Womens Poetry

A Sudden Sky: Selected Poems by Carolyn Smart

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By Carolyn Smart

Longlisted for the 2010 ReLit Award

Hooked is a gorgeous new selection of seven poems approximately seven recognized or notorious ladies: Myra Hindley, harmony Mitford, Zelda Fitzgerald, Dora Carrington, Carson McCullers, Jane Bowles, and Elizabeth clever. each one of those ladies was once addicted to, and her existence contorted through, an habit or obsession. the following now we have seven adaptations at the insoluble conundrum of sexuality – every one in a remarkably special, real voice.

Carolyn clever brilliantly recreates seven lives of significant color. those girls, all born sooner than the top of worldwide battle II, fight to discover – or break out – their roles in a society adversarial to lady intelligence and ambition. listed here are the agonies of the half-lived existence; skills and voices which are misplaced or pass off track in seven alternative ways, at a time prior to the larger freedoms that Feminism dropped at the Western global. no matter if those girls have inventive good fortune or now not they're, in those miraculous poems, devastatingly articulate approximately their tough lives.

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Rose und Nachtigall: Liebesgedichte (German Edition) by Safiye Can,Hakan Akçit

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By Safiye Can,Hakan Akçit

Safiye Can nimmt es sehr genau mit dem persönlichen Ton. Angefangen von der richtigen Tonalität über die Tonlage oder -farbe des stimmlichen Ausdrucks bis hin zum jeweils einzig passenden Tonfall jeder kleinsten rhythmischen Einheit des poetischen Textes hat sie stets alles präzise im Ohr und wacht darüber als ihrem kostbarsten Eigentum. Es ist ihre Musik. Ihre Liebesgedichte sind eine artwork Programmmusik, da tauchen immer wieder Motivverbindungen auf, die uns beim Lesen oder Hören in gewisse Stimmungen versetzen, die Erinnerungen wachrufen, deren dramatische, heitere oder tieftrübe Akzente wir bei Safiye Can wiedererkennen. Und zwar auch dann, wenn uns die vielfältigen Sinnvorstellungen, die dem »Rose-und-Nachtigall"-Motiv in der tausendjährigen arabischen und türkischen culture zugeordnet wurden, fremd sind; und solange wir zudem von Safiye Cans Verhältnis zu diesem kulturgeschichtlichen historical past zunächst nicht genau wissen, wie appropriate es für ihre literarische Produktion überhaupt ist.

Safiye Can ist nämlich Tscherkessin, zu einem türkisch-kulturellen Hintergrund kam sie erst durch den Umstand, dass ihre Vorfahren vor hundertfünfzig Jahren aus dem Kaukasus in die Türkei zwangsumgesiedelt worden sind. Immerhin beherrscht sie das Türkische wie eine Muttersprache, lernte dann aber, da sie in Offenbach am major geboren wurde und aufwuchs, Deutsch so natürlich als wie eine zweite Muttersprache hinzu. Und in dieser Sprache entfaltet sie sich nun künstlerisch, bringt sie jene poetische Programmmusik zum Erklingen, deren exklusiver Sound seinen Ursprung allerdings irgendwo im Zwischenkulturellen haben magazine. Je länger sie dabei bleibt, je mehr Gedichtbände von ihr nach diesem ersten erscheinen mögen, umso genauer werden wir ihre Kunst zu verorten wissen. Die Perspektiven sind jedenfalls mehr als vielversprechend.

VORWORT von Gerhardt Csejka
Literaturwissenschaftler

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The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement by Diane Lockward

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By Diane Lockward

Diane Lockward, greater than the other poet now writing, exemplifies Garcia Lorca's definition of poet because the professor of the 5 physically senses. She revels in sensory language, usually lip-smacking language, and she or he could make the language of terror and loss as spine-tingling because the fantastic thing about a final stab of sundown earlier than it disappears. The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement, with its cryptic identify, invitations us to hitch her in not anything below a poetic dinner party the place we're seduced by means of the "Red of the raspberry, its drupelets a nest of sexual seeds, / and the track, pepper sizzling and red," or challenged via the unending unwinding of Lockward's inside panorama looking its external expression within the actual global round her: "I build a nest of silken floss / and tiny twigs, / watch the lives on the opposite side." Make no mistake, though, the creative weaving in those poems is hard as knots that "hold their weight, that may not come undone." This e-book is a banquet to which Garcia Lorca himself may provide a five-star score.  

            —Kathryn Stripling Byer, North Carolina Poet Laureate, 2005-2009 

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As Ever: Selected Poems (Penguin Poets) by Joanne Kyger,David Meltzer

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By Joanne Kyger,David Meltzer

This choice of Joanne Kyger's paintings unearths her as one of many significant experimenters, hybridizers, and visionaries of poetry. Kyger is a poet of position, with a robust voice-delicate, sleek, and not wasteful; her poems discover subject matters of friendship, love, group, and morality and draw on local American fable in addition to Asian faith and philosophy. Kyger's love for poetry manifests itself in a grander scheme of consciousness-expansion and lesson, yet continuously within the realm of the typical. Edited with a foreword by way of Michael Rothenberg, and with an creation by way of poet David Meltzer, this e-book is a wonderful evaluate of a superbly demanding and significant poet.

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Observations of "Just a Housewife" by Beryl Billenness,Ken Billenness

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By Beryl Billenness,Ken Billenness

this can be a poetry booklet written in rhyme, in line with the stories of a normal housewife via her eighty three years, life's up's and downs, a few are unhappy whereas others a laugh, a lot logic is used on diverse and delicate matters, there's something that might contact everyone's middle and different daily matters which could reason hypertension, wish you benefit from the booklet. Please observe that this e-book is written with poetic license.

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Emily Dickinson - Poems by Emily Dickinson

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By Emily Dickinson

a few of the earliest books, fairly these courting again to the 1900s and earlier than, are actually tremendous scarce and more and more dear. we're republishing those vintage works in cheap, top of the range, sleek variants, utilizing the unique textual content and artwork.

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The Spews of Seasons by Jane A. Odartey

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By Jane A. Odartey

Poetry is in every single place one seems to be and the liner of each unmarried emotion. The Spews of Seasons is a ebook of poems making an attempt a recording of individualistic observations of the imagined, sensed, obvious, and felt in the course of the cycles of breathing in and exhaling.

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I Will Not Be Afraid by Shaquanda Cole

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By Shaquanda Cole

A poetic autobiographical comic strip of the writer is what you can find during this e-book. She opens her brain, her center, and her prior as much as her readers. She invitations you on a trip of progress via love, lifestyles, discomfort, and gifts.

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Orient by Gillian Wigmore

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By Gillian Wigmore

Orient is the 3rd assortment from one in every of Western Canada's such a lot comprehensive poets. Composed typically of 3 lengthy poems—an prolonged meditation at the connection among guy and fish, the lament of a big-souled cowboy poet taking a look up from all-time low, and a old envisioning of an intimate dating among a pioneer and a strong crone—Orient leaps, sings, burrows down, and orients the reader inside of its wealthy surroundings. The charm of those poems lies partially of their mix of humility (the open-minded approach), of their strength (the taut type, the unique imaginative and prescient) and in an awesome boldness. Wigmore is a "poet of place"; within the top feel: "about the massive picture."

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