Posts in category: Poetry
By Jorge Luis Borges
La obra poética completa del maestro argentino en un solo volumen
Además de extraordinario narrador y ensayista, Jorge Luis Borges fue un excelente poeta. De hecho, puede decirse que los angeles poesía es el alma de su obra. Indisociable de sus cuentos y ensayos, estos poemas son parte quintessential del universo borgiano y constituyen una indagación paralela a los asuntos que siempre le apasionaron: los libros, l. a. memoria, los laberintos, los espejos, el amor o l. a. eternidad. De los poemas que integran esta fantástica colección cabe destacar “El mar”, “Arte poética”, “El laberinto”, “Límites” y su primer libro de poesía Fervor de Buenos Aires, entre otros muchos. Dueño de un fino oído y una impresionante capacidad para crear imágenes memorables, Borges revive en sus grandes poemas l. a. intensidad que recorre l. a. gran tradición occidental desde Homero hasta Eliot. En palabras del propio Borges: “Ajedrez misterioso l. a. poesía, cuyo tablero y cuyas piezas cambian como en un sueño y sobre el cual me inclinaré después de haber muerto”.
“La deuda que tenemos contraída con él quienes escribimos en español es enorme”. —Mario Vargas Llosa
By Charles Bukowski
The fuel line is leaking, the chook is long gone from the cage, the skyline is dotted with vultures; Benny eventually received off the stuff and Betty now has a role as a waitress; and the chimney sweep was once really gentle as he giggled up in the course of the soot. I walked miles throughout the urban and famous not anything as an enormous claw ate at my belly whereas the interior of my head felt ethereal as though i used to be approximately to head mad. it’s no longer quite a bit that not anything capacity something yet extra that it retains that means not anything, there’s no liberate, simply professionals and self- appointed gods and hucksters. the extra humans say, the fewer there's to claim. even the simplest books are dry sawdust. —from "fingernails; nostrils; shoelaces"
By Alan Shapiro
An pressing and well timed assortment through certainly one of America's so much creative and available poets
In evening of the Republic, Alan Shapiro takes us on an unsettling evening travel of America's public places—a gasoline station restroom, shoe shop, conference corridor, and race song between others—and in stark Edward Hopper–like imagery unearths the surreal and dreamlike positive aspects of those conventional yet empty evening areas. Shapiro reveals in them no longer the predicted alienation yet fairly a strange, companionable solitude emerging up from the quiet emptiness.
In different poems, Shapiro writes movingly of his Nineteen Fifties and 60s youth in Brookline, Massachusetts, with distinctive specialize in the home he grew up in. those meditations, regularly inflected with Shapiro's fast wit and humor, result in memories of tragic and haunting occasions akin to the Cuban missile challenge and the assassination of JFK. whereas evening of the Republic is Shapiro's so much bold paintings thus far, it's also his such a lot well timed and pressing for the intense means it illuminates the mingling of non-public obsessions with public area.
By George Starbuck
Eighty-one poems spanning the occupation of the past due George Starbuck, greatly praised luminary of recent American verse.
Starbuck was once identified in his lifetime and is remembered this day as a practitioner of verse striking for its pathos, intelligence, and wit. A grasp of yankee vernacular, delicate to the rhythms of daily speech, Starbuck was once additionally an excellent lyricist, immediately erudite and irreverent. He addressed essentially the most profound problems with his day with a playful ingenuity and a virtuosity of expertise that Glyn Maxwell, poetry editor of the recent Republic, writing within the Oxford better half to 20th Century Poetry, calls a "veritable arsenal of ideas opposed to the darkness."
Starbuck got here to vast serious become aware of in 1960 with the e-book of his first publication, Bone techniques, which received the Yale sequence of more youthful Poets prize. He released paintings on a regular basis within the New Yorker and different significant literary journals within the usa. His paintings was once constantly famous with awards, between them the Prix de Rome, an Ingram-Merrill Fellowship, a Rockefeller beginning Fellowship, the Beth Hokin Prize, a extraordinary publication of the 12 months designation from the hot York occasions, the Lenore Marshall poetry prize, and an Aiken-Taylor Lifetime success Award.
Grouped jointly via a long time, the poems show Starbuck's constructing genius. His technical agility and his singular voice are obvious. As Anthony Hecht broadcasts in his foreword, "I come to this posthumous assortment with serene and justified self belief to find huge, immense excitement, astonishment, admiration, and real delight. [This e-book] is a beneficiant sampling of a profound poetic legacy, one for which readers should be deeply grateful."
By Stanley Plumly
Stanley Plumly's masterful 8th collection--wherein he confronts and celebrates mortality--was a finalist for the nationwide ebook Award in Poetry.
In this assortment, Stanley Plumly confronts and celebrates mortality--in the special flora and fauna, within the immediacy of the lack of neighbors, and in own encounters. Archetypal, occasionally even allegorical, the poems in Old Heart volume to a sustained meditation. the yank Academy of Arts and Letters declared of Plumly that "he has within the final thirty years quietly, progressively, elevated the variety of lyric poetry in English...[and] reinvigorated our poetry." His moral rigor and literary modesty mix in Old Heart--his best publication of poetry.
By Les Murray
Publish 12 months note: First released in 1998
Les Murray's Collected Poems screens the complete variety of his poetic paintings. This quantity includes all of the poems he desires to shield, except the verse novel Fredy Neptune, from his first publication The Ilex Tree (1965) to Poems the dimensions of Photographs (2002). In tracing Murray's creative improvement, it indicates an ever-changing strength, grace and humour, in addition to nice versatility and formal mastery.
"He is, effortlessly, the single by means of whom language lives." - Joseph Brodsky
"There isn't any poetry within the English language now so rooted in its sacredness, so broad-leafed in its pleasures and but so intimate and conversational." - Derek Walcott
By Mit Thermomix auf Reisen
All of Nichol's paintings is stamped by means of his wish to create texts which are undertaking themselves in addition to in context, and to take advantage of oblique structural and textual units to hold which means. within the Martyrology other ways of talking testify to a trip via alternative ways of being. Language is either the poet's teacher and, via its numerous diversifications, the dominant 'image' of the poem. The [nine] books of The Martyrology rfile a poet's quest for perception intohimself and his writing via scrupulous realization to the messages hidden within the morphology of his personal speech.' - Frank Davey
By Rae Armantrout
What do "self" and "it" have in universal? In Rae Armantrout's new poems, there's no inert substance. Self and it (word and particle) are ritual and rigmarole, song-and-dance and lengthy distance name into no matter what darkish subject may well exist. How may possibly a self now not be egocentric? Armantrout accesses the strangeness of daily prevalence with wit, sensuality, and a watch alert to underlying trauma, as within the poem "Price Points" the place a guy conducts an imaginary orchestra yet "gets no issues for originality." of their investigations of the cosmically mundane, Armantrout's poems use a unprecedented microscopic lens—even while she's glancing backwards from the outer reaches of house.
By Mark Storey
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