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· Lo! the YEAR’s FINAL DAY! (Sonnet XLII) by Anna Seward · “Odes” by Sharon Olds · Ellen Deckwitz: Dit gaat niet over grasmaaien · Forever Words. The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash · Gerard Scharn: de onkleurige · Gerard Scharn: en de boer zoekt verder · The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 for Louise Glück · Guillotine. Poems by Eduardo C. Corral · The Tradition, poems by Jericho Brown · Kom zijn liefste – over Herman Gorter ( 29 oktober 2020 – Hilversum) · Rachel Eliza Giffiths: Seeing the Body. Poems · Mary Jean Chan: Flèche

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Lo! the YEAR’s FINAL DAY! (Sonnet XLII) by Anna Seward

  

     Sonnet XLII

Lo! the YEAR’s FINAL DAY! – Nature performs
Its obsequies with darkness, wind, and rain;
But Man is jocund. – Hark! th’ exultant strain
From towers and steeples drowns the wintry storms!
No village spire but to the cots and farms,
Right merrily, its scant and tuneless peal
Rings round! – Ah! joy ungrateful! – mirth insane!
Wherefore the senseless triumph, ye, who feel
This annual portion of brief Life the while
Depart for ever? – Brought it no dear hours
Of health and night-rest? – none that saw the smile
On lips belov’d? – O! with as gentle powers
Will the next pass? – Ye pause! – yet careless hear
Strike these last Clocks, that knell th’ EXPIRING YEAR!

Dec. 31st, 1782.

Anna Seward
(1742-1809)
Lo! the YEAR’s FINAL DAY!
(Sonnet XLII)

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“Odes” by Sharon Olds

Following the Pulitzer prize-winning collection Stag’s Leap, Sharon Olds gives us a stunning book of odes. Opening with the powerful and tender “Ode to the Hymen,” Olds addresses and embodies, in this age-old poetic form, many aspects of love and gender and sexual politics in a collection that is centered on the body and its structures and pleasures.

The poems extend parts of her narrative as a daughter, mother, wife, lover, friend, and poet of conscience that will be familiar from earlier collections, each episode and memory burnished by the wisdom and grace and humor of looking back.

In such poems as “Ode to My Sister,” “Ode of Broken Loyalty,” “Ode to My Whiteness,” “Blow Job Ode,” and “Ode to the Last Thirty-Eight Trees in New York City Visible from This Window,” Olds treats us to an intimate examination that, like all her work, is universal, by turns searing and charming in its honesty.

From the bodily joys and sorrows of childhood to the deaths of those dearest to us, Olds shapes the world in language that is startlingly fresh, profound in its conclusions, and life-giving for the reader.

SHARON OLDS was born in San Francisco and educated at Stanford University and Columbia University. The winner of both the Pulitzer Prize and England’s T. S. Eliot Prize for her 2012 collection, Stag’s Leap, she is the author of eleven previous books of poetry and the winner of many other honors, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for The Dead and the Living. Olds teaches in the Graduate Creative Writing Program at New York University and helped to found the NYU outreach programs, among them the writing workshop for residents of Goldwater Hospital on Roosevelt Island, and for the veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She lives in New York City.

Odes
by Sharon Olds
Published by Knopf
128 Pages
Hardcover
ISBN 9780451493620
$26.95
Paperback
ISBN 9780451493644
$16.95
2016

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Ellen Deckwitz: Dit gaat niet over grasmaaien

Gedichten zijn overal: op straat, op gebouwen, in liedjes en films. En ze raken ons en blijven ons soms een leven lang bij, als een troost tijdens duistere nachten of een woordgrapje dat een glimlach oproept.

Toch deinzen mensen achteruit als ze het woord poëzie horen: te moeilijk, niks voor mij. Maar het is wél iets voor jou. Ellen Deckwitz legt uit waarom, biedt een helpende hand en neemt je mee langs de vele ontroerende, dramatische, ronduit hilarische en verbeeldingsrijke paden die de poëzie rijk is.

Poëzie voor dummy’s. Een heerlijk boek dat niet alleen over lezen, maar ook over het leven gaat.

Ellen Deckwitz (1982) is een van de belangrijkste hedendaagse jonge dichters. Ze was Nederlands Kampioen Poetry Slam in 2009 en won met De steen vreest mijde C. Buddingh’-prijs voor het beste poëziedebuut. Ze is een geziene gast op festivals als Lowlands, de Nacht van de Poëzie en Saint Amour, ze draagt haar werk regelmatig voor op televisie en schrijft gedichten over het nieuws voor de NRC.

Ellen Deckwitz
Dit gaat niet over grasmaaien
24-09-2020
Nederlands
Paperback
Druk 1
oktober 2020
140 pagina’s
Uitgeverij Pluim
EA 9789083095318
EUR 19,99

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Forever Words. The Unknown Poems by Johnny Cash

These never-before-published poems by Johnny Cash make the perfect gifts for music lovers and fans alike.

Edited and introduced by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with a foreword by John Carter Cash, this poetry collection is illustrated with facsimile reproductions of Cash’s own handwritten pages. Now an album with music by Rosanne Cash, Brad Paisley, Willie Nelson, Kacey Musgraves, Elvis Costello, and more.

Since his first recordings in 1955, Johnny Cash has been an icon in the music world. In this collection of poems and song lyrics that have never been published before, we see the world through his eyes and view his reflection on his own interior reality, his frailties and his strengths alike.

In his hallmark voice, he pens verses about love, pain, freedom, and mortality, and expresses insights on culture, his family, his fame, even Christmas. Forever Words confirms Johnny Cash as a brilliant and singular American literary figure. His music is a part of our collective history, and here the depth of his artistry and talent become even more evident.

Forever Words
The Unknown Poems
By Johnny Cash
Category: Poetry | Music
Published by Blue Rider Press

Nov 15, 2016
144 Pages
ISBN 9780399575136
Hardcover $25.00

Nov 12, 2019
ISBN 9780399575150
Paperback
$18.00

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Forever Words
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Gerard Scharn: de onkleurige

 

de onkleurige

de grijze man, slechts een krijtstreep geeft
aan waar de grens getrokken is tussen eerste
gulpknoop en de veters van zijn schoenen

heeft de kleur van kweekvis in een chloorbad
zijn vrouw geleased of door de echt verbonden
schittert als een koi in een regenboogvlag

tussen de haaien van het grote geld groeit
iets groots dat krantenkoppen laat blozen als
tomaten in een glazen stad wanneer de grijze

zijn stem verheft en een plan ontvouwt dat de
wereld nog van hem zal horen, een aureool
licht op

Gerard Scharn

Geboren te Gemert in 1946. Enige jaren gevaren (KM) gevolgd door een onrustig arbeids- en studieverleden, uiteindelijk als jurist afgestudeerd aan de Universiteit Tilburg. Foto: Evelien van Breemen

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Gerard Scharn: en de boer zoekt verder

 

en de boer zoekt verder

voor alle boeren die tussen spelden in een hooiberg
de vrouw gevonden hebben die daar verborgen lag
een woord van dank code rood wordt ingetrokken

een woord van dank voor alle vaderlanders die zochten
in het land van zeven sloten naar de ware liefde binnen
handbereik code oranje blijft van kracht

van kind tot kraai uit het nest gestolen de prijzen
blijven stijgen een witte raaf scoort altijd hoger
dan een gebleekte indiaan of iemand met ‘n kampverleden

van code lentefris tot code herfstbock en winterwit
hij die in nederland niet verkaast zal een uitlander
blijven vandaar dat ik schrijf en hem de liefde verklaar

Gerard Scharn

Geboren te Gemert in 1946. Enige jaren gevaren (KM) gevolgd door een onrustig arbeids- en studieverleden, uiteindelijk als jurist afgestudeerd aan de Universiteit Tilburg. Foto: Evelien van Breemen

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The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020 for Louise Glück

 

 

Louise Glück

The Nobel Prize in Literature 2020

Born: 1943, New York, NY, USA

Prize motivation: “for her unmistakable poetic voice that with austere beauty makes individual existence universal.”

 

“The master said You must write what you see.
But what I see does not move me.
The master answered Change what you see.”

Louise Glück
Epigraph
(Vita Nova 1999)

 

(photo 1977)

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Guillotine. Poems by Eduardo C. Corral

Guillotine traverses desert landscapes cut through by migrants, the grief of loss, betrayal’s lingering scars, the border itself—great distances in which violence and yearning find roots.

Through the voices of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents, and scorned lovers, award-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral writes dramatic portraits of contradiction, survival, and a deeply human, relentless interiority. With extraordinary lyric imagination, these poems wonder about being unwanted or renounced. What do we do with unrequited love? Is it with or without it that we would waste away?

In the sequence “Testaments Scratched into a Water Station Barrel,” with Corral’s seamless integration of Spanish and English, poems curve around the surfaces upon which they are written, overlapping like graffiti left by those who may or may not have survived crossing the border. A harrowing second collection, Guillotine solidifies Corral’s place in the expanding ecosystem of American poetry.

The astonishing second collection by the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, winner of the Yale Younger Poets Prize. He was a founding fellow of the CantoMundo Writers Conference, and recipient of a Whiting Award. He teaches at North Carolina State University.

Guillotine.
Poems
Eduardo C. Corral
ISBN: 978-1-64445-030-7
Format: Paperback
Publication Date: 8/4/20
Subject: Poetry
Pages 72
Graywolf Press, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Price $16.00

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The Tradition, poems by Jericho Brown

Beauty abounds in Jericho Brown’s Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry collection, despite and inside of the evil that pollutes the everyday.

A National Book Award finalist, The Tradition questions why and how we’ve become accustomed to terror: in the bedroom, the classroom, the workplace, and the movie theater. From mass shootings to rape to the murder of unarmed people by police, Brown interrupts complacency by locating each emergency in the garden of the body, where living things grow and wither—or survive.

In the urgency born of real danger, Brown’s work is at its most innovative. His invention of the duplex—a combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues—is an all-out exhibition of formal skill, and his lyrics move through elegy and memory with a breathless cadence. Jericho Brown is a poet of eros: here he wields this power as never before, touching the very heart of our cultural crisis.

Jericho Brown is a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and he is the winner of a Whiting Award. Brown’s first book, Please (New Issues, 2008), won the American Book Award. His second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon, 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award. His third collection is The Tradition (Copper Canyon, 2019)—winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry and a finalist for the 2019 National Book Award. His poems have appeared in Bennington Review, BuzzFeed, Fence, jubilat, The New Republic, The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Paris Review, TIME, and several volumes of The Best American Poetry. He is an associate professor and the director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University.

The Tradition
poems by Jericho Brown
(Winner of the 2020 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry)
Format: Paperback
Paperback
110 pages
ISBN-10 : 1556594860
ISBN-13 : 978-1556594861
Publisher : Copper Canyon Press
2 April 2019
Product Dimensions : 22.35 x 14.99 x 1.27 cm
Language: English
$17.00 list price

Jericho Brown
Awards and Honors
Pulitzer Prize in Poetry, 2020
Whiting Writers Award
American Book Award
National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship
Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University Fellowship
Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference Fellowship
Krakow Poetry Seminar Fellowship
John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
Lambda Literary Trustee Award, 2020

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Kom zijn liefste – over Herman Gorter ( 29 oktober 2020 – Hilversum)

Stichting Feest der Poëzie organiseert met Sociëteit “De Unie” Hilversum op donderdag 29 oktober 2020 in de serie Gooise dichters van het Feest der Poëzie een avond over Herman Gorter.

 

Herman Gorter, de dichter van ‘Mei’ (‘Een nieuwe lente en een nieuw geluid…’), woonde een aantal jaren aan de Nieuwe ‘s-Gravelandseweg 66 in Bussum, in een huis naar ontwerp van architect Berlage.

Voordrachtskunstenaar Simon Mulder en soundscape-artiesten Beggar Brahim (elektrische gitaar) en Jesse LaChiffre (klarinet) brengen nummers van de CD ‘Herman Gorter – Verzen 1890’, waarbij de gedichten uit de lyrische, experimentele, sensitivistische periode van classicus, dichter en socialist Herman Gorter, een unieke samenklank aangaan met Beggar Brahims klanklandschappen.

Klassiek muziekduo Marleen van Os en Daan van de Velde brengt bijzondere en nauwelijks uitgevoerde liederen op teksten van Gorter, bijgestaan door sopraan Heleen Oomen.

Stadsdichter Mieke van Zonneveld brengt de gedichten van Gorter die zij als motto’s in haar debuutbundel Leger gebruikte, en de daarbij behorende gedichten.

Verder bijzondere filmbeelden van Gorter van filminstituut Eye en de première van de videoclip ‘In de zwarte nacht’.

Sociëteit “De Unie” Hilversum
donderdag 29 oktober 2020
20:00 – 22:00 uur
s-Gravelandseweg 57
1217 EH Hilversum

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Rachel Eliza Giffiths: Seeing the Body. Poems

An elegiac and moving meditation on the ways in which we witness “bodies” of grief and healing.

Poems and photographs collide in this intimate collection, challenging the invisible, indefinable ways mourning takes up residence in a body, both before and after life-altering loss.

In radiant poems—set against the evocative and desperate backdrop of contemporary events, pop culture, and politics—Rachel Eliza Griffiths reckons with her mother’s death, aging, authority, art, black womanhood, memory, and the American imagination. The poems take shape in the space where public and private mourning converge, finding there magic and music alongside brutality and trauma. Griffiths braids a moving narrative of identity and its possibilities for rebirth through image and through loss.

A photographer as well as a poet, Griffiths accompanies the fierce rhythm of her verses with a series of ghostly, imaginative self-portraits, blurring the body’s internal wilderness with landscapes alive with beauty and terror. The collision of text and imagery offers an associative autobiography, in which narratives of language, absence, and presence are at once saved, revised, and often erased. Seeing the Body dismantles personal and public masks of silence and self-destruction to visualize and celebrate the imperfect freedom of radical self-love.

Rachel Eliza Griffiths is the author of four previous collections of poetry, including Lighting the Shadow. Her literary and visual work has appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, Paris Review, and many other publications. She lives in New York City.

Seeing the Body
Poems
Rachel Eliza Giffiths
Title Seeing the Body
Subtitle Poems
Author Rachel Eliza Giffiths
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Title First Published 09 June 2020
Format Hardcover
ISBN-10 1324005661
ISBN-13 9781324005667
Available for Sale 06/09/2020!
Price $26.95

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Mary Jean Chan: Flèche

Flèche (the French word for ‘arrow’) is an offensive technique commonly used in fencing, a sport of Mary Jean Chan’s young adult years, when she competed locally and internationally for her home city, Hong Kong.

This cross-linguistic pun presents the queer, non-white body as both vulnerable (‘flesh’) and weaponised (‘flèche’), and evokes the difficulties of reconciling one’s need for safety alongside the desire to shed one’s protective armour in order to fully embrace the world.

Central to the collection is the figure of the poet’s mother, whose fragmented memories of political turmoil in twentieth-century China are sensitively threaded through the book in an eight-part poetic sequence, combined with recollections from Chan’s childhood.

As complex themes of multilingualism, queerness, psychoanalysis and cultural history emerge, so too does a richly imagined personal, maternal and national biography.

The result is a series of poems that feel urgent and true, dazzling and devastating by turns.

Mary Jean Chan grew up in Hong Kong and studied at Swarthmore College, the University of Oxford and Royal Holloway, University of London. Her debut pamphlet, A Hurry of English, was selected as the 2018 Poetry Book Society Summer Pamphlet Choice. In 2017, Chan’s poem ‘//’ was shortlisted for the 2017 Forward Prize for Best Single Poem. She is a Ledbury Poetry Critic, editor of Oxford Poetry, advisory board member at the Poetry Translation Centre and member of the Folio Prize Academy. She is a Lecturer in Creative Writing (Poetry) at Oxford Brookes University and lives in London.

Flèche
Mary Jean Chan
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Series: Faber Poetry
Paperback
88 pages
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0571348041
ISBN-13: 978-0571348046
March 31, 2020
£10.99

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