World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

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An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Divine Inspiration

The Life of Jesus in World Poetry

Author: Robert Atwan,George Dardess,Peggy Rosenthal

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195093518

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 580

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Organized chronologically according to the most significant events in the life of Jesus, a rich selection of 280 poems from around the world, and from medieval times to the present, includes passages from the Gospels followed by the poems they inspired. UP.

Encyclopedia of World Poetry

Author: R. Victoria Arana

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 143814072X


Page: N.A

View: 7089


Provides a comprehensive introduction to 20th- and 21st-century world poets and their most famous, most distinctive, and most influential poems.


Author: Phoebe Giannisi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999261309

Category: Greek poetry, Modern

Page: 148

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Poetry. Women's Studies. Greek Studies. Translated from the Greek by Brian Sneeden. For the first time in English--a volume of poems by one of Greece's foremost poetic voices. Phoebe Giannisi's HOMERICA offers a contemporary Odyssey of loss, longing, motherhood, and metamorphosis, re- weaving classical mythology with modern experience. Yet the mythic characters and scenes never feel otherworldly--rather, they appear alongside the tugboat, the bicycle, the television, and the helicopter. Brian Sneeden's masterful translation captures the Delphic rhythms of Giannisi's oracular poems, which rarely travel in a straight line but rather glide across multiple threads of time, like a look interweaving strands of the mythological past. "Giannisi's poetry is a wonderful combination of the classical and the underground avant-garde. Trained both in architecture and Ancient Greek, her poems tackle the problem of how to inhabit the spaces we live in--from the abandoned lot and the swimming pool to the page of the book. What a pleasure to have the full Homerica series in Brian Sneeden's lyrical translation."--Karen Van Dyck "Sneeden is a meticulous translator and a poet in his own right. He brings Phoebe Giannisi's work to life with immediacy and conviction."--Edmund Keeley

Who's Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry

Author: Alan Parker,Mark Willhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134713754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 9164


The definitive biographical guide to poetry throughout the world in the twentieth century and the only book of its kind to look at non-English language poets in such detail. Written in lively prose, with over 900 entries by over 75 international contributors, it brings a uniquely global perspective to bear on modern verse, encapsulating the lives and works of a vast array of poets in precise, compact detail alongside expert critical comment. Who's Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry is a scholarly and hugely enjoyable guide through the diverse arena of modern international poetry.

Real World Poetry

Author: Norris Ray Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595338747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

View: 6310


Real World Poetry contains a group of individual poems, which I wrote over a very extended period of time. Some few of these poems have singularly appeared in some of my other writings. The mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the major philosophies of the world's cultures, and to dress those wounds, of cognitive dissonance, with a dressing of hope and guidance towards a more reasonable outlook upon life, and of life's struggles to discover a meaningful perspective, which can be embraced by reasonable peoples, allowing them to find a guiding path to peace-of-mind, and some form of contentment within a world that everyday waxes and wanes between its self proclaimed ancient morals, which have grown so crumbly with time's passing, as to be without any substantial or meaningful substance.

World Poetry

Evidence of Life

Author: Paula Johanson

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781598453829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

View: 6065


"Discover some of the poetry of famed world poets, including: Sin-leqi-unninni, Vyasa, Homer, Du Fu, Omar Khayyam, Rumi, Dante, Bashåo, Shevchenko, Tagore, Ahkmatova, Lorca, Neruda, Walcott, and Cohen"--Provided by publisher.

New World Poetry

Author: D.R. Faust

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1635686555

Category: Poetry

Page: 84

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D.R. Faust was raised in a small Kansas town to lower–middle-class parents. His father was an over-the-road truck driver and his mother a full-time housewife. From humble beginnings, he fought personal hardships to achieve success on many levels. Through determination, Faust—who at ninety-five pounds was the smallest boy in school—rose within two years to become a multititled bodybuilder. Though he graduated from high school in the lowest 25 percent of his class, he went on to receive an academic scholarship to a private college. By the age of twenty-three, he had completed this book. Composed as a testimony to the questions, frustrations, and desperate desires for metamorphosis felt by many today, New World Poetry and Other Provocative Ramblings will both inspire and incense, all the while appealing to the highest sense of reason and compassion.

Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space

Author: Amy Sklansky

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987339

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

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Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond! The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins. Stacey Schuett brings it all to life with color-soaked skies and beautiful perspectives in her fabulous paintings. Space is a subject too grand for poetry or prose alone, so this book offers both to help readers truly appreciate our place in space.

A Change of World: Poems

Author: Adrienne Rich

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393352587

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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This reissue of Adrienne Rich’s first poetry collection reaffirms the author’s place as one of our most important American poets. A Change of World was selected by W. H. Auden for the Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. Out of print for decades, this initial collection launched the career of a poet whose work has been crucial to discussions of gender, race, and class, pushing formal boundaries and consistently examining both self and society.

World Make Way

New Poems Inspired by Art from The Metropolitan Museum

Author: The Metropolitan Museum of Art,Lee Bennett Hopkins

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1683352882

Category: Art

Page: 48

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“Painting is poetry that is seen rather than felt, and poetry is painting that is felt rather than seen.” —Leonardo da Vinci Based on this simple statement by Leonardo, 18 poets have written new poems inspired by some of the most popular works in the collection of The Metropolitan Museum. The collection represents a wide range of poets and artists, including acclaimed children’s poets Marilyn Singer, Alma Flor Alda, and Carole Boston Weatherford and popular artists such as Mary Cassatt, Fernando Botero, Winslow Homer, and Utagawa Hiroshige. Accompanying the artwork and specially commissioned poems is an introduction, biographies of each poet and artist, and an index.

Rose Fear

Author: Maria Laina

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999261316

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 577


Poetry. Women's Studies. Greek Studies. Translated from the Greek by Sarah McCann. Maria Laina's debut English collection. Laina's poems carve symbolically rich images drawn from mythology and the natural world. Rose Fear follows in the Sapphic vein: fragmented, prophetic, and emotionally charged. Sarah McCann in her translations deftly captures the music and the vividness of Laina's scenes, which take their inspiration from regions as diverse as Japan, the Caribbean, and her native Greece. Yet always behind the recognizable world lie the rhythms and lights of the fairytale, the fable, and the spell.