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Eradicating Impurities By LaToya "Boyce" Wells
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Eradicating Impurities is a transparent and hard look at a collection of LaToya's poetry. She shares her thoughts and observations on a host of topics ranging from irrational behaviors, confessions,... More > abuse, encouragement, and much more.< Less
Too Many States Get In The Way By Joe Lengson
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Too Many States Get In The Way, Poems About Love & Loss by Joe Lengson is a poetic catharsis about living in a long distance relationship and dealing with the love and loss that comes with it.... More > Lengson writes with alliteration, rhyme, diction and humor as well as a healthy dose of heartache that is sure to be infectious to the audience.< Less
Paper Carnival By Aimee Lowenstern
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A whimsical, wonderful journey through words and life by the young Aimee Lowenstern. includes 26 poems whirling with imagination. "The precision of her diction, the freshness of her imagery,... More > the range of perspectives and poetic rhythms (meter) she tries on, the punch she's able to pack in the short lines without becoming predictable--Aimee Lowenstern has every reason to be proud of her efforts here."- Brad Knopp< Less
BAI JUYI: REMEMBERED By Jean Elizabeth Ward
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PO CHU-I – BAI JUYI – HAKU RAKUTEN 772-846 CE) vowed his poems would be understood at every Social level, so he broke with the poetic habits of the literati in two respects. First, his... More > diction was not merely simple but sometimes Colloquial, and, second, he frequently lamented the economic and social injustices perpetrated on the poor. However, he also ranged freely among traditional subjects, including, the evocation of emotions using natural scenes.< Less
BAI JUYI: REMEMBERED By Jean Elizabeth Ward
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PO CHU-I – BAI JUYI – HAKU RAKUTEN 772-846 CE) vowed his poems would be understood at every Social level, so he broke with the poetic habits of the literati in two respects. First, his... More > diction was not merely simple but sometimes Colloquial, and, second, he frequently lamented the economic and social injustices perpetrated on the poor. However, he also ranged freely among traditional subjects, including, the evocation of emotions using natural scenes.< Less
The Prose Edda By Snorri Sturluson
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The Younger Edda, also known as Snorre’s Edda, or the Prose Edda, is a collection of Old Norse poems preserved by Snorri Sturluson (1179–1241). The Prose Edda forms the basis of what the... More > world knows as Norse mythology, and contains legends of the creation of the cosmos and the best-known stories of Odin, Thor, and the other gods. The Prose Edda was originally referred to as simply the Edda, but was later called the Prose Edda to distinguish it from the Poetic Edda, a collection of anonymous poetry from earlier traditional sources compiled around the same time. This version contains an English version of the Foreword; the Fooling of Gylfe, the Afterword; Brage’s talk, the Afterword to Brage’s Talk, and the Important Passages in the Poetical Diction (Skáldskaparmál). It also includes an introduction, a full set of explanatory notes, a vocabulary list, and an index.< Less
Layer Cake By Dave Lewis
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Dave Lewis' poetry is honest and direct. Each word is effective and easily understood. Unlike so many others today, he writes from the heart and soul, from raw emotion; he has drawn on his wide... More > ranging knowledge and experience to evolve a style, an elevated poetic diction, which eschews artifice and ornate language. To do otherwise, to court obscurity, to write for just a small coterie, would be for him to miss the mark. A true son of his native South Wales Valleys, his work moves from the local, to the national, to the international; he aspires to a universal discourse, beyond the here and now, and beyond class, or localness, or country. This excellent collection of Dave Lewis' work is highly recommended - John Evans.< Less
JIA DAO REMEMBERED By Jean Elizabeth Ward, Ed.
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JIA DAO (Chia Tao) 779-843, was a poet from The Tang capital of Chang’an, born in Hebei— and entered a Buddhist order when young. He left the monastery around 810 to be a follower of Han... More > Yu. He spent the rest of my life in Chang’an, except for minor official posts in years before his death. In the early 9th. Century his group's strong belief was the moral efficacy of poetry and the importance of traditional values, which led to experiments with a wide variety of poetic styles, in order to extend the range of themes, diction and vocabulary acceptable in a poem. He was a successful poet,however some of the critics have found my work lacking in intellectual depth.< Less
JIA DAO REMEMBERED By Jean Elizabeth Ward, Ed.
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JIA DAO (Chia Tao) 779-843, was a poet from The Tang capital of Chang’an, born in Hebei— and entered a Buddhist order when young. He left the monastery around 810 to be a follower of Han... More > Yu. He spent the rest of my life in Chang’an, except for minor official posts in years before his death. In the early 9th. Century his group's strong belief was the moral efficacy of poetry and the importance of traditional values, which led to experiments with a wide variety of poetic styles, in order to extend the range of themes, diction and vocabulary acceptable in a poem. He was a successful poet,however some of the critics have found my work lacking in intellectual depth.< Less
PO CHU-I: AN HOMAGE TO By Jean Elizabeth Ward, Poet Laureate
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English First Edition: (with illustrations) Po Chu-I (772-846 CE) vowed his poems would be understood at every social level, so he broke with the poetic habits of the literati in two respects.... More > First, his diction was not merely simple, but sometimes colloquial, and, second, he frequently lamented the economic and social injustices perpetrated on the poor. However, he also ranged freely among traditional subjects, including, as here, the evocation of emotions using natural scenes. In this book, American Poet Laureate, Jean Elizabeth Ward has read, and responded with either Homages to, or Inspired by Po Chu I. Over 300 poems in this lovely book, with the painting of Po Chu I by the author. NOT A TRANSLATION JOURNAL.< Less