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Download e-book for iPad: The Only Thing That Matters by Kim Jensen

By Kim Jensen

"The purely factor That concerns" is a suite of poems that have interaction with and expound upon the paintings of poet Fanny Howe. via a particular strategy designed by way of the writer, Jensen combines Howe’s phrases and her personal to create solely new poems that problem our figuring out of postmodernist paintings. the writer builds on Howe’s wide-ranging issues of intimacy, spirituality, and political supplier. Her poems pay homage to a celebrated poet, whereas concurrently conveying a trust in open-mindedness and the prospect for love.

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Night School (Penguin Poets) by Carl Dennis PDF

By Carl Dennis

A masterful new selection of poetry from the winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Ruth Lilly Prize
The poems in Carl Dennis’s 13th assortment are educated through an engagement with an international now not absolutely obtainable to the sunshine of day, an international which can basically be recognized with aid from the mind's eye, no matter if we concentrate on ourselves, on humans shut handy, or at the better society.  provided that we think possible choices to our current selves, Dennis indicates, will we start to snatch who we're. provided that we think what's hidden from us concerning the lives of others can these lives start to appear complete. provided that we will be able to conceive of a social international diverse from the only we appear to inhabit will we start to make feel of the rustic we name our personal. To learn those poems is to discover ourselves invited right into a discussion among what's current and what's absent that proves impressive and enlarging.

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Download e-book for iPad: Notes on Arrival and Departure: Poems by Rachel Rose

By Rachel Rose

Rachel Rose follows her award-winning first ebook with a blinding, pressing number of new poems that glance unflinchingly at our error and our longings, in photos that variety from the tense to the excellent. Anchoring the gathering is a wealthy, unsentimental suite of lyrics at the trip of being pregnant and new motherhood. those poems are humanist, lushly imagined, and compellingly voiced.

From the exchange Paperback edition.

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The Caged Owl: New & Selected Poems - download pdf or read online

By Gregory Orr

Gregory Orr’s genius is the transformation of trauma into artwork. no matter if writing approximately his accountability for a brother’s demise in the course of a searching coincidence, drug dependancy, or being jailed in the course of the Civil Rights fight, lyricism erupts in the course of desolation and violence. Orr’s spare, succinct poems distill fable from the family and exhibit a richness of motion and visible detail.

This long-awaited assortment is soulful paintings from a amazing poet, whose poems were defined as "mystical, carnal, reflective, and wry." (San Francisco Review)

"Love Poem"

A black biplane crashes throughout the window
of the luncheonette. The pilot climbs down,
elimination his leather-based hood.
He arms me my grandmother’s jade ring.
No, it truly is robin’s eggs and
a mobile quantity: yours.

from "Gathering the Bones Together"

A father and his 4 sons
run down a slope toward
a deer they simply killed.
the daddy and sons carry

rifles. They giggle, jostle,
and chatter together.
A gun is going off
and the youngest brother
falls to the ground.
A boy with a rifle
stands beside him,

"Orr’s is an immaculate type of latent violence and inhibited tenderness, charged with a determined depth whose resource is usually obscure."--The ny occasions booklet Review

Gregory Orr is the writer of 7 volumes of poetry and 3 books of feedback. he's the editor at Virginia Quarterly Review, teaches on the college of Virginia, and lives along with his spouse and daughters in Charlottesville. In 2002, with his chosen poems The Caged Owl, he'll additionally post a memoir and a e-book approximately poetry writing: Three unusual Angels: Trauma and Transformation in Lyric Poetry.

Also on hand by means of Gregory Orr:
Orpheus & Eurydice: A Lyric Sequence

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Get Run Through Rock: Selected Short Poems of Besmilr Brigham PDF

By Besmilr Brigham,C. D. Wright

Run via Rock is a humble but remarkable contribution to twentieth century American poetry, a recuperative number of a appreciably eccentric poet's paintings. chosen, edited and reverently framed by means of poet C.D. Wright, Besmilr Brigham's voice is the following codified in its personal quantity for the 1st time considering the fact that 1972; a voice "autochthonous, primally so," Wright notes within the book's preface, "Thus, an American poet used to be 'heaved from the earth,' and occupied her numbered days shaping a rock-hard sensibility of maximum independence." Brigham's poems go beyond a number of spheres of cultural, fiscal, ecological and literary borders. She lived approximately 3 a long time out of a station wagon together with her husband and daughter, using via, tenting and dwelling in America, "America, to me, is from definitely the sting of the Arctic circle ... right down to the (well, no matter what it's) Patagonia! to the end of Chile, jutting out into the ocean. an previous previous global sooner than whatever just like the US stumbled on or into it. it's the nice land mass" (Brigham in a letter). This poet used to be a girl from the "deep" and rural South, "a poet of the flora and fauna, no longer within the pastoral experience yet within the recurring sense...The writing is abnormal either at the floor and under; it by no means particularly yields its oddness, besides the fact that average the topic. Punctuation is …eccentric yet deliberate...her poems are her 5 senses. residing and death are the time venerated issues, yet greatly within the act of, relatively, the method of, and consistently with unaverted eyes" (from the preface by means of C.D. Wright).

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New PDF release: On the Edge of Silence: My Journey on the Boulder

By Rodolfo Sotelo Jr,Humberto Gomez Sequeira-HuGoS

i didn't write those poems for public interpreting. while I wrote them, i used to be a reclusive, shy, and anxious early life. I felt like I wasn’t allowed to talk my brain and provides reviews approximately what was once occurring in my existence for worry of having my ass kicked by way of my father or the other authoritative determine. So i'd conceal my emotions in my magazine, the place i used to be on top of things and that i may perhaps converse my brain approximately all that surrounded me.

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Download e-book for iPad: Still Point by E Martin Nolan

By E Martin Nolan

The poems in nonetheless element handle typhoon Katrina, the deconstruction of Detroit, the monetary main issue of 2008 and the BP gulf oil spill, contrasting the calm and tumult of those huge occasions. Nolan weaves lyrical poem sequences and person items right into a coherent entire desirous about humanity’s dating to itself and to nature. nonetheless element tells a narrative of good looks and horror, and the way normalcy stubbornly persists it doesn't matter what amid the arc of history.

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Download e-book for kindle: Underdog: Poems (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series) by Katrina Roberts

By Katrina Roberts

In Underdog, poet Katrina Roberts attracts on wide-ranging ancient and cultural resources to think about questions of id, to invite us to meditate on how every one people is �other� - local, immigrant, sojourner, alien - and to check our at-once shared and international frontiers and margins. in the course of the booklet, the writer�s �home� turns into a palimpsest of characters erased and resurrected. In boldly artistic poems, she addresses the lives of chinese language immigrants, the charm of African Dogon tribal lore, the heroics and defeats of artists, dogs astronauts, and Mexican farm workers, to call only a few.

Dramatic and lyrical, many poems turn into repositories for spells, thoughts, and stories. the following landscapes are faces to be studied and memorized; forgotten and missed legends and gadgets (whether quotidian, pop-cultural, old, or obscure), in addition to characters from this planet and past, are retrieved and said. different poems are concise prismatic shards, refracting and looking particular which means or even good looks in an international that's frequently either unpredictable and inscrutable. All are stitched including unflinching compassion and a prepared wish to undergo witness, to appreciate anything of the self�s relevance in an international context.

The poems, frequently meticulously researched, are difficult matrices of institutions, translations, re-imaginings. Age-old mind-body questions emerge: how did we get the following, those poems ask urgently, and in what methods can we stick with it? What does it suggest �to be� and �to belong� in instances of hindrance? They ask yourself at how contributors in the course of the a long time have dealt with, usually with grace, large injustice, and so they search to understand the mysteries of our perpetual migrations clear of and towards every one other.

Their Flight is virtually Silent

He says something meaningits contrary. earlier than water begins to run,an pain within the jaw leaves mespeechless. A packet of pictures: each one face has beencut out. This one: me, a baby maintaining a wafer

of sky - a robin�s egg. They used to assert you haveher eyes. one other: wrists slashedby mild, lifted to supply the area a melon, stuck uphair in a twist off the shoulders, the neck,my neck - most unlikely and chic - a swan�s.

Such grace shocks me. who's this? That nightbefore the infant died: barn owls calling acrossthe creek. Did he say: pay attention them? Neverto be born in any respect; a few peoplewould say now not even a toddler, no longer �viable.�

A small sound - sizzle of baconcurling on a flat black pan, unseen. His armsre-crossed. And this vesselmade of ash, this monument risingfrom airborne dirt and dust? I didn�t wish any of it and that i acknowledged so.

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