Download E-books The Figure of a Man Being Swallowed by a Fish (Phoenix Poets) PDF

By Joshua Weiner

On the center of Joshua Weiner's new ebook is a longer poem with a daring political measurement and nice highbrow ambition. It fuses the poet's standpoint with Walt Whitman's to relate a decentered time-traveling college approximately Rock Creek, a tributary of the Potomac that runs via Washington, DC. For Weiner, Rock Creek is the positioning of myriad different types of flow, streaming, and becoming a member of: own company and monetary capital; nationwide politics, homicide, intercourse, and homelessness; the Civil warfare and collective heritage; song, religious awakening, own reminiscence, and pastoral imaginative and prescient. The questions that come up from the hole foundational poem tell the others within the assortment, which variety commonly from the dramatic arrival of an uncanny charismatic totem that titles the quantity to intimate reflections on relatives, sickness, and dream visions. The virtues of Weiner's past books'discursive intelligence, formal regulate, an eccentric and fascinating ear, and a wide-ranging interest matched to number of feeling'are all current the following. yet in The determine of a guy Being Swallowed through a Fish, Weiner has stumbled on a brand new poetic idiom, person who is stripped down, rhythmically jagged, and comprehensively philosophical approximately human limits.

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Download E-books Darkness Sticks to Everything: Collected and New Poems PDF

By Tom Hennen, Jim Harrison

After this all-but-unknown poet used to be known as an “American grasp” in an extended, lovely assessment in The manhattan Times, Tom Hennen used to be ultimately "discovered," and his e-book grew to become a poetry best-seller

“It’s demanding to think that this American master—and I don’t use these phrases lightly—has been hidden correct less than our noses for many years. yet regardless of his loss of reputation, Mr. Hennen...has easily long gone approximately his calling with humility and gratitude in a tradition whose basic crop has develop into popularity. He simply watches, waits after which moves, providing heart-buckling lines.” —Dana Jennings, The big apple Times

"As with Ted Kooser, Tom Hennen is a genius of the typical contact. . . . they're amazingly modest males who early permitted poetry as a calling in historical phrases and not allow up regardless of being missed early on. They go back to the readers a thousandfold for his or her attentions."—Jim Harrison, from the introduction

"Many readers will have fun with this evocation of a existence now not as in most cases portrayed in modern verse."—Library Journal

"There is anything of the traditional chinese language poets in Hennen, of Clare and Thoreau, even supposing he's greatly a modern poet."—Willow Springs

"One of the main fascinating issues approximately Tom Hennen's poems is his unusual skill to carry mammoth quantities of house, frequently uninhabited area, into his brain and so into the full poem."—Robert Bly

"America is a rustic that loves its ads. That loves its containers we will placed humans and locations into. we adore 'Heartland' rather than 'Dustbowl.' We additionally like to be stunned. Rural Minnesota, as written through Tom Hennen in Darkness Sticks to Everything, is a global of real looking loneliness and classes. It’s a suite of honest poems approximately guy and the land."—The Rumpus

"Hennen is a grasp of the prose poem [who] can take little information, tiny information and cause them to universal."—River Falls Journal

"What separates Hennen from a lot of his contemporaries is his willingness to spot with the flora and fauna in a manner that feels neither possessive nor self-serving, yet easily (once back) sincere."—Basalt Magazine

"There is anything powerful in all Tom Hennen's poems, an expertise and a transparent, yes voice... i do not frequently are looking to finish via announcing 'Buy this book,' yet i will say it this time: 'You should purchase this book.'"—Fleda Brown, Interlochen Public Radio

"[A] satisfaction to learn for the person that is keen to decelerate with Hennen and have a look lower than a leaf, or at a bee, or into their very own mirrored image in a rain drop."—The Corresponder

Tom Hennen provides voice to the prairie and to rural groups, celebrating—with unhappiness, compliment, and astute observations—the land, climate, and population. in brief lyrics and prose poems, he finds the specified strangeness of standard issues. accumulated from six chapbooks that have been locally disbursed, this quantity is Hennen's long-overdue advent to a countrywide viewers. comprises an creation by means of Jim Harrison and an afterword via Thomas R. Smith.

"In Falling Snow at a Farm Auction"

Straight pine chair
Comfortable
In anyone's company,
Older than grandmother
It enters the present
Its palms large open
Wanting to carry one other younger wife.

Tom Hennen, writer of six books of poetry, was once born and raised in rural Minnesota. After forsaking collage, he married and started paintings as a letterpress and offset printer. He helped came upon the Minnesota Writer's Publishing apartment, then labored for the dept of normal assets flora and fauna part, and later on the Sand Lake nationwide natural world shelter in South Dakota. Now retired, he lives in Minnesota.

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Download E-books Leaves of Grass: The Original 1855 Edition (Dover Thrift Editions) PDF

By Walt Whitman

In 1855, Walt Whitman released — at his personal price — the 1st version of Leaves of Grass, a visionary quantity of twelve poems. exhibiting the effect of a uniquely American kind of mysticism referred to as Transcendentalism, which eschewed the overall society and tradition of the time, the writing is unique by an explosively leading edge loose verse kind and formerly unmentionable material. Exalting nature, celebrating the human physique, and praising the senses and sexual love, the enormous paintings used to be condemned as "immoral." Whitman persevered evolving Leaves of Grass regardless of the debate, growing to be his influential paintings a long time after its first visual appeal via including new poems with every one new printing.
This variation offers the original twelve poems from Whitman's most appropriate 1855 booklet of Leaves of Grass. incorporated are the various maximum poems of contemporary instances: "Song of Myself," "I Sing the physique Electric," and "There was once a toddler Went Forth," works that proceed to upset traditional notions of attractiveness and originality even today.

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Download E-books Skin Divers PDF

By Anne Michaels

Pores and skin Divers is award-winning author Anne Michaels’ fantastic 3rd ebook of poems. those poems increase the fear with love, transience, and reminiscence obtrusive in her prior paintings, and whilst sign a definitive turning element in the direction of a brand new thematic landscape.

Michaels is a author whose recommendations take form in sensuous pictures, verbal track, and sinuous traces. Her brief lyrics, just like the longer monologues in line with the lives of historic figures, discover an internal international fluid with feeling and reminiscence. They display advanced climates of emotion and sentiment, but stay unsparing and unsentimental. As within the most sensible poetry of our time, the luminous calm on the center of her imaginative and prescient additionally registers the strain of the darkness in our lives that has been momentarily withstood.

These strong poems, demanding with wish and “divided longings,” remind us that Anne Michaels is without doubt one of the most unique poets of her iteration.

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Download E-books The Battlefield Where the Moon Says I Love You PDF

By Frank Stanford

Poetry. Frank Stanford used to be known as via Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alan Dugan an excellent poet, plentiful in his paintings, like Whitman. He used to be the founding father of misplaced Roads Publishers and the writer of a couple of very important works, between them the epic THE BATTLEFIELD the place THE MOON SAYS i admire YOU, reprinted through misplaced Roads lower than the editorship of Forrest Gander and C.D. Wright. Frank Stanford acknowledged his function in his writing and along with his press used to be to 'reclaim the panorama of yank poetry' - The Arkansas occasions. Stanford ended his personal existence in 1978 while he was once 29. The reprinting of this significant ebook is a very very important, a lot expected literary occasion.

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