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 : In his afterword to these poems, Barry Schwabsky explains: 'the origins of my desire to work with the "failed" or "abandoned" efforts of other poets undoubtedly lie deep within the history of my work. I have always been fascinated by the obviously self-contradictory notion of a text whose final form would nonetheless be predicated on the suggestion that it could easily have been otherwise.' 12 Abandoned Poems include reconfigured works from K. Silem Mohammad, Geoffrey Young, Amy King, Catherine Wagner, Kevin Killian, Simon Smith, Tim Atkins, Louise Mathias, Robert Richman and Richard Hell. These poems echo their origins, remaining untitled, and gain new form in the very act of being read, and yet always retaining this feeling, that they are works 'Grown obscure / among mortals // but plain / to the eyes of passing gods'.
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 : At the heart of poetic tradition is a figure of abandonment, a woman forsaken and out of control. She appears in writings ancient and modern, in the East and the West, in high art and popular culture produced by women and by men. What accounts for her perennial fascination? What is her function—in poems and for writers? Lawrence Lipking suggests many possibilities. In this figure he finds a partial record of women's experience, an instrument for the expression of religious love and yearning, a voice for psychological fears, and, finally, a model for the poet. Abandoned women inspire new ways of reading poems and poetic tradition.
Description : Poems explore the feelings and experiences of the author and portray New York City and other places which are important in his life
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.
Description : "Abandoned Gardens is a beautiful and truthful book in which the reader discovers a sense of impermanence in the brief instances of memory and where dramas, threats, and desertions are rendered with the same limpid uncluttered but impassioned coolness." -George Szirtes
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