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The Full Pomegranate
The Full Pomegranate (January 2019)
Poems of Avrom Sutzkever
Avrom Sutzkever - Author
Richard J. Fein - Selected and translated by
Justin Cammy - Introduction

Translations of selected poems by the Yiddish writer, covering the entire breadth of his career.

Yiddish writer Avrom Sutzkever (1913–2010) was described by the New York Times as “the greatest poet of the Holocaust.” Born in present-day Belarus, Sutzkever spent his childhood as a war refugee in Siberia, returned to Poland to participate in the interwar flourishing of Yiddish culture, was confined to the...(Read More)
 
 
Queer Expectations
Queer Expectations (December 2018)
A Genealogy of Jewish Women's Poetry
Zohar Weiman-Kelman - Author

Examines how Jewish women have used poetry to challenge their historical limitations while rewriting their potential futures.

Jewish women have had a fraught relationship with history, struggling for inclusion while resisting their limited role as (re)producers of the future. In Queer Expectations, Zohar Weiman-Kelman shows how Jewish women writers turned to poetry to write new histories, developing “queer expectancy&rdq...(Read More)
 
 
The Poetry of Georges Bataille
The Poetry of Georges Bataille (December 2018)
Georges Bataille - Author
Stuart Kendall - Translated and with an introduction by

Presents a new window into the literary, philosophical, and theological concerns of this enigmatic thinker and writer.

Despite its relative rarity, and the condensed brevity of the poems themselves, poetry occupies a striking place in the literary and philosophical oeuvre of Georges Bataille. For Bataille, poetry had no meaning “except in the violence of revolt,” which it could attain “only by evoking the impos...(Read More)
 
 
Years I Walked at Your Side
Years I Walked at Your Side (October 2018)
Selected Poems
Mordechai Geldman - Author
Tsipi Keller - Translator

The first book-length collection in English of this major Israeli poet.

from “At Your Side”

Years I walked at your side
like our prophet Isaiah
barefoot naked and bare
I will put on no cover
until you see me
until you recognize an other
one person
at least
and so know yourself as well

Mordechai Geldman came of age as a poet in the seventies, an auspicious and transformative time in th...(Read More)
 
 
Fraying Edge of Sky
Fraying Edge of Sky (June 2018)
Danielle Hanson - Author

Poetry that takes nature by surprise, observing the world while making it anew.

Danielle Hanson’s poetry presents strange images, precise, surreal, and darkly comical. They tilt the world for the reader, leaving it new and strange and beautiful. Between the destruction of angels, creation of philosophers, and use of mythological creatures, Fraying Edge of Sky captures a side of the other-world humans don’t see ...(Read More)
 
 
Paper
Paper (June 2018)
Poems of Shin Dal-Ja
Shin Dal-Ja - Author
Cho Young-Shil - Translator

This poetry book is a grain of seed in light of the poet’s longing for warm human nature, and of her effort to restore it; it also bears her love for paper.

The image of paper, beautifully wrought as the controlling metaphor, runs through each poem sometimes to lament humanity lost over dazzling civilization, sometimes to call for restoration by means of everything good a sheet of paper symbolizes, all in a voice quite pi...(Read More)
 
 
The Room Is on Fire
The Room Is on Fire (June 2018)
The History, Pedagogy, and Practice of Youth Spoken Word Poetry
Susan Weinstein - Author

Blends history and theory with practical descriptions of how spoken word poetry is taught and how to produce spoken word events.

The Room Is on Fire offers an overview of youth spoken word poetry’s history, its practitioners, participants, and practices. Susan Weinstein explores its grounding in earlier literary/performance/educational traditions and discusses its particular challenges. In order to analyze these iss...(Read More)
 
 
Poetics and Precarity
Poetics and Precarity (May 2018)
Myung Mi Kim - Editor
Cristanne Miller - Editor

Poets and critics address the potential of language to address the increasing level of discord and precarity in the twenty-first century.

At a time when wars, acts of terrorism, and ecological degradation have intensified and isolationism, misogyny, and ethnic divisiveness have been given distinctively more powerful voice in public discourse, language itself often seems to have failed. The poets and critics in this book argue t...(Read More)
 
 
Figures of Time
Figures of Time (February 2018)
Disjunctions in Modernist Poetry
David Ben-Merre - Author

Focuses on how nuances of poetic form alter how we have come to understand cultural aspects of time.

Figures of Time proposes radically new ideas about the very poetic ground of culture. Presenting unique close readings of six modern poets—Wallace Stevens, W. B. Yeats, H. D. (Hilda Doolittle), Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and T. S. Eliot—David Ben-Merre brings recent theoretical questions about the rhetoric of...(Read More)
 
 
Multicultural Poetics
Multicultural Poetics (January 2018)
Re-visioning the American Canon
Nissa Parmar - Author

Argues that multiculturalism and hybridity are key components of the nation’s poetry and its culture.

Multicultural Poetics provides a new perspective on American poetry that will contribute to the evolution of contemporary critical practice. Nissa Parmar combines formalist analysis with cultural studies theory to trace a lineage of hybrid poetry from the American Renaissance to what Marilyn Chin deemed America&rsqu...(Read More)
 
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