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By Joanna Lilley. 2014
Yukon-based, UK-born Joanna Lilley’s first book of poems is a wry and eloquent testament to the intricacies of our various… relationships. From the shattered pieces of our environmental puzzles to the labyrinth of family dynamics, Lilley makes these dilemmas come alive. Chillingly sparse, attractively odd and refreshingly frank, these poems embrace the complexities of human life with an unsettling mix of the sardonic and the compassionate. c2014.
By John Henry Newman. 2009
By Coleman Barks, Maulana Jalal al-Din Rumi. 1995
Contemporary translation of spiritual poetry by the Sufi mystic Jelaluddin Rumi (1207-1273). These poems were created during Rumi's work with… a dervish learning community that was "exploring the mystery of union with the divine." Includes sex. 1995. Uniform title: Selections.
By Leslie Jamison. 2014
A collection of essays explores empathy, using topics ranging from street violence and incarceration to reality television and literary sentimentality… to ask questions about people's understanding of and relationships with others. Winner of the Gray Wolf Press Nonfiction Prize. 2014. The empathy exams -- Devil's bait -- La frontera -- Morphology of the hit -- Pain tours (I) : La plata perdida ; Sublime, revised ; Indigenous to the hood -- The immortal horizon -- In defense of saccharin(e) -- Fog count -- Pain tours (II) : Ex-votos ; Servicio supercompleto ; The broken heart of James Agee -- Lost boys -- Grand unified theory of female pain -- Judge's afterword / A conversation with Leslie Jamison. Uniform title: Essays.
By Howard Jacobson. 2017
Week after week, for eighteen years, the Booker Prize-winning novelist Howard Jacobson wrote a weekly column for the Independent, reflecting… in inimitable style on the sacred and the profane in turn, the frivolous and the serious, the deeply personal and the most universal. As the much-loved newspaper ceases printing, this second collection of Jacobson's columns offers a selection of the witty and thunderous best. 2017. Uniform title: Independent (London, England)
By Lynn Crosbie. 2017
A sustained, confessional new collection of poems that tells the story of Crosbie's father’s battle with frontotemporal dementia and blindness,… following a stroke. The poems chronologically recount the poet’s conversations and time with her father, and capture his still-astonishing means of communicating. The book’s title is his sardonic remark. Crosbie considers dementia to be a symbolic language and as such, similar to poetry. The author’s attempts to understand her father’s distress, pain, fear, and brave love are assisted by her understanding of the “negative capability” required of readers of poetry. 2017.
By Ashis Gupta. 2007
Crafted as a long poem, a libretto for stage presentations, this book is less about Clarence Thomas than it is… about the devastating reign of the Bush administration. The central idea of the book is: ‘War is an Evil product of Evil/Hypocritical Minds’. The ‘Chorus of the Homeless’ occupies a central role in the poem, performing a function much like the Chorus in Greek Tragedies, providing a reasonably objective commentary. In a sense, the central story is a tragedy too – George Bush is a tragic figure. And, towards the end, he is conceived as a tragic hero, a Samson-like figure who pulls down the temple over his head to crush the Philistines. 2007.
By Rod Langley. 1991
Robbie Dunsmuir, exiled from Scotland, becomes an indentured labourer in the Nanaimo coalfields. He ruthlessly climbs his way to the… top when he discovers a coal deposit on Vancouver Island. Some strong language. Followed by "The Dunsmuirs : a promise kept". c1991.
By Rita Dove. 1994
Set in the South before the Civil War, this classical tragedy is based on the Oedipus legend. A white woman… gives birth to a black baby and agrees to give him up if his life is spared. Twenty years later, the woman, now plantation mistress, acquires a slave named Augustus. Rebellious but susceptible to his owner's charms, Augustus becomes embroiled in an uprising just as he learns the truth about his heritage. 1994.
By F. R Scott. 1981
Scott was a historian and lawyer, but foremost a poet. This collection, which was organized by Scott himself, shows both… a reflective man and a public figure committed to human progress. Winner of the 1981 Governor General's Award for Poetry. 1981. Uniform title: Poems
By Elizabeth Bishop. 1983
The life's work of the American poet. Includes "A cold spring," "Questions of travel," "Geography III," the Pulitzer Prize-winning "North… and South," uncollected poems, translations, four poems published after her death, and some poems never published. c1983. Uniform title: Poems
By Susan Goyette. 2015
In 2006, a four-year-old Massachusetts girl died from prolonged exposure to a cocktail of drugs that a psychiatrist had prescribed… to treat ADHD and bipolar disorder; her parents were convicted of her murder. Goyette strives to confront the senselessness of this story, answering logic’s failure to encompass the complexity of mental illness, poverty and child neglect with a mythopoetic, sideways use of image and language. Goyette portrays the court proceedings’ usual suspects in unusual ways, evokes the ghost of the girl, personifies poverty as a belligerent bully and offers an unexpected emblem of love and hope in a bear. 2015.
By Mark Callanan, James Langer. 2013
Gathering the strongest poetry published by Newfoundlanders since the death of E.J. Pratt in 1964, this groundbreaking anthology features selections… from twelve of the province’s most impressive poets, including Al Pittman, Tom Dawe, Mary Dalton, John Steffler, Patrick Warner, and Ken Babstock. With over forty years of poetry on display, this collection celebrates the rousing and the rebirth of contemporary Newfoundland verse. 2013.
By Yusef Komunyakaa. 2011
By Eugenio Montale, Antonio Mazza. 1983
The first book of Montale's poems is one of the greatest of modern poetry. Mazza has been translating Montale for… some years, faithfully conveying his lyrics and expressing the musical, rhythmic, incantatory and lexical elements of the Italian language. 1983.
By Mike McCardell. 2007
Mike McCardell has spent over 30 years on a B.C. news program showing that the truly important events that make… our world go round are not the wars and murders that grab the headlines, but the little things that happen on back streets to people we never hear about. He sees the same streets we all see, but stops to ask the questions we don't. 2007.
By George Plimpton. 1990
A collection of the author's journalistic writings, in which he discusses activities such as football, music and fireworks, personalities such… as John F. Kennedy and Muhammad Ali, and landmarks such as Las Vegas and Palm Desert. c1990.
By Carol Ann Duffy. 2011
'The Bees' is a collection of poetry from the pen of Poet Laureate, Carol Ann Duffy. Weaving through the book… is its presiding spirit, the bee, symbolizing what we have left of grace in the world and what is most precious for us to protect. 2011.
By Dennis Lee. 2012
A poetic summation of Lee’s decade-long exploration of the dilemma of contemporary existence. Incorporating and rethinking past works and featuring… many new poems, this collection reminds us of the reality we’ve made of our planet, while simultaneously insisting on a particular kind of hope for our future. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. 2012.
By Erri De Luca, Danièle Valin, Nives Meroi. 2006
Erri De Luca accompagne la célèbre alpiniste italienne Nives Meroi dans l'une de ses expéditions himalayennes. Réfugiés sous la tente,… en pleine tempête, ils engagent une conversation à bâtons rompus. Dans ce lieu magique à la jonction entre le ciel et la terre, où la beauté des montagnes contraste avec la violence des conditions climatiques, les récits d'altitude de la jeune femme sont une trame où se tissent réflexions et souvenirs de l'auteur autour du métier d'écrire et de la Bible. 2006, c2005. Titre uniforme: Sulla traccia di Nives.