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Poetry anthologies (various poets)

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O Say Can You See

O Say Can You See

Author: Kim Roberts Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Following her successful Literary Guide to Washington, DC, which Library Journal called the perfect accompaniment for a literature-inspired vacation in the US capital, Kim Roberts returns with a comprehensive anthology of poems by both well-known and overlooked poets working and living in the capital from the city's founding in 1800 to 1930. Roberts expertly presents the work of 132 poets, including poems by celebrated DC writers such as Francis Scott Key, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ambrose Bierce, Henry Adams, James Weldon Johnson, as well as the work of lesser-known poets--especially women, writers of color, and working-class writers. A significant number of the poems are by writers who were born enslaved, such as Fanny Jackson Coppin, T. Thomas Fortune, and John Sella Martin. The book is arranged thematically, representing the poetic work happening in our nation's capital from its founding through the Civil War, Reconstruction, World War I, and the beginnings of literary modernism. The city has always been home to prominent poets--including presidents and congressmen, lawyers and Supreme Court judges, foreign diplomats, US poets laureate, professors, and inventors--as well as writers from across the country who came to Washington as correspondents. A broad range of voices is represented in this incomparable volume.

O Say Can You See

O Say Can You See

Author: Kim Roberts Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/10/2020

Following her successful Literary Guide to Washington, DC, which Library Journal called the perfect accompaniment for a literature-inspired vacation in the US capital, Kim Roberts returns with a comprehensive anthology of poems by both well-known and overlooked poets working and living in the capital from the city's founding in 1800 to 1930. Roberts expertly presents the work of 132 poets, including poems by celebrated DC writers such as Francis Scott Key, Walt Whitman, Frederick Douglass, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Ambrose Bierce, Henry Adams, James Weldon Johnson, as well as the work of lesser-known poets--especially women, writers of color, and working-class writers. A significant number of the poems are by writers who were born enslaved, such as Fanny Jackson Coppin, T. Thomas Fortune, and John Sella Martin. The book is arranged thematically, representing the poetic work happening in our nation's capital from its founding through the Civil War, Reconstruction, World War I, and the beginnings of literary modernism. The city has always been home to prominent poets--including presidents and congressmen, lawyers and Supreme Court judges, foreign diplomats, US poets laureate, professors, and inventors--as well as writers from across the country who came to Washington as correspondents. A broad range of voices is represented in this incomparable volume.

Gigantic Cinema

Gigantic Cinema

Author: Alice Oswald Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/10/2020

'It is in very truth a sunny, misty, cloudy, dazzling, howling, omniform Day...' - Samuel Taylor Coleridge to William Sotheby, 27 September 1802 This anthology of poems and prose ranges from literary weather - Homer's winds, Ovid's flood - to scientific reportage, whether Pliny on the eruption of Vesuvius or Victorian theories of the death of the sun. It includes imaginary as well as actual responses to what is transitory, and reactions both formal and fleeting - weather rhymes, journals and jottings, diaries and letters - to the drama unfolding above our heads. The entries narrate the weather of a single capricious day, from dawn, through rain, volcanic ash, nuclear dust, snow, light, fog, noon, eclipse, hurricane, flood, dusk, night and back to dawn again. Rather than drawing attention to authors and titles, entries appear bareheaded, exposed to each other's elements, as a medley of voices. Rather than adding to our image of nature as a suffering solid, the anthology attends to patterns, events and forces: seasonal and endless, invisible, ephemeral, sudden, catastrophic. And by assembling a chorus of responses (ancient and modern, East and West) to air's manifold appearances, Gigantic Cinema offers a new perspective on what is the oldest conversation of all.

Friendship

Friendship

Author: Flame Tree Studio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

As Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, 'A friend may well be the masterpiece of nature'. Spanning across centuries and genres, this comprehensive collection of poems is a testament to friendship in all its varied and complex forms. Featuring beloved classics as well as stunning new works, these poems chronicle the highs and lows of these vital relationship, and are sure to resonate with readers everywhere.

Romance

Romance

Author: Flame Tree Studio Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Spanning across centuries and genres, this comprehensive collection of poems captures the many shapes of romantic love and matters of the heart. From tenderness and longing to passion and heartbreak, love elicits the entire spectrum of human emotion. Featuring beloved classics as well as stunning new works, these poems will resonate with and inspire readers everywhere, and is sure to be a cherished tome for years to come.

Haiku Illustrated

Haiku Illustrated

Author: Hart Larrabee Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2020

Haiku - seventeen-syllable poems that evoke worlds despite their brevity - have captivated Japanese readers since the seventeenth century. Today the form is practiced worldwide and has become established as part of our common global heritage. This beautiful traditionally hand-bound volume presents new English translations of classic poems by the four great masters of Japanese haiku - Matsuo Basho, Yosa Buson, Kobayashi Issa, and Masaoka Shiki - accompanied by both the original Japanese and a phonetic transcription, and a photograph or artwork highlighting or echoing the poem's theme. With a timeless design, Haiku Illustrated is an expert introduction and celebration of one of the most beautiful and accessible forms of poetry in the world.

2020 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, The

2020 Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology, The

Author: TBC Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/10/2020

The highly anticipated annual anthology of the best Canadian and international poetry. Each year, the best books of poetry published in English internationally and in Canada are honoured with the Griffin Poetry Prize, one of the world's most prestigious and richest literary awards. Since 2001 this annual prize has tremendously spurred interest in and recognition of poetry, focusing worldwide attention on the formidable talent of poets writing in English and works in translation. Each year The Griffin Poetry Prize Anthology features the work of the extraordinary poets shortlisted for the awards and introduces us to some of the finest poems in their collections.

Aiblins

Aiblins

Author: David Kinloch, Robert Crawford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/10/2020

Aiblins is a selection of new Scottish political poetry. The poems in this collection reflect the tumultuous, rapidly evolving nature of contemporary Scottish politics. They also stand as a testament to the deep engagements poets are making with the political landscape today, not only by reflecting on current events through their work but also by issuing provocations which reframe and challenge conventional assumptions.

In the Voice of Trees - An Anthology of Tree Lore

In the Voice of Trees - An Anthology of Tree Lore

Author: Jan Fortune Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

Chaos

Chaos

Author: Anna Johnson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2020

We are all looking for truth in these chaotic times. In our Brave New Post-Truth world, judges are 'Enemies of the People', experts know nothing, our very democracy is under threat. Hopefully, as well as truth, this poetry anthology restores some humanity, some significance and some love. The poems in this collection, some elegiac, explore the edges of things - society, shorelines, identity, Brexit, climate change and our present political instability. In this poetry the texture of light and dark that informs this anthology is distilled. And what will future historians make of our troubled times? Hopefully the anthology will help to put the record straight. Some of the selected poems were previously published in: Refugees and Peacekeepers; My Europe and Tempest. Contributors to Chaos include George Szirtes, Christine De Luca, Catherine Coldstream and MW Bewick. Key Words: poetry, politics, refugees, Europe, EU, Brexit, US relations, climate change

The Fire of Joy

The Fire of Joy

Author: Clive James Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Essentially, this is Clive James' desert island poems: a selection of his favourite verse and a personal commentary on each. The Fire of Joy was the final book Clive James completed before his death in 2019. It takes its title from the French expression Feu de Joie, which refers to a military celebration when all the riflemen of a regiment fire one shot after another in a wave of continuous sound: it is a reminder that the regiment's collective power relies on the individual, and vice versa. In this book, James has chosen a succession of English poems, exploding in sequence from Chaucer to the present day; they tell the story of someone writing something wonderful, and someone else coming along, reading it, and feeling impelled to write something even more wonderful. After a lifetime, these are the poems James found so good that he remembered them despite himself. In offering them to you, the main purpose of this book is to provide ammunition that will satisfy your urge to discover, learn and declaim verse. As well as his selection of poems, James offers a commentary on each: whether this is a biographical, historical or critical introduction to the poem, or a more personal anecdote about the role a particular poem has played in James's life, these mini essays provide the joy of James's enthusiasm and the benefit of his knowledge. Full of the flashing fires of poems you will not be able to forget, this book will ignite your passion and leave you with a contagious crackle rattling in your ears.

The Fire of Joy

The Fire of Joy

Author: Clive James Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2020

Essentially, this is Clive James' desert island poems: a selection of his favourite verse and a personal commentary on each. The Fire of Joy was the final book Clive James completed before his death in 2019. It takes its title from the French expression Feu de Joie, which refers to a military celebration when all the riflemen of a regiment fire one shot after another in a wave of continuous sound: it is a reminder that the regiment's collective power relies on the individual, and vice versa. In this book, James has chosen a succession of English poems, exploding in sequence from Chaucer to the present day; they tell the story of someone writing something wonderful, and someone else coming along, reading it, and feeling impelled to write something even more wonderful. After a lifetime, these are the poems James found so good that he remembered them despite himself. In offering them to you, the main purpose of this book is to provide ammunition that will satisfy your urge to discover, learn and declaim verse. As well as his selection of poems, James offers a commentary on each: whether this is a biographical, historical or critical introduction to the poem, or a more personal anecdote about the role a particular poem has played in James's life, these mini essays provide the joy of James's enthusiasm and the benefit of his knowledge. Full of the flashing fires of poems you will not be able to forget, this book will ignite your passion and leave you with a contagious crackle rattling in your ears.