Download E-books Sleeping with the Dictionary (New California Poetry) PDF

Harryette Mullen's 5th poetry assortment, Sleeping with the Dictionary, is the abecedarian offspring of her collaboration with of the poet's such a lot seductive writing companions, Roget's glossary and The American history Dictionary. In her ménage à trois with those trustworthy partners, the poet is familiar with that whereas Roget seems keen about different types and hierarchies, the American historical past, whatever its faults, used to be compiled with the help of a democratic utilization panel that integrated black poets Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps, in addition to feminist writer and editor Gloria Steinem. With its arbitrary but determinant alphabetical association, its gleeful pursuit of the ludic excitement of note video games (acrostic, anagram, homophone, parody, pun), in addition to its reflections at the politics of language and dialect, Mullen's paintings is critical play. a few of the poems are encouraged or stimulated through a method of the overseas literary avant-garde staff Oulipo, a dictionary online game known as S+7 or N+7. this system of textual transformation--which is used to compose nonsensical travesties corresponding to Lewis Carroll's "Jabberwocky"--also creates a type of computerized poetic discourse.

Mullen's parodies reconceive the African American's relation to the English language and Anglophone writing, via textual replica, recombining the genetic constitution of texts from the Shakespearean sonnet and the fairy story to airline safeguard directions and junk mail. The poet admits to being "licked in every single place by means of the English tongue," and the identify of this ebook could remind readers that an intimate accomplice who additionally offers language classes is named, euphemistically, a "pillow dictionary."

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Download E-books Rilke and Andreas-Salomé: A Love Story in Letters PDF

By Rainer Maria Rilke

"Immensely readable...a major piece of scholarship."―Fred Volkmer, New York Sun

He might develop into some of the most very important poets of the 20th century; she a muse of Europe's fin-de-siecle thinkers and artists. during this choice of letters, a finalist for the PEN united states translation award, the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and Lou Andreas-Salomé, a author and highbrow fourteen years his senior, pen a dating that spans thirty years and transferring barriers: as fans, as mentor and protégé, and as deep own and literary allies.

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Download E-books Metropole (New California Poetry, Volume 33) PDF

By Geoffrey G. O'Brien

Geoffrey G. O’Brien’s 3rd assortment opens with a collection of lyric experiments whose track and mutable syntax discover the social family members hid in fabric issues. O’Brien’s poems degree the “vague cadence” of way of life, checking out either the price and bounds of paintings in a time of vanishing publics and everlasting warfare. The lengthy name poem, written in a strict iambic prose, charts the disappearance of the poetic into the prosaic, of meter into the mundane, whereas reactivating the very chances it mourns: O’Brien’s prosody invests the prose of items with the intensities of verse. within the charged area of this hybrid shape, items turn into matters and feel pivots mid-sentence into tune: “The sunlight revolves round the earth revolves round the sun.”

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Download E-books A Stranger's Mirror: New and Selected Poems 1994-2014 PDF

By Marilyn Hacker

A variety of poems that addresses the quotidian and the worldwide, from one among our such a lot crucial poets.

Drawing on 20 years worthy of award-winning poetry, Marilyn Hacker's beneficiant decisions in A Stranger's reflect contain paintings from 4 past volumes in addition to twenty-five new poems, ranging in locale from a solitary bed room to a refugee camp.

In a multiplicity of voices, Hacker engages with translations of French and Francophone poets. Her poems belong to an city international of cafés, bookshops, bridges, site visitors, demonstrations, conversations, and solitudes. From there, Hacker reaches out to different websites and personas: a refugee camp at the Turkish/Syrian border; contrapuntal monologues of a Palestinian and an Israeli poet; intimate and overseas exchanges abbreviated on Skype—perhaps with gunfire within the background.

These poems direction via sonnets and ghazals, via sapphics and syllabics, via each historic-organic trend, from renga to rubaiyat to Hayden Carruth's "paragraph." each one can also be an implicit dialog with the poets who got here prior to, or who're writing as we read.

A Stranger's replicate isn't intended just for poets. those poems belong to an individual who has sought in language an expression and extension of his or her engagement with the world—far off or up shut because the morning's first cup of tea.

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Download E-books Why/Why Not (New California Poetry, Volume 8) PDF

By Martha Ronk

Why/Why no longer provides a speaker stuck in quandaries created by means of altering views, fervors, and locales. Why will we act a technique right here and one other there; why can't a brain remain made up; why can we hate and love while; why does reminiscence fade or insist; why does the standard look so uncanny? those questions are captured in strains that collide and merge, in irreverent and offhand jibes, and in plaintive repetitions.

Why/Why no longer strikes throughout a vibrant terrain—the level of Hamlet, Phillip Marlowe's la, Prague, work and gardens—to push via a tangle of the way to make feel of the area. Martha Ronk's poetic language is that of the standard a bit skewed, as though items of a regular sentence have been lacking. Ronk's poems use the repetitive and the banal to discover ways that language is intertwined with idea and adventure.

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Download E-books The Republic PDF

By Plato

The Republic is a Socratic discussion, written by way of Plato round 380 BC, about the definition of justice, the order and personality of the simply city-state and the simply man—for this cause, old readers used the identify On Justice in its place name (not to be stressed with the spurious discussion additionally titled On Justice). The dramatic date of the discussion has been a lot debated and even though it could have taken position a while in the course of the Peloponnesian conflict, "there will be jarring anachronisms if any of the candidate particular dates among 432 and 404 have been assigned". it's Plato's best-known paintings and has confirmed to be essentially the most intellectually and traditionally influential works of philosophy and political idea. In it, Socrates in addition to quite a few Athenians and foreigners talk about the that means of justice and think about even if the simply guy is happier than the unjust guy by way of contemplating a chain of other towns getting into lifestyles "in speech", culminating in a urban known as Kallipolis, that is governed via philosopher-kings; and through studying the character of current regimes. The individuals additionally speak about the speculation of types, the immortality of the soul, and the jobs of the thinker and of poetry in society.

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Download E-books Imaginary Logic PDF

By Rodney Jones

A brand new assortment from a Kingsley Tufts Award–winning poet

Imaginary Logic is a brilliantly expansive, deeply meditative, and now and then wildly creative choice of poems that mixes Rodney Jones’s detailed storytelling skill, sharp social intelligence, and willing powers of commentary in a e-book that's wistful, satiric, audacious, and remorseless.
“The paintings of Heaven” opens with a parody of Dante and a down-home, twisted humor that Jones’s readers have come to depend on: “In the center of my existence I got here to a depressing wooden, / the odor of fish fry, youngsters operating within the yards. / now not deep melancholy. This great hell of suburbs. / velocity bumps. the way in which issues aren’t fairly paradise.”
Rodney Jones, winner of the nationwide publication Critics Circle Award, is certainly one of America’s “best, so much beneficiant, and so much brilliantly readable poets” (Poetry). Imaginary Logic is the main eloquent expression but of his rigorous brain, scrupulous eye, and capacious heart.

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Download E-books Face at the Bottom of the World and Other Poems PDF

Face on the backside of the area and different Poems is a set of jap poetry by way of grasp poet, Hagiwara Sakutaro.

Hagiwara Sakutaro (1886-1942) is mostly famous in Japan because the most sensible poet to have emerged for the reason that touch was once re-established with the surface global. His paintings represents the remarkable fulfillment within the poetic box of common Meiji recreation to combination "Western studying with the japanese spirit." He and maybe he on my own, have effectively mixed the lyric depth attribute of the quick types of conventional eastern poetry with the liberty of size, shape and rhythm which characterizes the poetry of the West. In him East and West, regardless of Kipling's dictum, have certainly met; and from him the long run poets of either traditions have a lot to learn.

For the entire startling attractiveness and originality of his paintings, Hagiwara is still a poet of the darkish. Shiveringly delicate to loveliness in all its million modes, he reveals it not just in its regularly occurring haunts yet even in such unforeseen matters as rotten calm or the lifeless physique of an alcoholic. a guy intensely acutely aware that the solar, that image of Japan, rises as a lot to forged shadows as to provide light.

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