The Poetry of Our World

Here is a capacious and sparkling gathering of poems, an anthology that extends its reach from the English-speaking world to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

Author: Ed J. Paine

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780060951931

Category: Poetry

Page: 544

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Here is a capacious and sparkling gathering of poems, an anthology that extends its reach from the English-speaking world to Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America. This unique volume includes such well-known figures as Pablo Neruda, Anna Akhmatova, Paul Celan, Seamus Heaney, Wole Soyinka, and Elizabeth Bishop but also offers the less familiar but equally welcome voices of Ugandan Okot p'Bitek, Indian A.K. Ramanujan, and the Japanese poet Shuntaro Tanikawa. With insightful essays by such eminent scholars and poets as Helen Vendler, Kwame Anthony Appiah, Sven Birkerts, Carolyn ForchÉ, and Bei Dao placing the selections from each region in their cultural, political, and literary contexts, The Poetry of Our World guides readers through the richest and most eclectic selection of world poetry available today.

The Dverse Anthology

Drawn primarily from the poets contributing to dVersePoets.com, The dVerse Anthology features the unique voices and styles of poets as they ponder topics as varied as love, family, travel, conflict, loss, and much more.

Author: Frank Watson

Publisher: Plum White Press

ISBN: 1939832012

Category:

Page: 294

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From America to Nigeria, Germany to Malaysia, and all around the world. One voice in the dark joins another, then another. Soon there is a chorus of voices and the night comes alive. No two voices are the same, and each adds depth to the song. Soon it spreads and people in the next town are singing, then in the next country, and then in all the continents of the world. Different languages where the words don't sound the same, but the heart unites as one. The song is not just the one you hear, but the one that plays "connect the dots" along the veins in your arm-as you inhale and-join in. Explore the world of contemporary poetry through the inspiring and diverse work of over ninety poets from around the world. Drawn primarily from the poets contributing to dVersePoets.com, The dVerse Anthology features the unique voices and styles of poets as they ponder topics as varied as love, family, travel, conflict, loss, and much more. Take a peek and see what the poets have to offer about the pulse of life in modern society.

World Self Poem

World, Self, Poem collects the best of the essays submitted by poets and scholars from around the U.S. and Canada, and beyond, for presentation at the "Jubilation of Poets" festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland State ...

Author: Leonard M. Trawick

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873384199

Category: Poetry

Page: 252

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World, Self, Poem collects the best of the essays submitted by poets and scholars from around the U.S. and Canada, and beyond, for presentation at the "Jubilation of Poets" festival celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Cleveland State University Poetry Center in October 1986. In this collection, eighteen critics consider the works of a number of important postmodern poets and, using various approaches, confront some of the central problems posed by the poetry of the past 25 years. John Ashbery, Wendell Berry, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Geoffrey Hill, Ted Hughes, Lousie Gluck, Adrienna Rich, Denise Levertov, Gary Snyder, Gerald Stern, and William Stafford are among the poets who receive detailed attention in these essays. The questions addressed include political involvement and noninvolvement, the theme of nuclear annihilation, the poet's use and misuse of history, poetry workshops in Central America; the "I" in contemporary poetry; the pastoral vein in contemporary poetry; the nature and implications of concrete and "found" poetry; analogies of poetry and music.

Who s who in Twentieth century World Poetry

... Contemporary Joan Comay Women's Writing Edited by Jane Eldridge Miller Who's Who in the Roman World John Hazel Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre ...

Author: Mark Willhardt

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415163560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 356

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Contains profiles and critical analysis of the works for over nine hundred twentieth century poets.

Who s Who in Twentieth Century World Poetry

... Press Who's Who IN TWENTIETHCENTURY WORLD POETRY Edited by Mark Willhardt ... by Jane Eldridge Miller Who's Who in Contemporary World Theatre Edited by ...

Author: Alan Parker

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134713769

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.

How Poets See the World

Spiegelman looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets including John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson and Charles Wright, to illustrate the art of description in poetry.

Author: Willard Spiegelman

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780195174915

Category: Art

Page: 238

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Spiegelman looks closely at a handful of contemporary poets including John Ashbery, Amy Clampitt, Jorie Graham, Charles Tomlinson and Charles Wright, to illustrate the art of description in poetry.

The Contemporary World Poets

Translators include Eric Sellin, Rachel Benson, Daniel Huws, Galway Kinnell, Jean Valentine, W.S. Merwin, Jane Cooper, Maxine Kumin, A. Poulin Jr., James Wright, Robert Bly, Miller Williams, Robert Payne, Willis Barnstone, Norman Shapiro, ...

Author: Donald Junkins

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt P

ISBN: UOM:39015014450988

Category: Poetry, Modern

Page: 415

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Translators include Eric Sellin, Rachel Benson, Daniel Huws, Galway Kinnell, Jean Valentine, W.S. Merwin, Jane Cooper, Maxine Kumin, A. Poulin Jr., James Wright, Robert Bly, Miller Williams, Robert Payne, Willis Barnstone, Norman Shapiro, Gerald Moore, John Malcolm Brinnin, Robert Marquez, Jan Milner, George Theiner, Anselm Hollo, Keneth Rexroth, Richard Stern, Michael Hamburger, Ruth and Matthew Mead, Cid Corman, Tod Perry, Donald Justice, Nikos Stangos, Rex Warner, William Jay Smith, Burton Raffel, Assia Gutmann, Harold Schimmel, Shirley Kaufman, Sonia Raiziss, Alfredo de Palchi, William Arrowsmith, Robert Lowell, Edith Shiffert, Randall Jarrell, Lucille Clifton, Robert Bagg, Denise Levertov, Adrienne Rich, Czeslaw Milosz, Ruth Fainlight, Richard Wilbur, Stanley Kunitz, Stanley Moss, George L. Kline, Henry Braun, Mark Strand, Muriel Rukeyser, May Swenson, Talat Sait Halman, Charles Simic, and others.

Collected Poems

These are poems stunningly alive to the nuances of language, beautifully pitched and tuned, rich with feeling and insight.’ Jahan Ramazani // ‘Lorna Goodison brings herself into the presence of every poem, and so into the presence of ...

Author: Lorna Goodison

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd

ISBN: 9781784104672

Category: Poetry

Page: 624

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Lorna Goodison is a poet alive to places, from the loved and lived-in world of Jamaica where she began and started a family, to the United States and Canada where she has made her teaching career, but always re-connecting with her Caribbean roots. She travels with an ear alert to histories and voices. How differently English sounds in the tropi and in colder lands, at seaside in sunlight and on prairies, mountains and in cities. The same words say quite different things, depending on who speaks them and who’s listening, obeying or resisting. She covers a wide range of subjects and themes, too. Her instinct is to celebrate being alive in a world that is rich but in peril. ‘And what is the rare quality that has gone out of poetry that these marvellous poems restore?’ asks Derek Walcott. ‘Joy.’ The ‘mango of poetry’, eaten straight from the tree, Goodison somehow finds growing in Wordsworth country and in Sligo, in Russia and Norway, in Spain and Portugal which spilled their empires into the Caribbean, in Hungary and Far Rockaway. // ‘The publication of Lorna Goodison’s Collected Poems – with their extraordinary music, sensuous texture, and powerful historical imagination – is a major event. These are poems stunningly alive to the nuances of language, beautifully pitched and tuned, rich with feeling and insight.’ Jahan Ramazani // ‘Lorna Goodison brings herself into the presence of every poem, and so into the presence of her readers. Like the ideal teacher, she enables us to hear history sing its joy and shout its rage in her own personal tones of voice, and to feel the folds and textures of her various homelands like a display of rich cloths. She excels in both the emblematic and descriptive powers of popular poetry, and introduces us to an array of characters sharply but generously perceived, and often as deliciously audible after death as in life. This is an inspiring collection for a time when hopes for transnational unity are profoundly challenged. Goodison’s poems frequently acknowledge the complex unhealed scars of imperial greed and violence, but the impulse is towards hope, and our imaginations are enchanted by a potential global spring of warmth, nourishment, camaraderie and sheer fun. In the poet’s own words of gratitude to “Miss Mirry African bush healing woman”, we should “turn thanks now” to Lorna Goodison for addressing us across so many years on her unique world-service of human truth – and stay tuned.’ Carol Rumens

Poetry And Contemporary Culture

They create a different kind of poetry . But why should there not be room for poetry for different purposes ? If the academic world's poetry critics were to ...

Author: Roberts A.M. Roberts

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 9781474472074

Category: LITERARY CRITICISM

Page: 240

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The cultural value of poetry is critically examined in this book, from anthologies and academia to film and the internet. Attention is also given to the role of political ideologies and local, national and ethnic identities in the formation of poetic values.With chapters by distinguished critics from both sides of the Atlantic, the book ranges widely over contemporary poetry in America and the British Isles and explores transatlantic connections. Informed by current theoretical debates around ideas of value, the chapters focus these through clear discussion of texts in various media, including the work of a wide variety of poets and movements. The book carries forward the debate on the value of contemporary poetry amongst critics, scholars and practitioners while offering rich material for students and teachers of contemporary poetry and culture.Contributors: Jonathan Allison, Vicki Bertram, Paul Breslin, Cairns Craig, Robert Crawford, Lilias Fraser, Alan Golding, Romana Huk, Marjorie Perloff, Andrew Michael Roberts.Features * Focuses on the relationship between poetry and cultural practices* Informed by current theoretical debates about value* Wide range of British and American poetry discussed by leading critics from both sides of the Atlantic

What Is World Literature

The prominent Sinologist Stephen Owen provoked a severe reaction when he advanced a comparable critique of contemporary Chinese poetry, in a 1990 review ...

Author: David Damrosch

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691188645

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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World literature was long defined in North America as an established canon of European masterpieces, but an emerging global perspective has challenged both this European focus and the very category of "the masterpiece." The first book to look broadly at the contemporary scope and purposes of world literature, What Is World Literature? probes the uses and abuses of world literature in a rapidly changing world. In case studies ranging from the Sumerians to the Aztecs and from medieval mysticism to postmodern metafiction, David Damrosch looks at the ways works change as they move from national to global contexts. Presenting world literature not as a canon of texts but as a mode of circulation and of reading, Damrosch argues that world literature is work that gains in translation. When it is effectively presented, a work of world literature moves into an elliptical space created between the source and receiving cultures, shaped by both but circumscribed by neither alone. Established classics and new discoveries alike participate in this mode of circulation, but they can be seriously mishandled in the process. From the rediscovered Epic of Gilgamesh in the nineteenth century to Rigoberta Menchú's writing today, foreign works have often been distorted by the immediate needs of their own editors and translators. Eloquently written, argued largely by example, and replete with insightful close readings, this book is both an essay in definition and a series of cautionary tales.

Atunis Galaxy Anthology 2020

He is the current president of the International Poetry Translation and Research ... In addition, he has edited Selected Poems of Contemporary International ...

Author: poets from various countries

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780244237783

Category: Poetry

Page: 328

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Atunis Galaxy Anthology 2020. A collection of world poets. Editor in chief: Agron Shele. A unique collection of modern poetry.

The Shambhala Anthology of Chinese Poetry

In this rich collection, J. P. Seaton introduces the reader to the main styles of Chinese poetry and the major poets, from the classic Shih Ching to the twentieth century.

Author: J.P. Seaton

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834825284

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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In traditional Chinese culture, poetic artistry held a place that was unrivaled by any other single talent, and was a source of prestige and even of political power. In this rich collection, J. P. Seaton introduces the reader to the main styles of Chinese poetry and the major poets, from the classic Shih Ching to the twentieth century. Seaton has a poet's ear, and his translations here are fresh and vivid.

A History of Contemporary Chinese Literature

Inspired by developments in contemporary world poetry, Wang Jiaxin also wrote a “series of poetical fragments” that had non-poetic and nonprose ...

Author: Zicheng Hong

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047422143

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 656

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This groundbreaking book by the eminent Peking University professor Hong Zicheng covers the literary scene in China during the 1949-1999 period, primarily focusing on fiction, poetry, drama, and prose writing.