The Complete Collected Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1405524987

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Maya Angelou's poetry - lyrical and dramatic, exuberant and playful - speaks of love, longings, partings; of Saturday night partying and the smells and sounds of Southern cities; of freedom and shattered dreams. Of her poetry, Kirkus Reviews has written, 'It is just as much a part of her autobiography as I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Gather Together in My Name, Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas, and The Heart of a Woman'.

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House Incorporated


Category: Poetry

Page: 273

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Presents a definitive collection of poetry from Angelou's previous anthologies--Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water, Oh Pray my Wings Gonna Fit Me Well, And Still I Rise, I Shall Not Be Moved, On the Pulse of Morning, and Shaker, Why Don't You Sing? 50,000 first printing.

Selected Poems

Author: William Carlos Williams

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811209588

Category: Poetry

Page: 302

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Offers a collection of poems along with notes on the text.

The Collected Poems of Audre Lorde

Author: Audre Lorde

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254402

Category: Poetry

Page: 512

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A complete collection—over 300 poems—from one of this country's most influential poets. "These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine

American Poets and Poetry: From the Colonial Era to the Present [2 volumes]

From the Colonial Era to the Present

Author: Jeffrey Gray,Mary McAleer Balkun,James McCorkle

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1610698320

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 723

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The ethnically diverse scope, broad chronological coverage, and mix of biographical, critical, historical, political, and cultural entries make this the most useful and exciting poetry reference of its kind for students today. • Covers American poetry from the Colonial era to the present in roughly 300 alphabetically arranged entries • Features key contemporary poets, including those appearing in current journals • Brings together approximately 80 contributors who are among the most widely known scholars in the field • Supports Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Social Studies by helping students gain a greater understanding of language

Mortal Refrains

The Complete Collected Poetry, Prose, and Songs of Julia A. Moore, the Sweet Singer of Michigan

Author: Julia A. Moore

Publisher: MSU Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 2513


In the late 1870s, this gifted writer of hilarious, bad verse had a national following. Mark Twain even wrote that he always carried with him a copy of Julia’s first book of poems, The Sentimental Song Book(1876). "I find in them the same grace and melody that attracted me when they were first published twenty years ago, and have held me in happy bonds ever since," he explained. Twain attributed the "deep charm" of Julia’s poems to her innocent habit of making "an intentionally humorous episode pathetic and an intentionally pathetic one funny." Twain immortalized Julia’s style in the writings of Emmeline Grangerford, a character in The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. She also influenced the writing—in fact, the career— of the doggerel poet Ogden Nash, who reportedly said that her example convinced him to try to become "a great bad poet" rather than "a bad good poet." The late Walter Blair, a highly respected professor of American literature at the University of Chicago, put it like this in his introduction to the last published collection of Julia’s poems in 1928: If these songs [as Julia called her poems were only a little closer to the conventional modes of meter, rhyme, thought, and expression they would not impress us at all. Touched, however, by the magic wand of genius, the novel works of this great poet cause readers to slump down in their chairs, hold their agitated and aching sides, wipe tears from brimming eyes, and fill the air with the sound of distinctly raucous laughter. Mortal Refrainsis the first complete, published collection of Julia Moore’s work —poetry, short stories, songs (including sheet music), and newspaper interviews—compiled from the earliest published versions found in various public libraries, rare book collections, museums, and archives.

Collected Poems 1912-1944

Author: Hilda Doolittle

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811223566

Category: Poetry

Page: 672

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The Collected Poems 1912-1944 of H. D. brings together all the shorter poems and poetical sequences of Hilda Doolittle (1886-1961) written before 1945. Divided into four parts, this landmark volume, now available as a New Directions Paperbook, includes the complete Collected Poems of 1925 and Red Roses for Bronze (1931). Of special significance are the "Uncollected and Unpublished Poems (1912-1944)," the third section of the book, written mainly in the 1930s, during H. D.'s supposed "fallow" period. As these pages reveal, she was in fact writing a great deal of important poetry at the time, although publishing only a small part of it. The later, wartime poems in this section form an essential prologue to her magnificent Trilogy (1944), the fourth and culminating part of this book. Born in Pennsylvania in 1886, Hilda Doolittle moved to London in 1911 in the footsteps of her friend and one-time fiancé Ezra Pound. Indeed it was Pound, acting as the London scout for Poetry magazine, who helped her begin her extraordinary career, penning the words "H. D., Imagiste" to a group of six poems and sending them on to editor Harriet Monroe in Chicago. The Collected Poems 1912-1944 traces the continual expansion of H. D.'s work from her early imagistic mode to the prophetic style of her "hidden" years in the 1930s, climaxing in the broader, mature accomplishment of Trilogy. The book is edited by Professor Louis L. Martz of Yale, who supplies valuable textual notes and an introductory essay that relates the significance of H. D.'s life to her equally remarkable literary achievement.

The Poetry of Robert Frost

Author: Robert Frost

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0099428296

Category: English poetry

Page: 607

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This comprehensive and authoritative edition of Robert Frost's poetry brings together the full contents of all eleven of Frost's books of verse - from A Boy's Will to In the Clearing. This handsome volume, comprising more than 350 poems, was prepared under the editorship of Edward Connery Lathem, a Frost scholar and friend of the poet. In his notes, Mr Lathem records extensive bibliographical information about the publication of Robert Frost's poetry during nearly three-quarters of a century - from 1894, when his first poem appeared in a national publication, to the final volume Frost worked on just before his death in 1963. The editor also carefully traces textual changes that have occurred in the poetry over the years. Robert Frost was not merely one of America's greatest poets; his voice speaks to all men.

The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520201668

Category: Poetry

Page: 586

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Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

The Collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis

Author: Odysseus Elytis,Jeffrey Carson,Nikos Sarris

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801880452

Category: Fiction

Page: 715

View: 7052


In awarding Odysseus Elytis the 1979 Nobel Prize in literature, the Swedish Academy praised him "for his poetry, which, against the background of Greek tradition, depicts with sensuous strength and intellectual clearsightedness modern man's struggle for freedom and creativeness." Throughout his long career as a poet, Elytis (1911–1996) remained true to his vision of a poetry that addresses the power of language and connects the history and mythology of Greece to the physical world and to the realities of the modern age. Renowned for their astonishing lyricism and profound optimism, Elytis's poems capture the natural wonders of Greece and give voice to the contemporary Greek—and to a more universally human—consciousness. Originally published in 1997, The Collected Poems of Odysseus Elytis, translated into English by Jeffrey Carson and Nikos Sarris, was the first complete collection of Elytis's poems in any language. Included in this landmark volume were Elytis's early poems, influenced in equal parts by surrealism and the natural world; Song Heroic and Mourning for the Lost Second Lieutenant of the Albanian Campaign, his epic poem connecting Greece's—and his own—Second World War experience to the myth of the eternal Greek hero; his most ambitious work, The Axion Esti; and his mature poetry, from Maria Nephele to West of Sorrow. For this expanded new edition, Carson and Sarris have added sixty free verse and prose poems first published in Greek in the posthumous 1998 volume From Close By, as well as a set of song lyrics, The Rhos of Eros, and a cantata, The Sovereign Sun, previously omitted. All have been translated with the same care and elegance as the rest of Elytis's oeuvre, brilliantly rendering into English the Greek poet's lyrical voice and the richness of his diction.

New Collected Poems

Author: Marianne Moore

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 0374716056

Category: Poetry

Page: 480

View: 7944


A landmark definitive edition of one of our most innovative and beloved poets The landmark oeuvre of Marianne Moore, one of the major inventors of poetic modernism, has had no straight path from beginning to end; until now, there has been no good vantage point from which to see the body of her remarkable work as a whole. Throughout her life Moore arranged and rearranged, visited and revisited, a large majority of her existing poetry, always adding new work interspersed among revised poems. This makes sorting out the complex textual history that she left behind a pressing task if we mean to represent her work as a poet in a way that gives us a complete picture. New Collected Poems offers an answer to the question of how to represent the work of a poet so skillful and singular, giving a portrait of the range of her voice and of the modernist culture she helped create. William Carlos Williams, remarking on the impeccable precision of Moore’s poems, praised “the aesthetic pleasure engendered when pure craftsmanship joins hard surfaces skillfully.” It is only in New Collected Poems that we can understand her later achievements, see how she refashioned her earlier work, and get a more complete understanding of her consummate craftsmanship, innovation, and attention to detail. Presented and collected by Heather Cass White, the foremost scholar of Moore’s work, this new collection at last allows readers to experience the untamed force of these dazzling poems as the author first envisioned them.

The Lost Works of William Carlos Williams

The Volumes of Collected Poetry as Lyrical Sequences

Author: Robert J. Cirasa

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 9780838635766

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 342

View: 3550


In this book, Robert J. Cirasa contends that William Carlos Williams's The Collected Poems 1921-1931 and The Complete Collected Poems 1906-1938 are truly "lost" works of major accomplishment in the Williams canon. In each, Williams took as the basic element, or constituent sections, of these two large-scale literary structures the tacit lyrical sequences that had constituted his originally separate volumes of verse, also added new groupings as he made changes to the old, and fashioned them all into a unique series of lyrical sequence (a lyrical super-sequence) that gave unified lyrical definition and compelling lyrical immediacy to the whole of his poetic development. Together, the two works stand equal to Paterson in belying the still occasionally expressed view of Williams as primarily a miniaturist.

The Poem I Turn to

Actors & Directors Present Poetry that Inspires Them

Author: Jason Shinder

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402205023

Category: Poetry

Page: 227

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Movies and poetry have been intertwined since the dawn of cinema. Poets have written about movies, and movie actors have written and been inspired by poetry. Selected by 42 acclaimed entertainers, The Poem I Turn To includes selections from Pulitizer Prize winners and Poets Laureate, as well as inspiring contemporary poets. Listen to compelling readings on the CD and read the actors'thoughts describing how poetry has affected their lives. *HEAR 30 poems on one audio CD, including: * Adam Arkin reading Theodore Roethke's The Waking * John Landis reading Mark Twain's The War Prayer * Lili Taylor reading Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken * Stacy Keach reading Shakespeare And Many More

The Collected Poems of Octavio Paz, 1957-1987

Author: Octavio Paz

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811211734

Category: Poetry

Page: 669

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This landmarked bilingual edition gathers all the poetry the 1990 Nobel Laureate has published in book form since 1957, the year his long poem "Sunstone"--her translated anew--made its first appearance. Included are the complete texts of "Days and Occasions", "Solo for Two Voices", "A Drift of Shadows", "East Slope", "Toward the Beginning", and more; plus Paz's most recent collection, A Tree Within.