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Landscape At The End Of The Century Poems

Author : Stephen Dunn
ISBN : 9780393308532
Genre : Poetry
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"Here is the mature work of a poet who has always managed to delight—but who now demands something more of us. He asks us to enter the twenty-first century with open eyes: attentive to the past, eager for the future, naming what we love."--Judith Kitchen, Georgia Review

Here And Now Poems

Author : Stephen Dunn
ISBN : 9780393343557
Genre : Poetry
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In Here and Now, the lucidity of Dunn's language makes his poems seem effortless. He animates the most quotidian details of domestic life with the sense of awe that characterizes each of his poems. In these poems, resignation, world-weariness, crudeness and self-deprecation coexist with ecstatic love, insight, humor, and sweetness. The most characteristic feature of a Dunn poem is its unpredictability - every line break is surprising. His poems are risky and original, revealing the otherworldliness of our familiar lives and the essential comedy of getting through the day. With a career that spans four decades and sixteen collections of poetry, Dunn's work still surprises

New And Selected Poems 1974 1994

Author : Stephen Dunn
ISBN : 9780393244960
Genre : Poetry
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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."

Walking Light

Author : Stephen Dunn
ISBN : 1929918003
Genre : Literary Collections
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"Stephen Dunn's essays are grounded and funny and accessible without ceding intelligence or audacity."

The Insistence Of Beauty Poems

Author : Stephen Dunn
ISBN : 9780393327434
Genre : Poetry
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In a thirteenth collection, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet makes observations about the ubiquitous nature of beauty even in the light of tragedy and in the face of today's violence, in a volume that considers such additional topics as betrayal, loss, and new love. Reprint.

Without End

Author : Adam Zagajewski
ISBN : 9780374528614
Genre : Poetry
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I love to swim in the sea, which keeps talking to itself in the monotone of a vagabond who no longer recalls exactly how long he’s been on the road. Swimming is like prayer: palms join and part, join and part, almost without end. --from "On Swimming" Without End draws from each of Adam Zagajewski's English-language collections, both in and out of print--Tremor, Canvas, and Mysticism for Beginners--and features new work that is among his most refreshing and rewarding. These poems, lucidly translated, share the vocation that allows us, in Zagajewski's words, "to experience astonishment and to stop still in that astonishment for a long moment or two."

The Wilds Of Poetry

Author : David Hinton
ISBN : 9780834840966
Genre : Poetry
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An exploration of the emerging Western consciousness of how deeply we belong to the wild Cosmos, as seen through the lineage of modern America's great avant-garde poets --a thrilling journey with today's premier translator of the Chinese classics. Henry David Thoreau, in The Maine Woods, describes a moment on Mount Ktaadin when all explanations and assumptions fell away for him and he was confronted with the wonderful, inexplicable thusness of things. David Hinton takes that moment as the starting point for his account of a rewilding of consciousness in the West: a dawning awareness of our essential oneness with the world around us. Because there was no Western vocabulary for this perception, it fell to poets to make the first efforts at articulation, and those efforts were largely driven by Taoist and Ch’an (Zen) Buddhist ideas imported from ancient China. Hinton chronicles this rewilding through the lineage of avant-garde poetry in twentieth-century America—from Walt Whitman, Ezra Pound and Robinson Jeffers to Gary Snyder, W. S. Merwin, and beyond—including generous selections of poems that together form a compelling anthology of ecopoetry. In his much-admired translations, Hinton has re-created ancient Chinese rivers-and-mountains poetry as modern American poetry; here, he reenvisions modern American poetry as an extension of that ancient Chinese tradition: an ecopoetry that weaves consciousness into the Cosmos in radical and fundamental ways.

Black Nature

Author : Camille T. Dungy
ISBN : 9780820332772
Genre : Poetry
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Black Nature is the first anthology to focus on nature writing by African American poets, a genre that until now has not commonly been counted as one in which African American poets have participated. Black poets have a long tradition of incorporating treatments of the natural world into their work, but it is often read as political, historical, or protest poetry--anything but nature poetry. This is particularly true when the definition of what constitutes nature writing is limited to work about the pastoral or the wild. Camille T. Dungy has selected 180 poems from 93 poets that provide unique perspectives on American social and literary history to broaden our concept of nature poetry and African American poetics. This collection features major writers such as Phillis Wheatley, Rita Dove, Yusef Komunyakaa, Gwendolyn Brooks, Sterling Brown, Robert Hayden, Wanda Coleman, Natasha Trethewey, and Melvin B. Tolson as well as newer talents such as Douglas Kearney, Major Jackson, and Janice Harrington. Included are poets writing out of slavery, Reconstruction, the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and late twentieth- and early twenty-first-century African American poetic movements. Black Nature brings to the fore a neglected and vital means of considering poetry by African Americans and nature-related poetry as a whole. A Friends Fund Publication.

Contemporary American Poetry

Author : A. Poulin
ISBN : 0618527850
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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This highly respected anthology presents the work of 66 poets who have "shaped the contours and direction of the mainstream of American poetry" from 1955 to the present. The collection provides a generous sampling of each poet with a photo, biographical sketches, and bibliographies. A prolific poet, editor Michael Waters continues the careful selection process as A. Poulin's literary executor.

Landscape With Sex And Violence

Author : Lynn Melnick
ISBN : 1936919559
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Poetry. California Interest. Women's Studies. Domestic Abuse. The poems in LANDSCAPE WITH SEX AND VIOLENCE explore what it means to exist within a rape culture so entrenched that it can't be separated from the physical landscapes in which it enacts itself. Lyrically complex and startling--yet forthright and unflinching--these poems address rape, abortion, sex work, and other subjects frequently omitted from male-dominated literary traditions, without forsaking the pleasures of being embodied, or the value of personal freedom, of moonlight, and of hope. Throughout, the topography and mythology of California, as well as the uses and failures of language itself, are players in what it means to be a woman, a sexual being, and a trauma survivor in contemporary America.

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