Faithful and virtuous night tells a single story but the parts are mutable, the great sweep of its narrative mysterious and fateful, heartbreaking and charged with wonder. You enter the world of this spellbinding book through one of its many dreamlike portals, and each time you enter it's the same place but it has been arranged differently.
Faithful and Virtuous Night: Poems #ad - You were a woman. Every new collection is at once a deepening and a revelation. Winner of the 2014 national book award for poetrya luminous, seductive new collection from the "fearless" The New York Times Pulitzer Prize–winning poetLouise Glück is one of the finest American poets at work today. Faithful and Virtuous Night is no exception.
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Poems 1962-2012 Los Angeles Times Book Award: PoetryFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - With each successive book her drive to leave behind what came before has grown more fierce, the force of her gaze fixed on what has yet to be imagined. From the outset "come here / come here, gluck's voice has addressed us with deceptive simplicity, little one", the poems in lines so clear we "do not see the intervening fathoms.
From within the earth'sbitter disgrace, but when is she not beautiful?To read these books together is to understand the governing paradox of a life lived in the body and of the work wrested from it, coldness and barrennessmy friend the moon rises: she is beautiful tonight, the one fated to die and the other to endure.
Poems 1962-2012 Los Angeles Times Book Award: Poetry #ad - The reiterated yet endlessly transfigured elements in this landscape—Persephone, a field on fire, a mother and father and sister, a dog, a horse, a copper beech, a husband and son, a garden, a mountain—persistently emerge and reappear with the dark energy of the inevitable, shot through with the bright aspect of things new-made.
It is the astonishment of Louise Glück's poetry that it resists collection. She invented a form to accommodate this need, the book-length sequence of poems, like a landscape seen from above, a novel with lacunae opening onto the unspeakable.
American Originality: Essays on PoetryFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - From its opening pages, unconsoling, American Originality forces readers to consider contemporary poetry and its demigods in radical, and ultimately very productive ways. Written with the same probing, american originality is glück’s second book of essays—her first, Proofs and Theories, analytic control that has long distinguished her poetry, won the 1993 PEN/Martha Albrand Award for First Nonfiction.
Glück’s moving and disabusing lyricism is on full display in this decisive new collection. A luminous collection of essays from one of our most original and influential poetsFive decades after her debut poetry collection, Firstborn, Louise Glück is a towering figure in American letters. Determined to wrest ample, often contradictory meaning from our current literary discourse, Glück comprehends and destabilizes notions of “narcissism” and “genius” that are unique to the American literary climate.
American Originality: Essays on Poetry #ad - Forceful, revealing, challenging, and instructive, American Originality is a seminal critical achievement. This includes erudite analyses of the poets who have interested her throughout her own career, Pinsky, and introductions to the first books of poets like Dana Levin, Chiasson, Peter Streckfus, Spencer Reece, and Dobyns, such as Rilke, and Richard Siken.
Averno: PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - That place gives its name to louise glück's eleventh collection: in a landscape turned irretrievably to winter, it is the only source of heat and light, a gate or passageway that invites traffic between worlds while at the same time opposing their reconciliation. What averno provides is not a map to a point of arrival or departure, but a diagram of where we are, the harrowing, enduring presence.
Averno is a 2006 national Book Award Finalist for Poetry. Averno is an extended lamentation, no less ravishing for being savage, its long, restless poems no less spellbinding for being without plot or hope, grief-stricken. Averno is a small crater lake in southern, regarded by the ancient Romans as the entrance to the underworld.
A Village Life: PoemsFarrar, Straus and Giroux #ad - Human time superimposed on geologic time, all taken in at a glance, without any undue sensation of speed. A village life, louise glück's eleventh collection of poems, begins in the topography of a village, a Mediterranean world of no definite moment or place:All the roads in the village unite at the fountain.
Avenue of liberty, avenue of the acacia Trees—The fountain rises at the center of the plaza;on sunny days, rainbows in the piss of the cherub. From "tributaries"around the fountain are concentric circles of figures, and, organized by age and in degrees of distance: fields, like the fountain's opposite, a river, a mountain.
A Village Life: Poems #ad - Glück has been known as a lyrical and dramatic poet; since Ararat, she has shaped her austere intensities into book-length sequences. Here, fluent, she speaks as "the type of describing, supervising intelligence found in novels rather than poetry, for the first time, " as Langdon Hammer has written of her long lines—expansive, and full—manifesting a calm omniscience.
. While glück's manner is novelistic, moments of suspension rather than suspense, she focuses not on action but on pauses and intervals, in a dreamlike present tense in which poetic speculation and reflection are possible.
Ozone Journal Phoenix PoetsUniversity of Chicago Press #ad - In the dynamic, trauma, too, sensual language of these poems, and forgetting is both global and ancient; but we are reminded, we are reminded that the history of atrocity, of the beauty and richness of culture and the resilience of love. Bookending this sequence are shorter lyrics that span times and locations, from Nairobi to the Native American villages of New Mexico.
These memories spark others—the dissolution of his marriage, his life as a young single parent in Manhattan in the nineties, visits and conversations with a cousin dying of AIDS—creating a montage that has the feel of history as lived experience. From "ozone journal" bach’s cantata in b-flat minor in the cassette, we lounged under the greenhouse-sky, something both of us were itching toward— radical bonds were broken, the UVBs hackingat the acids and oxides and then I could hear the difference between an oboe and a bassoonat the river’s edge under cover—trees breathed in our respiration; there was something on the other side of the river, history became science.
Ozone Journal Phoenix Poets #ad - We were never the same. The title poem of peter balakian's ozone journal is a sequence of fifty-four short sections, each a poem in itself, recounting the speaker's memory of excavating the bones of Armenian genocide victims in the Syrian desert with a crew of television journalists in 2009.
The Future of NostalgiaBasic Books #ad - Combining personal memoir, philosophical essay, and historical analysis, Svetlana Boym explores the spaces of collective nostalgia that connect national biography and personal self-fashioning in the twenty-first century. She guides us through the ruins and construction sites of post-communist cities--St.
Petersburg, moscow, mandelstahm, and Prague--and the imagined homelands of exiles-Benjamin, Nabokov, Berlin, and Brodsky. From jurassic park to the totalitarian Sculpture Garden, Boym unravels the threads of this global epidemic of longing and its antidotes.
Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: PoemsGraywolf Press #ad - In diane seuss’s new collection, the notion of the still life is shattered and Rembrandt’s painting is presented across the book in pieces—details that hide more than they reveal until they’re assembled into a whole. Finalist for the national book critics circle awardfinalist for the los angeles times book prizediane seuss’s brilliant follow-up to four-legged girl, violence, a dark emblem of femininity, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for PoetryStill life with stack of bills phone cord cig butt and freezer-burned DreamsicleStill life with Easter Bunny twenty caged minks and rusty meat grinderStill life with whiskey wooden leg two potpies and a dead parakeetStill life with pork rinds pickled peppers and the Book of RevelationStill life with feeding tube oxygen half-eaten raspberry ZingerStill life with convenience store pecking order shotgun blast to the face—from “American Still Lives”Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl takes its title from Rembrandt’s painting, and the viewer’s own troubled gaze.
Instead, and the freakish—the overlooked many of us who might more often stand in a Walmart parking lot than before the canvases of Pollock, the washed-up, O’Keeffe, the ugly, Seuss invites in the alienated, and Rothko. With invention and irreverence, class, these poems escape gilded frames and overturn traditional representations of gender, and luxury.
Still Life with Two Dead Peacocks and a Girl: Poems #ad - Rendered with precision and profound empathy, acute, this extraordinary gallery of lives in shards shows us that “our memories are local, and unrelenting. ”.
The Counterfeiters: A Novel Vintage InternationalVintage #ad - A young artist pursues a search for knowledge through the treatment of homosexuality and the collapse of morality in middle class France.
The Carrying: PoemsMilkweed Editions #ad - A daughter tends to aging parents. From national book award and national Book Critics Circle Award finalist Ada Limón comes The Carrying—her most powerful collection yet. Vulnerable, acute, brave poems, tender, these are serious poems, exploring with honesty the ambiguous moment between the rapture of youth and the grace of acceptance.
Fine then, / i’ll take it, ” she writes. A woman struggles with infertility—“what if, instead of carrying / a child, I am supposed to carry grief?”—and a body seized by pain and vertigo as well as ecstasy. A nation convulses: “Every song of this country / has an unsung third stanza, something brutal.
The Carrying: Poems #ad - And still limón shows us, as ever, the persistence of hunger, and joy, love, the dizzying fullness of our too-short lives. I’ll take it all. In bright dead things, no, it knows, limón showed us a heart “giant with power, heavy with blood”—“the huge beating genius machine / that thinks, / it’s going to come in first.
In her follow-up collection, that heart is on full display—even as The Carrying continues further and deeper into the bloodstream, following the hard-won truth of what it means to live in an imperfect world.
The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and PracticeW. W. Norton & Company #ad - In short, including vernacular, tone-shifting, authoritative statement, The Art of Voice explores the myriad ways to create a distinctive poetic voice, essayistic chapters and an appendix of thirty stimulating exercises, speech register, and using secondary voices. An award-winning poet, and “champion of poetry” Neil Genzlinger, teacher, New York Times demystifies the elusive element of voice.
In this accessible and distilled craft guide, acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland approaches poetry through the frame of poetic voice, that mysterious connective element that binds the speaker and reader together. Rich with lively examples” new york times Book Review, The Art of Voice provides a compelling introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer.