Gold Bee (Crab Orchard Series in Poetry) by Bruce Bond

By Bruce Bond

In his assortment Gold Bee, Bruce Bond takes his cue from Wallace Stevens’s Harmonium, bringing a finely honed expertise to vintage poetic questions referring to song, the march of growth, and the connection among truth and the imagination.

Blending humor and pathos, Bond examines the absurdities of latest lifestyles:  “The glossy air so jam-packed with phantom wires, / tough to inform the attached from the pressured / who yak out loud to their beleaguered angels.” At different occasions, his intricately crafted lyrics weave jointly fable and heritage to discover a few of the roles tune and paintings play within the human event, as while Bond’s poems meditate on Orphean issues, descending to the underworld of loneliness, commercialism, or demise and rising with difficult (and hard-won) truths.

Addressing greatly ranging topics—from a retelling of the tale of Artephius, the fabled father of alchemy, to a meditation on a way ad’s wind machine—Bond’s voice is usually penetrating in its exam, but pondering within the face of attractiveness, conjuring for the reader a global the place tune has “the energy / to maneuver stones, no longer some distance, yet a ways enough.”

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Woman with Wing Removed by Valerie Wohlfeld

By Valerie Wohlfeld

Mining the veins of fable, love, and the flora and fauna, Valerie Wohlfeld writes in lyrical, sensuous language that interplays with poetic shape. She makes use of a precise vocabulary to explain the guts and its chambers [the correspondence of Persephone and Demeter], and the bittersweet love letter by no means despatched to its betrayer. the following the magic of language by no means trumps which means, yet highlights and illuminates the transcendent global round us.

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Crooked Run: Poems by Henry Taylor

By Henry Taylor

The poems in Crooked Run come up from the panorama, humans, and historical past of a small patch of rural northern Virginia that used to be Henry Taylor's domestic. Taylor strikes from side to side over numerous centuries telling the tales of Loudoun County, a part of that is watered through Crooked Run. The circulation turns into a symbol of passing time because the poet conjures up with love, occasionally with remorse, a interval and position that sleek improvement has virtually obliterated. this can be a deeply felt paintings that during the midst of suburban improvement summons previous eras of a locale and its population with disappointment, humor, and a profound experience of loss.

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The Man from Misery and Other Poems by Brandon Hodge

By Brandon Hodge

the guy from distress and different Poems is the booklet that nearly by no means was once. This number of greater than 2 hundred encouraged poems took approximately 13 years to create, and writer Brandon Hodge fought an uphill conflict for booklet. the guy from distress is a wealthy selection of poetry from the inner most elements of the guts the place poetry should still begin, wealthy with topics like hate, anger, loss, lust, existence, pleasure, and, such a lot of all, love. Brandon begun writing brief tales as a toddler; while he was once 11 years previous, he chanced on poetry. Poetry comes from the guts and from inside of, and Brandon is not any stranger to adversity and loss. Born with a major disease, Brandon used to be advised he wouldn't reside to be 16; yet he overcame lung melanoma, own tragedy, and loss to develop into the poet he's this present day. His soreness and private adventure have formed his writing in addition to his life.

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Intimacy (Colorado Prize for Poetry) by Catherine Imbriglio

By Catherine Imbriglio

Winner of the 2013 Colorado Prize for Poetry

Intimacy is a sequence of experimental poems that play with, face up to, and recognize complicity with got techniques of intimacy that movement during this media-centric age.  venture an expansive knowing of the note “intimacy”, every one poem encompasses a observe or set of phrases that modifies the noun, uncovering the attending, associative and sometimes contradictory responsibilities that come up in our relationships with one another.

 

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This Bed Our Bodies Shaped - Poems by April Lindner

By April Lindner

This mattress bodies formed from April Lindner is a finalist within the 2011 capable Muse booklet Award. This assortment is a party of the common human experience—childhood, puberty, parenthood, aging—from a uniquely own and sensual point of view. Lindner's craft, which reveals masterful and unique expression in metrical and unfastened verse, enlivens every one adventure till we look a part of the scene. Eavesdropping in this engagingly narrated existence supplies us startling new insights into our own.

PRAISE FOR THIS mattress bodies SHAPED:

April Lindner’s This mattress bodies formed is a fantastically intimate and household publication concerning the tradition of family—what we carry to one another, boldly or tentatively, and what can by no means be identified. Lindner pauses on the imprints we depart, what's buried below sand and snow, what returns to us time and again. Her poems are gentle and fierce, startling of their excavations.
– Denise Duhamel

April Lindner’s sublimely clever and compassionate poems make This mattress bodies formed the type of publication that turns into your good friend on a bedside desk. here's a poet you could constantly belief. She by no means sacrifices complicated layers of emotion for an easy treatise. This slim quantity follows the pilgrim’s growth of woman into lady into lover into mom into adulthood, in poems that either mark these thresholds and light up them with the bright specifics of a lived lifestyles. And the poet accomplishes all of this with the precision of a practiced harpist at the large gold tool of craft. April Lindner’s poems paintings with a muscular silkiness. examining them is like discerning a bicep via a clear sleeve.
– Molly Peacock

There are appealing collisions in those poems, collisions among vulnerability and unflinching seems to be at our human , its truths and contradictions. there's an earned power the following and this book’s amplitude is heightened through remarkable formal regulate (she understands her craft) and wild music.
– Thomas Lux

All the pleasures and pains of household existence, of marriage and parenthood, love and loss, dailiness and significant rites of passage, locate their textures and tune within the poems of April Lindner’s new assortment. Her refined mastery demonstrates many times that the physique itself creates the shape of the poem, as without doubt because the our bodies of the fanatics form their mattress. The craft of those fantastically made verses is either seamless and palpable.
– Mark Jarman

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

April Lindner’s first poetry assortment, epidermis, obtained the Walt MacDonald First e-book Prize from Texas Tech college Press. Her novel, Jane, a modernization of Jane Eyre, used to be released by way of Poppy (Little, Brown) in 2010; Catherine, a modernization of Wuthering Heights, is drawing close in 2013. A professor of English at Saint Joseph’s collage, April lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania, together with her husband and sons.

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Hybrids of Plants and of Ghosts (Princeton Series of by Jorie Graham

By Jorie Graham

"How i need to trap the area / at natural idea," writes Jorie Graham, for whom a fowl should be an alphabet, and flight an arc. regardless of the occasion--and her paintings bargains a wealthy large quantity of them--the poems achieve to the place ownership isn't inside of us, the place new names are wanted and that means enlarged. therefore, what she sees reminds her of what's lacking, and what she is familiar with indicates what she can't. From any occasion, she arcs bravely into the farthest reaches of brain. speedy readers may have difficulty, yet so what. To the nice reader frightened of complexity, i'd supply the transparent belief that needs to bond us to such sign poems as (simply to quote 3 showing in a row) "Mother's stitching Box," "For My Father searching for My Uncle," and "The Chicory Comes Out past due August in Umbria." eventually, the poet's phrases back: ". . . you get / simply what you will have" and (just earlier than that), "Just as / every now and then / we have to grab back / the entire language / looking for / greater desires."--Marvin Bell

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