'll take / a yr of that. simply provide it again to me." as well as its verbal play, Human darkish With Sugar demonstrates the poet's ease in various genres, from "Three Sorries" (in which the speaker concludes, "I'm now not sorry. now not sorry at all"), to a series of prose poems on a lover's physique, to the dialogue of a worrying dream. during this caffeine jolt of a booklet, Shaughnessy confirms her prestige as a poet of intoxicating traces, pointed, poignant reviews on love, and compelling summary photographs —not the least of that is human darkish with sugar.

Awards-

nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award Finalist
The nationwide e-book Critics Circle

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Mother Goose

By Gyo Fujikawa

Pat-a-Cake,” “Simple Simon,” “Rock-a-bye, Baby:” those and the various different rhymes that make up Mother Goose became nearly as a lot a staple of child-rearing because the rattle and the bottle. young ones love its mixture of lullabies and limericks, humor and sing-song verse, and so they examine from it too. Gyo Fujikawa introduced her inimitable variety to this model, which contains a mixture of captivating line drawings and hot colour images. lovable mice, led by way of a duck in uniform, guy the boat in “I observed a boat a-Sailing.” A multicultural team of kids circle around “The Mulberry Bush.” And “The 3 Kittens” have by no means been cuter. Fujikawa has succeeded in making a actually magical global for children to enter.

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All The Poems: Stevie Smith

The crucial version of 1 of contemporary poetry’s such a lot precise voices

Stevie Smith is one of the most well liked British poets of the 20 th century. Her poem “Not Waving yet Drowning” has been commonly anthologized, and her existence was once celebrated within the vintage 1978 motion picture Stevie. This new and up-to-date variation of Stevie Smith’s amassed poems contains enormous quantities of works from her thirty-five-year profession. The Smith student Will could collects poems and illustrations from released volumes, offers interesting information about their provenance, and describes some of the types Smith offered. Satirical, mischievous, teasing, disarming, Smith’s poems take readers from comedy to tragedy and again back, whereas her line drawings are by means of turns unsettling and beguiling.

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One Hundred Poems from the Chinese (New Directions Books)

The lyrical international of chinese language poetry in devoted translations by way of Kenneth Rexroth.

The lyric poetry of Tu Fu ranks with the best in all international literature. around the centuries―Tu Fu lived within the T'ang Dynasty (731-770)―his poems come via to us with an immediacy that's breathtaking in Kenneth Rexroth's English models. they're so simple as they're profound, as smooth as they're beautiful.

Thirty-five poems through Tu Fu make up the 1st a part of this quantity. The translator then strikes directly to the Sung Dynasty (10th-12th centuries) to offer us a few poets of that interval, a lot of whose paintings was once no longer formerly to be had in English. Mei Yao Ch'en, Su Tung P'o, Lu Yu, Chu Hsi, Hsu Chao, and the poetesses Li Ch'iang Chao and Chu Shu Chen. there's a basic advent, biographical and explanatory notes at the poets and poems, and a bibliography of different translations of chinese language poetry.

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Breakfast with Thom Gunn (Phoenix Poets)

By Randall Mann

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Those who lack a expertise for romance have come

to stroll the lengthy Pier 7. right here on the end

of the imagined global are 3 low-flying gulls

 

like lies at the floor; the sluggish red

of a pilot’s boat; the groan

of a fisherman hacking a small shark—

 

and our speech just like the icy water, a poor

translation that may not hold us across.

What introduced us west, besides? A hunger.

 

But ours is not any Donner celebration, we who feed

only on surroundings, the most secure form

of obfuscation: see how the bay is a gray

 

deepening into grey, the colour of heartbreak.

           

Randall Mann’s Breakfast with Thom Gunn is a piece either direct and unsettling. Haunted through the afterlife of Thom Gunn (1929–2004), some of the most liked homosexual literary icons of the 20th century, the poems are moored in Florida and California, however the backdrop is “pitiless,” the bushes “thin and bloodless,” the phrases “like the icy water” of the San Francisco Bay. Mann, fiercely clever, open but elusive, attracts at the “graceful erosion” of either panorama and the physique, at the attractiveness that lies in unbeauty. With audacity, anxiousness, and unbridled hope, this proficient lyric poet grapples with dilemmas of the homosexual self embroiled in—and aroused by—a glittering, unforgiving lifestyle. Breakfast with Thom Gunn is immediately formal and loose, forging a chic integrity within the hearth of wit, depth, and betrayal.

 

Praise for Complaint within the Garden   

“We have prior to us a skillful, witty, passionate younger poet. . . . Randall Mann is either attuned to and at odds with the flora and fauna; he articulates the passions and predicaments of a self within an incredible, arousing, yet occasionally brutal tradition. And he accomplishes this stuff with buoyant lyric sensibilities and rejuvenating skills.”—Kenyon Review

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Fervor de Buenos Aires

By Jorge Luis Borges

Escrito con algún resabio ultraísta y bajo el influjo de su regreso a Argentina tras los años vividos en Europa, este libro anticipa con nitidez l. a. obra futura de Borges. En sus páginas ya están las metáforas clásicas, los angeles adjetivación asombrosa, el incipiente planteo metafísico, los angeles precisión verbal, los angeles bizarre inflexión vacilante que esconde un remate perfecto. El tema vital son los suburbios de los angeles ciudad, el linde misterioso donde el barrio se desdibuja en el campo. Esa tensión entre lo specific y lo common funda en nuestras letras un nuevo modo de observar los angeles realidad cotidiana, una exquisita poética de lo inestable.

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Ultima Thule (Yale Series of Younger Poets)

By Davis McCombs

Chosen as a finalist for the 2000 nationwide booklet Critics Circle Award within the Poetry category

This year’s winner of the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets festival is Davis McCombs’s Ultima Thule, which used to be acclaimed as “a publication of exploration, of looking regard.... a grave, attentive protecting of a light” through the competition pass judgement on, the celebrated poet W. S. Merwin. The poems are set above and lower than the Cave nation of south important Kentucky, the place McCombs lives and that is domestic to hundreds of thousands of caves. The ebook is framed through sonnet sequences, the 1st a couple of slave advisor and explorer at massive collapse the mid-1800s and the second one approximately McCombs’s stories as a consultant and park ranger there within the Nineteen Nineties. different poems take care of huge Cave’s 4- thousand-year human background and the thrills of crawling into tight, hardly visited passageways to work out what lies past. frequently the poems look for indirect angles into own adventure, and the caves and the panorama they bring about shape a private geology.

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