new and selected poems


No.ISBN : 9780807097151
Author : Mary Oliver
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Beacon Press
Copyright Year : 2013-11-19
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 272

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : When New and Selected Poems, Volume One was originally published in 1992, Mary Oliver was awarded the National Book Award. In the fourteen years since its initial appearance it has become one of the best-selling volumes of poetry in the country. This collection features thirty poems published only in this volume as well as selections from the poet's first eight books. Mary Oliver's perceptive, brilliantly crafted poems about the natural landscape and the fundamental questions of life and death have won high praise from critics and readers alike. "Do you love this world?" she interrupts a poem about peonies to ask the reader. "Do you cherish your humble and silky life?" She makes us see the extraordinary in our everyday lives, how something as common as light can be "an invitation/to happiness,/and that happiness,/when it's done right,/is a kind of holiness,/palpable and redemptive." She illuminates how a near miss with an alligator can be the catalyst for seeing the world "as if for the second time/the way it really is." Oliver's passionate demonstrations of delight are powerful reminders of the bond between every individual, all living things, and the natural world.


No.ISBN : 0811218090
Author : Ernesto Cardenal
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Copyright Year : 2009-01
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 249

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin America's legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems charts the life-work of the celebrated poet Ernesto Cardenal -- 'one of the world's major poets' ('Choice') and 'the preeminent poet of Central America today' ('Library Journal'). Follow Cardenal's poetic development across six decades, from the early exteriorismo poems and romantic epigrams of the early 1950s, to the increasingly spiritual and political verse he wrote as priest and activist (including his classic revolutionary documentary poem 'Zero Hour'), to the shorter victory and ecology poems, and elegies to fallen Sandinistas, and on to the cosmic-mystical-scientific dimensions of his laterwork. 'Here they are -- ' editor Jonathan Cohen writes in his Introduction, 'to gladden your heart and enrich your soul.'


No.ISBN : 080706887X
Author : Mary Oliver
Genre : Poetry
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 2007-04
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 178

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : A collection of poems covering such topics as nature, writing, and art


No.ISBN : 9780807068885
Author : Mary Oliver
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Beacon Press
Copyright Year : 2006-04-01
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 192

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Mary Oliver has been writing poetry for nearly five decades, and in that time she has become America's foremost poetic voice on our experience of the physical world. This collection presents forty-two new poems-an entire volume in itself-along with works chosen by Oliver from six of the books she has published since New and Selected Poems, Volume One.


No.ISBN : 9780547928302
Author : Charles Simic
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year : 2013-03-26
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 384

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : “It takes just one glimpse of Charles Simic’s work to establish that he is a master, ruler of his own eccentric kingdom of jittery syntax and signature insight.” -Los Angeles Times For over fifty years, Charles Simic has been widely celebrated for his brilliant and innovative poetic imagery, his sardonic wit, and a voice all his own. He has been awarded nearly every major literary prize for his poetry, including a Pulitzer and a MacArthur grant, in addition to serving as the poet laureate of the United States in 2007 and 2008. In this new volume, he distills his life’s work, combining for the first time the best of his early poems with his later works—including nearly three dozen revisions—along with seventeen new, never-before-published poems. Simic’s body of work draws inspiration from a range of topics, from the inscrutability of ordinary life to American blues, from folktales to marriage and war. Consistently exciting and unexpected, the nearly four hundred poems in this volume represent the best of one of America’s most distinguished and original poets.


No.ISBN : 0618408541
Author : Michael Ryan
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year : 2004
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 148

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : The much-anticipated release of this new collection of poems features the author's attention to form as well as wit and intelligence as he takes on a wide variety of subjects in eighty-nine poems.


No.ISBN : 080713046X
Author : Brendan Galvin
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : LSU Press
Copyright Year : 2005
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 250

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : A master craftsman who seamlessly combines vision and contemplation, Brendan Galvin is considered among the most powerful naturalist poets today. Habitat, Galvin's fourteenth poetry book, combines eighteen new works with lyric pieces from the past forty years -- including two book-length narratives, Wampanoag Traveler and Saints in Their Ox-Hide Boat. In a voice of quiet authority leavened with humor, Galvin intimately conveys his landscapes, birds and animals, people, and weather. By elevating the commonplace to the crucial, he takes his readers very far from the familiar. Habitat offers an opportunity to trace a remarkable poetic career. In their richly various shapes, colors, textures, and strategies, Galvin's poems bear witness to matters both joyful and intractable. Full of noose-around-the-neck wisecracks, you'd have been an unwilling toiler, envying the horse its stamina, the hare its jagged speed over broken fields, and bog cotton its deference to wind on peatlands against blue mountains, where it crowds white-headed as ancient peasants herded off the best grazing, enduring as if they'd do better as plants hoarding minerals through winter, hairy prodigals spinning existence from clouds, from mistfall two days out of three, the odd shoal of sun drifting across. -- from "A Neolithic Meditation"


No.ISBN : 9781556591778
Author : Gregory Orr
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
Copyright Year : 2002
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 235

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : Long-awaited selected poems from a poet who shapes what threatens to misshape him.


No.ISBN : 039592488X
Author : Thomas Lux
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Copyright Year : 1999
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 177

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : One of the New York Public Library's 25 "Books to Remember" in 1997 Lux comments on the absurd, the pathetic, and the commonplace in our culture, writing with compassion as well as satire. He is "singular among his peers in his ability to convey with a deceptive lightness the paradoxes of human emotion," says Publishers Weekly, and Robert Hass, in the Washington Post Book World, takes special note of Lux's "bitter wit, the kind of irony that comes with a quick, impatient intelligence."


No.ISBN : 9780520262874
Author : Michael McClure
Genre : Poetry
Publisher : Univ of California Press
Copyright Year : 2011-01-26
File Format : PDF, EPUB
File Download : 319

READ FREE

DESCRIPTION : McClure has not departed from his center-justified, breath-based lines in a career that has spanned more than half a century. One of the readers at Allen Ginsberg's famed 1955 reading of Howl at San Francisco's Six Gallery, McClure, unlike Ginsberg, remains closely associated with that city, and with the varieties of 20th-century Zen and other Eastern religious practice that have emerged from it.--Publishers Weekly.