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After Villon

by Roger Farr
edition: Paperback
tagged: french, canadian

After Villon, the new book from Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize finalist Roger Farr, is a book of contemporary verse translations and “queer variations” based on the work of 15th century poete maudit Francois Villon.
Villon’s poetry, written in medieval French and incorporating the argot of the Parisian criminal underworld, is notoriously bawdy …

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This Way Home

Selected and New Work

by Gianna Patriarca
edition: Paperback
tagged: canadian, women authors, italian

This book contains selections from Gianna Patriarca’s previously published poetry books, as well as a number of new poems. It is a collection written by a woman in a time when the support and the encouragement was as limited as visibility. In many ways it is a collection of verses written as an act of survival and acknowledgement of existence.

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Words are the Worst

Selected Poems

by Erik Lindner, translated by Francis R Jones, introduction by David O'Meara
edition: Paperback
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Born in 1968 in The Hague, Erik Lindner is one of the Netherland's most acclaimed poets. Admired for a style that fuses simplicity with strangeness, Lindner builds his poems through a montage of descriptive images that, by fending off closure, generate extraordinary visionary power. Gathering together new work with a selection from his previous six …

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Speaking in Tongues

Selected Poems

by H.C. ten Berge, translated by Pleuke Boyce
edition: Paperback
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Speaking in Tongues should come as a welcome surprise to English-language readers, as it not only opens new doors, but also presents exciting technical challenges. H.C. ten Berge is a master of many genres, but poetry informs all of his writing. In this generous new selection of poems and poem-sequences translated into English—his first publicati …

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Selected Poems

by Katerina Anghelaki Rooke, translated by Manolis Aligizakis
edition: Paperback
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In Selected Poems the art of poetry transforms sorrow into creation; it becomes that redeeming path which leads the poet and reader from decay to regeneration, from the space of sorrow to the glorious way of love and life.[…] Her poetry, explicitly erotic and passionate, defines her sensual relationship with the world, such a poet of passion she …

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Matthew Arnold

by Carleton W. Stanley
edition: eBook
tagged: english, irish, scottish, welsh, historical, literary

MATTHE\V ARNOLD is undoubtedly in poetry, and I believe also in some of his prose, a classic. Carleton Stanley shows the influence of Greek poetry and thought on Matthew Arnold in these lectures.

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Some Observations on Eighteenth Century Poetry

by David Nichol Smith
edition: eBook
tagged: 18th century, english, irish, scottish, welsh

This study of the poetry of the eighteenth century is written with appropriate clarity, grace, and wit. It does not profess to offer a new estimate, although it does dispel the notions still found at times about the "poetic diction" of Pope and the distinction between "classical" and "romantic" in the poetry of the period. Pope, Dryden, Samuel John …

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My Own Land's Sins

An Anthology of Victorian Poetry

edited by Cristina Artenie
edition: eBook
also available: Paperback
tagged: english, irish, scottish, welsh, anthologies (multiple authors)

Versatile selection of 90 poets in 200 pages. More poets in fewer pages than any other anthology. Includes a wide range of significant poems: major, controversial, socially involved, militant, satirical, children's verse. The selection reflects the changing poetical taste, favouring shorter, more modern poems instead of the longer ones, reminiscent …

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Sonnets of Louise Labé

by Louise Labé, translated by Alta Lind Cook
edition: eBook
tagged: renaissance, french, poetry, women authors

The love sonnets of Louise Labé of Lyons and the gilded legend of her life in the early years of the French Renaissance have appealed to the imagination of four centuries.

Printed here beside the text of the 1556 edition, the translations of the sonnets by Alta Lind Cook follow closely the original version and admirably retain its sweep and movemen …

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Obras completas / Complete Works

translated by Hugh Hazelton, by Oliverio Girondo
edition: Paperback
tagged: caribbean & latin american, spanish & portuguese, translating & interpreting

Virtually unknown in the English-speaking world, Oliverio Girondo was a key figure in the Argentine avant-garde movement, a noted editor (for the magazines Proa, Prisma and Martín Fierro) and an accomplished writer. He is considered one of the great poets of Latin America, but has only had portions of his work translated into English. This is the …