Download A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom PDF

By Kai Cheng Thom

This strong poetry assortment seeks to map the emotional and religious territory of diaspora, violence, abuse, and exile. Kai Cheng comprises autobiographical info from her personal formative years and grownup lifestyles with the rhythms of the oral storytelling culture and fairytale motifs, poignantly depicting the plight of trans girls of color.

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Download Winter Poems Along the Rio Grande (New Directions Paperbook) by Jimmy Santiago Baca PDF

By Jimmy Santiago Baca

New poetry by means of the Champion of the overseas Poetry Slam and winner of the prior to Columbus American publication Award, the foreign Hispanic background Award, the Pushcart Prize, and the celebrated new foreign Award.

A romantic and a populist, Jimmy Santiago Baca celebrates nature and creativity: the ability of "becoming extra the river than myself" in Winter Poems alongside the Rio Grande. those poems are an expansive meditation on Baca's religious existence, punctuated continually together with his feetrepeatedly, rhythmicallyon the floor as he runs each morning alongside the river. Baca contemplates his outdated existence, his new love, his friends and family, these dwelling and people useless, injustices and victories, and Chicano tradition. As Denise Levertov remarked, Baca "writes with unconcealed ardour" and "manifests either an extreme lyricism and that transformative imaginative and prescient which perceives the legendary and archetypal value of lifestyles events."

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Download Neon Soul: A Collection of Poetry and Prose by Alexandra Elle PDF

By Alexandra Elle

Alexandra Elle writes frankly approximately her adventure as a tender, unmarried mom whereas she celebrates her overcome adversity and promotes resilience and self-care in her readers. This e-book of all-new poems from the beloved author of Words From A Wanderer and Love In My Language is a quotable spouse at the street to healing.

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Download Cannibal (Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Poetry) by Safiya Sinclair PDF

By Safiya Sinclair

Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award 
Winner of the Addison Metcalf Award from the yankee Academy of Arts & Letters
Winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature (Poetry)
An American Library Association "Notable ebook of the Year" 
Longlisted for the 2017 Dylan Thomas Prize 
Longlisted for the 2017 PEN Open publication Award
One of BuzzFeed's most sensible Poetry Books of 2016
One of The New Yorker's "Books We enjoyed in 2016"
One of BuzzFeed Book's top Literary Debuts of 2016

Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial id, the poems in Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal discover Jamaican formative years and heritage, race family members in the United States, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She conjures up a house now not available and a physique from time to time uninhabitable, frequently reflected by means of a hybrid Eve/Caliban determine. Blooming with severe lyricism and fertile imagery, those full-blooded poems are stylish, mythic, and intricately woven. the following the feminine physique is a depressing panorama; the feminine physique is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers along with her willingness to disorient and impress, making a multitextured college of lovely and explosive poems.

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Download City of Pawns (2nd Edition) by Paul Lenzi PDF

By Paul Lenzi

urban of Pawns is a set of poetry and haiku written during the last few years. many of the poems are written in loose verse sort, with out rhyme or punctuation. a bunch have lately seemed within the author’s web publication “Poesy plus Polemics” at

Tangential topics of this quantity are available within the conceptual intersections of items city, political, historical and sentimental, usually drawn from the author’s own stories. through layout, there isn't any bankruptcy or topic team constitution. relatively, those poems are provided eclectically, permitting the reader a wide-ranging event inside even quite a few pages, a lot as they have been conceived.

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Download Designated Mourner (Misfit Books) by Catherine Owen PDF

By Catherine Owen

A relocating, lyrical, and unique assortment from an award-winning poet

Designated Mourner is a suite of elegies for an unconventional wife and creative collaborator, misplaced to habit at a tender age. those poems a fan of the web page, tracing tenderness and sorrow whereas raging opposed to his night. 

Well crafted and intimate, Designated Mourner engages with a number varieties. it really is well timed as grief is a misunderstood and sometimes kept away from emotion in North American society, as is drug habit. The poems enable emotion whereas by no means wasting their aural power.

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Download Chapeau - claque: Neue Gedichte in Versen (German Edition) by Peter Fischer PDF

By Peter Fischer

Ganz neue Gedichte in bester culture. Nichts für modische Weichlinge. Es wird aufgetischt, was once intestine ist. Heine läßt grüßen, und Benn ist nicht weit. Ebenso Alfred Lichtenstein. Es gibt auch Romantik, und sie hat Sand im Getriebe.Allerhand Versarten tauchen auf, Sonette und Kinderreime. Es wird nicht an Grobheiten und Bosheiten gespart. Da und dort gibt es auch Schmutz und Schund (und Sauereien).Ein Leckerbissen für Lyrik-Liebhaber: Wenn sie den Trauermantel nicht scheuen, und einen Blick in die schöne neue Welt werfen wollen.

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Download The Lost Roads Adventure Club: Poems by R. M. Ryan PDF

By R. M. Ryan

In a suite of poems that strikes from meditations on feelings to struggles with a melanoma prognosis, from the cozy global of sunlight and sand to the jarring darkish corners of the so, R. M. Ryan bargains us insights into the adventure of dwelling. The misplaced highway Adventures Club recollects the ephemera of instances and locations passed by: a rosary pulled from an outdated espresso can in a small, shabby church; the clicks of a list participant needle on the finish of a forty five; dusty chalk coating the arms of a teenage boy encumbered down with textbooks. although grounded in unique statement of the area because it is, Ryan’s poetry additionally deals the reader a boundless capability for imagined event: “Why shouldn’t this highway / outdoors of Verona, Wisconsin / / be referred to as Epic Lane?” he asks. “Poems commence / from everywhere.” occasionally lighthearted and infrequently disheartening, his poems shuttle around the years as they assist us achieve a brand new realizing of what it capability to be human.

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Download Madness (National Poetry Series) by Sam Sax PDF

By Sam Sax

An “astounding” (Terrance Hayes) debut selection of poems – Winner of the 2016 nationwide Poetry sequence Competition

In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages among wish, habit, and the background of psychological wellbeing and fitness. those courageous, officially dexterous poems study antiquated diagnoses and techniques from hysteria to lobotomy; supply meditations on dicy intercourse; and absorb the poet’s own and kinfolk histories as psychological health and wellbeing sufferers and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to construct a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; those poems hassle the static different types of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and future health. sax’s leading edge assortment embodies the unusual and disjunctive workings of the brain because it grapples to make experience of the area round it.

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Download New and Selected Poems: 1962-2012 by Charles Simic PDF

By Charles Simic

“It takes only one glimpse of Charles Simic’s paintings to set up that he's a grasp, ruler of his personal eccentric nation of jittery syntax and signature insight.” -Los Angeles Times

For over fifty years, Charles Simic has been largely celebrated for his fabulous and leading edge poetic imagery, his sardonic wit, and a voice all his personal. He has been provided approximately each significant literary prize for his poetry, together with a Pulitzer and a MacArthur supply, as well as serving because the poet laureate of the USA in 2007 and 2008.

In this new quantity, he distills his life’s paintings, combining for the 1st time the easiest of his early poems together with his later works—including approximately 3 dozen revisions—along with seventeen new, never-before-published poems. Simic’s physique of labor attracts suggestion from more than a few themes, from the inscrutability of normal existence to American blues, from folktales to marriage and war.

Consistently intriguing and unforeseen, the approximately 400 poems in this quantity characterize the easiest of 1 of America’s so much special and unique poets.

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