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Rainer Maria Rilke's Duino Elegies are one of the great literary masterpieces of the twentieth century. Begun in 1912 while the poet was a guest at Duino Castle on the Adriatic Sea and completed in a final bout of feverish inspiration in 1922, the ten elegies survey the mysteries of consciousness, whether human or animal, earthly or divine. Poet and translator Alfred Corn offers a fresh take on this cornerstone of German lyric poetry, bringing us closer to Rilke's meaning than ever before and illuminating the elegies' celebration of life and love. Also included are a critical introduction exploring the nuances of the translation, several thematically linked lyrics and two of the Letters to a Young Poet to complete the volume.
From the celebrated author of Inward comes a new collection of poetry and short prose focused on understanding how past wounds impact our present relationships. In Clarity & Connection, Yung Pueblo describes how intense emotions accumulate in our subconscious and condition us to act and react in certain ways. In his characteristically spare, poetic style, he guides readers through the excavation and release of the past that is required for growth.
Saibara, a form of Japanese folk song formalized in the Heian Era, are simple poems of everyday life that were set to music. Courtiers would sing the songs in the Kyoto and Nara regions to entertain the upper class. Inbar's translations help us see these earthy, often erotic slices of everyday life anew.
Hotel Raphael, Rachael Boast's fourth collection, charts a journey through heat, drought and pain, and describes not only the reality of chronic illness, but living with it at a time of global crisis. Raphael is the patron saint of travellers and pilgrims, and also of healing; in the search for remedy, we pass through the balm of landscape, and brush against the worlds of artists, writers and filmmakers, whose angels broadcast to us from other rooms. We also encounter the biblical figure of Job, who poses the question of a terrible forbearance: how much suffering can we take, and what can we realistically change? While we fight to relieve our own pain, address the planet's ecological imbalance and make efforts, large or small, to right its shocking injustices, we must also simply find a way through. Hotel Raphael sees Boast compose an extraordinary travelling song, one that shows us how to bear our pain without trying to erase its source.
HarperCollins is proud to present its incredible range of best-loved, essential classics. Some say the world will end in fire, Some say in ice. Robert Frost won the first of his four Pulitzer Prizes with New Hampshire, first published in 1923. It includes many of his most enduring and best-known poems, including 'Nothing Gold Can Stay', 'Fire and Ice', 'The Need of Being Versed in Country Things' and 'Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening'. Praised for its realistic depiction of rural life in New England during the early twentieth century, Robert Frost's poetry has endured with modern readers for its examination of social and philosophical issues. Still considered one of America's greatest ever poets, New Hampshire will move new and old readers alike with Frost's profound grasp of the human condition.
The 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets is a lyrical and polyvocal exploration of what it means to fight for yourself What Noise Against the Cane is a lyric quest for belonging and freedom, weaving political resistance, Caribbean folklore, immigration and the realities of Black life in America. Desiree C. Bailey begins by reworking the epic in an oceanic narrative of bondage and liberation in the midst of the Haitian Revolution. The poems move into the contemporary Black diaspora, probing the mythologies of home, belief, nation and womanhood. Series judge Carl Phillips observes that Bailey's poems argue for hope and faith equally. . . . These are powerful poems, indeed, and they make a persuasive argument for the transformative powers of steady defiance.
This humourous, accessible collection explores a diverse range of themes: death, infidelity, politics, homesickness, racism, humanity as well as every day life. The topics, found within the lines of this book, are portrayed with such humour and warmth they will delight, shock and amuse readers in equal measure. Reading this collection has been described as, 'feeling like I was at a book festival, stand-up comedy night and therapy session all at once. Every poem is an event.' Kevin MacNeil, author of The Brilliant & Forever, A Method Actor's Guide to Jekyll and Hyde and The Stornoway Way. Raw, beautiful and completely devoid of pretension, Ali Whitelock's poems will speak to anyone who's ever messed up, been confused or wished they'd done things differently.