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· The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner · Nanni Balestrini & Primo Moroni: The Golden Horde. Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977 · The Hurting Kind. Poetry by Ada Limón · An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe by Heidi Seaborn · Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head. Poems by Warsan Shire · Wings in Time. Poetry by Callie Garnett · Teething. Poetry by Megha Rao · Eva van Manen: Hoe zijn we hier gekomen? · Dichters in de tuin 2022 · 52nd POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM · Auguries of a Minor God by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe · ‘Useful Junk’ by: Erika Meitner

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The Hatred of Poetry by Ben Lerner

No art has been denounced as often as poetry. It’s even bemoaned by poets: “I, too, dislike it,” wrote Marianne Moore.

“Many more people agree they hate poetry,” Ben Lerner writes, “than can agree what poetry is. I, too, dislike it and have largely organized my life around it and do not experience that as a contradiction because poetry and the hatred of poetry are inextricable in ways it is my purpose to explore.”

In this inventive and lucid essay, Lerner takes the hatred of poetry as the starting point of his defense of the art. He examines poetry’s greatest haters (beginning with Plato‘s famous claim that an ideal city had no place for poets, who would only corrupt and mislead the young) and both its greatest and worst practitioners, providing inspired close readings of Keats, Dickinson, McGonagall, Whitman, and others.

Throughout, he attempts to explain the noble failure at the heart of every truly great and truly horrible poem: the impulse to launch the experience of an individual into a timeless communal existence. In The Hatred of Poetry, Lerner has crafted an entertaining, personal, and entirely original examination of a vocation no less essential for being impossible.

Ben Lerner was born in Topeka, Kansas, in 1979. He has received fellowships from the Fulbright, Guggenheim, Howard, and MacArthur Foundations. His first novel, Leaving the Atocha Station, won the 2012 Believer Book Award, and excerpts from 10:04 have been awarded The Paris Review’s Terry Southern Prize. He has published three poetry collections: The Lichtenberg Figures, Angle of Yaw (a finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry),and Mean Free Path. Lerner is a professor of English at Brooklyn College.

The Hatred of Poetry
by Ben Lerner
Publisher: ‎ FSG Originals
First Edition (June 7, 2016)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Paperback
96 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0865478201
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0865478206
$ 8.99

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Nanni Balestrini & Primo Moroni: The Golden Horde. Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977

The Golden Horde is a definitive work on the Italian revolutionary movements of the 1960s and ’70s.

An anthology of texts and fragments woven together with an original commentary, the volume widens our understanding of the full complexity and richness of this period of radical thought and practice.

The book covers the generational turbulence of Italy’s postwar period, the transformations of Italian capitalism, the new analyses by worker-focused intellectuals, the student movement of 1968, the Hot Autumn of 1969, the extra-parliamentary groups of the early 1970s, the Red Brigades, the formation of a radical women’s movement, the development of Autonomia, and the build-up to the watershed moment of the spontaneous political movement of 1977.

Far from being merely a handbook of political history, The Golden Horde also sheds light on two decades of Italian culture, including the newspapers, songs, journals, festivals, comics, and philosophy that these movements produced.

The book features writings by Sergio Bologna, Umberto Eco, Elvio Fachinelli, Lea Melandri, Danilo Montaldi, Toni Negri, Raniero Panzieri, Franco Piperno, Rossana Rossanda, Paolo Virno, and others, as well as an in-depth introduction by translator Richard Braude outlining the work’s composition and development.

Nanni Balestrini (1935–2019) was an Italian poet, experimental writer, visual artist and founding member of both the avant-garde Gruppo ’63 and the revolutionary organization Potere Operio.

Primo Moroni (1936–1998) was an Italian writer, activist and archivist. Founder of the Calusca bookshop in Milan, for decades he was a point of reference for radical movements and subcultures across Italy.

Richard Braude lives in Palermo, Italy. His translations include works by Nanni Balestrini, Mariarosa Dalla Costa, Antonio Negri and Rossana Rossanda.

The Golden Horde
Revolutionary Italy, 1960–1977
by Nanni Balestrini and Primo Moroni
Translated by Richard Braude
ISBN: 9780857427465
Pages: 690
Publication Year: May 2021
Size: 6″ x 9″
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Seagull Books
£35

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The Hurting Kind. Poetry by Ada Limón

An astonishing collection about interconnectedness—between the human and nonhuman, ancestors and ourselves—from National Book Critics Circle Award winner, National Book Award finalist and U.S. Poet Laureate Ada Limón.

“I have always been too sensitive, a weeper / from a long line of weepers,” writes Limón.

“I am the hurting kind.”

What does it mean to be the hurting kind?

To be sensitive not only to the world’s pain and joys, but to the meanings that bend in the scrim between the natural world and the human world?

To divine the relationships between us all?

To perceive ourselves in other beings—and to know that those beings are resolutely their own, that they “do not / care to be seen as symbols”?

With Limón’s remarkable ability to trace thought, The Hurting Kind explores those questions—incorporating others’ stories and ways of knowing, making surprising turns, and always reaching a place of startling insight.

These poems slip through the seasons, teeming with horses and kingfishers and the gleaming eyes of fish.

And they honor parents, stepparents, and grandparents: the sacrifices made, the separate lives lived, the tendernesses extended to a hurting child; the abundance, in retrospect, of having two families.

Along the way,we glimpse loss. There are flashes of the pandemic, ghosts whose presence manifests in unexpected memories and the mysterious behavior of pets left behind. But The Hurting Kind is filled, above all, with connection and the delight of being in the world.

“Slippery and waddle thieving my tomatoes still / green in the morning’s shade,” writes Limón of a groundhog in her garden, “she is doing what she can to survive.”

Ada Limón grew up in Glen Ellen and Sonoma, California. A graduate of New York University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, she has received fellowships from the Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and won the Chicago Literary Award for Poetry. She is the author of three books of poetry, Lucky Wreck (Autumn House Press, 2006), This Big Fake World (Pearl Editions, 2007), and Sharks in the Rivers (Milkweed Editions, 2010). She is currently at work on a novel, a book of essays, and a new collection of poems. Ada Limón became the 24th Poet Laureate of the United States in July of 2022.

The Hurting Kind
by Ada Limón (Author)
Publisher: ‎ Milkweed Editions
May 10, 2022
Language: ‎ English
Hardcover: ‎120 pages
ISBN-10: ‎1639550496
ISBN-13: ‎978-1639550494
$17.99

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An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe by Heidi Seaborn

Poetry. An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe is a middle-of-the-night poetic conversation with Marilyn Monroe that explores obsessions, addictions, abuse, objectification, marriage, work, children, childlessness and death.

Pressing on the themes of her acclaimed debut, Give a Girl Chaos, Seaborn illuminates the biographical and emotional journey of Marilyn as intimacies whispered between two women.

These are women who have lived “on the glittering edge” and know that when a third husband “draws a blank page from his typewriter,” it means she needs to go to work in a world dominated by men.

In An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe, Marilyn is a resilient, intelligent feminist who understands how to accumulate and wield power in the 1950’s. She is also vulnerable, exploited, and broken in so many ways.

We see the speaker discover Marilyn until “then she is everywhere,” a haunting presence that becomes both muse and reflection. Seaborn invites us into the poetic soul of the world’s most famous woman with poems that celebrate and mourn. An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe is a sequined meditation on what keeps us up at night and what fills our dreams.

Heidi Seaborn wrote poetry as teenager then pursued a career as a business executive. She moved 27 times, raised three children, divorced and remarried and then after a 40-year hiatus, returned to poetry in 2016. Since then she’s authored two full-length collections of poetry and three chapbooks of poetry, won or been shortlisted for over two dozen awards and been published widely. She is Executive Editor of THE ADROIT JOURNAL and holds an MFA in Poetry from NYU and a BA from Stanford University. She lives in Seattle.

An Insomniac’s Slumber Party with Marilyn Monroe
by Heidi Seaborn (Author)
Paperback
June 10, 2021
Pages: 84
Publisher: ‎ PANK Books (June 10, 2021)
Language: ‎ English
ISBN-10: ‎194858719X
ISBN-13: ‎978-1948587198
$18.00

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Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head. Poems by Warsan Shire

With her first full-length poetry collection, Warsan Shire introduces us to a young girl, who, in the absence of a nurturing guide, makes her own way toward womanhood.

Drawing from her own life, as well as pop culture and news headlines, Shire finds vivid, unique details in the experiences of refugees and immigrants, mothers and daughters, Black women and teenage girls. In Shire’s hands, lives spring into fullness. This is noisy life, full of music and weeping and surahs and sirens and birds. This is fragrant life, full of blood and perfume and shisha smoke and jasmine and incense.

This is polychrome life, full of henna and moonlight and lipstick and turmeric and kohl. The long-awaited collection from one of our most exciting contemporary poets, this book is a blessing, an incantatory celebration of resilience and survival. Each reader will come away changed.

Warsan Shire is a Somali British writer and poet born in Nairobi and raised in London. She has written two chapbooks, Teaching My Mother How to Give Birth and Her Blue Body. She was awarded the inaugural Brunel International African Poetry Prize and served as the first Young Poet Laureate of London. She is the youngest member of the Royal Society of Literature and is included in the Penguin Modern Poets series. Shire wrote the poetry for the Peabody Award–winning visual album Lemonade and the Disney film Black Is King in collaboration with Beyoncé Knowles-Carter. She also wrote the short film Brave Girl Rising, highlighting the voices and faces of Somali girls in Africa’s largest refugee camp. Warsan Shire lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two children. Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head is her full-length debut poetry collection.

Bless the Daughter Raised by a Voice in Her Head
Poems
By Warsan Shire
Category: Poetry
Publisher : ‎ Random House Trade Paperbacks
(March 1, 2022)
Language: ‎ English
Paperback‏
96 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 0593134354
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0593134351
$17.00

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Wings in Time. Poetry by Callie Garnett

Callie Garnett’s first full-length collection of poems, Wings in Time, is a book one watches as much as reads.

Whether it be her memories of browsing now-extinct video stores, the tender lessons learned from children’s public television (Garnett’s mother is a long-time writer for Sesame Street), a student job at a CD & record shop, or Zoom meetings during quarantine back in her parents’ home, the four sections of this book nod toward media’s shifting formats and mirror the coming of age of the poet herself.

Garnett’s experiences and evocations have here been transcribed, recorded, rewound, shared and edited over emails, and nearly float context-less, full of the desire to touch the immaterial and the dematerialized.

Callie Garnett is the author of the chapbooks Hallelujah, I’m a Bum (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2015) and On Knowingness (The Song Cave, 2017). Her poems have appeared in the PEN Poetry Series, the Poetry Foundation, No Tokens, The Recluse, and elsewhere. She works as an Editor at Bloomsbury Publishing.

Wings in Time
Callie Garnett
Pub Date:9/1/2021
Publisher: The Song Cave
ISBN978-1-7372775-0-7
Binding:PAPERBACK
Pages:110
Price: $ 18.95

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Teething. Poetry by Megha Rao

A story told in verse, Teething begins when Kochu, a young boy in Kerala, is caught kissing the neighbour’s son. All hell breaks loose, ending in Kochu taking his own life.

Years after the scandal, after discovering his suicide note, his oldest sister, Achu, sets out to uncover the mysteries of their dysfunctional family by putting pieces of their past back together.

Along the way, she discovers things she never noticed – their mother’s brokenness and obsession with the church, their father’s disturbing secrecy inside the bedroom, and, of course, their own individual traumas that stopped time altogether. Soon, Achu realizes that none of them will ever truly grow up until they live their lives all over again, from the very beginning.

Megha Rao is a confessional performance poet and a surrealist artist. Her work has been featured on platforms such as Penguin Random House India, Firstpost, The Open Road Review, New Asian Writing, The Alipore Post, Spoken Fest, Why Indian Men Rape and Thought Catalog. Megha is a postgraduate in English Literature from the University of Nottingham, UK, and is currently spending her time between Mumbai and Kerala.

Teething
by Megha Rao
Language: ‎ English
Publisher: ‎HarperCollins
(December 20, 2021)
Paperback
88 pages
ISBN-10: ‎9354894305
ISBN-13: ‎978-9354894305
$14.12

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Eva van Manen: Hoe zijn we hier gekomen?

De debuutbundel van artiest, songwriter en producer Eva van Manen.

Geveld door Covid-19 brengt een jonge vrouw twee maanden door in bed. Beperkt in haar bewegingsvrijheid, springt ze heen en weer tussen situaties waarin machtsverhoudingen een rol spelen. Ziek- tegenover gezond zijn, mannen tegenover vrouwen en het geheel tegenover het individu.

Als jonge vrouw die een zwaar ziekbed heeft beleefd, kan ze zich niet ontrekken aan de pure willekeur. Het is toeval wie ziek wordt, wie binnen bepaalde grenzen geboren wordt en wie als vrouw.

In Hoe zijn we hier gekomen? spit ze in haar herinneringen op zoek naar de wortels van de vraag hoe we hier gekomen zijn. In dit land, dit lichaam en dit politieke klimaat. De bundel is een aaneenrijging van schurende situaties en gedachten, in verre oorden en dichtbij huis.

Eva van Manen (1989) is artiest, dichter, songwriter en producer. Haar debuutalbum Politiek & Liefde overbrugt stijlen als rap, elektronica en gitaarpop met een persoonlijke invalshoek. Ze onderzoekt waar politiek en liefde elkaar treffen. Het lied Omdat we verdergaan afkomstig van Politiek & Liefde werd genomineerd voor de Annie M.G. Schmidtprijs 2021.

Hoe zijn we hier gekomen?
Eva van Manen
Uitgave: Paperback
Datum: 29-06-2021
Poëzie
Omvang: 80 pagina’s
Hollands Diep
ISBN: 9789048860906
Prijs: € 19,99

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Dichters in de tuin 2022

Datum zondag 26 juni, 2022 van 13:00 tot 17:00
Locatie De Nieuwe Gang, Kloosterstraat 7 in Beuningen

Twaalf dichters op vier podia

Dichters in de tuin is op zondag 26 juni van 13.00 tot 17.00 bij De Nieuwe Gang, Kloosterstraat 7 in Beuningen. Kaarten koop je via https://shop.ikbenaanwezig.nl/tickets/event/dichters-in-de-tuin-2022 voor €10,00 per persoon. De laatste kaarten worden aan de poort verkocht voor € 12,50.

Meer informatie over het programma, de dichters en de kaartverkoop: https://www.poeziecentrumnederland.nl/activiteiten/agenda/

Vanaf 2021 is het festival Dichters in de Tuin een samenwerking tussen De Nieuwe Gang en Poëziecentrum Nederland.

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52nd POETRY INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM

52nd Poetry International Festival Rotterdam
From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June 2022
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Auguries of a Minor God by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe

The debut collection of poetry from a virtuosic, compassionate new voice.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist.

Born in India, she grew up across the Middle East, Europe and North America before calling Ireland home.

Founder of the Play It Forward Fellowships, she serves as poetry editor at Skein Press and Fallow Media, contributing editor for The Stinging Fly and an advisory board member of Ledbury Poetry Critics Ireland.

She is the recipient of a Next Generation Artist Award in Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and the inaugural Ireland Chair of Poetry Student Award.

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe’s spellbinding debut poetry collection explores love and the wounds it makes. Its first half is composed of five sections, corresponding to the five arrows of Kama, the Hindu God of Love, Desire and Memory. Each arrow has its own effect on some body – a very real, contemporary body – and its particular journey of love.

The second is a long narrative poem, ‘A is for [Arabs]’, which follows a different kind of journey: a family of refugees who have fled to the West from conflict in an unspecified Middle Eastern country. With an extraordinary structure, yoking abecedarian and Fibonacci sequences, it is a skillful and intimate account of migration and exile, of home and belonging.

Auguries of a Minor God
by Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe
Publisher: ‎ Faber & Faber
September 7, 2021
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 120 pages
ISBN-10‏ : ‎ 0571365566
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-0571365562
£10.99

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‘Useful Junk’ by: Erika Meitner

A master of documentary poetry, Erika Meitner takes up the question of desire and intimacy in her latest collection of poems.

In her previous five collections of poetry, Erika Meitner has established herself as one of America’s most incisive observers, cherished for her remarkable ability to temper catastrophe with tenderness. In her newest collection Useful Junk, Meitner considers what it means to be a sexual being in a world that sees women as invisible—as mothers, customers, passengers, worshippers, wives.

These poems render our changing bodies as real and alive, shaped by the sense memories of long-lost lovers and the still thrilling touch of a spouse after years of parenthood, affirming that we are made of every intimate moment we have ever had.

Letter poems to a younger poet interspersed throughout the collection question desire itself and how new technologies—Uber, sexting, Instagram—are reframing self-image and shifting the ratios of risk and reward in erotic encounters.

With dauntless vulnerability, Meitner travels a world of strip malls, supermarkets, and subway platforms, remaining porous and open to the world, always returning to the intimacies rooted deep within the self as a shout against the dying earth.

Boldly affirming that pleasure is a vital form of knowledge, Useful Junk reminds us that our bodies are made real and beautiful by our embodied experiences and that our desire is what keeps us alive.

Erika Meitner is the author of five books of poems, including Ideal Cities (Harper Perennial, 2010), which was a 2009 National Poetry Series winner, Copia (BOA Editions, 2014), and Holy Moly Carry Me (BOA Editions, 2018). Her poems have appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Tin House, The New Republic, Virginia Quarterly Review, Oxford American, Best American Poetry, Ploughshares, and elsewhere. In 2015, she was the US-UK Fulbright Distinguished Scholar in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at Queen’s University Belfast, and she has also received fellowships from The MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for Creative Arts, the Blue Mountain Center, and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She is currently an associate professor of English at Virginia Tech, where she directs the MFA and undergraduate programs in Creative Writing.

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Useful Junk
By: Erika Meitner
Regular price $ 17.00
Publisher: ‎ BOA Editions Ltd.
April 5, 2022
Language: ‎ English
Paperback: ‎ 104 pages
ISBN-10: ‎ 1950774538
ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1950774531

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