Problematica Book

Problematica


  • Author : George Murray
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9781773057736

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Problematica Excerpt :

A best-of collection from one of Canada’s most ambitious poets Problematica — a scientific term used to describe species that defy classification. See unidentifiable. George Murray is a strange beast. Lauded as one of Canada’s leading poets, his work has been published around the world, but here at home, he has never really “fit in” with his contemporaries. By turns archly formal and thoughtful, insouciant and hilarious, each of his six books seems intent on staking out its own identity, standing alone in stark contrast to all others. Yet, in this judicious selection of new and selected poems spanning Murray’s 25-year career, we see threads and patterns emerge like fractals. From early narrative poems to lyrical explorations of the metaphysical to investigations of the colloquial and contemporary, Murray’s work roams a landscape that includes everything from happiness to regret, love to loss, doubt to faith, anxiety to acceptance. This collection not only represents the best of Murray’s earlier poems, but also surprises readers with a section of never-before-seen new work, revealing a life spent wrestling with what it means to arrive, live, and leave. Problematica is a considerable body of poetry from a mind that obsessively wanders the edges of thought and language, working to identify what boundaries may or may not exist.

New and Selected Poems Book

New and Selected Poems


  • Author : Mary Oliver
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Genre: American poetry
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015029198523

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New and Selected Poems Excerpt :

One of the astonishing aspects of [Oliver's] work is the consistency of tone over this long period. What changes is an increased focus on nature and an increased precision with language that has made her one of our very best poets. . . . These poems sustain us rather than divert us. Although few poets have fewer human beings in their poems than Mary Oliver, it is ironic that few poets also go so far to help us forward.

New and Selected Poems Book

New and Selected Poems


  • Author : Yves Bonnefoy
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 1995-12-18
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN 10 : 9780226064604

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New and Selected Poems Excerpt :

Yves Bonnefoy, celebrated translator and critic, is widely considered the most important and influential French poet since World War II. Named to the College de France in 1981 to fill the chair left vacant by the death of Roland Barthes, Bonnefoy was the first poet honored in this way since Paul Valery. Winner of many awards, including the Prix Goncourt in 1987 and the Hudson Review's Bennett Award in 1988, he is the author of six critically acclaimed books of poetry. Spanning four decades and drawing on all of Bonnefoy's major collections, this selection provides a comprehensive overview of and an ideal introduction to his work. The elegant translations, many of them new, are presented in this dual-language edition alongside the original French. Several significant works appear here in English for the first time, among them, in its entirety, Bonnefoy's 1991 book of verse, The Beginning and the End of the Snow, the 1988 prose poem Where the Arrow Falls, and an important long poem from 1993, "Wind and Smoke." Together with poems from such classic volumes as "In the Lure of the Threshold", these new works shed light on the growth as well as the continuity of Bonnefoy's work. John Naughton's detailed introduction looks at the evolution of Bonnefoy's poetry from the 1953 publication of "On the Motion and Immobility of Douve", which immediately established his reputation as one of France's leading poets, through the 1993 publication of The Wandering Life and its centerpiece "Wind and Smoke." "This is a comprehensive selection that contains examples of work spanning [Bonnefoy's] full career of forty years, from the ground-breaking "Du Mouvement et de l'Immobilité de Douve" through the celebratory "Pierre Ecrite" to the magical winter landscapes of America's East Coast and an unsettling reworking of myth in the recent "La Vie Errante" . . . The translations, which are the work of a variety of hands, including Galway Kinnell, Emily Grosholz and Anthony Rudolf, nevertheless

The Way It Is Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

The Way It Is


  • Author : William Stafford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1998-02
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015047067387

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The Way It Is Excerpt :

Presents unpublished poems from the poet's last year, including the poem he wrote the day he died, as well as a selection of poems from throughout his career

I Book

I


  • Author : Toi Derricotte
  • Publisher : Pitt Poetry
  • Release Date : 2019-03-26
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 0822965836

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New and Selected Poems Book

New and Selected Poems


  • Author : Ian Duhig
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-11-11
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 80
  • ISBN 10 : 9781529070811

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New and Selected Poems Excerpt :

Ian Duhig’s effortlessly fascinating and endlessly quotable verse has had a shaping influence on UK poetry for more than thirty years. This eclectic gathering of Duhig’s best work draws on material from his acclaimed debut, The Bradford Count, to the present day: the book collects a number of fine new pieces, including an elegy for the late Ciaran Carson. Duhig is contemporary poetry’s social historian; he has wise and powerful things to say about the relationship between community and family, racism and justice, place and folklore, music and language. For Duhig fans, the book will offer a mesmerising retrospective of the career one of our most highly regarded poets; for those yet to discover him, New and Selected Poems represents a marvellous introduction to a radical social conscience, an archivist of strange tales, and one of the most skilful writers now at work.

New and Selected Poems Book

New and Selected Poems


  • Author : Michael D. Higgins
  • Publisher : Liberties Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-23
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN 10 : 9781907593710

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New and Selected Poems Excerpt :

Michael D. Higgins is one of Ireland's leading public intellectuals. As well as having made a significant contribution to public life, he is a prolific poet, whose work ranges from the personal to the political, and geographically from the west of Ireland to Nicaragua and the Middle East. Here, he has gathered together the very best of his poetic output over the years. In these poems, he casts a wry, compassionate eye on human weakness and resilience, and the centrality of love to all human relations. Throughout it all, his yearning for a world marked above all by social justice stands out. This collection is a treasury of the very best of his writing over the years and is sure to delight younger readers as well as his established followers.

New and Selected Poems Book

New and Selected Poems


  • Author : Dennis O'Driscoll
  • Publisher : Anvil PressPoetry Limited
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015059586860

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New and Selected Poems Excerpt :

Career-spanning introduction to one of Ireland's bestselling and most enjoyable poets.

Poems  New and Collected  1957 1997 Book
Score: 5
From 4 Ratings

Poems New and Collected 1957 1997


  • Author : Wisława Szymborska
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2000
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 273
  • ISBN 10 : 0156011468

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Poems New and Collected 1957 1997 Excerpt :

Provides one hundred poems including the author's "View with a Grain of Sand," and sixty-four newly-translated selections.

Such Color Book

Such Color


  • Author : Tracy K. Smith
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-08-16
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9781644450963

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Such Color Excerpt :

“Tracy K. Smith’s poetry is an awakening itself.” —Vogue Celebrated for its extraordinary intelligence and exhilarating range, the poetry of Tracy K. Smith opens up vast questions. Such Color: New and Selected Poems, her first career-spanning volume, traces an increasingly audacious commitment to exploring the unknowable, the immense mysteries of existence. Each of Smith’s four collections moves farther outward: when one seems to reach the limits of desire and the body, the next investigates the very sweep of history; when one encounters death and the outer reaches of space, the next bears witness to violence against language and people from across time and delves into the rescuing possibilities of the everlasting. Smith’s signature voice, whether in elegy or praise or outrage, insists upon vibrancy and hope, even—and especially—in moments of inconceivable travesty and grief. Such Color collects the best poems from Smith’s award-winning books and culminates in thirty pages of brilliant, excoriating new poems. These new works confront America’s historical and contemporary racism and injustices, while they also rise toward the registers of the ecstatic, the rapturous, and the sacred—urging us toward love as a resistance to everything that impedes it. This magnificent retrospective affirms Smith’s place as one of the twenty-first century’s most treasured poets.

Blue Pyramids Book

Blue Pyramids


  • Author : Robert Priest
  • Publisher : ECW Press
  • Release Date : 2002-09
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 180
  • ISBN 10 : 1554902401

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Blue Pyramids Excerpt :

From his first book, The Visible Man ('as fine a first volume of poetry as one is ever likely to read' the Dalhousie Review), to his most recent, Resurrection In the Cartoon ('passionate, humourous, worldly-wise, kick-ass poetry' The Vancouver Sun), Robert Priest s poetry has been the delight of critics and readers alike. Blue Pyramids: New and Selected Poems brings together the best of Robert Priest s six books of lyric poems, spells, psalms, aphorisms, koans, diatribes, and prose poems along with an exciting new group of poems and aphorisms. Also included is

Upstream Book
Score: 4.5
From 7 Ratings

Upstream


  • Author : Mary Oliver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-10-11
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698405622

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One of O, The Oprah Magazine’s Ten Best Books of the Year The New York Times bestselling collection of essays from beloved poet, Mary Oliver. “There's hardly a page in my copy of Upstream that isn't folded down or underlined and scribbled on, so charged is Oliver's language . . .” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “Uniting essays from Oliver’s previous books and elsewhere, this gem of a collection offers a compelling synthesis of the poet’s thoughts on the natural, spiritual and artistic worlds . . .” —The New York Times “In the beginning I was so young and such a stranger to myself I hardly existed. I had to go out into the world and see it and hear it and react to it, before I knew at all who I was, what I was, what I wanted to be.” So begins Upstream, a collection of essays in which revered poet Mary Oliver reflects on her willingness, as a young child and as an adult, to lose herself within the beauty and mysteries of both the natural world and the world of literature. Emphasizing the significance of her childhood “friend” Walt Whitman, through whose work she first understood that a poem is a temple, “a place to enter, and in which to feel,” and who encouraged her to vanish into the world of her writing, Oliver meditates on the forces that allowed her to create a life for herself out of work and love. As she writes, “I could not be a poet without the natural world. Someone else could. But not me. For me the door to the woods is the door to the temple.” Upstream follows Oliver as she contemplates the pleasure of artistic labor, her boundless curiosity for the flora and fauna that surround her, and the responsibility she has inherited from Shelley, Wordsworth, Emerson, Poe, and Frost, the great thinkers and writers of the past, to live thoughtfully, intelligently, and to observe with passion. Throughout this collection, Oliver positions not just herself upstream but us as well as she encourages us all to keep moving, to lose ou

New and Selected Poems 1974 1994 Book

New and Selected Poems 1974 1994


  • Author : Stephen Dunn
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1995-05-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393244960

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New and Selected Poems 1974 1994 Excerpt :

Justly celebrated as one of our strongest poets, Stephen Dunn selects from his eight collections and presents sixteen new poems marked by the haunting "Snowmass Cycle."

House of Light Book
Score: 4.5
From 4 Ratings

House of Light


  • Author : Mary Oliver
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2012-03-28
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 96
  • ISBN 10 : 9780807095393

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House of Light Excerpt :

This collection of poems by Mary Oliver once again invites the reader to step across the threshold of ordinary life into a world of natural and spiritual luminosity. Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life? —Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day" (one of the poems in this volume) Winner of a 1991 Christopher Award Winner of the 1991 Boston Globe Lawrence L. Winship Book Award

Dog Songs Book
Score: 4
From 20 Ratings

Dog Songs


  • Author : Mary Oliver
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-08
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101638736

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Dog Songs Excerpt :

“The popularity of [Dog Songs] feels as inevitable and welcome as a wagging tail upon homecoming.” —The Boston Globe Mary Oliver’s Dog Songs is a celebration of the special bond between human and dog, as understood through the poet’s relationships to the canines that have accompanied her daily walks, warmed her home, and inspired her work. Oliver’s poems begin in the small everyday moments familiar to all dog lovers, but through her extraordinary vision, these observations become higher meditations on the world and our place in it. Dog Songs includes visits with old friends, like Oliver’s beloved Percy, and introduces still others in poems of love and laughter, heartbreak and grief. Throughout, the many dogs of Oliver’s life merge as fellow travelers and as guides, uniquely able to open our eyes to the lessons of the moment and the joys of nature and connection.