An Ornament for Jewels: Love Poems for the Lord of Gods by Vedantadesika

By Vedantadesika

During this spouse quantity to ]i]Singing the physique of God[/i] (Oxford 2002), Steven P. Hopkins has translated into modern American English verse poems written through the South Indian Srivaisnava thinker and saint-poet Venkatesa (c. 1268-1369).

These poems, in 3 diverse languages - Sanskrit, Tamil, and Maharastri Prakrit -- composed for one specific Hindu god, Vishnu Devanayaka, the "Lord of Gods" at Tiruvahindrapuram, shape a microcosm of the saint-poet's paintings.

They surround significant topics of Venkatesa's devotional poetics, from the play of divine absence and presence on the planet of non secular feelings; the "telescoping" of time earlier and destiny within the everlasting "present" of the poem; love, human vulnerability and the impassible perfected physique of god; to the devotional adventure of a "beauty that saves" and to what Hopkins phrases the paradoxical coexistence of asymmetry and intimacy of lover and loved on the middle of the divine-human come across.

Moreover, those poems shape not just a thematic microcosm, yet a linguistic one embracing all 3 of the poet's operating languages. just like the remembered international of Proust's Combray within the flavor of madeleine dipped in tea, or Blake's international in a Grain of Sand, we flavor and notice, during this one specific position, and during this one specific type of Vishnu, quite a few protean varieties and powers of the divine, and hint a veritable summa of theological, philosophical, and literary designs.

Each translated poem types a bankruptcy in itself, has its personal person brief Afterword, in addition to unique linguistic and thematic notes and observation. the amount concludes, for comparative purposes, with a translation of Tirumankaiyalvar's luminous cycle of verses for Devanayaka from the Periyatirumoli.

As a lot a controversy as an anthology, this publication could be of curiosity to scholars and students of South Asian reports, comparative faith, and Indian literatures.

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The Lunatic by Charles Simic

By Charles Simic

From Pulitzer Prize winner and previous poet laureate charles simic comes a stunning selection of poems as unique, meditative, and funny because the poet himself

This newest quantity of poetry from Charles Simic, one among America's such a lot celebrated poets, demonstrates his respected signature style—a mixture of wry depression and sardonic wit. those seventy luminous poems diversity in topic from mortality to private advertisements, from the easy wonders of nature to his adolescence in war-torn Yugoslavia.

For greater than fifty years, Simic has thrilled readers together with his cutting edge shape, quiet humor, and his infrequent skill to limn our inside existence and concisely trap the intensity of human emotion. those gorgeous, succinct poems validate and make stronger Simic's significance and relevance in smooth poetry.

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A Guide to Poetics Journal: Writing in the Expanded Field,

Lyn Hejinian and Barrett Watten are across the world well-known poet/critics. jointly they edited the hugely influential Poetics magazine, whose ten concerns, released among 1982 and 1998, contributed to the surge of curiosity within the perform of poetics. A consultant to Poetics Journal offers the main conversations and debates from the magazine, and invitations readers to extend at the severe and artistic engagements they represent.

In making their choices for the consultant, the editors have sought to exhibit more than a few cutting edge poetics and to point the variety of fields and actions with which they may be engaged. The creation and headnotes via the editors offer old and thematic context for the articles.

The advisor is meant to be of sustained artistic and lecture room use, whereas the better half Archive of all ten problems with Poetics Journal permits clients to remix, remaster, and expand its practices and debates.

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The Nibelungenlied: The Lay of the Nibelungs (Oxford World's by Anonymous

By Anonymous

The best of the heroic epics to emerge from medieval Germany, the Nibelungenlied is a revenge saga of sweeping dimensions. It tells of the dragon-slayer Sivrit, and the mysterious state of the Nibelungs with its important treasure-hoard guarded by means of dwarves and giants, of Prünhilt the Amazonian queen, fortune-telling water-sprites and a cloak of invisibility. pushed by means of the clash among Kriemhilt, the blameless maiden became she-devil, and her antagonist, the stoic, indomitable Hagen, the tale is one among human tragedy, of affection, jealousy, homicide, and revenge, finishing in slaughter on a awful scale. The paintings of an nameless poet of c.1200, due to the fact its rediscovery within the eighteenth century the Nibelungenlied has emerge as considered as the nationwide epic of the Germans. It has encouraged numerous reworkings and diversifications, together with masterpieces: Fritz Lang's two-part movie, and Richard Wagner's Ring cycle.

This is the 1st prose translation for over 40 years: exact and compelling, it truly is observed via a wealth of invaluable heritage info.

Readership: Readers of epic literature, sagas, fable, medieval literature, Wagner enthusiasts; scholars of German literature, medieval literature in translation, medieval classes in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland.

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Miklos Radnoti: The Complete Poetry in Hungarian and English by Miklós Radnóti

By Miklós Radnóti

Contributor note: ahead by means of Győző Ferencz

This ebook comprises the full poems in Hungarian and in English translation of Hungary's nice sleek poet, Miklos Radnoti, murdered on the age of 35 through the Holocaust. His earliest poems, the six books released in the course of his lifetime, and the poems released posthumously after global warfare II are incorporated.

There is a foreword via Győző Ferencz, one in all Hungary's top-rated specialists on Radnoti's poems, and accompanying essays through the writer on dominant issues and routine pictures, in addition to the relevance of Radnoti's paintings to Holocaust literature.

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Stage a Poetry Slam: Creating Performance Poetry by Marc Kelly Smith

By Marc Kelly Smith

How am i able to run my very own slam? For teams huge and small, from unmarried occasions to routine courses, level a Poetry Slam explains the straightforward option to make your slams a hit. degree a Poetry Slam is a entire advisor for either budding and pro Slammasters — humans in control of organizing and selling poetry slams and spoken be aware occasions. Marc Kelly Smith, grand founding father of the Slam circulation and host of the unique Uptown Poetry Slam, the one who began all of them, takes you again degree to bare the recommendations and techniques he is crafted over his two decades plus of constructing world-class Slam indicates. In degree a Poetry Slam, Marc leads you thru the method of shaping your personal Slam from imaginative and prescient to beginning evening, as you find how to... style a crystal transparent imaginative and prescient that drives the advance of your first convey Plan a close itinerary for a Slam extravaganza Scope out a venue that matches your imaginative and prescient decide on the perfect level variety for max influence take care of the technical stuff — lighting, mics, props, & drops Recruit and arrange emcees, volunteers, and different help become aware of proficient functionality poets and spoken be aware artists Publicize and advertise your convey to draw an keen viewers level specified exhibits for company and group occasions Take possession of your convey, so it does not get hijacked Negotiate reasonable reimbursement with membership vendors and different buyers of the humanities degree a Poetry Slam is filled with functional, world-tested recommendation on how you can craft a compelling spoken observe poetry occasion and advertise in this kind of solution to pack the seats and go away a line out to the streets. you are going to additionally discover a short historical past of slam, the principles and rules that govern reliable slam competitions, and a listing of PSI (Poetry Slam, Inc.) qualified Slams, so that you regularly have a spot to go to to choose up rules and speak store with different Slammasters! Marc Kelly Smith—the father of the poetry slam himself—shares his stories from millions of exhibits to get readers begun, protecting every little thing, together with discovering a venue, lighting fixtures and sound, handling performers, even getting exposure. level a Poetry Slam is stuffed with insider suggestions, behind the scenes recommendation, and examples that might get up an viewers and retain them coming again. you will even be in a position to go browsing to the group to hear the samples, meet poets, and detect new inspirations. it is showtime! the last word consultant for somebody who desires to run a slam or functionality poetry convey

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An Individual History: Poems by Michael Collier

By Michael Collier

An person History describes the fears, anger, and guilt—personal, familial, societal, political, and historical—that contain a existence. The determine of the speaker’s maternal grandmother who used to be institutionalized for 5 a long time serves as an overriding metaphor for this haunting, daring new paintings via an important American poet.

from “An person History

This was once earlier than the time of lithium and Zoloft

before temper stabilizers and anxiolytics

and just about all the psychotropic medicinal drugs, yet now not before


which the suicide O’Laughlin known as “handcuffs for the


It was once prior to, in the course of, and after the time of atomic


Auschwitz, the Nakba, DDT, and also you may take water


find solace in quarantines, perform shunnings,

or stand at Lourdes one of the canes and crutches.

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Poems and Prose by Gerard Manley Hopkins

By Gerard Manley Hopkins

Toward Dylan Thomas than Matthew Arnold in his 'creative violence' and insistence at the sound of poetry, Gerard Manley Hopkins was once no staid, traditional Victorian. On getting into the Society of Jesus on the age of twenty-four, he burnt all his poetry and 'resolved to write down not more, as no longer belonging to my occupation, except via the desires of my superiors'. The poems, letters and magazine entries chosen for this variation have been written within the following two decades of his existence, and released posthumously in 1918. His verse is wrought from the artistic tensions and paradoxes of a poet-priest who desired to evoke the religious essence of nature sensuously, and to speak this revelation in ordinary language and speech-rhythms whereas utilizing condensed, leading edge diction and all of the talents of poetic artifice. severe, very important, person, his writing is the 'terrible crystal' wherein the soul, the inscape, the character of items, might be illuminated.

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Thunderbird by Dorothea Lasky

By Dorothea Lasky

"In traces that strike a cord in me of how William Carlos Williams insisted that in simple terms the mind's eye provides us entry to truth, Lasky's poems evoke a convention of dwelling, as bloody and lousy and gorgeous as dwelling can ever be."—Julia Bloch, Bitch

"The attractive factor approximately Lasky, in all her paintings, yet fairly right here, is her skill to create that very same feel of earnestness, the experience that she is telling you a secret."—InDigest journal, InDigest Picks

Go, courageous and mild reader, with Dorothea Lasky to the "purple hotel / the place the poultry lives." opt for her, as you could have willingly long past down the darkish passages ahead of, together with her bare-faced poems for suggestions. Thunderbird's managed rage plunges into the black inside armed with not anything yet guts and Lasky's personal fiery middle to mild the best way.

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