Subject Area: Poetry
The poems in this volume are concerned with wholeness and are a deliberate and conscious passage toward healing. The poems rise up boldly and speak in the voice of renewal. The reader begins as if having stumbled upon the private correspondence of lovers, only to find the thread of their – and a common – story woven into the lines.2017 978-1-4955-0544-7
This new modern edition of the complete poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, is based on the author's previous 2012 work: A Critical Edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey. The first complete modernized edition of Surrey's poetry since George Nott's 1815 edition (The Works of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey and of Sir Thomas Wyatt), it presents a contemporary text in which the poems have been structured for 21st century reader.2000 0-7734-1254-9
Deals with the biblical figure of Abishag as a leitmotif, set in both past and present. The bulk of the scenes takes place in the deep South, beginning in the 1960s and concluding in the present. As a secondary motif, the figure of Aeneas is parodied, especially his wanderings, which are configured to the wanderings of the contemporary individual in the South.
About the poet: Born in Louisiana, Leon Titche spent his childhood years in Arizona. He later returned to Louisiana and attended Tulane University, from where he received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees.1994 0-7734-2799-6
Presents further poems of Albert Cook written according to the "collage" method of composition. It includes Motets, a group of poems focused on individual scenes.1997 0-7734-2810-01994 0-7734-0015
This poetry is grounded in natural and Western imagery, its characters seek meaning from the forces of wind, water, sky, and land.1996 0-7734-2740-6
This collection reflects the poet's desire to realize "the necessity of hope." The reader will find a range of forms including found poetry and experimental sonnets. "alive beyond blue", the poem and the collection, deals with finding a way through to a larger vocabulary of meanings, many of which cannot be literally decoded, but still seem familiar. These poems were written with a love of language and fascination with ideas and inspirations.2012 0-7734-2605-1
“America the Beautiful,” written in 1893 by Wellesley College English Professor and Poet, Katharine Lee Bates (1859-1929), revised and first published in 1895 and revised again in 1904 and 1911, stands among the classic pieces of American National hymnody. The poem reflects not only the natural grandeur of the United States in the late nineteenth century—from sky to earth, and from sea to another—but it depicts the ideal vision of a poet, writing only three decades removed from the American Civil War, who strived extremely hard to communicate to her readers the necessity to preserve the fundamental principles of her nation: freedom and brotherhood.
The crowning moment for the poem arrived, at some point during World War I, when an unidentified person or group determined to set Katharine Bates’ words to a tune, “Materna,” written by Samuel Augustus Ward (1847-1903), a now forgotten New Jersey organist, choir director, and music store owner, first published in 1888. Following that “marriage,” “America the Beautiful” then occupied the enviable three-tiered pedestal of poem, patriotic song, and national hymn, and there it remains to this day.2005 0-7734-5966-9
Hai Zi, originally named Cha Haisheng, had published a large amount of outstanding poetry from 1984-1989 and was regarding as one of the major contemporary Chinese poets. In March 1989, he committed suicide by laying himself on a railroad track at Beijing Shan Hai Guan at the age of 25.
Hai Zi’s poetry seems to be anachronism. China has been through a great change, and the traditional countryside is disappearing with the large migration of peasants from villages to cities. Economic reform and consumerism are fast developing. Hai Zi’s nostalgia for the vanishing agricultural culture makes him an anachronism. His poetry still lives on the traditional Chinese agricultural landscape and mindscape, and the 19th century European idea of divine inspiration; that the genesis of poetry is analogous to the genesis of the universe; poetry comes from a divine spark; the poet is no less than a god, and his limited human body consumes itself to feed that divine essence in him. In his poems we may find Nietzsche’s idea of Zagreus; the descent of the world from a mythical oneness and the throes of individuation; Hölderlin’s same idea of cosmic descent and departing gods.2001 0-7734-7721-7
Collects critical essays on Hardy’s poetry, from Edmund Gosse (1918) to Samuel Hynes (1997), which reflect not only the diverse nature of Hardy’s poetry but also show how critics of different generations have added to our understanding and appreciation of it. Some articles are concerned with Hardy’s relationship with other poets like Wordsworth, Housman, Yeats, and Larkin.2008 0-7734-4856-X
This work investigates the syntax of ten poems from the Poetic Edda
, a medieval Icelandic text, offering data that reveals some of the composition processes and the remnants of the oral tradition from which poetry came. This work demonstrates that the Icelandic poet not only employed verbatim and variable formulae when composing, but also that the structure of the half-lines are formulaic and that their semantic function aids a poet in composition.1994 0-7734-2730-9
Poems which articulate the author's ongoing concern about humanity's role in and the relational plight of the natural world.2001 0-7734-7647-4
Anglo-Saxon poetry has increasingly become the province of a few specialists sufficiently acquainted with the Old English language, poetics, and culture to read it in the original. Except for Beowulf and standard anthologized versions of the more famous works, most Anglo-Saxon verse remains unavailable to modern English readers. This volume offers a sampling of the Anglo-Saxon shorter poems in modern recreations which remain literally accurate as well as imitative in specific prosody. With its arrangement, introductory materials, and specific selections, it also provides the reader with a sense of the Anglo-Saxon world view. In many cases it provides the only modern English translation of these works.
A survey of Anne Sexton's poetry from the standpoint of the special statement her poems make, charting the development of that statement by close reading of eight volumes in the order of their publication.1999 0-7734-3117-91999 0-7734-3116-0
Arachniphilia is a reflection of Man as a territorial primate: what humans inflict on each other does not rise far above that of the rest of the animal kingdom. Yet it also hints at the nobler feelings which are part of our legacy as rational creatures. Some of the poems celebrate nature or our ability to recognize that we are a small part of something far, far greater than any one of us.2000 0-7734-3121-7
V. Gordon Childe was a major figure in prehistoric archaeology from 1930-50s. These extended poems are reflections on, distillations, reinterpretations, and re-imaginings of a selection of Childe’s scholarly writings, to engender transparency, lyricism, and irony as well as sound archaeological argumentation. Gary Webster is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Penn State University – Mont Alto. This is his first book of poetry. He is better known for his many publications on the archaeology of ancient Sardinia, which include his most recent book, A Prehistory of Sardinia 2300-500 BC (Sheffield Academic Press, 1996).1998 0-7734-2845-3
These poems aim at giving a synthesis of impressions and considerations during a first encounter with the Far West in this country. They show both a passage to a new world, a discovery, and link with emotions and events of the past.2003 0-7734-3457-7
These poems half identify and half create inward experiences, the elusive atmospheres of dreams.1996 0-7734-2684-1
Poems of an imaginary poet at an artists' colony.1999 0-7734-3114-4
Poems on love, nature, and personal relationships.1997 0-7734-2838-0
Honorable Mention, Mellen Poetry Contest 'Hiroshima'
Narrative poem of a Japanese-born American physicist-poet who returns to Hiroshima, and the emotional and intellectual devastation the journey carries with it. Consists of a prologue and seven parts (one for each of the seven rivers that flow out of the Ohta upon which Hiroshima is set) and an epilogue, centered on the symbolism of the destruction of Hiroshima.2000 0-7734-1262-X
The reader will discern in these poems that beyond the suggestion of a light-heartedness, there is an admonition reinforcing our awareness that the world can be an unfriendly place.2000 0-7734-1244-12007 0-7734-5464-0
This study examines the way in which poetry, in this case the poetry of Fernando de Herrera, could function as an expression, and not simply as the result, of significant change in the social and economic ordering in sixteenth and seventeenth century Spanish life. The rise of the monarchical order, now based on imperial interests, replaced the earlier medieval dependence on theological justifications for the sate with a newly defined structure of secular beliefs and behaviors. Part of this emerging secular order was felt in poetry as a system of regulating principles and practices known as poetic decorum. The emergence of this defined aesthetic of the secular is revealed in Fernando de Herrera’s poetry, in both his awareness and use of this system of decoro
These often resonant poems treat themes related to scenes of the north country, to love and loss, to travels and sojourns in Greece, and to our periodic need for reflection and repose. They thoughtfully and musically play on nuances of the words of the title, Bearing North, and deftly confirm skills the poet displayed in his evocative earlier work, Born of a Cretan Spring.1997 0-7734-2821-6
These poems are both nature and relationship oriented. In some cases human relationships interacting with nature overstep the boundaries and interfuse in a passionate awareness and oneness.1997 0-7734-2701-51994 0-7734-2718-X1999 0-7734-3481-X
Poems which deal with the author’s experience as a teacher/staff support person who works with prisoners in a writing program at a correctional center and showing that ‘even behind the wall, the human spirit breaks free’.2012 0-7734-2911-5
These are poems describing the process of writing as integral to creating the self and our experience of time. There are numerous poems in this text. Ranging from discussing distinctions between Modernism and Postmodernism, to being nervous, to the joy of reading, and the goal is to deconstructively describe the process of writing.1993 O-7734-2766-X2003 0-7734-3451-8
The Black Ball is a dramatic narrative poem about revenge and reformation. It chronicles the thoughts and actions of several students at a small secluded college who lament the passing of “the good old days” and, at this crucial period in their young lives, resolve to right perceived past wrongs in order to re-create an imagined golden past to take the place of a poor an dismal present.1992 0-7734-0039-72001 0-7734-3420-8
Co-winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Prize Contest
This epic poem relates slavery back to historic an current African practices which were aggravated and exploited by Europeans. Contains material on the sexual exploitation of blacks by whites during slavery and on the artificial color categories that emerged from this and that were used to buttress segregation and racism. Strong use of repetition to support anger and irony.1993 0-7734-0031-1
In this, his seventh poetry collection, Emery George pays homage to the storyteller who has most urgently addressed our age. Arranged in three parts, the poems celebrate Prague ("Oh City, City!"), Kafka and his circle ("Franti_ek"), and selected stories ("Tales of the Frightened Imagination"). The Prague of Kafka's day was one of Europe's most beautiful cities (it still is). For Kafka it was a place to try to escape from. He felt claustrophobic there, and yearned for the open spaces of travel. He seems to have felt that the ancient and ornate buildings were like people: forbidding, staring, incommunicado.-- from the Preface2002 0-7734-3445-3
These poems are, for the most part, meditations on Christ, on the oneness of his human and heavenly natures, and his compassion for those most marginalized by society. Anawim means the poor, the humble, or poor in spirit, in Hebrew. Although utilizing contemporary verse forms, they harken back in theme and sensibility to the Metaphysical Poets, such as Henry Vaughn and Francis Thompson.2000 0-7734-3406-2
A narrative in three parts: The Family, The Storms of War, The Aftermath, with Prologue and Epilogue, evoking the horror wreaked upon the citizens of Nanking.1994 0-7734-2769-42002 0-7734-3568-91997 0-7734-2842-9
This volume's epigraph in Latin may best explain what the poems attempt to express: "The truth is often concealed in something secret." These poems seek to find the mystical in the real world and the real in the spiritual world.2003 0-7734-3485-2
Cramped by the restrictions of the post-1945 personal lyric, Remington began experimenting with the masque, wondering if that Renaissance relic (exemplified by Jonson, Milton’s Comus, and Spenser’s Shepheardes Calendar) could be rejuvenated with a contemporary format. The masques in Boogaloo are arranged chronologically, and America’s place in history is the overriding thematic concern. Are we as a culture a 24-hour diner with a juke box and salad bar, an idealistic people with vision, a seedy neon-glittering gentleman’s club, a dysfunctional black-ops people, a people with an abusive past, headed for a fascist future?1996 0-7734-2688-4
Collection of passion and love poems that speak from the heart to the heart.1998 0-7734-2831-3
This volume is an outgrowth of two American Literature classes (taught by editor Anne Cheney in Blacksburg, Virigina) in which she required the students to write a poem about Blacksburg and its sense of place. It also includes work by published poets. A secondary goal was to explore the role of environment on the individual, so in the final section, there are visions of beaches, the James River, England, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Birmingham. The result is a group of poems that also capture the cultural spirit of our epoch.2001 0-7734-3448-8
Poems of humans in nature, a Nature that demands labor, loss, desperation, life itself. The poems abound with a wry awareness of human society.1999 0-7734-3097-0
This volume of verse has been designed as an eco-epic. The traditional hero invokes all our living relations in pursuit of indigenous harmony. Startling images with syllabic rhythm are a linguistic dance leading you as reader-participant into the depths of our origins.2004 0-7734-3574-3
Fascinating are the tales of the bravery and heartiness of the women of Old Cape Cod. Many were descendants of the original pilgrims, but much courage was still required of women, usually very young, who dared set out on a sea journey from the old country to the new, whether persons of means or indentured servants; and once there, to live much of the time with their men away at sea, perhaps never to return. These poems try to recreate the daily struggles and hardships of these women, but also their joys and levity, in such a manner as may have been expressed in 18th century New England.1999 0-7734-3087-3
The strong imagery and immediacy of the language of everyday life of these poems become prayers and curses. These are poems used to better empathize and understand the perceptions and psyches of coal miners, farm wives, blacksmiths, of the disinherited and displaced, whose lives have been damaged by accident and war, by hatred and human folly.1996 0-7734-2700-7
Poems move through American and Europe asking quantum questions concerning the origins of the universe, and end with a return to the sea in 'Diver's Euphoria'.1996 0-7734-2706-6
Poems based on the voices of five women in Freud's case histories, with some of Freud's voice, as well. Case Hysteries was written to memorialize the voices of women. The women's stories offer insight into sexual trauma, repressed memories, and physical problems rooted in psychological distress.2001 0-7734-3438-01997 0-7734-2834-8
Contains the Hackney Literary Award-winning poem, "Racing the Wind" (Third Place).2000 0-7734-2796-1
These are personal, post-confessional poems that explore childhood, career changes, love and family life. The work’s themes are drawn from urban and rural working class life, the world of science, notions about the reparative function of art, object relations psychology, and, at times, Chinese-American experience.2002 0-7734-3466-6
"Clara, a resident of the Gateway Retirement Home,
thinks her name is a misnomer, for surely her life has
been the opposite of "illustrious" or "bright." Yet
thanks to friends – pun-loving and poetry-quoting
Amelia in particular – Clara's light doesn't stay
hidden under a bushel.
A lively mystery shimmers on the surface: Who knocks
late on Clara's door? Another night visitor follows,
foreshadowed in a celebrated Whitman poem."1998 0-7734-3489-5
Early poems depict vivid memories, and the later ones, vivid occurrences. Claude is pursued by an apocalyptic nightmare while he’s searching for relief from a dwarf experience.1997 0-7734-2823-21992 0-7734-9519-3
A journey in three segments through our modern-day inferno. Part One takes place in the suburbs. Part Two is set in a typical urban environment. Part Three involves us in the turbulent internal landscapes of intimate human relationships. The author calls this journey the purgatory he had to pass through in order to find his own paradise.1992 0-88946-584-3
Explicates the meaning of the poem, "The Wreck of the Deutschland," word by word, and stanza by stanza, keeping in mind the undercurrents of thought and influence in the poem that flow from pages of the New Testament, the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, and the plays of Shakespeare.2001 0-7734-3424-0
These poems string from a tradition of mystical contemplation, asking such questions as: How can one sustain an interior life in the midst of a material culture? How can a person bring the fruits of that interior awakening back into the world? The book moves freely between the unified polarities of contemplation and action, utilizing both free verse and metrical experimentation.1993 0-7734-2792-92003 0-7734-7008-52003 0-7734-3432-1
The diapason of the present volume is joy and hope in our new century and millennium. The one hundred poems explore the formal as well as mimetic possibilities of the villanelle. Among subjects, music and art are prominent. There are cycles of poems in homage to Bach, Mozart, the renaissance German sculptor Tilman Riemenschneider, the late Joseph Brodsky, and one of the startling minds of our century, Arthur Koestler. The poems aim at being an experience in sound, but they also invite us to think. Problems of perception are broached, and social and political comment is by no means absent. Song and comment reach one of their peaks in “Exemplary Tale” (no. 67), a poem on two young people in love, one a Croat, the other a Serb, talented opera singers and both dedicating themselves to working toward a more peaceful future.1997 0-7734-8694-1
Contemporary 'standard' editions of Dante's lyrics do not contain all the poems in the definitive Barbi edition. This translation follows Barbi's format and contains all 118 poems of the definitive text. It follows what is arguably the central issue of Dante's aesthetic: championing vernacular poetry. As Dante relied on his vernacular, these translations rely on the common language of today's speech, free verse, and open form, to give English readers an experience of Dante that is as contemporary to us as his poetic moment was to him. The original Italian appears on facing pages. As with all Mellen books, this book is available at a special text price when ordered for text use.2008 0-7734-4956-6
This is an edition which calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.2008 0-7734-4958-2
This edition calls for a re-examination of his relationship to Sir Philip Sidney and the Pembroke circle. This book contains one black and white photograph.2002 0-7734-7208-8
This is the first complete collection of Donald E. Stanford’s poems, including the three chapbooks he published, his privately printed poems, and all the extant manuscript poems he did not publish. The textual notes list all the authorial versions, naming the basic text and giving all the variant readings. Tables of Stanford’s editions and collections and their tables of contents are presented, and the appendices provide Stanford’s own statements about his life and poetry. A preface by David Middleton, a well-known poet and scholar in his own right, placed Stanford’s poetry in historical perspective and highlights the salient virtues of his poetic theory and practice.2014 0-7734-4259-6
This volume brings together for the first time nearly five hundred poems by Charlotte Perkins (Stetson) Gilman, one of the most influential thinkers of her time. It represents the significant poetry this writer, lecturer, feminist, and pioneer sociologist chose to publish during her lifetime.2015 1-4955-0377-1
An entirely new and major contribution to rediscovering the corpus of work and achievements from the sixteenth-century poet Henry Howard. It is, as no previous concordance has been, a coherent, integrated and an intellectually accessible resource with significant innovations in literary concordances, archaic words, modern words with obsolete meanings, and words with multiple means have been glossed with a wide range of application.2008 0-7734-4943-4
The Concordance to the Major Poems of Edward Taylor is a general use concordance of the work of British colonial and American puritan poet, Edward Taylor (d. 1729). Taylor’s major poems, Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations, represent nearly 50 years of poetic production of this devotional poet, whose emphasis on language and linguistic complexity make a concordance an essential tool of scholarship. This keyword-in-context (KWIC) concordance is based on Daniel Patterson’s recent edition, Edward Taylor’s Gods Determinations and Preparatory Meditations
(Kent State UP, 2003) and offers users an extensive compilation and sorting of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and an index of nonsubstantive words and other words typically excluded from such works.1992 0-7734-9633-5
The purpose of this concordance is to provide a thorough and reliable tool for Taylor scholarship, and to this end it is designed to anticipate the needs of the greatest number of Taylor scholars without compromising the needs of those with special interest in stylistic features of Taylor's work. Among the features are extensive cross-referencing of orthographic variants, treatment of homographs as discrete words, and retention in a verbal index of words typically omitted from concordances. One hundred forty-five poems are concorded here; with few exceptions, the poems do not appear in Gene Russell's A Concordance to the Poems of Edward Taylor
This work is designed to offer readers and scholars of Christopher Okigbo's poetry complete and convenient access to the text of Okigbo's poems in all their significant versions while also providing a reliable tool for tracking the poet's words and phrases, examining his revisions, and understanding his style and vocabulary -- all in a single volume.2003 0-7734-6822-6
This concordance is designed to Assist Brodsky specialists and students of Russian poetry, deepening their understanding of one of the most important poets of our time whose works are now an indispensable part of the curriculum of many American and European universities.1999 0-7734-3105-52009 0-7734-4912-4
A scholarly translation of a poem expressing the intensity and immediacy of grief. At a time when the portrayal of Iraq, its people, and the Arabic language is monolithic, al-Bustani’s Andalusian work illuminates the complexity, diversity, and humanity of Iraq as well as Arabic.1998 0-7734-2827-5
Poems resulting from the author's experiences in urban and rural cultures.1989 0-88946-932-6
Proposes that there has been a revival of surrealist poetry and traces an uninterrupted thread of development in surrealism throughout twentieth-century English poetry.1996 0-7734-2712-02005 0-7734-3498-4
This narrative poem retells the ancient Greek myths of Tantalos, Oinomaos, Hippodameia, Pelops, and Myrtilos. Haunted by her dead suitors, Hippodameia recalls how her father offered her as a prize in a chariot race between himself and her perspective suitors, and how Pelops won that race and caused the curse of Myrtilos to fall upon his descendents.1992 0-7734-2764-31995 0-7734-2717-12001 0-7734-7463-3
Offers a text-centered investigation of the basic concerns, modes, and desires in British women’s poetic interactions with the Christian religion. Covers not only the well-known poets such as Anne Bradstreet, the Brontes, and Emily Dickinson, but also many lesser-known ones.1991 0-7734-9658-02012 0-7734-2917-4
This is an entirely new and comprehensive edition of the Complete Poems of Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, edited by William McGaw. The work fills in a gap that scholars and critics have lamented for the past two decades and complements a full-scale biography published by William A. Sessions in 1999. Surrey was a preeminent courtier under King Henry VIII, and was regarded by his contemporaries as one of the two major Tudor poets (along with Sir Thomas Wyatt). He transformed the Petrarchan sonnet into its English form, created English blank verse, and he wrote the first personal elegy in English upon Wyatt’s death. No manuscript or early printed edition contains all of his work. This edition has been enhanced by more recent research and by access to more sources. As a result, there are fifty-nine poems, forty-four songs and sonnets, eleven Biblical paraphrases with two prologues, and two books of the Aeneid.2003 0-7734-6766-1
This is the first ever scholarly edition of Falconer’s poetry. After an account of Falconer’s life and reputation, this study concentrates on Falconer’s masterwork, The Shipwreck, an autobiographical narrative of a disastrous shipwreck in 1749, of which Falconer was one of three survivors. The poem is unique in its autobiographical/narrative/didactic/epic character. The poem survives in three distinct and much modified versions. The study also examines some of Falconer’s other minor poetry.2010 0-7734-3796-7
This monograph is the first book-length study of Daniel Defoe as a poet and it addresses a long-standing gap in Defoe scholarship. It offers detailed readings of Defoe’s verse productions in relation to their historical and literary contexts, and investigates Defoe’s poetic theory and practice. In reaction to the common view
of Defoe as, first and foremost, a novelist, the author argues that he was England’s leading poet during the first decade of the eighteenth century.1994 0-7734-2784-81999 0-7734-3107-1
These poems explore meaning-making and move through four seasons of the poet’s life and the lives of those close to him. The first, Khamsin, focuses on fear, conflict, and war. The second, Blast, depicts uneasiness, pain and dysfunctional relationships. Zephyr presents moods of love, reconciliation, and peace. Last, Holy Breath, speaks of spiritual anchoring and religious connections. The four symbolic winds dramatize coming to terms with ‘the other’ as reflected in national , religious, and interpersonal differences and the conflict that they bring.1996 0-7734-2669-8
A poetic account of the author's seven-month sojourn through the Personal Ads scene.1999 0-7734-3126-8
Poems reflecting on the outward journey and encounter of distant places, mirrored by an inward search for personal meaning which is happening in the course of experience.1992 0-7734-9659-9
Affirms the infinite possibilities of the human imagination with passion and compassion, explores the complex interrelations of people and the environment that nourishes them. Brush and ink drawings by Tomio Nitto.1992 0-7734-9610-61995 0-7734-2757-0
Culmination of three years work of a course taught at Virginia Tech, The Literature of Rock and Roll, to students who each wrote a poem concerning their experiences with rock and/or Popular Culture2001 0-7734-3412-7
The poetry in this volume was created mainly out of praise, curiosity, and wonder, with a solid sense of place the American Midwest, with its mix of small towns and cities, farms, acreages, packinghouses, four distinct seasons, and Protestant work ethic.1993 0-7734-9600-9
"Religious and political systems have been designed to curb, crush, and simply eliminate the Jews; some of theses systems almost succeeded; some of them resonate today. My poems are about this `theatricality', the horror and the buffoonery of this madness. My poems are also about personal fears that within my lifetime a band of armed Jews, responding to yet another one of history's gruesome gags, will push a few buttons and turn the entire planet into a radio-active cemetery." - from the Introduction.1992 0-7734-9566-5
Delayed Answers, a large book of poems, is written in a semi-collagist method. The poems have been selected from the author's work since Adapt the Living (Swallow, 1981). Included is the recent series "Plaints and prophecies," based on macro-historical adumbrations.1997 0-7734-2671-X
Poems of love and loss, humor and sadness.1991 0-88946-933-4
Examines The Earthly Paradise as the first mature poetic expression of Morris' view that a poet is also a historian who bears the immense responsibility of creation and narration. Details one of the longest and most complex single poetic narratives in the English language along several lines: systematic use of multiple narrators and audiences which deepen the poem's sense of shared experience and impose a coherent structure on its temporal and other discontinuities; the alterations of confession, description, and retrospection in the frame and inner tales that enabled Morris to complete one of the fullest Victorian meditations on the creation of identity through frustrated love and sorrow; the flexibility and subtlety of the poem's various allegorical resonances and narrative levels; and the "stoic," aesthetic, and political implications of Morris' evolving ideal of friendship.2016
This author argues that there is an intrinsic development in the western epic from the Greek problematic origins into its medieval, renaissance, and modern forms.He concludes by arguing that Wagner's music dramas explode beyond western epic themes.1995 0-7734-2742-2
The story of Dor (pronounced doe), a Haitian Voodoo priest, is captured with rich imagery and compelling rhythms. The setting is Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. There, Williams has created a place where the lines between good and evil, real and imagined, are blurred, as if two universes had converged. There, for a brief period, the powers of God and Satan are intertwined and the reader participates in questioning good and evil and whether there is a level of corruption that may be good. Dor is a poem of salvation, of sin and punishment, told in heroic blank verse.1993 0-7734-2768-61990 0-88946-846-X2003 0-7734-3490-9
The Dream That Becomes Us illustrates the adventure of an enamored newcomer confronted with the beautiful and gentle culture shock that is Japan. It paints a modern picture of the graceful time-held traditions of Japan’s people and their unique philosophy and way of life. Embedded in and interwoven with this is the personal experience of being a stranger in a strange land. It is written in the Haiku form most appropriate to the subject, and respectful of the traditions of those who made the poet so welcome.1992 0-7734-9617-31989 0-88946-897-42000 0-7734-2790-2
Poems on the concentration camp experience.1996 0-7734-0001-X1994 0-7734-2722-8
A book of poems that explores the mysterious connections between body and spirit. The unseen world often displays itself in what we call the real world, from sources that surprise us.1991 0-7734-9785-41993 0-7734-2779-1
Days after the earthquake that devastated Mexico City in 1985, rescuers found infants somehow alive although buried beneath rubble. This series of short narrative poems follows equally miraculous babies through other earthquakes.1997 0-7734-2709-0
Poems with backgrounds of Buddhism and Christianity, Taoism and Eastern and Western mysticism.2013 0-7734-4499-8
An intelligent and provocative study exploring how the dynamic between nature and humanity animates many of Dickey’s major works. Its aim is to show the ways in which Dickey seeks to understand how it is possible for beings “to be” and what this means in terms of self-realization.
This intelligent study makes a major contribution to our understanding of a major poet and helps us to see James Dickey’s poetic and fictional corpus in an entirely new light.2001 0-7734-3583-2
Ego’s Eye ridicules snobbery, conformity, and opportunism, takes a humorous look at birds and cats including Jett the castrate, Cat Cool Hand, and Mrs. Robin and concludes with poems of irony, the real ‘spice of life’.1997 0-7734-2832-1
Poems concerning Nature, both as metaphor and experience, divided into the four elements (earth, air, water, fire).1995 0-7734-1278-6
The opening chapters of this study deal with Elizabeth Jennings' life and work as a whole, including her early life, her career as a writer, the major influences on her poetry including T. S. Eliot as well as Hopkins and Auden. Later chapters portrays the poet's approach to writing poetry, and then examine four major themes: Love, Art, Religion, and Death, analyzing poems illustrating each theme. The author had a personal interview and correspondence with Jennings during the course of her research. The volume includes the text of the interview.1990 0-88946-893-11994 0-7734-2800-32003 0-7734-6685-1
The introduction (by the translator) to this volume breaks new ground, and underlines Fargue’s importance both as a major poet and as a modernist. The preface by the important poet and editor, Peter Gizzi, will prove useful even to those who are very au courant with modern poetry. Fargue has never been translated into English, apart from a few poems in a Penguin anthology. St. John Perse, Joyce, and Rilke all considered Fargue one of the major poets of his age. And his best work, most agree, is the body of prose poems. These have the appeal of the flâneur genre, the kind of lively prose vignettes of Paris that Baudelaire made popular. This translation capitalizes on the visual appeal of Paris scenes, while also highlighting Fargue’s unique sense of the poetic, which was an important contribution to developing Modernism. Fargue blends Surrealism with a delicate musical stillness which evolves from French Symbolism. At the same time, Fargue’s often strange and unsettling images unfold a more personal sense of the poetic: his conviction that the poetic image is a return to, a re-writing of, childhood, an unlocking of the most intimate passages in time. Poëmes is Fargue’s first major work, a turning point in his writing, and an exemplary suite of prose poems. Facing page translations.1995 0-7734-2743-02000 0-7734-2794-51997 0-7734-2848-8
The destruction of compassion - 6th of August 1945: Hiroshima. A free-form verse play.2007 0-7734-5427-6
In the present study, the innovative and cerebral poetry of the Imagist movement, which revolutionized modern English and American poetry, has been analyzed in its contextual and intertextual relationships with other arts. Consequently, the book is like the texts it attempts to investigate, a peculiar hybrid, a collage of three basic materials or analytical perspectives: an excerpt from an Imagist manifesto sketched out in handwriting (context), a torn out printed page from a first edition of Des Imagistes
(text), and a photograph of a museum installation of a room devoted to Modernist art (intertext).1993 0-7734-0036-2
Meditative, conversational, or sometimes lyrical, this collection of poems is about landscapes and seascapes. The sense of the poetry of place is crystallized in the final poems of the volume that deal with the metaphors of travel.1999 0-7734-3094-6
Addresses the circle in which man and all of life exists in a variety of expressions, exploring what man is, what he does; the absurdity of much of his ambitions and what he values in light of this circle. . . his illusions of progress and self-importance2003 0-7734-3482-81999 0-7734-3106-3
These poems are vigorous and of firm rhythm and sound, meant to appeal to the eye, the ear, the mind and the heart. The poet makes unequivocal statements about old age and the family, and the love poems are sensual, with the intensity and feeling of young love. The section entitled ‘And Other Tongues’ displays his unusual mastery of foreign languages, with poems in French, Italian, Portuguese, and Sicilian (with English translations).1977 0-7734-0176-81995 0-7734-2785-61996 0-7734-2686-8
A collection of poems which examines the unstable social conditions of late 20th-century America. The poems are insights into a society which seems to have lost its compassion. These are poems which tell the story of a fading American dream.1991 0-7734-9615-7
This first collection contains poems focused on social and domestic themes, as well as verse addressed to such traditional topics as the seasonal changes of nature. In tight, sparse stanzas the poems address a laconic voice to the everyday world of social existence. Impinging on the personal realm of the poet, however, is the larger political arena, with its issues of human justice and ethics.2004 0-7734-3545-XSpecial Mention for Mellen Poetry Press Contest
While the Christian myth of St. Anthony’s sermon to the fish is at the core of this visionary poem, it is the mystical exploration of dreaming that St. Anthony is concerned with. His sermon is an invocation in a world that is fluid, ambiguous, discontinuous and yet whole.
A Book-Length Poem.2000 0-7734-2712-0
Poems on diverse subjects.1989 0-88946-898-2
This is a collection of lyrical poems on the subject of intimacy. It is divided into three sections to reflect a development and maturity of understanding on the part of the book's persona.1996 0-7734-2749-X
This collection integrates around the theme of wonder, sometimes buoyant and hopeful, sometimes somber. The subject may be the first day in fall or a climb up Long's Peak or the intrusion of a Down's Syndrome individual in the midst of one's hurry, but there is wonder in the ordinary.1992 0-7734-0040-01994 0-7734-2728-71992 0-7734-0006-02015 1-4955-0327-5
The relationship between humans and dolphins has been a subject of interest since earliest times… This fascinating book explores first the classical background to Arion and his dolphin story and then its treatment by French literary and artistic figures who, in a variety of genres and forms, have recreated the story and brought out new meanings more appropriate to their particular times.”
Emeritus Professor of Classics,
Victoria University of Wellington ,New Zealand1997 0-7734-2840-2
This is a collection of the author's intimate reflections on family, friends and the world around her. Each one has been distilled through the senses of the child within, thoughtfully reexamined by the adult poet, and lovingly crafted into this volume of poems that reveals the author's constant struggle with love and loss.2000 0-7734-3479-82003 0-7734-3484-4
These poems represent an personal and literary voyage written over a period of about 10 years. Original German with facing English translation.1996 0-7734-2754-6
Poetry, classically steeped, restrained, elegiac and powerful.1997 0-7734-2816-X
Poems in which the collage method aims at psychological "historical" widenings and intensifications.1999 0-7734-3101-2
These poems represent the experience of living in Asia and the struggle to find inner continuity between the external circumstances of living in vastly disparate social cultural environments (such as a Malay village and Tokyo, Japan), and the internal unity that derives from one’s own cultural identity and personal history. The poems reflect the integrity of soul in the context of geographical variation, and in doing so engage some universal themes.1974 0-7734-0450-3
This essay in interpretation concentrates on Chapman's tragic themes, in the light of their development from his earliest poems though to his mature tragedies, as a key to the total meaning and significance of the plays.1990 0-88946-934-2
Establishes Crabbe as a figure on the border, not only as an earlier practitioner of realism, but also as a poet who is simultaneously a parson and one who is in his poetry interested in liminal states. This work is a powerful introduction to Crabbe and to the challenges he poses to the categories he continually eludes.2000 0-7734-1242-5
This collection of poems presents themes of death, friendship, longing, responsibility, fear, anticipation and reconciliation, frequently looking through the lens of visual and performing arts. Organized in three sections, Mulling, Impasto, and Movement and Sinking, the subjects of her poems are found in the home and neighborhood, in the past and present, in nature, in events experienced vicariously through newspapers and books, or directly by wandering through museums and attending performances. Moods range widely from meditative t turbulent, from connected to detached, from sorrowful to joyful; the poems move from celebrations and observations of the commonplace and the extraordinary to illuminations of the dark and violent.2003 0-7734-3459-3
Each poem attempts to draw from a particular character or image passions and rhythms that, although found through all human history, touch the modern heart with a peculiar poignancy. They should be read aloud to capture the sounds, images, and passions.1995 0-7734-0023-01998
First full collection of Terayama's poetry to appear in English. Better known in Japan for his success as a playwright and founder of his own theater troupe, Terayama was also a literary critic, script writer, film-maker, and essayist. He experimented with new poetic structures, blending classic and avant garde styles. Includes the original Japanese with facing-page translations, and a short biographical introduction.1999 0-7734-3108-X
Antonio Simon Gomez captures the essence of people and the majesty of the surrounding beauty in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He paints scenes with his words with the mastery of a painter’s brush. His New Mexico poems capture its magic as only a native among distinct cultures can capture them. Poems resonate real human emotions and speak about life’s realities, of greed, sorrows, human burden, and the healing that is required for living.2000 0-7734-1252-2
In broad and nuanced trompe l’oeil brushstrokes, this quiescent spiritual odyssey of witness and withness celebrates people and place, psychic polis, evokes primal ch’i, desert geomancy, and intensifies and merges oil-to-pastel visceral landscape of vision into what Ghostwalk whispers: The ‘long tao of dawn’ where all interiors call.1998 0-7734-2825-9
With Illustrations by Ann Cheetham Colley. Haiku form verse on various topics.2000 0-7734-3096-22002 0-7734-3473-9
The ancient practice of headhunting becomes a metaphor among these poems for the search for human essence. The headhunter finds in his prize the physical equivalent of the holy chalice or sacred icon. And if today our talismans are less gruesome, they nonetheless reflect the same desire for an understanding of human life. In this, his third collection of poems, George Moore explores the ever-present relationship between violence and the sacred. At times edgy in their lyricism, these poems ask hard questions of a harsh reality, while they struggle to make sense of the nature of human relationships.1994 0-7734-0008-71999 0-7734-3109-8
These poems (Spanish/English on alternating lines) reflect a cross-pollination between languages, and reflect the influence of Neruda, Diario, and others.1990 0-88946-847-81993 0-7734-9342-5
This study identifies the most important attitudes toward history found within the individual books of the poem. Second, it explores the relevance and function of these historical perspectives to the particular fictional episodes in which they arise. Third, it defines Spenser's concept of historical being. Unlike other treatments of The Faerie Queene's use of history, this study does not decipher the text for allusions to Spenser's historical contemporaries, nor does it reduce the poem to a specific philosophy of history. This inquiry explores the integrity of Spenser's polysemous presentation of historical existence as a totality.1993 0-7734-0033-82004 0-7734-6411-5
A complete and thorough study of William Wordsworth’s Ecclesiastical Sonnets emphasizing especially religion and history. The Ecclesiastical Sonnets are a sonnet sequence of 132 poems beginning with the founding of Christianity in England to the state of religion in Wordsworth’s day. Although a later work, they characterize many topics close to Wordsworth’s heart – the idea of history, pantheism, nature and Christianity. This book studies history and religion as well as Wordsworth’s use of sonnet sequence, a genre of his later writing. There has been very little written about the Ecclesiastical Sonnets. This book will help students to achieve a complete view of Wordsworth the young romantic as well as the elder statesman (poet laureate) of England.1995 0-7734-2736-8
Poignant poems dedicated to the memory of the author's father.1998 0-7734-2841-0
Meditative and inspirational poetry on coping with bereavement.2003 0-7734-3478-X2014 0-7734-4241-3
This study is an attempt to consider Beowulf in its literary context. It shows how the typological perspective manifests itself throughout Beowulf in its structure and its imagery and so aims to foster an increased awareness of the rich allusiveness of its metaphorical language.1995 0-7734-2755-4
Many of the poems in The Hunger deal with childhood trauma and its lifelong effects. These words and images show both the child's struggle to make sense of human evil and the adult's retrospective pondering of darkness in an attempt to achieve understanding. The tone is elegiac, suggested the mourning process that leads to healing. Ultimately, The Hunger is about the mind's ability to transform suffering through the language of poetry.1993 0-7734-2793-71992 0-7734-9453-71995 0-7734-2762-71997 0-7734-2690-6
Poetry of pain, joy, and sorrow of a son's remembrance of his family, his people, his native land in Africa.1990 0-88946-845-11993 0-7734-2214-5
Seeks elements of self-definition in Keats's work, the quest for the poetical character. From both his poems and letters, an aesthetic emerges which locates the poetical character in terms of a responsible role in a creative process: a transcendent Imagination infuses Beauty into the material world; these particulars become a source of inspiration for the artist, the foundation of "the simple imaginative Mind." The readings of Keats's poems depend on these stages, on the two kinds of imagination and the mediation between them. This study is the first to yield this particular synthesis, and the importance of historicism to Keats's aesthetic has not before been weighted.2008 0-7734-5777-5
This critical anthology features fourteen relatively unknown poets from Sangamon, Illinois examining their impact on one another and their importance in establishing a context for understanding the work of more noted poets. The importance of reading poets in relation to one another for the study of literary history is emphasized in the interpretations of the poets included herein.2003 0-7734-3494-1
This collection of poems originated in the poet’s experience of going to church for the first time at the age of twenty-six. The first section, entitled “Church” is about the early times, observations, feelings, questions. The second section, “State” is about the state of religion in the world today, addressing televangelists, homophobia based in Scripture, and other areas where religion affects daily life. The segue between the two is a long poem entitled “Chronicles” which is composed of the first and last verses of books of the Old Testament, pieced together to tell their own story much as believers use passages, often out of context, to support their beliefs.1998 0-7734-2829-1
Sections include Mythologies; Satires and Lighter Verses; Meditations, East and West.1999 0-7734-3104-7
Poems focus on the variety of qualities, capabilities, and attitudes of women, emphasizing the respect and appreciation due them but not always given.1999 0-7734-3091-1
Poems deal with interconnected themes: death of someone from cancer in the prime of life; someone suffering from anorexia nervosa; change and metamorphosis as the path to meaningful life, moving from tragic themes to one of hope.1999 0-7734-3123-3
The poems linger over details of the moment, and evoke a sense of place with a range of notes as of a cello.1992 0-7734-9522-31993 0-7734-2778-31999 0-7734-3102-2
This book presents prolific poetic imagery of African and Africans in past, present and future. Sections include Africa and World Peace and Security; African History and Culture in the Olden Days; Africa and Colonization; Africa in More Contemporary Times; and Miscellaneous.1990 0-88946-999-71999 0-7734-3120-9
Journey of Passion is McAllister’s spiritual walk as described in poetry, telling of the passion of falling in love with God, the beauty of Christian friendship, and how, in God, one will find hope and comfort amid today’s many struggles. As a member of Generation X, McAllister has poems dealing with dating, chastity, racism, and substance abuse. Since Ray is totally blind, he has also been able to include many fresh insights about life and reality. Also, several poems include word puzzles that will challenge the reader to search for hidden messages and meanings.2007 0-7734-5391-1
This book is a study of the poetry of Seamus Heaney collected in his volume Opened Ground, in which the poems are read in Jungian terms. Heaney had referred to himself as “Jungian in religion” and naturally used terms such as “initiation”, “individuation” and the “unconscious” in interviews and essays. Therefore, key Jungian terms are examined in relation to Heaney’s poetic expression of these and explored through at least one poem from each of the collections represented in Opened Ground. This allows for an exploration of the creative tensions involved in the poet’s presentation of personal, poetic and political concerns, while also allowing for further examination of the powerful physicality and musical qualities of the language in which he luxuriates.1994 0-7734-2714-7
The poems here possess a unity - way stations of a pilgrim discovering love, beauty, death, frustration, and locked doors. As a symbol, roses have over the ages embodied these insights into the soul.2000 0-7734-1268-9
Poems that capture the voices and concerns of the new American West, placed in an imaginary Colorado town.1992 0-7734-9437-5
In KPHTH (the Greek spelling of Crete), Kahn describes the beauty of the island, its palaces, the treasures of Minoan art, but also the local customs and traditions of the inhabitants. Interwoven with her observations are personal memories, emotions of joy and pain, love and sadness. Thus the poems are not just descriptive of Crete, but moving and interesting for the readers, who can project themselves into the lyrics.1993 0-7734-0021-42002 0-7734-7240-1
Study focuses on the way in which Barnes uses and experiments with techniques of meter, rhyme and sound, and shows how an understanding of the language of the poems, not only dialect but also standard English, is essential to appreciating the worth of Barnes’s poetical output. A detailed examination of the way in which he set about composing his verse reveals the careful and self-conscious craftsman who lies behind the superficial oddities that may strike the present day reader.2008 0-7734-5022-X
Grounded in the investigative tools of interpretation theory, theo-poetic aesthetics, and literary criticism, this book proposes and employs an interdisciplinary methodology for the analysis of poetic prayer tests, focusing upon the poetry of Gerard Manley Hopkins. Interspersed throughout the text are brief interchapters, which offer practical illustrations of the sort of transformative reading this work proposes.1999 0-7734-3083-0
Rainer Schulte’s poems create vivid, unexpected images that cast a fresh and original light on the events and scenes of everyday life. His eye observes the phenomena of human existence with crystal clarity and reinterprets them in startlingly unusual ways. Through paradoxical juxtapositions his mind glimpses the dynamic realms of our inner world. Concise in language, yet not obscure, his poems lead the reader from sensuous experience to abstraction. His vision of the world becomes transparent through chains of metaphorical associations that reflect the violence and hypocrisy of the contemporary world we inhabit. And at the same time, his metaphors and images project moments of silence that flicker with a light of hope.1997 0-7734-2828-3
Winner of the 1996 Mellen Poetry Prize
Epic poem in sonnet form on WWII and the destruction of Hiroshima, as seen through the eyes of a Japanese naval officer.1999 0-7734-3112-8
‘The defilements’ are meditations, personal but universal, too. They are the product of many years’ reflection on the Dharma, and long struggle with the forces (needs, passions) that thwart transcendent peace. ‘The road’ is a physical reflection of this journey, and complements the other poems with quiet, incantatory moments from scattered parts of the world.2000 0-7734-1266-2
Collection of sonnets, based on the author’s personal experiences and family.1999 0-7734-3086-5
Presents an accumulated representation of a four-year voyage through the author’s experiences in the United States. Poems range from ordinary and slant rhyme to organized Italian quatrains, and free verse.2009 0-7734-4654-0
This work is a two-part overview to this writer, poet, journalist, activist, and sociologist. The introduction covers some background on how scholars and academics have neglected Beecher, for a variety of possible reasons. Part one consists of a biography that centers on Beecher’s working life, only briefly discussing his four marriages and only mentioning that he had four children. Part two covers a sampling of his poetry, offering explications and critical analysis that point to the conclusion that Beecher should not have been neglected or omitted from literary study to the extent that he has been. The afterword discusses the author’s experiences during his research process, including meeting Beecher’s widow Barbara. Overall, the work is intended to reintroduce John Beecher to the literary community and incite further discussion about him.1993 0-7734-2804-6
These poems are about you and me. They ask Gaugin's questions: "Where do we come from? What are we? Where are we going?"1990 0-88946-049-31990 0-88946-890-71996 0-7734-2683-31992 0-7734-9573-8
These poems catch transient moments in the African-American experience and hold them up for poetic scrutiny. Capturing both past and present, rural and urban experiences, they spin a gossamer web of memories of youth and old age, creating a voice that is at once ancient and contemporary, African and American.2001 0-7734-3422-4
Co-Winner of the 1998 Mellen Poetry Press Contest Prize
This epic poems shows some of the minute details of the slavery period: the voyage, the sometimes suicides of the captives, the attempts to escape and the rewards advertised by the slaveholders. The is able to capture different voices and tones, in accord with his different subjects. Past, present, and future converge, with the slave ship as symbol.1995 0-7734-0011-72011 0-7734-1603-X
A monograph concerning the state of epic poetry in an age of shorter attention spans.2001 0-7734-3458-5
Comic poems commenting on everything from Looney Tunes characters such as Yogi Bear, quick Draw McGraw and Wiley E. Coyote, to Jimmy Durante, comic paintings, and soap operas.
About the poet: Robert Kirschten is the author of James Dickey and the Gentle Ecstasy of Earth: A Reading of the Poems; “Approaching Prayer”: Ritual and the Shape of Myth in A. R. Ammons and James Dickey; and three earlier books of poems, Old Family Movies, Nighthawks and Irises, and Chicago Poems.2001 0-7734-3430-5
Personal poems on circumstances springing from the poet’s life. John Waterfield studied Classics and English literature at Christ Church, Oxford, receiving a doctorate in 1979. He published his translation of Rilke’s Duino Elegies with Mellen in 1999. He lives and teaches in England.1995 0-7734-2729-51996 0-7734-3493-32003 0-7734-3542-5
Many of these poems in mood and content are inspired buy the poet’s reverence for the sea and sky and the changing seasons in the mountains of Vermont. His work draws heavily from his life’s considerable experiences, both his early years on a farm and his observations of human frailty and renewal.
About the poet: Robert Carl Williams spent his formative years on a small farm in East Tennessee, at the foothills of Appalachia. He holds a BS in civil engineering from the University of Tennessee, trained as a jet fighter pilot toward the end of the Korean War, received a BA in architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, and moved to Vermont in the early ‘60s. He is an avid sailor, spending six months each winter sailing westward around the world with his wife Annabelle. During the summer and fall he works in his ongoing practice of architecture as senior partner.1992 0-7734-9525-8
A kaleidoscope of longing, love, death, sorrow, memory, and joy, the poems are lyrical journeys into and from the remote past, the recent past, and the immediate present in Africa, Europe, and the United States.1989 0-88946-887-71993 0-88946-568-1
Water images abound in this book. Water drowns people. Raises them up. Water pours from the sky, springs from earth. Water nourishes life. Destroys land and property. It is everywhere in these poems: the same, yet different. Each poem comes from a different moment in one woman's life - a woman who evolved in the poet's imagination from the many years of living in a state where floods are constant as the power of human emotions and the belief that "love is stern as death ... many waters cannot quench it, neither can the floods drown it." -- Song of Solomon 8:6,7.2015 1-4955-0315-1
An important and engaging study of the original work and writings of Martha Dickinson Bianchi, the niece of poet Emily Dickinson. This book
establishes Martha as a prolific poet, novelist, essayist and translator. As we approach the 100th anniversary of the Great War, this study will help us to rethink how women experienced that war by identifying a significant woman poet who published during the first two decades of the 20th century but whose work has largely been ignored.2004 0-7734-3586-7
Measures of Breath is a loosely autobiographical collection of poems focusing on the strangeness of the ordinary and the resonance of the most private and personal. Memories and intimations are offered which suggest a framing reality larger than that described in the standard scientific model. Questions recalled from childhood are addressed, along with early experience that rarely finds its way into language. While the poems canvass the five stages of life, the structure is loose enough to accommodate a variety of speculations on the mystery of lived time as it resists any easy understanding.1989 0-88946-888-5
Poems on disparate topics, several of which take their subject from Biblical literature.1993 0-7734-2786-4
Selections from some of Mellen's most distinguished poets. Biographical information included.1995 0-7734-2733-3
Dealing with subjects related to time, memory, perception, illusion, love, death, and the imagination, these poems strive to reach the emotional center of our deepest joys and fears. They delve into and question the very heart of what we call real.1999 0-7734-3089-X2007 0-7734-5758-5
This book builds on previous research to scrutinize the poetry of Ezra Pound and T.S. Eliot through the lens of Imagism. While Pound eventually disassociated himself from the Imagist movement and Eliot never belonged to it, it was still an influence on the development of these two poets. Therefore, Imagism is essential to a proper understanding of certain elements in the works of these twentieth-century poets.1993 0-7734-2788-01992 0-7734-9564-9
Modulars offers five poems, each written on a different pattern according to the principle of "the syllabic module," a sound system developed by the author. The sense of contemporary verse is often organized on variable axes, and this book aims to organize sound patterns in a corresponding way. It offers metrical modes somewhat analogous to the structure of serial music, in which the randomness of instances in free verse is subordinated to audible patterns, without returning to the simple recursions of meter. In the poems of Modulars, the line unit is bound both horizontally by syllable-count in the line and vertically by recursive series from line to line. At the same time, the line, within its limited number of syllabic alternatives, remains free, as free verse is free, to choose, at every point, the particular alternative for the particular line.1997 0-7734-2826-7
Winner of the First Place Award in Poetry from RPCV Writers and Readers Magazine2013 0-7734-4343-6
This book of devotional poetry is designed to provide an opportunity for readers to reflect on the lives of saintly individuals who in God's view brought the presence of Jesus Christ into the situations in their own lives, and who allowed God's purpose for them to be fulfilled thereby.
1996 0-7734-2721-X1994 0-7734-2765-11999 0-7734-3570-0
With the assistance of Willis Barnstone, Andrew Durkin, Gregory Orr, and Lilli Parrott
Poems communicating a young woman’s internal monologue. In Czech, with English translation.2010 0-7734-4659-1
This marks the first time that Gleyvis Coro Montanet’s poetry has been translated into English. The volume consists of three sections that explore poetry in different ways; prose poems, poems with rhyme schemes, and poems in free verse.1991 0-7734-9777-3
The five sections of the book -- Elegaic, History and Geography, Dramatis Personae, Love Songs, and Daughter -- reveal or circumscribe a journey as the poems move from childhood to maturity, generation to generation, in the archetypal search for understanding, forgiveness; and, of course, love.2003 0-7734-3453-4
These poems encompass ordinary and extraordinary moments: history from the perspective of a teacher-scholar and traveler, routines of a one-time neighbor, Adam, the poignancy of family life, the mysteries revealed in the farthest reaches of the universe and in the backyard garden.1995 0-7734-2726-0
Nangini's poems celebrate the richness of life in central southern Ontario. From the city to cottage-country and the roads in between, Nangini explores the changing seasons of her varied region.1992 0-7734-0043-52000 0-7734-3467-4
Edited by Christopher Thornton
Poems focusing on existentialist struggles and dilemmas, colored with dreamlike imagery that suggests surrealistic painting and leaves a powerful impression that transcends the mere power of words.2012 0-7734-2665-5
This initial volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems–details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.2013 0-7734-4355-X
These fresh volumes complemented by thousands of the current editor’s detailed historical, biographical, linguistic, and critical notations, will provide researchers with the necessary background information (substantially neglected by George Osborn) to allow for thorough critical examinations, discussions and analyses of the Wesleys as poets.2012 0-7734-4069-0
This volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s The
Poetry of John and Charles Wesley widens considerably the
entrance into access of the original poems of the eighteenth-
century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. This “New Edition” provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background
information relative to those poems–details historical,
bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. This “New Edition” becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique under new bindings.2013 0-7734-4354-1
This "New Edition" provides general readers and researchers alike with necessary background information relative to those poems-details historical, bibliographical, and biographical that Osborn omitted or of which he had no knowledge. Thus, this "New Edition" becomes an important research tool, rather than simply a polished reissue of a literary antique within the façade of new bindings.
Volume XII concludes the complete extant collection of Hymns on the Four Gospels and Acts of the Apostles
, including such "Short Hymns" published by Charles Wesley in 1762 and comprising 961 poetical paraphrases from John 14-21 through Acts 28:31. Charles Wesley's brief prefatory note, incorporated into George Osborn's "Advertisement" (see Volume 9, Part 1) had preceded the poetical "Selection".
In that "Advertisement," the nineteenth-century editor of these volumes set forth his general organization of the contents of the various poetical pieces, while the editor of this new and critical edition provides literally hundreds of detailed notations of background explanation and information (historical, literary, biographical, and critical). This second part concludes with a first-line index to all of the 961 poetical adaptations.2010 0-7734-1310-3
This fifth volume of the “New Edition” of George Osborn’s nineteenth-century collection of The Poetry of John and Charles Wesley
continues to widen the access of the original poems of the eighteenth-century Wesleys, as well as their translations and altered versions of others’ poetical works. Although the total of thirteen volumes of Osborn’s edition might justifiably be considered by the scholarly world as “outdated,” it cannot be termed “obsolete,” since, nonetheless, it remains as the largest collection of the Wesleys’ poetic productions yet published.1996 0-7734-9010-8
This study investigates both the medieval Provençal troubadours particularly studied by Pound (after Dante), with reference both to their canzon and to the medieval biographies; and the nineteenth and earlier twentieth century use of these, in romantic popularizing works, in the works of serious essayists and scholars, and by poets, especially Browning.These investigations elucidate Pound's own use of Provençal materials in developing his concept of poetry as the lost art of combining words with music, the technical études of Arnaut Daniel, etc. culminating in "Langue d'Oc", and the development of his persona method. This latter development is traced from early poetic sequences, through the major Provençal personae, to "Near Perigord", "Provincia Deserta", and "Three Cantos" (1917), which discuss the problem of writing a "poem including history". Pound's transition to the ideogrammic method of The Cantos is demonstrated by a detailed reading of the first seven cantos. Finally, a discussion of The Pisan Cantos shows how Pound's early studies of Provençal techniques, and of its cult of emotions which linked it to pagan rites of renaissance, led to his recreation of the troubadour ethos of Amor as Poesis.1997 0-7734-2822-42009 0-7734-3864-5
This volume traces Rilke’s struggle to affirm death’s unity with life.
It examines selections from the poet’s letters and novel, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge
, analyzing his inexplicable popularity in America, his unexpected attention to the scientific accuracy of his poetic images and to his surprising use of humor. The work culminates in a new interpretation of Rilke's Duinese Elegies
The 117 sonnets of Nicolas Filleul's Discours
are published here for the first time since their appearance in print in Rouen in 1560. The author was a minor provincial poet, who later had a successful career as a court poet and dramatist, frequently working in the service of the Queen Mother, Catherine dé Medici. The sonnets treat a diversity of themes. Filleul addresses poems to his two mistresses, aims satirical attacks at what he perceives as current abuses, and deals with a range of moral issues, speculating on the nature of honour and reputation, and the advantages of simple pleasures away from the life of the court. Among ancient authors, his principal model is Horace. He is also much indebted to Ronsard's love poetry and to Du Bellay's Regrets
, published two years earlier and, like the Discours
, combining the elegiac, the satirical and the moral. The purpose of the current edition is to make available to those interested in the field of sixteenth-century French poetry a collection of verse which only survives in the great collections of Paris libraries, and to facilitate the reading and appreciation of Filleul's first publication. While the sonnets may be uneven in quality, they are testimony to the variety and richness of the poetry of the time, and to the enthusiasm with which French poets embraced the revolution brought about by Ronsard and his colleagues.1994 0-7734-2797-X1997 0-7734-2830-5
This collection of thirty poems is truly representative of the recurring themes in the poetry of James Conroy. Though non-religious, there is a decided spirituality running through the poems that pays tribute to the resilience of the human spirit in the face of the modern world's loss of committed values not associated with gain or notoriety.2001 0-7734-3418-6
This volume’s title is taken from works by Edward Hopper and Vincent Van Gogh. Each poem navigates the visual terrain of a single picture, attempting both to appreciate the structure and value of the subject painting while recording the poet’s emotional response to each work. Artists celebrated include: Chagall, Monet, Cezanne, O’Keefe, Matisse, Degas, Goya, Manet, Corot, and Benton.1992 0-7734-0002-8
Notes is populated by many people -- the narrator of the title poem, a stranger to his life and language; a nameless divorcée, hiding her loneliness with small talk; a skiptracer, obsessed with tracking down debtors; an unknown messiah, whose text is the daily newspaper; an aging group of bachelors, making their weekly futile trip to a Saturday night dance; a little boy, living through a memorable summer afternoon. The poems reverberate with the Chicago neighborhoods which are their backdrop, and show a keen interest in psychology.1999 0-7734-3115-2
A volume of poems that explores, among other tings, the intimacy of family and the question of how to maintain a long-term love. Portraits of father, husband, wife, son, daughter, and other people in the workplace or any place.1998 0-7734-3565-41992 0-7734-0042-72000 0-7734-3127-6
Old Family Movies recalls the pain and joy in all families. It does so through personal mementos like those in the title poem, a father’s death certificate, and memories of a mother teaching in her kindergarten classroom.1989 0-88946-889-31990 0-88946-895-82003 0-7734-3480-1
This is a “Millennium Poem” of 1000 lines, and some individual ‘lines’ are little poems in themselves.1995 0-7734-2738-4
A collection of witticisms and philosophy, representing over 8500 broadcasts of a radio program of thoughtful moods and humorous quotations, hosted by Eddy Joseph over 35 years.1997 0-7734-2702-3
Poems of love, loss, loneliness, spirituality.2004 0-7734-3543-3
These poems were written over a ten-year period, and tell the story of a woman’s life following the death of her husband. The strangeness of being a widow and living alone after a long marriage leads to an emotional roller-coaster. Her husband continues to be present in her inner life, haunting her with guilt and deeds that cannot be undone. Writing about him, and about her mother, father and aunt helps exorcise their ghosts. The woman rediscovers sex and desire in lovers. Yet, a feeling of displacement and alienation continues to follow her to Mexico and to New York City where she worked and where she had been born. Finally, a sense of renewal and reconciliation comes to her in art, dream and myth.2007 0-7734-5461-6
This work offers the first translation of the neglected nineteenth-century French poet, Leconte de Lisle, revealing him to be one of the first and most talented of the multi-culturalists. A creole sage born on the Isle of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, de Lisle spent much of his life in Paris working as the national librarian. His work was respected by the major poets of his day, but his Buddhist sense of detachment caused him to be underappreciated. These poems are his most heartfelt evocations of the Orient and the island of his birth.1989 0-88946-886-91994 0-7734-0027-31999 0-7734-2851-8
The author struggles with the universal striving for meaning and search for truth in a world which is often alien and cruel. She strives with the universal sense of smallness of the individual, of isolation among those who struggle with identity and isolation in a world dominated by news of movie stars and power moguls. Dr. Yarnold received her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Illinois. She teaches at Florida International University. She has published six books in the area of Public Policy Analysis, and has been writing poetry for many years.1994 0-7734-2789-9
Poems from the dark night of the soul on a variety of subjects from WWI to religion to Whitman.2002 0-7734-3443-72002 0-7734-3460-7
Wilderness-entranced formal and free verse arranged in the form of a womans miniature bildungsroman. About the poet: Susan Kenyon was born and grew up in China where her parents were journalists. She studied at Art Center in Los Angeles and worked as a technical illustrator and as a director for the Great Books discussion program.1997 0-7734-3475-5
Poems explore the author's ongoing relationship with the American Northwest, western Canada and its northernmost regions, particularly in their dimensions as wilderness and Western landscape. The poems move through various crises in contemporary thinking in the context of human involvement with the environment, returning time and again to the vast stretches of open territory and their various inhabitants, particularly the wolves.2017 978-1-4955-0514-0
Author explores the possibilities of expressing existential experiences of poets and philosophers since ancient times. This collection of essays reviews the original poetic and philosophical views recognized as an alternative to more reductive views such as naturalism or relativistic doctrines found in a postmodern world.1991 0-7734-3471-21991 0-7734-9705-6
Reproduces in photogravure original pages from several manuscripts of the classical Swahili poem on the Death of the Prophet. The poem is an important witnesss to lore concerning death and especially the death of that paradigmatic human being, the Prophet, among African, West Indian Ocean and Islamic people. Complete transliteration and translation of one manuscript, excerpts from others and of a quotation in a woven mat, with notes on how to decipher and edit texts and literature.1999 0-7734-3118-7
Chronicles one poet’s journey through the valley of grief and beyond, up the stony incline toward spiritual recovery. As she learns to live without the physical presence of her closest friend and heartmate, she finds that those we lose through death do not abandon us. Indeed, they leave us gifts and signs, points of brightness all along the way, reminding us that they are somewhere nearby, loving us still.1991 0-88946-162-72000 0-7734-1248-4
This collection speaks to the poet’s special concerns for subjects such as psychological healing vs. pain and the universal images of nature vs. humanity. C. A. Willett has received awards in the Humanities and has worked at the grassroots level to promo childhood literacy. She holds a BA in Liberal Studies, and in 1997 she was honored by Regis college with the Mary Bryant Award for her collection of poetry Milkman’s Daughter.2002 0-7734-6963-X2014 0-7734-4265-0
This anthology of graveyard poetry is designed to make available to students of English-language literature this once popular but now rather obscure genre of eighteenth-century verse. It contains foundational graveyard poems, innovative and original variations, notable and frivolous imitations, and several odd and noteworthy transformations by British and American poets.2005 0-7734-6055-1
This book examines how the modernist poetics exemplified in Ezra Pound’s epic poem The Cantos
are unavoidably bound-in with the ideological forces underpinning his advocacy of fascism. By highlighting Pound’s reliance upon a poetics of loss, the book’s close-readings of The Cantos
trace his poetic development from modernism to fascism. It starts with Pound’s assertion – from the end of The Cantos
– ‘That I lost my center / fighting the world.’ To counter such a modernist sense of lost culture and ruined history, however, The Cantos
relies, paradoxically, on modernist strategies of poetic fragmentation and dissociation. Because Pound’s poem thus confirms the very loss it seeks to eradicate, the book argues that his developing poetic language throughout the poem tends increasingly towards fascism. In following this development, the book provides extended analyses of sections of the poem often overlooked by critics – The China Cantos
and The Adams Cantos
– as well as new and challenging readings of sections of the poem, such as the The Malatesta Cantos
and The Pisan Cantos
– that are more familiar to readers of Pound. Overall, it argues that Pound’s reactionary urge to redefine a lost culture, coupled with his sense of the textual annihilation of a validating poetic center, is the cultural ground upon which his ideal of the fascist republic rests.2015 1-4955-0284-8
“This collection represents search for the past and an intellectual and sensual awareness of being in the present... Ronderos is a poet of utmost skill and sensitivity… The translations by Berg and Ronderos capture with expertise and artistry the sounds, images and ideas of the original Spanish wonderfully.” –Eileen Mary O’Connor, Professor of Spanish and English, Lesley University2003 0-7734-6630-4
This is the first book to appear on the poetic career of Jonathan Holden, the recipient of numerous prizes, including two National Endowment for the Arts Creative Writing Fellowships, the Devins Award, the AWP Award Series for Poetry, two Hugh Lake Awards, the Vassar Miller Prize in Poetry, the Juniper Prize, and others. This study contains close readings of his eight volumes of poetry.1995 0-7734-9148-1
This first edition of Gissing's poems is based upon a transcription of the MS notebook Verses 1869 to , held by the Beinecke Library of Rare Books and Manuscripts at Yale University, and a variety of other sources, printed or autograph. The volume consists of over 50 titles, ranging from youthful experiment to the achievement of maturer years. An introduction points out the intimate and revealing links between Gissing's life and letters, particularly during the fateful spring and summer of 1876 and his subsequent journey to America. This volume provides a unique insight into the heart and mind of a most talented late-Victorian young man, determined to chart for himself a career as a poet/man of letters. With index, biographical, and bibliographical notes.2006 0-7734-5909-X
Examines and evaluates the accessibility of McGough’s message to a wide, general readership, as well as appraising it by the most rigorous literary standards, and to challenge and answer the notion that his popularity and commercial success indicate lack of intellectual integrity. Rather than addressing his association with musical groups, or his appearances on stage, or television and radio performances, attention will be focused on publication and readings of his serious poetry, even in some of the children’s collections, but primarily in the more penetrating social satires such as Summer with Monika
, Holiday on Death Row
and more recently in Blazing Fruit
, The Way Things Are
, and Everyday Eclipses.
William-Henry Ireland's footnote in history is secure: he is the boy who forged the "lost" Shakespeare play Vortigern. Ireland wrote a vast amount of poetry after his exposure, some of which was widely popular, yet to date, William-Henry Ireland's verse has received almost no attention and has, until now, never been collected, professionally edited, or even sampled for anthology. This volume samples Ireland's post- Shakespearean poetry, beginning with Ballads in Imitation of the Antient (1801) and concluding with his satirical Scribbleomania (1815).
This volume begins with an argument that poetry has a job to do: it is one of man's basic tools for keeping himself in touch with the world. The next essay confronts one of the enduring problems of interpretation: how do you know your interpretation is "correct"? Other essays represent different approaches to literature that add to the reader's understanding of the texts. They attempt to sort out dramatic relationships, clarify the role of imagery, identify prosodic accomplishments, or understand the reasons for poet's revisions of his manuscript. Two of the essays discuss the critical methods of two famous 19th-century critics, Poe and Ruskin.
Set within an Arthurian framework in which Merlin relates the tragic tale to his young apprentice, this story of fated passion unfolds in a stream of narrative poetry studded with islands of lyrical intensity.
In his verse, the physical and the metaphysical converge, a poetry profoundly intellectual yet ultimately accessible.
These poems invite the reader to browse through a kind of picture gallery and respond to portraits as diverse as Anton Chekhov, Anne Frank, and Louisa May Alcott, and to landscapes from Russia to New England.
These poems celebrate the "honeysuckle and manure" of the Alabama landscape, conveying at once its deep sweetness and its darker undertones of poverty and pain. The poet calls us to travel with her down Peachburg Road to see the sand, the mud, red clay, the furious goldenrods, the bend of Miss Lucy's curve, the country graveyard topped with plastic valentines.
Prometheus is a comic epic written as a sonnet sequence around a Greek myth. Like Hesiod's, the poem deals with enlightenment and the creation of the first woman, Pandora; but it uses stories from modern Greek oral tradition to report the revolutionary effects of Prometheus's gifts. The result is a commentary about progress as well as an etiological myth about the transformation of paganism into Christianity. Built on such themes as the paradox of free will and the effect of entropy on the moral order of the Universe, the poem is ironic, playful, humane and musical. The poem merges the Romantic and Classical elements of Anglo poetry, sundered since Blake and Milton.
Ancient Jews feared the sea and people who came from the sea. Waters of the deep were dark and anarchic, and even God waded gingerly through the flood tides. There was no covenantal justice under sail, only stormy skies and beautiful nights and constant change. This cycle of poems with Judaic-Christian themes describes the thrill of a journey and the wisdom of homecoming.
An analysis committed to an essentially Jungian "depth method" as it searches for the "central poem" in Stevens' oeuvre.
The study moves through a close, careful reading of each poem, utilizing linguistic, tabular, and literary historical approaches to build an overall assessment of the collection as a series of experimental transformations, fused experiences, and poetic chronicles. Paying detailed attention to the relationship between formal experimentation and biographical experience, the study presents a poet dedicated to the search for appropriate techniques with which to encapsulate the fleeting experiences of life, a worthy continuer of the tradition of Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Rimbaud, Pound, and T. S. Eliot.
To the extent that this book presents a specific theme, it is that of the inadequacy of language which both compels and confounds the possibility of poetry. Inspired by the explorations of poets as diverse as Jack Spicer, Charles Reznikoff and William Bronk, Stone attempts to reach inside of language itself, trying and failing to describe the everyday experiences of the world, yet reveling in the aesthetic and spiritual enrichment wrought by the failure.
Like a collage, these poems use juxtapositions and leaps to bring psychological, spiritual and rhythmic perceptions into coherent expression.
This collection of lyrics and lyric sequences ranges in subject from the decades preceding World War II to the present. Focussing successively on various facets of European and American society and culture, it explores the complex interrelationship between art and literature, and the tension between reality and myth.
"The theme of my poetry book is the restoration of purpose and direction in private life, with concrete reference to my rediscovery of inner energy after a difficult and meaningful divorce. The mood of this poetry is argumentative and daily, presenting attitudes and opinions through the filter of diary- and journal-like segments of everyday experience." - FW
A work that moves back and froth from the abstract to the direct, expressing images and impressions from the world of an individual imagination to the world that is shared by all, the two sometimes meeting in the same poem.
This study focuses on a movement called ‘constructive postmodernism’ which, in the work of such theorists as Frederick Turner, has helped to chart new directions for literary theory past the fragmentary impasses of deconstruction, identity politics, and cultural studies. It develops alternative readings of such poets as Wallace Stevens, Edna St. Vincent Millay, E. E. Cummings, James Wright, Hayden Carruth, Rita Dove, John Haines, Judson Jerome, and Sam Hamill. The book also raises questions about the status of poetry in contemporary American culture, particularly its relationship with the university.
These poems are quiet and reflective rather than brash or hard-edged, seeking to give meaning to the difficult, joyous, and even comic realities of life.
The diary of Noah's wife, in poetic form.
The often ignored literary treasures of Austrian Poet, Peter Rosegger, have been rediscovered for the resurgent reader’s interest in this inspiring book. Once relegated as a poet of ‘mere’ rural literature we discover now a poet who transcends the genre of rural literature with considerable prophetic insight into the socio-political infrastructure of his day with a profound understanding of the challenges facing a futuristic directed society.
A brief sample of a chaotic correspondence between the author and a Siberian woman with whom he fell in love.
Runpoem depicts running as a metaphor of life and specifically as an experience of self awareness and investigation. It provokes readers to reflect on the relation of mind, body, and spirit through the act of running.
The poems in this volume represent diverse facets of the author's responses to his travels in Europe and Asia, and to his enjoyment of classical and Renaissance literature and art.Other poems are reactions to three decades of residence in California. Recurrent themes are the interaction between art and nature, between actuality and myth, and between the "real" world and its variable (and occasionally distorted) images and reflections in the human mind -- and in the artist's own creations and re-creations.
Based on the religious festivals and mysteries of ancient Greece, it calls up a view of the world that has a clarity and directness of our strongest dreams.
Observing the city at its darkest hour, the poet works the mean streets in a loved/hated job, observing, taking notes, making it all make sense.
The park is where you go when you need space. It is not pretty, not well kept. Benches are broken and sawn off. Yet things happen. Under the planetrees, children play, lovers quarrel, sailors smoke, men play bocci. Trysts, mishaps, crises, illuminations take place. It is sunny or gray, quiet or noise-filled. In the park is a presence. Sit a while and it fills you. When you get up, you are different." - David
In Schemes of Consciousness, the poet takes full responsibility for his actions - but not for others. Covering thirty years of travels abroad and within the United States, the poems share with the reader some of the sights, sounds, characters, and sensory perceptions of his experiences.
He uses a combination of avant-garde and lyrical styles to contrast the disparities of people's thoughts and actions in places that often seem wholesome, but in fact may not be.
Throughout the collection, the poet's thematic portrayal of love and the challenges, problems and results that stem from therefrom are manifest. His subject matter embodies his admiration for old foundations and nuances of tradition. Johnson likes to smile and wink at people who think they are unique.
This collection of poetry is not only intended to capture the thoughts of the reader, it is meant to touch every soul in need of forgiveness and acceptance. The collection is divided into two sections: free-verse and prose, and 'With Rhyme and Reason'.
Poems that attempt to explain the physical, emotional, and spiritual pain of those people the author knew and grew up with in Bavarian Germany, 1945-56, in several Displaced Persons Camps. The ‘sacred fool’ is anyone who survives the crucible of pain, shame, and indifference and finds him/herself victorious in often unrecognized moments and ways.
Graphics by Grethe-Brix-J. Leer
Winner of the Samuel Ostrosky Award for Best Creative Scholarly Work in the Humanities 1998
Secure the Shadow ... ere the Substance Fade
(Advertisement of a Daguerreotypist)
Why the stroke of God's hand in the prime of life? Henry Underhill's search for an answer during the summer of 1875 gives the reader the "Life and Times" this Illinois attorney, politician, and Presbyterian elder has become too handicapped to write. Major themes include Illinois politics and law circa 1840-1875, slavery and racism, the role of women, capital punishment, the Civil War, medicine, and Protestantism.
The most important secondary character is Shadrach, Henry's African-American nurse and secretary, who becomes a catalyst for change.
Woven from primary sources, interlaced with jokes and anecdotes, the narration does justice to a protagonist who love both the law and literature.
Here is a rich, resonant voice. Seeds & Deep Seasons offers a deep and colorful fragrance with which to embark on a quest to discover aspects of the human condition.
This bilingual translation and study of selected poems of Andrée Chedid includes the original poems in French and English, and an introductory essay. Chedid authored 27 volumes of poetry, and won prestigious prizes in Europe, but is known in the US only for fiction. The author/translator met with Chedid in Paris, and corresponded with her on the production of this volume.
This selection is designed to display the range of Eugene Lee-Hamilton’s verse at its best. Though this late-Victorian poet was praised by reviews of his own day, including John Addington Symonds, and is represented in modern Oxford and Penguin anthologies, there has been no 20th century collection of his poems. This volume has a long introduction summarizing Lee-Hamilton’s strange life, outlining his poetic development, and placing his verse in its 19th century context. Notes record the textual sources of all poems and discuss Lee-Hamilton’s revisions.
Through the reading records of Donne’s poems and the concept of multiple referentiality, this study examines the social dimensions of early modern genres and the relationship among poetics, rhetoric and the Renaissance doctrines of imitation, placing systematic attention on how the differences oral and written modes of expression influences the process of reading and the early modern understanding of genre.
Poems on a range of themes from the tragedies of Auschwitz, Rwanda, and Bosnia, to personal recollections and meditations of love and loneliness.
Shades of Darkness is an expression of a tragic vision of life. The poet of ideal longings finds life cluttered by imperfections, historic abuse and complicated human relationships. We have a poetry of questioning, a poetry of stark images of pain, suffering and anger, but also a poetry reflecting moments of joy and human closeness. The result is a contemporary Romanticism which blends nuclear bombs, lasers, T.V., computerization, superpowers and the Third World with more traditional motifs and domestic life.
Illustrated by Joyce Muller
Winner of the Edgar Allen Poe Poetry Prize
Wry wit and lyrical reflection on the silence that lies at the center of individuals and their relationships with one another.
Honorable Mention Award in the Mellen Poetry Press contest 'Hiroshima'. Poems using images from old 16-millimeter film, faded photographs, and family memories, containing the personal history of a man born the morning the bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, but embracing the wider historical perspective.
Inspirational poetry written by an artist who listens and communicates her love of Christ through her poetry.
Poems of laughter, nostalgia, and terror permeate these poems about family, growing up, coping in the public arena, and surviving catastrophe. Subjects range from whales and skulls to beggars, students, a sick chicken, whiskey, and Saint Theresa.
Many of the poems in this book deal with personal loss, displacement and trauma. The interconnected cultural, personal and aesthetic issues in the collection explore and address experiences of the heart and spirit and encourage critical thinking and constructive social action.
Sonnets of love and loss. Dedicated to “the Triple Goddess is all her incarnations” this sequence of poems investigates the origin, development, and resolution of a foredoomed love.
This study not only enables a modern audience to assess more fully the nature of Milton’s creativity but also to experience more clearly the companion poems as Milton’s contemporary readers – unencumbered by several centuries of scholarly commentary and accretion – might have experienced them.
Universal themes of courage, loyalty, and freedom (and their opposites) blend with a lyrical commentary on Scotland's past, present, and future.
These poems are written documentation of the integration of Williams's philosophical, psychological, and poetic sensibility. Further, they present textual integration of her family's multi-ethnic orientation: African-American; American Indian; Italian.
Addresses Adalbert Stifter's view of human relationship to material substances as well as proper ownership and use of possessions in individuals of the middle and higher classes. It builds on past scholarship in two main areas, namely Stifter and nature and the domestic ideal of the "Biedermeier" movement with which he is identified.
A book in four sequences, each sequence featuring a poetic response to some aspect of Romantic poetry in an effort to 'update' that poetry in terms of contemporary poetics and idiom.
Split Rails reflects midwestern rural beginnings that will not quit. Initial struggles with sexuality, ideology and spirituality remain important in later poems, though transformed. Finding oneself in nature and living in society speak the paradoxes of the heart these poems face.
Two themes run like intertwining threads, related at deep psychic levels: a Wordsworthian love of nature, and an abiding interest in the work of psychiatrist and psychologist Carl Jung.
Illustrated by G. Warlock Vance
Still Sifting is a collection of poetic images and stories capturing the complex energies of nature and people, the rawness of death, the simplicity of childhood, and the glaring truths of self discovery.
Incorporates the important assessments of all major annotated Defence editions, and selected opinions from general criticisms. Suggests new sources and views of Shelley's thought. Shows the diversity of the views of the critics. This study will bring a deeper understanding of the true poetry and synthesis of Shelley's Defence.
This work offers a fresh perspective on bilingual anthology. It’s expertly translated verses wonderfully capture the bold and vibrant contemporary Andalusian poetry of this select group of women. The added reader bonus is the inclusion of helpful and important biographical excerpts from interviews of these outstanding female poets.
These poems are a celebration of place, beauty, romantic love and longing, and the inseparable inter-relationships among these things. There are two alternating and counterpointing moods: joyous and astonished contemplation of beauty, and intensity of passion, or of pain. Sugarloaf Mountain emerges as a central, unifying symbol.
These poems explore the points of contact and contrast between man's nature and the landscape in which he lives. The poetry combines flights of metaphysical rapture and romantic daydreams with portraits of urban realities. Throughout, the poems' images remind us of hidden spiritual elements and charged atmospheres.
Symphony Number One is the first part of a trilogy. It investigates the nature of human identity and concludes that who we really are is created by our individual, common and uncommon choices of words, and is revealed in the true equations between words and action. This book is about primal, radical cure, and it is Mozart and Mingus played by a combo in blue jeans jamming to a new millennial swing. Poet Andrew Oerke’s work has been published in The New Yorker, The New Republic, Poetry, Mademoiselle, and other leading magazines. Golden Gloves champ, football player, University professor, Peace Corps Director in Africa and the Caribbean, US Korean War veteran, and United Nations Gulf War consultant, he has lived many lives. In feature articles, The New York Times and International Herald Tribune have said that here is a poet “whose muse is a world traveler.” With Notes and Comments by James O. Allsup
An narrative poem attempting to express the inexpressible: the horror of the Shoah.
These poems reflect the freedom of an autumnal perspective. They look back a long way, yet grasp the present moment. In mood they range from passionate to playful.
A critical study which thoroughly and comprehensively explores the range and content of African verse. Embraces oral poetry and francophone verse.
This volume of poems is derived from the poet's experience of the Pacific Northwest Coast and is characterized by a quiet precision of natural imagery, local place names, and themes drawn from the region's folklife. From the fishing villages and lumber towns south of Seaside, Oregon, and along the coast of western Washington, she draws upon a poetic langugage that is at once dreamy, evocative, and ethereal, and yet vigorous and earthy.
Poems deal with love and sorrow, relationships and war, growth and pain, timidity and fearlessness.
Poems by an Australian poet on diverse subjects.
Bi-lingual edition of poems by Hasan Dewran (Turkish/Kurdish writer living in Germany) translated into English by Hans Panthel. It also includes a poem in Zazaki - a minority language spoken on the upper Euphrates.
Winners of the 1995 Mellen Poetry Prizes.
Judith of the Lights by Mark Saba
The Cross-Country Run of Josephine X. Dreifus: A Tribute to Anton Pavlovich Chekhov's Journey to Sakhalin by Donald Ray Schwartz
Sally Jordan by B. E. Stock
These poems contain elements both realistic and hopeful. Their technical focus moves toward a refinement and musicality.
Reminiscent of the tradition of Oliver Sacks and Richard Selzer, these poems reflect observations of a neurologist on personal, medical and universal problems. They include both serious and humorous material and range in style from classic format to modern free form.
This collection of poems reflect the observations of a neurologist. The topics range from medical problems, both patients' and personal, to questions of life and love. They range from philosophical to satirical and are written in styles spanning classic forms to modern free verse.
This collection of poems is dedicated to the author's mother. Through these poems she expresses her grief at the loss of her mother and hopes to help the reader to come to terms with the death of a loved one, overcome the sorrow, and go on with life.
These sonnets explore the undeniable powers of spirit in nature. Some powers are peaceful while others prove antagonistic to animal life and human life. In some cases, spirit manifests itself in revelatory or realistic experiences. The new version of the book has four additional sonnets that address visions, death and the afterlife--themes that resonate in groups of sonnets throughout the book.
A first time translation from Armenian into English of the works by Zahrad, a renowned Armenian poet. The translations have been chosen by translator Sosi Antikacioglu from Zahrad’s eight volume collection which was published between 1960 and 2004. The poems demonstrate Zahrad’s optimistic style and how he takes an ironic look at the absurdity of human existence. The embattled common-man, or the weight of being an Armenian in Istanbul are but a few of his themes that are presented in a lighthearted manner, but which hold hidden meanings. Because his poetry is universal but concise, the translations in this book appeal to the English speaking reader. At the same time they show the unique culture of Armenians living in Istanbul today.
Themes explored in this new collection include a child's perception of the world, dislocation, loss and obsession.
The first section of Peters' book contains references to a gifted and beloved child's childhood, close friendships bringing joy and solace, and family members from childhood continually present in fact and in mind. The second section is bleak for unexplained or implied reasons. It contains both juvenilia and current poems seeking and asking questions that no one should or can ask or answer.
The poems in this collection reflect the interests and obsessions of the author. The problems inherent in time, nostalgic recollections of a personal past, descriptions of places with magical overtones, and fanciful inventions that tease the mind are all part of this poetry. Its language presses heavily on the additional meanings that can be embodies in poetic words as they describe or suggest images. It uses the language of symbol and metaphor in new ways, asking the language to bend and curve as the poem and the ideas it suggests are revealed.
These poems offer clear observations of people and places. Annette M. Magid provides insights into relationships with a keen eye for detail and an attentive ear to the rhythm of everyday occurrences, offering a refreshing view of human nature.
An inter-disciplinary study of how the Spanish poet Jose Manuel Caballero describes memory and time in his later obra. This text makes use of Heidegger, Bergson, Heraclitus, and several other philosophers, but argues that Heidegger’s Being and Time is the key text from which Caballero drew inspiration.
A significant academic work that present’s the author’s exegetical reading of Blake with his interpretations of the writing of William Blake that expands more than Blake’s Songs of Innocence and of Experience
The first definitive study of Joaquim Pessoa’s poetry, this work examines the place of mysticism in postmodern literature by analyzing the role of mystical love in Pessoa’s poems.
In addition to analyzing Perse’s later poems, this work also gives an account of Perse’s personal understanding of poetry. The analyses follow the poems closely, strophe by strophe, section by section, from the first of these poems Chronique, to the last published poems in the Mediterranean Cycle, Sécheresse and underscores the main tenants of Perse’s poetry.
Drawing from a diverse background ranging from ranch wife to vacuum cleaner sales to purchasing assistant, Grace Cluster explores the "ups and downs" of everyday life with humor and awe.
Poetry by the author of Blackbird, Metropolitan Icons, and Holderlin and the Golden Chain of Homer.
A collection of poems that displays a myriad of poetic genres complete with references. It provides ample opportunity for students to learn about all the different kinds of prose poems, even the lesser known tropes.
The first section of Dr. Christopher's book is titled "Theory", which has a number of poems about poetic genres: "Prose Poetry", "What's a Sonnet for?," "A Genre is a Norm," "Comment on Naturalism," "The Novel Has Replaced the the Long Poem," and others. He also comments on style, on literary movements, on religous verse, on writing conferences, and criticism. The second section is titled "Practioners," and it contains poems commenting on the works of other poets (beginning in the classical period) or parodying their works or (in a few cases) translating their poems. In short Christopher's work is not focused on one aspect of poetry as John Holland's Rhyme's Reason was about verse forms, but it belongs in the same class of poetry about poems.
The book aims to toy with the idea of what it is to write poetry, even while evoking styles used by famous poets from the past.
This cycle of poems deals with the loss of a love, beginning with the immobilizing stages of mourning and ending with the tremulant processes of survival.
The quantum silence in this collection of poems carries a bright abstract of improbable joy into exclusive materialization of an implied presence.
This poetry is rigorous and honest, accessible and penetrating. Lanter explores the links between man's frail existence with the larger universe, and his place in it. These poems show the influence of Larkin, Brodsky and Walcott.
This volume concentrates on the use of charged language to deliver intense imagery, following the Bergsonian philosopher, T. E. Hume, who said the language of poetry is a visual concrete one. . . Images in verse are not mere decoration, but the very essence of an intuitive language.
This collection of 45 poems, all related to water, shows the peripatetic nature of Thomas' life. The Great Lakes of the poet's native Michigan vie for space with references to the Nile, the Mississippi, the Adriatic, Lake Victoria, the Atlantic and Pacific and many ports in between. The poems are a reflection on the poet's affinity for water; the final poem 'Water Ways, the Final Splash', gets into primal origins by cataloging the waters the poet is familiar with and noting that 'water doesn't separate; it connects.'
These poems form a triad of the wonders and savagery of family connections and, therefore, of human existence. These are poems of everyday Midwestern farm images and the mysteries that can be found in sunflowers opening to the sun.
Strives to capture the miracle that happens every day, focussing on the love of family, the change of seasons, and country life.
This collection of poetry is a collage of women’s voices, a poetic vision explored within different combinations of landscapes, voices, and art.
Poems on diverse subjects.
These poems represent what wells up inside, relying heavily on imagery, and dances with the extremes, often bordering on the manic. More than anything else, they take the reader into the space of the experience.
The title of this volume has been taken from a Robert Browning poem. This may account for the sticks, stones, arrows, and juxtaposed subtleties and energetic language of the poetry. Love poems elicit various reactions from readers, but the love poems of Juanita Kirk make up a volume which is closely related to an autobiography. Acting out love is a dangerous thing in these days of postmodern criticism, but Kirk joyfully speaks her mind to her many loves, and she defies any of them to find themselves on the pages.
Poems express life as the author has experienced it: thoughts of nature, travel, dancing, animals, loves, fears, a search for answers to the unknown.
Moments of everyday life are captured in crystals of poetry. These lyrics uncover extraordinary bits of beauty often overlooked because they are embedded in the commonplace. The varied verse forms function like prisms to highlight and transform universal emotions.
This work focuses on the development of the central myth worked out more extensively in The Four ZOAS, Milton and Jerusalem.
This is the first in-depth analysis of the ways that the 1913 Paterson silk strike influenced Williams’s early development as a modernist poet and his creation of the long poem Paterson. It will interest those who study the relationship between literature and history, the tension between art and politics, and the representation of labor and class.
The aim of this study is twofold: to document Williams' interest in and response to such movements as vorticism, Dada and the American "local school," and to apply this background material to a close examination of his verse as he moved toward the complex structure of Spring and All. The book uses sources from unpublished Williams material, and draws upon many uncollected articles that appeared in the "little magazines" of the 1910s and 20s. This study has an international scope, recognizing Williams' important relationship with Ezra Pound and also his interest in the work and theories of Kandinsky.
Verses arranged in five parts: Epicedia; Early Poems; Epiphanies; Period Pieces; and Themes and Variations
Poems fall under thematic categories such as family relationships, romantic love, wistfulness, social criticism, humor, and craziness.
The distinguished Canadian poet draws from his early experiences exploring the great Canadian North to bring us a collection of poems that enlighten and speak to issues of values and human choices.
Word-Scales is a term the poet devised to describe a process of composing poetry. It’s a method of creating with the language of words rather than the language of music. Although there are obvious differences between Word-Scales and music scales, the basic concepts of composing with them are much the same. Music forms are a primary agent in composing with Word-Scales. Those most prominently used are: fugue, rondo. Sonata, crab-fugue and serial forms.
Continues the project begun in Romantic Presences (1995), Spliced Romanticism (Mellen, 1997) and The Life of Things (2001) - of recasting the language, imagery and events from British Romantic Poetry (principally that of Wordsworth, Shelley, and Keats) into original poems in a contemporary idiom and post-modern poetics. The title-sequence imagines an "inner world" of William and Dorothy Wordsworth during a summer (1802) of intense writing of poems and journal entries. Another sequence joins and reworks the language of Romantic poems with that of select twentieth-century poets.
Translated from Romanian by Don Wilson with the author
A first collection of poems by a poet whose influences are as diverse as A. E. Housman, Rudyard Kipling, and Bob Dylan.