By Lorenzo de' Medici
Lorenzo il Magnifico fu il più fulgido esempio del signore rinascimentale: colto, ricco, munifico, protettore di artisti e filosofi come Poliziano, Marsilio Ficino, Pico della Mirandola e molti altri e artista lui stesso. Anche se non fu un grandissimo poeta, a Lorenzo si deve comunque uno dei più ricchi e affascinanti canzonieri quattrocenteschi, in cui coesistono temi e tonalità poetiche disparate e a volte contraddittorie. Così a canti carnascialeschi si alternano laudi religiose, componimenti mitologici e divagazioni neoplatoniche in un singolare amalgama delle suggestioni della cultura del suo pace e della tradizione poetica precedente, classica e italiana. Questo quantity contiene tutte le operette del Magnifico e un’amplissima scelta delle Rime curate dallo specialista Federico Sanguineti, autore anche dell’acuto discorso critico introduttivo.
By Laurie Sheck
The “exquisite and haunting” (Booklist) selection of poems outfitted round the language and mystique of yank captivity narratives during which Sheck enters the brilliant lifestyles we are living within our personal minds and selves, and takes us into the mysterious underside of awareness and selfhood.
From Publishers Weekly
The squat, long-lined poems of Sheck's 5th assortment meditate on American captivity narratives—stories renowned within the past due seventeenth century, reminiscent of Mary Rowlandson's a story of the Captivity and recovery of Mrs. Mary Rowlandson, usually approximately abduction by way of local Americans—as metaphors for the restrictions of cognizance and the poetry that attempts to render it. those narratives are without delay addressed within the 17 "Removes," a time period taken from Rowlandson's booklet. in other places, Sheck (Black sequence) references different singularly American figures, together with Dickinson, Stevens, William James and Emerson. Sheck relishes the "slow conversion of myself into nothingness," an important (and frequently violent) step towards knowing "this chain of emotions during which we suggest (if it really is that) a self." those poems from time to time appear to courtroom vagueness—words comparable to "scatter," "broken," and "elsewhere" are between Sheck's so much detailed descriptive phrases. a few readers could locate that Sheck exhausts her topics and the time from which they originate; modernity appears to be like once in a while, and while it does—in the shape of "a monitor candescing," the human genome and one "marketing director"—the influence is jarring. all through, despite the fact that, Sheck's lengthy strains maintain a chic uncertainty, and her fractured syntax calls either Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to brain: "The seconds slant and coarse with split-asunder."
Jeff Moss, one of many unique creators of the award-winning Sesame highway, in collaboration with illustrator Chris Demarest, has created this "offering of upbeat poetry that incorporates the serious and the silly." -- Booklist.
By Steve Willard
This debut quantity establishes Steve Willard as a real unique, an artist whose kinetic feel of wordplay is deft, clever, and unfailingly provocative. meant to be learn in repeated passes, those poems are Cubist in suppose, multifaceted in syntax, and extraordinary in colour. through turns disjunctive, narrative, plaintive, and disruptive, damage. uses a large formal variety in achieving towards its ambition, that is not anything in need of reclaiming misplaced human potentiality from present norms. Syntax flexes and the realm is refigured, saw as though via a special camera's open aperture, drawing the reader to a brand new and transformative inside panorama.
By Kim Stafford, William Stafford
"In our time there was no poet who revived human hearts and spirits extra convincingly than William Stafford." —Naomi Shihab Nye
Some time whilst the river is ice ask me
mistakes i've got made. question me whether
what i've got performed is my life.
—from "Ask Me"
In occasion of the poet's centennial, Ask Me collects 100 of William Stafford's crucial poems. As a conscientious objector in the course of international struggle II, whereas assigned to Civilian Public provider camps Stafford begun his day-by-day writing perform, a lifelong early-morning ritual of witness. His poetry unearths the results of violence, the day-by-day necessity of ethical judgements, and the bounty of paintings. chosen and with a notice through Kim Stafford, Ask Me provides the easiest from a profound and unique American voice.
By Christian Wiman
One of The manhattan Times' 10 favourite Poetry Books of 2014
National e-book Critics Circle Award Finalist
Winner of the 2015 Philosophical Society of Texas Award of advantage in Poetry
A searing new assortment from considered one of our country's most crucial poets
but there were
veined with grace
―from "Memory's Mercies"
Once within the West, Christian Wiman's fourth assortment, is as severe and intimate as poetry gets―from the "suffering of primal silence" that it plumbs to the "rockshriek of pleasure" that it achieves and allows. Readers of Wiman's previous books will realize the pointy characterizations and humor―"From her I realized the earthworm's exemplary open-mindedness, / its engine of discriminate shit"―as good as his specific model of reverent rage: "Lord if I implore you please simply please depart me by myself / is prayer that is each speedy answered?" yet there's something new the following, too: relocating love poems to his spouse, smooth glimpses of his little ones, and, amid the onslaughts of disorder and worry and screw ups, "a hint / of peace."
By Richard Brautigan
First released 1978, June thirtieth, June thirtieth, a set of seventy-seven poems, was once Brautigan's 8th choice of poetry; his 10th poetry e-book e-book, and the final to be released earlier than his demise.
These poems, dated from thirteen May-30 June 1976, shape a poetic commute diary of Brautigan's dating with Japan, which he first visited January-July 1976. the shape of this booklet follows the japanese culture of haibun, a set of haiku collected right into a tale line. The ebook was once principally overlooked by means of critics.
By Charles Bukowski
This moment posthumous assortment from Charles Bukowski takes readers deep into the uncooked, wild vein of writing that extends from the early 70s to the Nineties.
By Giannina Braschi
An exciting and hypnotizing paintings of postmodern fiction from groundbreaking Hispanic-American author Giannina Braschi, Empire of Dreams chronicles a decade-long love affair with Eighties ny and all its contradictions. The city’s perversions and passions, energy and marginality, grandeur and squalor come vibrantly to lifestyles in all of the book’s 3 sections. “Book of Clowns and Buffoons” imagines existence within the urban as a carnival-style spectacle that finally results in chaos. encouraged through the Puerto Rican Day parade, a bucolic occasion reclaims town in “Pastoral.” And “The Intimate Diary of Solitude” spoofs the mystical realism of Latin American novelists reminiscent of Gabriel Garcia Marquez with its story of aspiring actress-writer Mariquita Samper, who files the times of her more and more outlandish lifestyles in a paranormal diary. Wildly creative, wealthy and complex, Empire of Dreams has garnered gleaming compliment for being “an ‘in-your-face statement’ of the energy of Latino tradition within the US” (New York Daily News).