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Download Can You Hear, Bird by John Ashbery PDF

By John Ashbery

A 1995 selection of poems that reveals John Ashbery at his so much conversational, humorous, and surprising.

In are you able to listen, chicken, John Ashbery's 17th assortment, language is either a plaything and a sandbox. The poems are prepared now not within the order in their composition yet alphabetically, via the 1st letter of their titles, just like the smartly arrayed keys of a few remarkable Seussical software. In line after line, Ashbery demonstrates his alertness to language because it is spoken, heard, broadcast, and dreamed—and units himself the duty of rewriting, redefining, and revising the yankee idiom we expect we all know so good. are you able to listen, chicken is a decisive instance of the uniquely Ashberyan sensibility his many fanatics love, revealing a beneficiant and acute chronicler of the typical extraordinary, an observant and humane stand-up comedian, and an ear informed on deciphering our sleek world's beguiling polyphony.

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Download The Selected Poems of Li Po by David Hinton, Li Bai PDF

By David Hinton, Li Bai

Li Po (A.D., 701-762) lived in T’ang Dynasty China, yet his effect has spanned the centuries: the natural lyricism of his poems has awed readers in China and Japan for over a millennium, and during Ezra Pound’s translations, Li Po grew to become significant to the modernist revolution within the West. His paintings is suffused with Taoism and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhism, yet those appear now not a lot non secular affects because the inborn kind of his life.

There is a set-phrase in chinese language bearing on the phenomenon of Li Po: “Winds of the immortals, bones of the Tao.” He moved via this global with an unearthly freedom from attachment, and while belonged profoundly to the earth and its technique of switch. although airy in spirit, his poems stay grounded within the daily adventure all of us percentage. He wrote 1200 years in the past, part an international away, yet in his poems we see our global reworked. mythical buddies in eighth-century T’ang China, Li Po and Tu Fu are ordinarily celebrated because the maximum poets within the chinese language canon. David Hinton’s translation of Li Po’s poems isn't any much less an fulfillment than his significantly acclaimed the chosen Poems of Tu Fu, additionally released through New instructions. through reflecting the paradox and density of the unique, Hinton maintains to create compelling English poems that adjust our belief of chinese language poetry.

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Download Elegy by Larry Levis PDF

By Larry Levis

Larry Levis used to be an excellent poet, and a scholar and colleague of Philip Levine. Levine, who edited this posthumous manuscript, writes that Levis's "early demise is a surprising loss for our poetry, yet what he left is a massive fulfillment that might increase our lives for so long as poetry matters." That's excessive compliment, and the poems in Elegy are stable adequate to hold the burden of these expectancies. specially awesome is "The Oldest residing factor in L.A.," an come upon among urbanites trapped in the prisons in their exercises, and an ancient-seeming possum crossing a hectic urban road: "It may raise its black lips & convey them / The reddened gums, the lengthy rows of incisors, / the teeth that went the entire long ago past / The flames of Troy & Carthage..." Levis's writing is marked through memorable imagery that resonates either to the area of our day-by-day lives and our mythic longings for transcendence.

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Download The Poetry of Kabbalah Mystical: Verse from the Jewish by Peter Cole, Aminadav Dykman PDF

By Peter Cole, Aminadav Dykman

This groundbreaking assortment offers for the 1st time in English a considerable physique of poetry that emerges at once from the elegant and infrequently startling international of Jewish mysticism. taking on Gershom Scholem’s name to plumb the “tremendous poetic potential” hid within the Kabbalistic culture, Peter Cole presents staggering renderings of labor composed on 3 continents over a interval of a few fifteen hundred years.

In addition to the translations and the texts of their unique languages, Cole provides a full of life and insightful creation, besides obtainable commentaries to the poems. Aminadav Dykman provides a sublime afterword that locations the paintings within the context of worldwide literature. As an entire, the gathering brings readers into the attention-grabbing strength box of Kabbalistic verse, the place the construction blocks of either language and lifestyles itself are unveiled.

“Studded with perception, and written with nice verve, this booklet turns into a classic.”—Lawrence high-quality, writer of general practitioner of the Soul, Healer of the Cosmos

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Won Honorable point out within the 2012 big apple publication pageant Poetry classification, backed via the hot York e-book Festival

Peter Cole has gained Poetry magazine’s John Frederick Nims Prize for the simplest translations to seem within the journal this yr. The prize was once presented for his portfolio of poems taken from The Poetry of Kabbalah (Margellos global Republic of Letters).

Honorable point out within the Poetry class on the 2012 New England e-book Festival.

Won a Honorable point out for the 2012 organization of yank Publishers PROSE Awards within the Literature Category.

Won honorable point out for the 2013 Lois Roth Award for a translation of a literary paintings. This award is given by way of the fashionable Language organization.

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Download Spenser: The Faerie Queene (2nd Edition) (Longman Annotated by Edmund Spenser PDF

By Edmund Spenser

The Faerie Queene is a scholarly masterpiece that has stimulated, encouraged, and challenged generations of writers, readers and students considering its crowning glory in 1596. Hamilton's version is itself a masterpiece of scholarship and shut studying. it really is now the traditional version for all readers of Spenser. the total paintings is revised, and the textual content of The Faerie Queene itself has been freshly edited, the 1st such variation because the Thirties.

This quantity additionally comprises extra unique fabric, together with a letter to Raleigh, commendatory verses and dedicatory sonnets, chronology of Spenser's existence and works and offers a compilation of record of characters and their appearances within the Faerie Queene.

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Download Translations from the Natural World by Les Murray PDF

By Les Murray

Not just the migrating birds converse in Translations from the flora and fauna. The imprisoned species of pigs use their slum language; ravens, cuttlefish, sunflowers and a shell-back tick are between these non-verbal individuals of our wildlife which locate special voices during this new number of poems through Les Murray. Few poets may perhaps in attaining such number of method of convey personality and emotions and to provide us their imaginative and prescient of the universe. Les Murray additionally comprises the human animal within the poems which start and finish the gathering.

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Download Collected Poems by William Blake PDF

By William Blake

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'It used to be like God had a human voice, with all of the countless tenderness and anciency and mortal gravity of a residing writer talking to his son.' - Allen Ginsberg at the voice of William Blake

The Yeats anthology of the poems of William Blake is that groovy rarity: one nice visionary poet's anthology of every little thing that strikes him approximately one other, even better one. Yeats ready it in 1905 and it most likely continues to be the only maximum unmarried one-volume variation of William Blake extant, the one who, in lower than 250 pages, offers as sensibly compressed and canny an version as you'll ever locate of probably the least good and so much chaotic genius of English poetry. Even those that have the entire Blake in a few versions will locate Yeats' Blake all-but-indispensable.
–Buffalo information, April 6, 2003

The Yeats anthology of the poems of William Blake is that fab rarity: one nice visionary poets anthology of every little thing that strikes him approximately one other, even better one. Yeats ready it in 1905 and it most likely continues to be the one maximum unmarried one-volume version of William Blake extant, the one who, in under 250 pages, offers as sensibly compressed and canny an variation as youll ever locate of maybe the least brilliant and so much chaotic genius of English poetry. Even those that have the whole Blake in a number of variants will locate Yeats Blake all-but-indispensable.
–Buffalo information, April 6, 2003

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This choice of Blake's paintings used to be commissioned in 1905 by way of the company of George Routledge from W.B. Yeats. Yeats, one of many few poets akin to Blake, ready a special number of his poetic and prose writings.

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Download D'├ęclats de peines by Brigitte Haentjens PDF

By Brigitte Haentjens

Un grand amour est mort. Plus rien ne subsiste, sauf l'omniprésence douloureuse de l'absence. remark recomposer le corps éclaté ? Où retrouver l. a. sérénité ? l. a. peine est si profonde que tout réconfort semble futile.

Pourtant, à strength d'apprivoiser los angeles douleur à chaque tournant du quotidien, on renoue avec l. a. vie. On apprend à subir le keepsake d'un amour qui aurait dû être autre selected qu'un espoir déçu.

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je ne pourrais pas écrire sur los angeles peine d'amour
elle est trop fulgurante

c'est l'après qui dure
l'écho du cri en dedans qui déchire tout
les nuits et les jours pour retrouver le corps éparpillé et
tous les lambeaux dispersés par l'éclatement

il faut seulement marcher à quatre pattes
c'est à peu près l. a. seule place endurable quand on a mal au
ventre

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Download Personae: The Shorter Poems (Revised Edition) by Ezra Pound PDF

By Ezra Pound

A brand new version of Pound's groundbreaking shorter poems.If the discovery of literary modernism is generally attributed to James Joyce, T. S. Eliot and Ezra Pound, it was once Pound on my own who supplied (in Hugh Kenner's phrases) "the synergetic presence") to transform person scan into a world circulate. In 1926 Pound conscientiously sculpted his physique of shorter poems right into a definitive assortment which might top express the focus of strength, the economic system of capability, and the behavior of research that have been, to him, the hallmarks of the recent style.This assortment, the place Pound provided himself in quite a few characters or "masks," was once known as Personae. In 1926, Personae's e-book gave solidity to a flow at the present time the paintings stands as one of many vintage texts of the 20th century. Pound students Lea Baechler (of Columbia) and A. Walton Litz (Holmes Professor of English Literature at Princeton) have ready a corrected textual content and provided an informative "Note at the Text" explaining either Pound's unique standards for his choice and the volume's next historical past.

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