The Three Way Tavern

Selected Poems

Author: Clare You,Richard Silberg

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520246126

Category: Poetry

Page: 153

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"These poems have magic."--Willis Barnstone, author of Sweetbitter Love: Poems of Sappho "Ko Un's work springs from a passionate dedication to the task of making whole again the narratives of the disrupted lives of Korea's people. No one has done more for what is coming gradually but ever more clearly to be recognized as Korea's literature of the twenty-first century."--David McCann, Director of the Korea Institute at Harvard University "Ko Un is a crucial poet for the twenty-first century and this is an enormously fresh and vivid translation."--Robert Hass

This Side of Time


Author: Ko Un,Ŭn Ko

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN: 9781935210320

Category: Poetry

Page: 101

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"Ko Un writes spare, short-line lyrics direct to the point, but often intricate in both wit and meaning." ?Gary Snyder

Flowers of a Moment


Author: Ŭn Ko

Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781929918881

Category: History

Page: 103

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180 brief zen poems from Korea's most beloved poet and four-time Nobel Prize nominee.

Robinson: Poems

Author: Edwin Arlington Robinson

Publisher: Everyman's Library

ISBN: 0804152942

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) a three-time winner of the Pulitzer Prize, was the first of the great American modernist poets."No poet ever understood loneliness and separateness better than Robinson," James Dickey has observed. Robinson's lyric poems illuminate the hearts and minds of the most unlikely subjects—the downtrodden, the bereft, and the misunderstood. Even while writing in meter and rhyme, he used everyday language with unprecedented power, wit, and sensitivity. With his keen understanding of ordinary people and a gift for harnessing the rhythms of conversational speech, Robinson created the vivid character portraits for which he is best known, among them "Aunt Imogen," "Isaac and Archibald," "Miniver Cheevy," and "Richard Cory." Most of his poems are set in the fictive Tilbury Town—based on his boyhood home of Gardiner, Maine—but his work reaches far beyond its particular locality in its focus on struggle and redemption in human experience.


108 Zen Poems

Author: Ko Un

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 1888375655

Category: Poetry

Page: 140

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Throughout his eventful life as a monk, poet, novelist, political dissident, husband, and father, Ko Un has remained a traveler on the Way. The poems in this collection, though strictly within the true Zen tradition, are as witty and down-to-earth as they are contemplative. Described by Allen Ginsberg as “thought-stopping Koan-like mental firecrackers,” the poems reflect both writer and reader. First published in 1997, the new edition features a more sympathetic translation and 11 original brush paintings by the author.

Selected Poems

Author: Richard Hugo

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393245284

Category: Poetry

Page: 176

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The poems in this volume were selected by the poet in 1978 from his first three books—A Run of Jacks, Death of the Kapowsin Tavern, and Good Luck in Cracked Italian—and from his three more recent books, The Lady in Kicking Horse Reservoir, What Thou Lovest Well Remains American, and 31 Letters and 13 Dreams. The result easily demonstrated, then as now, the massive achievement of the writer whom Carolyn Kizer called "one of the most passionate, energetic, and honest poets living."

Songs for Tomorrow

A Collection of Poems, 1960-2002

Author: Ŭn Ko,Ko Un

Publisher: Green Integer Books

ISBN: 9781933382708

Category: Poetry

Page: 365

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In this long awaited full survey of the poetic writing of Korea's leading literary spokesperson, the translators have gathered poems from 42 years, representing numerous of the author's 135 books. As they note in their introduction, "Ko Un is ... like a force of nature."

Letters, Summer 1926

Boris Leonidovich Pasternak, Marina Tsvetayeva, Rainer Maria Rilke

Author: Boris Leonidovich Pasternak,Marina T︠S︡vetaeva,Rainer Maria Rilke,Margaret Wettlin,Walter W. Arndt,Jamey Gambrell

Publisher: New York Review of Books

ISBN: 9780940322714

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

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Edited by Yevgeny Pasternak, Yelena Pasternak, and Konstantin M. Azadovsky The summer of 1926 was a time of trouble and uncertainty for each of the three poets whose correspondence is collected in this moving volume. Marina Tsvetayeva was living in exile in France and struggling to get by. Boris Pasternak was in Moscow, trying to come to terms with the new Bolshevik regime. Rainer Maria Rilke, in Switzerland, was dying. Though hardly known to each other, they began to correspond, exchanging a series of searching letters in which every aspect of life and work is discussed with extraordinary intensity and passion. Letters: Summer 1926 takes the reader into the hearts and minds of three of the twentieth century's greatest poets at a moment of maximum emotional and creative pressure.

First Person Sorrowful

Author: Ko Un,Brother Anthony (of Taizé),Sang-Wha Lee

Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Limited


Category: Poetry

Page: 152

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A selection of poems from the past decade, by one of Korea's most acclaimed poets.

Poem of the End

Selected Narrative and Lyrical Poems

Author: Marina Tsvetaeva

Publisher: Overlook Press

ISBN: 9780875011769

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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Marina Tsvetaeva is acknowledged today as one of the twentieth century's greatest poets, a masterful innovator who produced a remarkable body of work before her untimely death in 1941. This bilingual collection contains six of her acclaimed narrative poems, as well as a selection of lyrics, most translated into English for the first time. Tsvetaeva always regarded the narrative poem as her true challenge, and she created powerful and intensely original works in the genre. They can be seen as markers of various stages in her poetic development, ranging from the early, folk-accented "On a Red Steed" to the lyrical-confessional "Poem of the Mountain" and "Poem of the End" to the more metaphysical later poems, "An Attempt at a Room," a beautiful requiem for Rainer Maria Rilke, "New Year's Greetings," and "Poem of the Air," a stirring celebration of Lindbergh's transatlantic flight and the quest for the soul's freedom.

Intermediate College Korean

Taehak Han'gugo Chunggup

Author: Clare You,Eunsu Cho

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222954

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 354

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This is a textbook for students of Korean, a sequel to our book for beginners.

The Angels Knocking on the Tavern Door

Thirty Poems of Hafez

Author: Robert Bly,Leonard Lewisohn

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006197109X

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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The great Persian poet Hafez is so beloved in Iran that almost every family there keeps his Divan close at hand. For some fifteen years, esteemed American poet and author Robert Bly has worked with the great Islamic scholar Leonard Lewisohn to produce this translation, which for the first time captures Hafez's nimbleness, his fierce humor, his astonishing range of thought, and his delight in love—enabling English speakers to fully appreciate the true genius of this master of the ghazal form, one of the greatest inventions in the history of poetry.

Small Hours of the Night

Selected Poems of Roque Dalton

Author: Roque Dalton

Publisher: N.A


Category: Poetry

Page: 201

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"English-only edition of poems written from exile, prison, and on the run by the Salvadoran revolutionary whose life and word urged love as well as change. Selected from 10 of his collections including two posthumous manuscripts, but none are from Poemasclandestinos (1980). The vital force of the intimate, conversational Spanish challenges the translators. Introductory essays by Ernesto Cardenal, Claribel Alegrâia, and Hardie St. Martin recommend work for the classroom and the general reader"--Handbook of Latin American Studies, v. 58.

Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah

Author: Patricia Smith

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566893674

Category: Poetry

Page: 116

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National Book Award finalist Patricia Smith chronicles the Great Migration through Motown music and Chicago streets.


Author: Ko Un,Brother Anthony (of Taizé),Sang-Wha Lee

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780372426

Category: Korean poetry

Page: 272

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A collection of poems by Ko Un, filling 30 volumes in Korean, a total of 4001 poems containing the names of 5600 people.

City Poet

The Life and Times of Frank O'Hara

Author: Brad Gooch

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062303422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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The definitive biography of Frank O’Hara, one of the greatest American poets of the twentieth century, the magnetic literary figure at the center of New York’s cultural life during the 1950s and 1960s. City Poet captures the excitement and promise of mid-twentieth-century New York in the years when it became the epicenter of the art world, and illuminates the poet and artist at its heart. Brad Gooch traces Frank O’Hara’s life from his parochial Catholic childhood to World War II, through his years at Harvard and New York. He brilliantly portrays O’Hara in in his element, surrounded by a circle of writers and artists who would transform America’s cultural landscape: Willem de Kooning, Franz Kline, Helen Frankenthaler, Jackson Pollock, Gregory Corso, Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, LeRoi Jones, and John Ashbery. Gooch brings into focus the artistry and influence of a life “of guts and wit and style and passion” (Luc Sante) that was tragically abbreviated in 1966 when O’Hara, just forty and at the height of his creativity, was hit and killed by a jeep on the beach at Fire Island—a death that marked the end of an exceptional career and a remarkable era. City Poet is illustrated with 55 black and white photographs.

The essential Neruda

selected poems

Author: Pablo Neruda,Mark Eisner

Publisher: City Lights Books

ISBN: 9780872864283

Category: History

Page: 199

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New translations of Neruda's most important poems, gathered to celebrate the centennial of his birth.

Three Mystics Walk Into a Tavern

A Once and Future Meeting of Rumi, Meister Eckhart, and Moses de León in Medieval Venice

Author: James C. Harrington,Sidney G. Hall, III

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780761865421

Category: Philosophy

Page: 166

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In Three Mystics Walk into a Tavern, Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Moses de Leon, and Meister Eckhart three of the greatest mystics of all time meet in Venice for an imaginary night-long conversation that will inspire everyday individuals of the twenty-first century to find their own spirituality and realize that everyone can be a mystic. Although the mystics came from different backgrounds and religious traditions (Islam, Judaism, and Christianity), their spiritual paths led them to similar understandings of a union with the Divine. The three mystics have a timeless and timely message for people who walk the earth eight centuries after they did, no matter an individual s religious background or even if they have none. It is a message of connecting with the divine spark deep within us and within the universe."