Description : Stanley Moss is ninety-three years old, still kicking sixty-two-yard field goals through the uprights of American poetry. His Abandoned Poems (Paul Valery wrote, "A poem is never finished, only abandoned") consists of 120 pages of new work written since his 2016 prize-winning book, Almost Complete Poems. The truth is Moss has a unique voice in the history of American poetry. He honors the English language. This book is full of invisible life-giving discoveries the reader has almost seen, and you might say Moss has discovered a new continent, a new planet or two--or simply it's fun. There is a final section, "Apocrypha and Long Abandoned Poems," which includes early misplaced work never published, and new versions of previously published poems. Bingo.
Description : Tonino Guerra is best known for his work in film with directors that include Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, the Taviani Brothers, and Andrey Tarkovsky. In this collection of poetry, Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra captures the harshness and the magic of a culture and language which have disappeared.
Description : Winner of the 2015 Gival Press Poetry Award "In Abandoned Earth, Linwood Rumney creates a world both menacing and comforting at once. While wide-eyed with wonder at life¿s sorrows, joys and mysteries, he maintains an understated tone that enables him to relate even the strangest events with a measured and convincing voice. This beautifully written collection contains what few books of poetry manage: high spirits, a keen eye and, above all, an embracing wisdom." --John Skoyles, Ploughshares
Description : Gendered Persona and Poetic Voice considers the effects on poetic voice of a conventional feminine persona, the abandoned woman, in early Chinese song lyric (ci) poems. The author reads the literary cross-dressing and ventriloquism of these mostly male-authored poems in light of the highly indeterminate Chinese poetic language, resulting in a consideration of persona and poetic voice of interest to scholars of lyric poetry in any language.
Description : In 1995, with the publication by New Native Press of Against Information & Other Poems, John Lanes poems were hailed on the front page of Small Press Review as a fearless celebration of the materials of words...a sign of hope... The title poem of the collection has been mistaken for an advertisement, widely praised both nationally and internationally in reviews, scripted into an independent video, and featured on Canadian Public Radios popular news program As it Happens. Now, Abandoned Quarry publishes for the first time in a trade edition John Lanes poems from Against Information and earlier small press limited editions, broadsides, and little magazines. Out of print, obscure, or simply unavailable except in rare book collections, the selection of poems in Abandoned Quarry show the growth and fullness of spirit of one of the important poets to emerge in the 1980s. Abandoned Quarry is a collection of poems by one of the Souths most admired environmental writers. The collection makes available for the first time under one cover poems from a dozen full collections and chapbooks. The poems range in subject matter through relationships, nature, improvisational pieces, and rants about the strangeness of the modern condition. Abandoned Quarry includes nearly all of John Lanes published poetry over thirty years plus a selection of new poems.