Who's Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry

Author: Alan Parker,Mark Willhardt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134713754

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

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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.

Encyclopedia of World Poetry

Author: R. Victoria Arana

Publisher: Infobase Learning

ISBN: 143814072X

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: N.A

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

The Illustrated Library of World Poetry

Author: William Cullen Bryant

Publisher: Gramercy Books

ISBN: 9780517226865

Category: Poetry

Page: 789

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Arranged by category from friendship and humor to religion and tragedy, this popular collection represents the work of familiar poets including Longfellow, Shelley, Browning, Shakespeare, Whittier, and hundreds more. Black and white woodcut engravings and facsimile manuscripts enhance the charm of this volume.

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.

Real World Poetry

Author: Norris Ray Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595338747

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 100

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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.

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.

Uncollected Poems

Bilingual Edition

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466872683

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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Edward Snow's selection of more than one hundred of Rainer Maria Rilke's little-known and neglected poems in this bilingual edition offers the reader a glimpse into one of the most powerful and underrated accomplishments in all of modern poetry. The poems in Uncollected Poems reveal a freer, more dangerous, less self-fashioning Rilke than the poet of the Elegies and the Sonnets; and Snow's translations of them, while always scrupulously faithful to the German, bring Rilke's power and music into English with unmatched grace and intelligence.

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

Bright World

Poems

Author: Christopher Abbott

Publisher: Lantern Books

ISBN: 1590562542

Category: Poetry

Page: 40

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From cold winter mornings in England to warm Italian summers, from the Ararat plain to the canyons of Manhattan, Christopher Abbott's poems take us not only on a physical journey but simultaneously through the internal and varied landscapes of love and friendship. Delicately yet unsparingly observed, the poems in Bright World evoke the yearning for human and spiritual connection in a fractured existence.

Everything Else in the World: Poems

Author: Stephen Dunn

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393330389

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 2007

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“Essential to contemporary poetry collections.”—Library Journal In his fourteenth collection, Stephen Dunn, “one of our indispensable poets” (Miami Herald), continues to probe brilliantly the unsaid and the elusive in the lives we live, in language that Gerald Stern has called “unbearably fearless and beautiful.”

Already the World

Poems

Author: Victoria Redel

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 9780873385312

Category: Poetry

Page: 56

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The winner of the 1994 Stan and Tom Wick Poetry Prize, this manuscript was selected through an open competition of Ohio poets who have not yet published a book. The poems confront significant personal experiences of the journey through a language that is common, yet energised.

World Poetry

Evidence of Life

Author: Paula Johanson

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9781598453829

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 160

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"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.

REAL WORLD POETRY BOOK THREE

Author: Norris Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595917313

Category: Poetry

Page: 76

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Real World Poetry Book Three is a continuation of the style of poems of my first two poetry books. Some few of these poems have appeared as prose embedded within the text of some of my other writings. Again, the mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the world's major philosophies, and to call attention to hidden seeds, which will eventually, upon germination, determine both our near and distant futures. Some of these poems may seem overly grating, but their purpose is to awaken those few readers to the perils of worshiping forever, without reflective thought, those philosophies and mythologies, whose messages should have long ago crumbled from lack of any supportive substance and from their old, very old, age.

Real World Poetry Book Two

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Author: Norris Peery

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595843794

Category: Poetry

Page: 130

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Real World Poetry Book Two is a continuation of the style of poems, of my first poetry book, Real World Poetry. Some few of these poems have appeared as prose embedded within the text of my other writings. The mood of these poems is intended to address the lack of objective truth within many of the world's major philosophies, and to call attention to hidden seeds, which will eventually determine both our near and distant future. Some of the poems may seem to some few readers to be overly grating, but the purpose is to awakening those few readers to the perils of worshiping forever, without reflective thought, those philosophies and mythologies, whose messages should have long ago crumbled from lack of any supportive substance and from their old, very old, age.

All the Wasted Beauty of the World - Poems

Author: Richard Newman

Publisher: Able Muse Press

ISBN: 1927409322

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

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All the Wasted Beauty of the World, a finalist for the 2012 Able Muse Book Award, extols the beautiful as readily as it expounds on the blemished. The reasoned commingles with the rambunctious, as in the case of the speaker who declares that “our lives span diaper to diaper,/ and in between we piss on anyone/ we can.” Little escapes notice in these poems of gutsy realism and formal deftness, which freely highlight the fringes of society-the speaker in “Bellefontaine Cemetery” exhorts teens to “party on people’s graves” and have “a few close shaves with county sheriffs,” the carcass of a Ford truck intrudes on a hiking trail’s gully, the homeless are lullabied to “find rest behind our dumpster/ . . . score a fifth of bourbon/ and find your stomach full.” Richard Newman brings us a collection that prods and soars with the grit and beauty of the real world. PRAISE FOR ALL THE WASTED BEAUTY OF THE WORLD: Richard Newman’s All the Wasted Beauty of the World is masterful and magnetic, from the “galaxy of gnats” hovering in the St. Louis twilight to the way a backwoods junkyard “gnaws on a pile of old Ford bones.” He sees a group of bored high school kids with “nothing to lose/ but stupid summer jobs and innocence,” and captures with perfect acuity how “September rain in streetlight/ silvers the cypress needles, scatters new dimes/ among the nuisance alley mulberry trees.” Newman’s poems, with their formal, lapidary precision, their indelible portraits of life in the cheap bars, back alleys, and rough-hewn edges of the Midwest, surprise a hunger in us for a language larger, wilder, and unabashedly loftier than daily speech. -George Bilgere, author of Imperial The poems in Richard Newman's remarkable third collection, All the Wasted Beauty of the World, are heady explorers. They roam from Lost Man Pass to Benton Park, from downtown St. Louis to Southern Indiana, all the while balancing gorgeous musicality with lyric originality. In the midst of the wandering, there is longing in these poems-for place, for order, for morning. There is urgency, too, and beauty, wasted and otherwise, in places we don't always expect it. Newman is a bold and masterful formalist in a free-verse world, and he uses sonnets, aubades, villanelles, and odes to reconcile the geographies of the interior and exterior. Again and again, this collection makes us recalibrate our true north and forces us to reconsider the world for all of the unpredictable places where we can find beauty. -Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke Newman uses the power of recollection and imagery to craft odes, sonnets, villanelles, ballads, and free verse with titles like “Four Kids Pissing off the Overpass after a Cardinals Game.” Each poem calls our attention to a rough-and-tumble, everyday America we often drive past but overlook. All the Wasted Beauty of the World returns us to the real and, consequently, the new by putting on the brakes and asking us to look, if only briefly, beyond our rear-views. -Dorianne Laux, author of The Book of Men