Teachings of the Philosopher of Love
Paperback ISBN: 0892811889
An exploration of the Persian poet's spiritual philosophy, with original translations of his poetry â€¢ Features extensive insight into the meanings and contexts of the poetry and philosophies of this spiritual teacher â€¢ Includes over 30 complete poems by HafÃ©z, including “The Wild Deer,
Circumstances Beyond Our Control
Paperback ISBN: 0801883784
Robert Phillips is a prominent member of America's neglected "transition generation" of poets -- those born in the late 1930s and early 1940s. His work has been included in many anthologies and textbooks. He gathers for his seventh full-length collection his best poems of the past six years, from dramatic monologues to personal lyrics. While most are free-verse, there are also sonnets, a villanelle, a ballade, an abecedarian, found poems, prose poems, haiku, and clerihews. Divided into three sections -- "Fire and Obsession," "A Little Light Music," and "Rituals" -- this new volume reveals Phillips's playfulness and good humor, his high intelligence, and his musicality.
I Six Non Lectures
Paperback ISBN: 0674440102
The author begins his "nonlectures" with the warning "I haven't the remotest intention of posing as a lecturer." Then, at intervals, he proceeds to deliver the following: 1. i & my parents 2. i & their son 3. i & selfdiscovery 4. i & you & is 5. i & now & him 6. i & am & santa claus These talks contain selections from the poetry of Wordsworth, Donne, Shakespeare, Dante, and others, including e.e. cummings. Together, it forms a good introduction to the work of e.e. cummings.
Paperback ISBN: 0156032678
A collection of revised and expanded writings culled from the author's popular Washington Post Book World "Poet's Choice" column demonstrates how poetry responds to world challenges and introduces the work of more than 130 writers. By the author of How to Read a Poem. Reprint.
Poetry As Autobiography
Paperback ISBN: 1555973558
In an age of memoir, the distinction between fiction and nonfiction has become increasingly blurred, sparking controversy among writers and readers alike. But what about the autobiographical impulse in poetry? In this groundbreaking collection, some of our best contemporary poets contemplate the legacy of the confessional poets such as Plath, Sexton, and Lowell. They also tackle such fiery topics as the nature of authorial responsibility in telling the truth, the focus on issues of self in relation to others and to the natural world, the very essence of craft as transformation, and the role female poets have played in breaking the code of silence. Rich in opinion and theory, After Confession offers the first thorough discussion on the lyric "I"--the boundaries between literal and emotional truth, memory and imagination, person and persona, narcissism and revelation. Contributors: Joan Aleshire Frank Bidart Kimberly Blaeser Joseph Bruchac Marilyn Chin Billy Collins Stephen Dunn Annie Finch Carol Frost Brendan Galvin Pamela Gemin Louise Glück David Graham Kimiko Hahn Judith Harris Andrew Hudgins Colette Inez Yusef Komunyakaa Ted Kooser Sydney Lea William Matthews Thylias Moss Carol Muske-Dukes Sharon Olds Alicia Ostriker Stanley Plumly Claudia Rankine Adrienne Rich Kate Sontag Alan Williamson
To Be the Poet
Hardcover ISBN: 0674007913
The author of The Woman Warrior presents a first collection of poetry, which is based on her 2000 delivery of the William E. Massey Lectures at Harvard and which explores her quest to become a poet while inviting her muse to assist in her endeavor. (Literature)