Category: American Poetry

Download e-book for iPad: Winterkill by Todd Davis

By Todd Davis

In Winterkill, Todd Davis, who, in line with Gray’s wearing magazine, “observes nature within the nice culture of Robert Frost, James Dickey, and Jim Harrison,” bargains an unflinching portrait of the cycles of delivery and dying within the woods and streams of Pennsylvania, whereas by no means abandoning the tragedies and joys of the human global. Fusing narrative and lyrical impulses, in his 5th publication of poetry Davis seeks to deal with the residing global via a lens of transformation. In poems of compliment and sorrow that draw upon the classical chinese language rivers-and-mountains culture, Davis chronicles the creatures of woodland and sky, of streams and lakes, relocating via cycles of fecundity and shortage, paying witness to the basic procedures of the earth that supply the opportunity of regeneration, even resurrection. Meditations on matters from local brook trout to the ants that scramble up a compost pile; from a tender diabetic woman burning trash in a barrel to a neighbor’s denial of world warming; from an exam of the bone constitution in a rabbit’s cranium to an outline of a boy who can identify each poultry by means of its distant tune, those are poems that either have a good time and lament the peerlessly imperfect international that sustains us.

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Cold Mountain Poems - download pdf or read online

By Gary Snyder

In 1953, Gary Snyder back to the Bay region and, at age 23, enrolled in graduate tuition on the collage of California, Berkeley, to review Asian languages and tradition. He intensified his learn of chinese language and jap, and taking on the problem of 1 of his professors, Chen Shih-hsiang, he started to paintings on translating a principally unknown poet by way of the identify of Han Shan, a author with whom the professor inspiration Snyder may consider a unique affinity. the implications have been magical. As Patrick Murphy famous, "These poems are whatever greater than translations accurately simply because Snyder renders them as a melding of Han Shan's chinese language Ch'an Buddhist mountain spirit trickster mentality and Snyder's personal mountain desert meditation and hard work activities." The suite of 24 poems was once released within the 1958 factor of The Evergreen Review, and the profession of 1 of America's maximum poets used to be launched.

In 1972, Press-22 issued a gorgeous version of those poems written out by means of hand in italic via Michael McPherson. we're doing a brand new augments version in line with the previous, with a brand new layout, a preface by way of Lu Ch'iu-yin, and an afterword by way of Mr. Snyder the place he discusses how he got here to this paintings and what it intended to his improvement as a author and Buddhist.

On may perhaps eleven, 2012, for the Stronach Memorial Lecture on the collage of California, greater than fifty years after his days there as a pupil, Snyder provided a public lecture reflecting on chinese language poetry, Han Shan, and his carrying on with paintings as a poet and translator. This outstanding celebration used to be recorded and we're together with a CD of it in our version, making this the main definitive version of Cold Mountain Poems ever published.

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Download e-book for kindle: Dark Archive (New California Poetry) by Laura Mullen

By Laura Mullen

darkish archive: the aim of a depressing archive is to operate as a repository for info that may be used as a failsafe in the course of catastrophe recovery.

Laura Mullen’s fourth assortment is a chain of superbly interrelated poems that explores how one can correctly symbolize the truth of switch and loss. Mullen pinpoints what's at stake: the potential for communique and connection—and the wish of intimacy. Invoking Wordsworth’s "I wandered lonely as a cloud," she pushes experiments in cognizance opposed to their barriers in an array of poetic types. Poetic tropes are measured opposed to common phenomena as Mullen examines what "witness" may possibly suggest within the context of the aftermath of typhoon Katrina, the disasters of capitalism to impact social justice, the homicide of James Byrd in Texas, the non-public lack of a mom determine, and a disintegrating love affair.

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Download e-book for kindle: Once Upon a Time in Vietnam by Jerry Neren

By Jerry Neren

In as soon as Upon a Time in Vietnam, winner of the 2010 Pearl Poetry Prize, Jerry Neren has penned a cautionary story for the twenty-first century. sooner than our contemporary army adventures within the center East, there has been Vietnam--the longest and so much futile warfare in American background. Taking us again to that “fungal fairyland,” Neren follows an idealistic younger guy clean out of faculty into strive against the place lots is misplaced to him--not merely his life-long pal and brother-in-arms, yet his experience of fact and function, and finally, his brain. Written in verse as lyrical because it is unflinching, as soon as Upon a Time in Vietnam is an unforgettable story of the affliction inflicted by means of the unseen wounds of war.

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Read e-book online TechnoRage: Poems PDF

By William Olsen

William Olsen's TechnoRage is a meditative ode to nature. Its intensely lyrical poems remind us of our humanity, spinning free-ranging poetic conversations that question the methods of the realm. within the age of the extensive yet usually shallow lens of our new know-how, Olsen takes a nod from Robert Frost and Gary Snyder, laying naked our have to go back to the roots of items, the place those poems locate their voice. Olsen revels in language that's an intensely actual rumination on our human isolation.

 

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