Carol Ann Duffy - Feminine Gospels
Simultaneously stripping women bare and revealing them in all their guises and disguises, these poems tell tall stories as though they were true confessions, and spin modern myths from real women seen in every aspect—as bodies and corpses, writers and workers, shoppers and slimmers, fairytale royals or girls-next-door.
Carol Ann Duffy - Answering Back
Carol Ann Duffy has asked some of the brightest writers in the poetry world to select a poem that is meaningful—or has meant something—to them, and write a response to it. With up-and-coming poets alongside more established names, and original poems alongside the new works they've inspired, Answering Back promises to be a truly unique and insightful anthology.
Robert Burns - The Poetical Works of Robert Burns
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Robert Louis Stevenson - Gyermekkert
Robert Louis Stevenson korának nemcsak igen népszerű ifjúsági regény írója, de talán még népszerűbb gyermekversköltője is volt. Fő műve ebben a vonatkozásban a magyarul most először teljes terjedelmében hozzáférhetővé vált Gyermekkert, amely a műfaj valódi remeke. A versek sora egy Viktória-korabeli csodálatos parkban, illetve a tengerparton és más szépséges helyeken játszódik, a környezettel is felidézve a gyerekkor feledhetetlen varázsvilágát, csodálatos szépségeit és örökre megmaradó élményeit. Hol maga a gyermek szólal meg ezekben a költeményekben, hol egy felnőtt intéz a gyerekhez szavakat, a hangulat mindenkor ugyanaz: a mindennapokban megelevenedő mese-, csoda- és varázsvilág hangulata (Lefekvés nyáron; Remek játék; Az árnyékom; A tehén; Hinta; Varázskalács; Szénapadlás; Őszi tüzek stb.).
Carol Ann Duffy - Selected Poems
‘Poetry, like love, depends on a kind of recognition. So often with Duffy does the reader say, “Yes, that’s it exactly,” that she could well become the representative poet of the present day’ Sean O’Brien, Sunday Times. ‘Selected Poems’ contains poetry chosen by Carol Ann Duffy from her acclaimed volumes, ‘Standing Female Nude’ (1985), ‘Selling Manhattan’ (1987), ‘The Other Country’ (1990) and ‘Mean Time’ (1993, winner of the Forward Poetry Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award), together with three poems from ‘The World's Wife’.
Carol Ann Duffy - The World's Wife
Carol Ann Duffy was born in Glasgow in 1955. She grew up in Stanfford and then attendd the University of Liverpool, where she studied philosophy. She was written for both children and adults, and her poetry has received many awards, incluing the Signal Prize for Children's Verse, the Whitebread and Forever Prizes, and the Lannan Award and the E. M. Foster Prize in America. In 2005, she won the T. S. Eliot Prize for Rapture.
Robert Burns - Selected Poems
The myth that has grown up around Robert Burns, Scotland's greatest popular poet, has sometimes obscured his original poetic gifts. The educated son of a poor cotter, Burns became known for his rustic background, his fraternity with the working man, his Jacobite loyalty and his amorous entanglements. Yet his contribution to literature is immense. His use of dialogue and colloquial speech is comparable to that of Chaucer and Byron, but is also uniquely his own. He liberated language, allowing freedom to the Romantic movement, and his use of old folk tunes enormously enhanced the Scottish musical tradition. With imaginative zest he satirized the Scottish community and offered shrewd insight into human nature. Although he was supremely aware of local concerns - religion and politics in particular - his work transcends the parochial and is now admired internationally for its depth of vision.
Robert Louis Stevenson - A Child's Garden of Verses
Robert Louis Stevenson, famed author of Treasure Island and Kidnapped, captures the spirit of childhood in this classic collection of children's verse. Celebrating his own memories of being a child, these lyrical, perceptive, often funny poems describe the world around him, from the sights and sounds of garden and nursery to gentle philosophical thoughts and exciting, imaginary journeys to exotic islands. Beautifully illustrated by Millicant Sowerby, these much loved poems are as popular now as when they were first published over a century ago. 'Still the best book of poems on being a child in the English language' - Observer
Carol Ann Duffy - The Bees
Carol Ann's new collection - her first since _Rapture_ - and since she was made Poet Laureate. 'Carol Ann Duffy is the most humane and accessible poet of our time' - _Guardian_ 'Part of Duffy's talent besides her ear for ordinary eloquence, her gorgeous, powerful, throwaway lines, her subtlety is her ventriloquism... From verbal nuances to mind-expanding imaginative leaps, her words seem freshly plucked from the minds of non-poets that is, she makes it look easy' - _Observer_ 'Nobody is ever going to need to be told how to enjoy a Carol Ann Duffy poem' - _Evening Standard_ 'Carol Ann Duffy is a poet who covers the stormy waterfront of desire, devotion and despair... As always, she manages the rare feat of building on traditions, forebears, allusions while stirring and shaking the emotions with muscular, unpretentious force' - _Independent_ 'You can't classify Carol Ann as a love poet or a comic poet or a political poet because she is all these things and so much more' - _Sunday Times_
Robert Burns - Poems and Songs
...features the poems and songs of Scottish national poet ROBERT BURNS (1759-1796), whose lyrical and humanistic verse inspired the 19th-century Romantic poets and, in the 20th century, such diverse artists as novelist John Steinbeck and songwriter Bob Dylan. Included here are Burns's most famous works, such as "John Barleycorn: A Ballad," "To a Mouse," "A Red, Red Rose," "Auld Lang Syne," and many more. The work also includes a glossary of Scottish dialect.
Chase Berggrun - R E D
Poetry. R E D is an erasure of Bram Stoker's Dracula. A long poem in 27 chapters, R E D excavates from Stoker's text an original narrative of violence, sexual abuse, power dynamics, vengeance, and feminist rage while wrestling with the complexities of gender, transition, and monsterhood.
Paige Lewis - Space Struck
Consider this glowing debut from Paige Lewis a menagerie of near-extinction. Space Struck explores the wonders and cruelties occurring within the realms of nature, science, and religion, with the acuity of a sage, the deftness of a hunter, and a hilarious sensibility for the absurd. The universe is seen as an endless arrow “. . . and it asks only one question: How dare you?” The poems are physically and psychologically tied to the animal world, replete with ivory-billed woodpeckers, pelicans, and constellations-as-organisms. They are also devastatingly human, well anchored in emotion and self-awareness, like art framed in a glass that also holds one’s reflection. Silky and gruesome, the poems of Space Struck pulse like starlight.
Keetje Kuipers - The Keys to the Jail
The Keys to the Jail asks the question of who is to blame for all we’ve lost, calling us to reexamine the harsh words of failed love, the aging of a once-beautiful body, even our own voracious desires. Keetje Kuipers is a poet of daring leaps and unflinching observations, whose richly textured lyrics travel from Montana’s great wildernesses to the ocean-fogged streets of San Francisco as they search out the heart that’s lost its way. Dolores Park In the flattening California dusk, women gather under palms with their bags of bottles and cans. The grass is feathered with the trash of the day, paper napkins blowing across the legs of those who still drown on a patchwork of blankets. Shirtless in the phosphorescent gloom of streetlamps, they lie suspended. This is my one good life—watching the exchange of embraces, counting the faces assembled outside the ice-cream shop, sweet tinge of urine by the bridge above the tracks, broken bike lock of the gay couple’s hands, desperate clapping of dark pigeons—who will take it from me? A former Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry, Keetje Kuipers's debut collection, Beautiful in the Mouth, won the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize. She has been the Margery Davis Boyden Wilderness Writing Resident, and is currently an assistant professor at Auburn University.
Keetje Kuipers - All Its Charms
“A precise and elegant look at motherhood, love, and what it means to live.” ―Seattle Met A luminous new collection from Keetje Kuipers, All Its Charms is a fearless and transformative reckoning of identity. By turns tender and raw, these poems chronicle Kuipers’ decision to become a single mother by choice, her marriage to the woman she first fell in love with more than a decade before giving birth to her daughter, and her family’s struggle to bring another child into their lives. All Its Charms is about much more than the reinvention of the American family―it’s about transformation, desire, and who we can become when we move past who we thought we would be.
Anne Carson - Short Talks
Poetry. Deluxe redesign of the two-time Griffin Award winner's first poetry collection. On the occasion of the press's 40th anniversary, Brick Books is proud to present the first of six new editions of classic books from our back catalogue. New material includes a foreword by the poet Margaret Christakos, a "Short Talk on Afterwords" by Carson herself, and cover art and design by the renowned typographer Robert Bringhurst. First issued in 1992, SHORT TALKS is Carson's first and only collection of poems published with an independent Canadian press. It announced the arrival of a profound, elegiac and biting new voice. SHORT TALKS can comfortably stand alongside Carson's other bestselling and award-winning works. The renowned ancient Greek scholar's first book beautifully reprinted on amazing paper, with an extra "short talk" on afterwords functioning as the afterword. Sometimes humorous, other times eerie, these prose–poems range in topic from waterproofing to Gertrude Stein at 9:30 at night—the most fascinating micro–lectures you'll ever attend. Nobody has not bought this book after opening it. —Open Books Indie Recommend
Anne Carson - Plainwater
The poetry and prose collected in Plainwater are a testament to the extraordinary imagination of Anne Carson, a writer described by Michael Ondaatje as "the most exciting poet writing in English today." Succinct and astonishingly beautiful, these pieces stretch the boundaries of language and literary form, while juxtaposing classical and modern traditions. Carson envisions a present-day interview with a seventh-century BC poet, and offers miniature lectures on topics as varied as orchids and Ovid. She imagines the muse of a fifteenth-century painter attending a phenomenology conference in Italy. She constructs verbal photographs of a series of mysterious towns, and takes us on a pilgrimage in pursuit of the elusive and intimate anthropology of water. Blending the rhythm and vivid metaphor of poetry with the discursive nature of the essay, the writings in Plainwater dazzle us with their invention and enlighten us with their erudition.
Kenneth Rexroth - In the Sierra: Mountain Writings
Over the course of his life, Kenneth Rexroth wrote about the Sierra Nevada better than anyone. Progressive in terms of environmental ethics and comparable to the writings of Emerson, Thoreau, Aldo Leopard, Annie Dillard, and Gary Snyder, Rexroth s poetry and prose described the way Californians have always experienced and loved the High Sierra. Contained in this marvelous collection are transcendent nature poems, as well as prose selections from his memoir An Autobiographical Novel, newspaper columns, published and unpublished WPA guidebooks, and correspondence. Famed science-fiction writer Kim Stanley Robinson has compiled a gift for lovers of mountains and poetry both. This volume also contains Robinson s introduction and notes, photographs of Rexroth, a map of Rexroth s travels, and an amazing astronomical analysis of Rexroth s poems by the fiction writer Carter Scholz."
Tommy Pico - Junk
The third book in Tommy Pico’s Teebs trilogy, _Junk_ is a breakup poem in couplets: ice floe and hot lava, a tribute to Janet Jackson and nacho cheese. In the static that follows the loss of a job or an apartment or a boyfriend, what can you grab onto for orientation? The narrator wonders what happens to the sense of self when the illusion of security has been stripped away. And for an indigenous person, how do these lost markers of identity echo larger cultural losses and erasures in a changing political landscape? In part taking its cue from A.R. Ammons’s Garbage, Teebs names this liminal space “Junk,” in the sense that a junk shop is full of old things waiting for their next use; different items that collectively become indistinct. But can there be a comfort outside the anxiety of utility? An appreciation of “being” for the sake of being? And will there be Chili Cheese Fritos?