French Love Poems

Author: New Directions
Publisher:
ISBN: 0811225593
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Genre:

Inspired by the great tradition of French love poetry, New Directions presents a beautiful, small gift edition, dedicated to what makes the world go round

The Collected Poems of Tennessee Williams

Author: Tennessee Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 9780811226349
Release Date: 2007-04-17
Genre: Poetry

All of the author's previously published poems, including poems from the plays, are in this definitive edition that comes with a CD of the author reading some of his poems in his unmistakable Mississippi drawl. Few writers achieve success in more than one genre, and yet if Tennessee Williams had never written a single play he would still be known as a distinguished poet. The excitement, compassion, lyricism, and humor that epitomize his writing for the theater are all present in his poetry. It was as a young poet that Williams first came to the attention of New Directions’ founder James Laughlin, who initially presented some of Williams’ verse in the New Directions anthology Five Young American Poets 1944 (before he had any reputation as a playwright), and later published the individual volumes of Williams’s poetry, In the Winter of Cities (1956, revised in 1964) and Androgyne, Mon Amour (1977). In this definitive edition, all of the playwright’s collected and uncollected published poems (along with substantial variants), including poems from the plays, have been assembled, accompanied by explanatory notes and an introduction by Tennessee Williams scholars David Roessel and Nicholas Moschovakis. The CD included with this paperbook edition features Tennessee Williams reading, in his delightful and mesmerizing Mississippi voice, several of the whimsical folk poems he called his "Blue Mountain Ballads," poems dedicated to Carson McCullers and to his longtime companion Frank Merlo, as well as his long early poem, "The Summer Belvedere."

Asphodel that Greeny Flower Other Love Poems

Author: William Carlos Williams
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811212831
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Poetry

'Asphodel' celebrates unforgettably Williams' love for his wife Floss, (going) so far as to say, 'Death is not the end of it'...'Asphodel' strands impressively as the poet's personal credo, a late, long poem central to his entire work.' -- World Literature Today

Poems from The Book of Hours

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811205959
Release Date: 1975
Genre: Poetry

A bilingual presentation of Rilke's early work illuminates his ideas about God and humanity

Love Poems

Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811217299
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Poetry

A lavishly designed, bilingual gift edition of the Nobel Prize-winning poet's romantic works is comprised of pieces mostly written on the island of Capri, where he found inspiration in its idyllic landscapes and his relationship with Matilde Urrutia. Original.

100 Selected Poems

Author: e. e. cummings
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802192233
Release Date: 2014-09-09
Genre: Poetry

e.e. cummings is without question one of the major poets of this century, and this volume, first published in 1959, is indispensable for every lover of modern lyrical verse. It contains one hundred of cummings’s wittiest and most profound poems, harvested from thirty-five of the most radically creative years in contemporary American poetry. These poems exhibit all the extraordinary lyricism, playfulness, technical ingenuity, and compassion for which cummings is famous. They demonstrate beautifully his extrapolations from traditional poetic structures and his departures from them, as well as the unique synthesis of lavish imagery and acute artistic precision that has won him the adulation and respect of critics and poetry lovers everywhere.

Helen in Egypt

Author: Hilda Doolittle
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811205444
Release Date: 1974-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

The fabulous beauty of Helen of Troy is legendary. But some say that Helen was never in Troy, that she had been conveyed by Zeus to Egypt, and that Greeks and Trojans alike fought for an illusion. A fifty-line fragment by the poet Stesichorus of Sicily (c. 640-555 B.C.), what survives of his Pallinode, tells us almost all we know of this other Helen, and from it H. D. wove her book-length poem. Yet Helen in Egypt is not a simple retelling of the Egyptian legend but a recreation of the many myths surrounding Helen, Paris, Achilles, Theseus, and other figures of Greek tradition, fused with the mysteries of Egyptian hermeticism.

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair

Author: Pablo Neruda
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140186484
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Poetry

A translation of the Nobel Prize-winning Chilean poet's collection of poems celebrating the beauty and nature of love and the passions, fears, pain, and anguish of human existence

The Love Poems of Rumi

Author:
Publisher: Wellfleet
ISBN: 9781577151180
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Indulge in Rumi's passion with this collection of 13th century love poetry. Become lost in the words of The Love Poems of Rumi. Included in this book is a collection of Jalal al-Din Rumi's passionate love poems, translated by Nader Khalili. Beautifully designed and illustrated throughout, you'll become spiritually inspired by the words in this book. Perfect for lovers, dreamers, and poets, the poems from this 13th century theologist will leave you wistfully peaceful.

The 100 Best Love Poems of All Time

Author: Leslie Pockell
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780446511933
Release Date: 2008-03-12
Genre: Poetry

Here, in one compact volume, is a greatest hits collection of the 100 bets love poems ever written by 100 of the world's greatest poets. This essential anthology is ideal for the romantic-and will inspire any cynic. The poets included range throughout the history of world literature: from the Classics (Sappho, Catullus) and Renaissance (Shakespeare, Donne, Dante) to the Romantics (Shelly, Keats, Wordsworth) and 20th century giants (Frost, Lorca, Graves), right down to the present day (Viorst, Patchen, Neruda). Each poem features a brief introduction, which details the poet's life history as well as the poem's significance

Pluriverse

Author: Ernesto Cardenal
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811218090
Release Date: 2009-01
Genre: Poetry

The most comprehensive selection of poems in English by Latin America's legendary poet-activist, Ernesto Cardenal. Pluriverse: New and Selected Poems charts the life-work of the celebrated poet Ernesto Cardenal -- 'one of the world's major poets' ('Choice') and 'the preeminent poet of Central America today' ('Library Journal'). Follow Cardenal's poetic development across six decades, from the early exteriorismo poems and romantic epigrams of the early 1950s, to the increasingly spiritual and political verse he wrote as priest and activist (including his classic revolutionary documentary poem 'Zero Hour'), to the shorter victory and ecology poems, and elegies to fallen Sandinistas, and on to the cosmic-mystical-scientific dimensions of his laterwork. 'Here they are -- ' editor Jonathan Cohen writes in his Introduction, 'to gladden your heart and enrich your soul.'

The Love Poems of James Laughlin

Author: James Laughlin
Publisher: New Directions Publishing
ISBN: 0811213870
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Poetry

A perfect memorial to one of the 20th century's most important men of letters containing his finest love poems.