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Modern Arabic Poetry: Revolution and Conflict

In Modern Arabic Poetry, Waed Athamneh addresses enduring questions raised from the 1950s to the present as she investigates the impact of past and contemporary Middle Eastern politics on its poetry. Focusing on the works of three prominent poets, Iraqi ʿAbd al-Wahhāb al-Bayātī (1926–1999), Egyptian Aḥmad ʿAbd al-Muʿṭī Ḥijāzī (b. 1935), and Palestinian Maḥmūd Darwīsh (1941–2008), Athamneh argues that political changes in the modern A...

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Best Words, Best Order: Essays on Poetry, 2nd Edition

In this new edition of Best Words, Best Order, Stephen Dobyns further explains the mystery of the poet's work. Through essays on memory and metaphor, pacing, and the intricacies of voice and tone, and thoughtful appreciations of Chekhov, Ritsos, Mandelstam, and Rilke, Dobyns guides readers and writers through poetry's mysterious twilight communiques. For this new second edition, Dobyns has added two new essays, one dealing with the i...

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Haruko/Love Poems

For Haruko Little moves on sight blinded by histories as trivial or expansive as the rain seducing light into a blurred excitement Then she opens all of one eye as accurate as longing as two hands beholden to the hunger of green leaves and rinsing them back into regular breath she who sees she frees each of these beggarly events cleansing them of dust and other death Poem about Process And Progress For Haruko Hey Baby you betta hurry...

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Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas: Volume 1

Viking Language 1 Learn Old Norse, Runes, and Icelandic Sagas (Viking Language Series) (1st Edition) ISBN-10: 1480216445 ISBN-13: 9781480216440 by Jesse L. Byock (Author) Product details Series: Viking Language Series Paperback: 384 pages Publisher: Jules William Press; 1st edition (March 18, 2013) Language: English ISBN-10: 1480216445 ISBN-13: 9781480216440 Product Dimensions: 8 x 0.8 x 10 inches

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Comfort Measures Only

In Comfort Measures Only, Rafael Campo bears witness to the unspeakable beauty bound up with human suffering. Gathered from his over twenty-year career as a poet-physician, these eighty-nine poems—thirty-one of which have never been previously published in a collection—pull back the curtain in the ER, laying bare our pain and joining us all in spellbinding moments of pathos. The poet, who is also truly a healer, revives language itse...

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Perfectly Said: when words become art

Brian Douthit's poetry has been compared to Wordsworth, Frost, Shelley, Byron and many others. In terms of art, it has been described as a "word-Picasso" or "sublime Monet." Readers often say they feel serene or even breathless after reading his pieces. Whatever the reaction, all seem to agree his poetry is beautiful and eloquent, and in a class of its own. You too may experience the addictive compulsion to read them over and over ag...

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John Clare's Romanticism

This book offers a major reassessment of John Clare’s poetry and his position in the Romantic canon. Alert to Clare’s knowledge of the work of his Romantic contemporaries and near contemporaries, it puts forward the first extended series of comparisons of Clare’s poetry with texts we now think of as defining the period – in particular poems by Robert Burns, William Wordsworth, Lord Byron, and John Keats. It makes fully evident Clare’...

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A Companion to Walt Whitman

Comprising more than 30 substantial essays written by leadingscholars, this companion constitutes an exceptionally broad-rangingand in-depth guide to one of America’s greatest poets. Makes the best and most up-to-date thinking on Whitmanavailable to students Designed to make readers more aware of the social and culturalcontexts of Whitman’s work, and of the experimental nature ofhis writing Includes contributions devoted to specific ...

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Poetry and Performance During the British Poetry Revival 1960–1980: Event and Effect

This book examines intersections of poetry and performance during the British Poetry Revival. Its investigations are centered on four specific performance events: The First International Poetry Incarnation at the Royal Albert Hall in 1965; Denise Riley’s first public reading at the Cambridge Poetry Festival in 1977; Eric Mottram’s Pollock Record; and Allen Fisher’s Blood Bone Brain. Drawing upon a range of archival resources, recordi...

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Homer in Performance

Before they were written down, the poems attributed to Homer were performed orally, usually by rhapsodes (singers/reciters) who might have traveled from city to city or enjoyed a position in a wealthy household. Even after the Iliad and the Odyssey were committed to writing, rhapsodes performed the poems at festivals, often competing against each other. As they recited the epics, the rhapsodes spoke as both the narrator and the chara...