By Ilene Goff Kaufmann
I in my view have continuously believed that irrespective of how difficult issues get, to be triumphant, it’s vital to discover the confident one of the damaging in lifestyles. it will probably no longer constantly be effortless . . . however it is feasible. those poems are my positives. a few relate overwhelming ache and unhappiness . . . whereas others show the main joyous moments in my existence. I relate how anger can cripple in addition to empower. It’s all within the means you understand it. Writing has served as an outlet for my private felt feelings . . . a few reliable, a few undesirable . . . and every now and then the simplest remedy. yet I additionally recognize that with no Jehovah God in my lifestyles to bolster and advisor my very steps, i could have remained misplaced. i'm perpetually thankful for his never-ending love and direction.
By Cornelia DeDona
Take an unflinching examine a fake shelter, a troublesome discount and feasting on dim sum. Then boogie board to new heights speeding in at the complexities of plastic, cats and intimacy.
This liberal utopia takes no prisoners hominid or otherwise.
By Shadaria Allison
With sufficient honesty to make blushed cheeks seem like even contoured masterpieces, and sufficient realism to win hearts over all over the place, "Poetic Vices" is what the USA has been missing....the 90's!
By Daniela Olszewska
By Carolyn Smart
By Shahidah Janjua
By Josefina Baez,Jorge Lara,Mario Abreu,S. Regina Lorenso
ain’t enjoying” (Canto de plenitud),
Como l. a. Una se viste del canto del alma.
Su poesía incluye cuentos de siempre, compartidos hoy.
Su soliloquio está basado
en lo important y extraordinario,
de lo posible y cotidiano.
Monólogo deste presente.
A poesia passeia pelas estações internas.
A morte se aproxima. Da vida. Os olhos olham para dentro. Simples. Simplista. Conversa honesta com a vulnerabilidade do cotidiano. Canto particular.
Cantos de todos. Cantos simples.
By Laurie Ann Guerrero
By Maryann Corbett
PRAISE FOR road VIEW:
Assaulted, as all of us are, via relentless, stressed noise-throbbing subwoofers, city building, cynical advertising and marketing and violent information, even our personal banal chitchat-Maryann Corbett “strafe[s] again with the entire Roget/ and gun[s her] engine to its personal tough strife. . . .” notwithstanding her guns, her engines, are stillness, perception, and rhythm, there's certainly a feeling within which the poems in highway View wallop their topics with language. The beautiful, probably easy grace of those poems with their penetrating tune and humor deserve a commendation like that the poet offers Veronese: “This is the catechesis/ we want now, for the type of sight we paintings with/ the following, the place the realm kabooms.”
-George David Clark
Given her present with aspect, Maryann Corbett is the suitable individual to supply a view, yet a good extra excellent individual to provide a “street view,” the name of her new assortment. whereas Corbett has made a occupation of being designated, she will be whimsical to boot, down to the “Northrop Mall . . . as mounted and formal as an English sonnet.” but might be her maximum energy is that she isn't really afraid to be the quiet regular gaze that takes in every little thing: the whole lot most folks might miss.
Maryann Corbett takes the ode much less traveled (not to say the terzanelle much less attempted and the dactylic hexameter nearly exceptional) to oddly well-known locations: the West aspect Y in manhattan urban, Grand street in St. Paul, the dentist’s health center. She is a rhapsodist of occasions prior and areas misplaced or endangered, yet she additionally lives a great deal within the current. She examines reviews with shrewdness and fascination, crafting them into poems which are breathtaking of their intelligence and brio.
In Maryann Corbett’s new ebook, we're given a road View at the international, from Minneapolis to Jerusalem. those streets are populated with various city characters, from the vagrant to the damaging educational “Weirdo” together with his void-sucked soul who makes one examine mass killings. Suffice it to claim that the road view could be uglier than the view onto the mountains or the sea, yet in that ugliness are available a clearer view at the fact of the way we are living today.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Maryann Corbett used to be born in Washington, DC, grew up in McLean, Virginia, and has lived in Minnesota on the grounds that 1972 and in Saint Paul in view that 1986. educated as a medievalist and linguist, she earned a doctorate in English from the collage of Minnesota and spent virtually thirty-five years operating for the Minnesota Legislature as an in-house writing instructor, editor, and indexer. Her poetry is largely released and has gained such awards because the Willis Barnstone Translation Prize and the Richard Wilbur Award.
She is the writer of the books Credo for the Checkout Line in iciness additionally from capable Muse Press, Breath regulate, Mid Evil, in addition to the chapbooks Gardening in a Time of battle and Dissonance.
By Sherrie Ball