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Poetry of Presence

Author : Phyllis Cole-Dai
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A celebrated and diverse group of poets have contributed the beautiful selections that make up Poetry of Presence. This book of mindfulness poems provides a refuge of quiet clarity that is much needed in today's restless, chaotic world. Every reader will find favorites to share and to return to, again and again.


Author : Pamela Heinrich MacPherson
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Vigil: The Poetry of Presence, a collection of sixty-five poems, is written from the perspective of a seasoned hospice volunteer processing her varied experiences while being present and bearing witness to the sacred moments of dying. These unedited, tender and insightful poems, taken from the author's personal journal, are ready to be savored.

A Poetry of Presence

Author : Bernard I. Duffey
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William Carlos Williams was an inventive writer never confined by any static genre or aesthetic postulate. In this authoritative study, Bernard Duffey recognizes that literary dynamism as he approaches the full breadth of Williams's work--including his poetry, prose, fiction, and drama--as an interrelated and interdependent web of writing. The result, the first truly comprehensive examination of a major American author and his kinetic art, will interest students and scholars of Williams, American literature, and modern poetry and criticism. Central to Duffey's study is a critical framework based on Kenneth Burke's A Grammar of Motives and the perception of the poet as an agent working in relation to a "scene" and its content--in this case, the geographical and cultural locale that Williams clung to. Williams's work, Duffey argues, was informed by the dramatic sense of himself as a literary actor seeking embodiment of a dynamic, altering whole and his present condition of being. Ultimately, he stresses, the writer was more engaged in expressing literary action than in forging literary objects. Duffey amplifies this critical view through a close reading of specific works. Examining Williams's principal writings in the lights that seem most immediate to them, he tackles a variety of themes: the pervasiveness of scene in In the American Grain and the fiction; the role of agent or poetic person in Kora in Hell, A Voyage to Pagany, Paterson, and Pictures from Brueghel; the function of poetic agency in the short poems, and of poetic action in Williams's drama.

Poetry of Presence

Author : Dean Jackson
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This collection of poems written over the past decade is designed to quietly bring the reader to life in the now. Each person will experience the verses in a unique way, just as they do the present moment. The book includes all the favorites as well as many pieces never before published.

A Poetry of Presence the Writings of William Carlos Williams

Author : Bernard Duffey
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A Gift of Presence

Author : Jan Heiner Tück
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Jan-Heiner Tück presents a work that explores the sacramental theology, lived spirituality, and Eucharistic poetry of the Church’s doctor communis, St. Thomas Aquinas. Although Aquinas’ Eucharistic poetry has long occupied an important place in the Church’s liturgical prayer and her repertoire of sacred music, the depth of these poems remains hidden until one grasps the rich sacramental theology underlying it. Consequently, Tück first offers a detailed but approachable primer of Aquinas’ theology of the sacraments, before diving deeply into the Angelic Doctor’s theology and poetry of the Eucharist. The Scriptural accounts stand at the heart of the systematic framework developed by Aquinas, and thus significant attention is devoted to showing the harmony between the accounts of Christ’s passion and the detailed exposition of the Summa theologiae. Moreover, the Eucharistic controversies of the ninth and eleventh centuries provide the contrapuntal context in which Aquinas did his thinking, praying, and writing. Not surprisingly, therefore, the response he crafts to these controversies draws upon both speculative powers and contemplative prayer, brought together in the unity of Aquinas’ theology and spirituality. The net result is a twofold treasure for the Church: a careful systematic presentation of Eucharistic theology and the lived devotional expression of the same in the carefully constructed—and now much beloved—stanzas of Pange lingua gloriosi, Lauda Sion, Adoro te devote, etc. By revealing the lively interplay of the saint’s powerful speculative intellect and a heart steeped in love for the Eucharistic Lord, Tück offers a sophisticated exposition of Aquinas’ Eucharistic poetry and the roots it sinks into a wider theological framework. Finally, the contemporary significance and power of Aquinas’ work is drawn out, not only in the rarefied realm of intellectual inquiry but also in the everyday expanse of ordinary life.

The Poetics of Non self

Author : Xianhao Liao
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Something is Coming Into Being

Author : Aaron Deveson
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Orion Resurgent

Author : Mechthild Cranston
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Visions of Presence in Modern American Poetry

Author : Nathan A. Scott
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In Visions of Presence in Modern American poetry, eminent scholar Nathan A. Scott, Jr., argues that this testimony to 'presence' offered by poetry is the strongest possible refutation of poststructuralist theory of knowledge. Exhibiting the kind of wide-ranging analysis his readers have come to expect, Scott explores the ways in which the poetic act of contemplation makes palpable the sense of' a something more.'

The Contemporary Poetry of France

Author : Michael Bishop
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Poetics of Presence

Author : Antonio Ochoa
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A Grammar of Presence

Author : Steven Winspur
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The Poetics of Yves Bonnefoy

Author : John Naughton
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Yves Bonnefoy is the most important and influential French poet to have emerged since the Second World War. Poet, art critic, historian, translator (particularly of Shakespeare), specialist in the problem of the relation of poetry to the visual arts and to the history of religions, Bonnefoy is now considered one of the most distinguished men of letters of his generation. Though Bonnefoy's work is familiar to American scholars, the complexity of his thought and style has created a need for a critical introduction to his work. This first major study of Bonnefoy written in English provides an overview of his entire literary career. Naughton situates Bonnefoy in the context of the existential philosophical tradition that nurtured him and in the poetic and artistic tradition that includes Dante and Shakespeare, Piero and Poussin, Baudelaire and Rimbaud. Bonnefoy's poems appear in both French and English, and all quotations from his prose have been translated. This book will appeal not only to the growing number of students and scholars of French literature interested in Bonnefoy's work, but also to those who study comparative poetry and the relation of poetry to art and to contemporary religious thought.

Philip Sidney and the Poetics of Renaissance Cosmopolitanism

Author : Robert E. Stillman
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Celebrations of literary fictions as autonomous worlds appeared first in the Renaissance and were occasioned, paradoxically, by their power to remedy the ills of history. Robert E. Stillman explores this paradox in relation to Philip Sidney's Defence of Poesy, the first Renaissance text to argue for the preeminence of poetry as an autonomous form of knowledge in the public domain. Offering a fresh interpretation of Sidney's celebration of fiction-making, Stillman locates the origins of his poetics inside a neglected historical community: the intellectual elite associated with Philip Melanchthon (leader of the German Reformation after Luther), the so-called Philippists. As a challenge to traditional Anglo-centric scholarship, his study demonstrates how Sidney's education by Continental Philippists enabled him to dignify fiction-making as a compelling form of public discourse-compelling because of its promotion of powerful new concepts about reading and writing, its ecumenical piety, and its political ambition to secure through natural law (from universal 'Ideas') freedom from the tyranny of confessional warfare. Intellectually ambitious and wide-ranging, this study draws together various elements of contemporary scholarship in literary, religious, and political history in order to afford a broader understanding of the Defence and the cultural context inside which Sidney produced both his poetry and his poetics.

Artefacts of Presence

Author : Anson Gonzalez
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From the poems of the political turbulence of the 1970s, the confessional poems in the persona of a Caribbean Don Juan, to the later poems of spiritual exploration, these are the work of a poet with his finger on the pulse of both the state of the nation and the state of the inner man.

Horace s Narrative Odes

Author : Michele Lowrie
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This book analyzes the different use of lyric and narrative in Horace's Odes. On the formal level, numerous odes contain narration. Together they tell a larger story about the aesthetic and political demands on the poet's development as a lyrist. At issue is whether Horace can ever truly become a poet of praise.

The Invisible Presence Sixteen Poets of Spanish America 1925 1995 Poems

Author : Ludwig Zeller
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This anothology brings to English readers two generations of poets whose work has remained almost secret, even though their influence on the poetry of Spanish America is far-reaching and timeless. Here are poets whose voices will resonate for years to come. Selected by Ludwig Zeller, this landmark anthology is a must for lovers of Latin American literature and specialists in the field.

Voicing American Poetry

Author : Lesley Wheeler
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This book is a study of voice in poetry, beginning in the 1920s when modernism rose to the surface of poetry and other arts, and when radio expanded suddenly in the United States.

Becoming Canonical in American Poetry

Author : Timothy Morris
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