Poetry

Leaning Toward the Poet Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life

$13.95

In "Leaning toward the Poet: Eavesdropping on the Poetry of Everyday Life," Robert Romanyshyn writes in a poetic style about the splendor and simplicity of life. From the light on a summer morning to the appeal of an empty bench, he talks about the miracle of the mundane moments in life that are present, for example, in a spider's web or a smile on the face of a stranger. In an age of information overload and diminishing time spent on the simple things in life, Leaning toward the Poet is an invitation to slow down and pause to attend to those occasions when memory and imagination lead one to unexpected occurrences that make us think about and appreciate what is happening around us.

A memoir written by a psychologist, "Leaning Toward the Poet" awakens us to the poetic qualities of everyday life. Its words and images feel like a homecoming.

"Sitting with V in the Morning It always starts the same way, with hot coffee, buttered toast, and the newspaper, bought every morning, set out on the table. I like these few moments of silence before V joins me in the garden. I like especially the cloudy mornings, when the trees and flowers in the garden are still asleep, their vibrant green still folded inside the darkness of the night, and the birds are still at rest..."

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9781491747247
Publication Date: 
2014-11-01
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Feathered Ladder Selected Poems

$22.00

Two volumes of poetry have been combined in this special edition il piccolo publication.

"Brian Landis is a master storyteller; Dennis Patrick Slattery a master teacher in the art of writing myth. Both are skillful poets who have teamed to produce this refined volume of poetry. Feathered Ladder speaks brilliantly to me." —From the Foreword by Stephanie Pope, Cultural Mythologer and poet — mythopoetry.com

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1771690127

Haiku for Aphrodite

$14.95

These poems follow Ezra Pound's mandate to "Make It new" by offering adaptations of haiku stanzas, in lyric and narrative sequences, revolving around the eternal themes of love, death, and nature. Evans Lansing Smith is Chair and Core Faculty of the Mythological Studies Program at the Pacifica Graduate Institute, in Santa Barbara, CA. He is the author of nine books and numerous articles on comparative literature and mythology. In the 1970s, he traveled with the late Joseph Campbell on tours of Northern France, Egypt, and Kenya. He has taught at colleges and universities in Switzerland, Maryland, Texas, and California, where he lives with his beloved partner, Cheryle Van Scoy. He is currently preparing a series of novels, and a second book of poems, for publication.

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9781467582612
Publication Date: 
2013-09-10

A True Note on a Slack String: The Poetry of Patrick Kavanagh and the Psychology of C.G. Jung - An Imaginal Basis for Personal Change

$23.95

This book weaves together the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh and the psychology of C.G. Jung to offer an imaginal basis for individual change. It addresses key concepts which inform psychological thought, such as attachment, shadow, individuation, sexuality, masculinity, femininity, and love from the perspective of Jungian psychology and through the lens of Kavanagh's poetry, so that doors may open to readers into their own innate resilience and capability not only to survive, but to grow.

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9781935528128
Publication Date: 
2011-06-01
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Sappho: Writings on the Greek Poet

$25.00

This volume combines the author's various scholarly writings on the Greek poet Sappho, including two major unpublished studies, "The Rosy-Fingered Moon: Imagination and Reality in the Poems of Sappho" and "The Garden of the Graces: The Survival of the Bronze-Age Religious Motifs into the Modern Lyric Poem," as well as a new complete translation of Sappho's poetry.

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9780882145747

Rilke on Love and Other Difficulties: Translations and Considerations

$13.95

Combining passion and sensitivity, the poems on love presented here are often not only sensual but sexual as well. Others pursue perennial themes in his work death and life, growth and transformation. The book concludes with Rilke's reflections on wisdom and openness to experience, on grasping what is most difficult and turning what is most alien into that which we can most trust "

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9780393310986
Publication Date: 
1994-01-31
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The Practice of the Wild

$15.95
The nine captivatingly meditative essays in The Practice of the Wild display the deep understanding and wide erudition of Gary Snyder in the ways of Buddhist belief, wildness, wildlife, and the world. These essays, first published in 1990, stand as the mature centerpiece of Snyder’s work and thought, and this profound collection is widely accepted as one of the central texts on wilderness and the interaction of nature and culture.
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9781582436388
Publication Date: 
2010-08-17
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Orpheus and Company: Contemporary Poems on Greek Mythology

$29.95

This collection offers myriad fresh, and often dazzling, interpretations of Greek myths at a time of renewed excitement about the role of myths and other archetypes in our culture, and about the spiritual themes which many of the poems suggest. The range is broad, from celebrated authors such as Rita Dove, Louise Glück, Mark Strand, and Stephen Dobyns, to such respected emerging poets as Diann Blakely, Reginald Shepard, Mary Jo Bang, and Carl Phillips.

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9780874519181

Like a Woman Falling

$19.99

Pope appears to regard her literary work as only one aspect of her explorations into what she calls "mythopoesis." Strongly feminist in her approach to both mythology and society, this poet steps into the danger zones of sexuality, psychology, and taboo secure in her own power and her willingness to fall, to flounder, and to fail in her search for a personal truth that will conform to the eternal truths inherent in every mythology. Not content to rest in the traditional study of Greek and Roman mythology, she finds a compelling mythos in the structure of trees, in the way clouds move in the sky, even in the Wonderland of Alice, the basis for a whole series of poems,

Although there is rarely any traditional structure, the poems are held together by leaps of the imagination and playful rhyming. These are poems not about women, but about Woman, in all her grit and glory.

With a rich and varied background in teaching, creative writing, and psychology, Pope earned her MA in Mythological Studies, with a special emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. She lives with her family in Arizona, where she works and publishes as a writer and poet on-line at MYTHoPOETRY.

© Reviewed by Sandy McKinney This review first published with Alsop Review

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9780975382400
Publication Date: 
2004-01-01
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Just Below the Water Line (Book with CD)

$20.00

The CD includes poems read by the author, and was professionally created in the studios of SOUNDWAVES RECORDING in Huron, Ohio by Dan and Virginia Canalos. www.Soundwaves.org 

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01000

Just Below the Water Line

$15.95

Just Below the Water Line: Selected Poems (2004) seeks to gain access to what is just hidden in life, what is below the level of consciousness but always brewing, always roiling around and seeking to be heard, seen and felt. The range of subject matter is wide and diverse to accommodate as many ways of getting to the bottom of appearances and emotional knots we live within.

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9780970614933

James Merrill: Postmodern Magus - Myth and Poetics

$49.95

One of the unique voices in our century, James Merrill was known for his mastery of prosody; his ability to write books that were not just collected poems but unified works in which each individual poem contributed to the whole; and his astonishing evolution from the formalist lyric tradition that influenced his early work to the spiritual epics of his later career. Merrill's accomplishments were recognized with a Pulitzer Prize in 1977 for Divine Comedies and a National Book Critics Circle Award in 1983 for The Changing Light at Sandover.
     In this meticulously researched, carefully argued work, Evans Lansing Smith argues that the nekyia, the circular Homeric narrative describing the descent into the underworld and reemergence in the same or similar place, confers shape and significance upon the entirety of James Merrill’s poetry.   Smith illustrates how pervasive this myth is in Merrill’s work – not just in The Changing Light at Sandover, where it naturally serves as the central premise of the entire trilogy, but in all of the poet’s books, before and after that central text.
     By focusing on the details of versification and prosody, Smith demonstrates the ingenious fusion of form and content that distinguishes Merrill as a poet. Moving beyond purely literary interpretations of the poetry, Smith illuminates the numerous allusions to music, art, theology, philosophy, religion, and mythology found throughout Merrill’s work.

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9781587296963

Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems

$13.00

Casting the Shadows: Selected Poems (2001) by Dennis Patrick Slattery is the first of four volumes of poetry by the author. Of this wide assortment of themes, the author writes in the Introduction: “Poetic images, I began to sense, were ways to organize experience along a different pathway in the psyche and in the body. To read or write poetry was indeed a method by which emotion and intellect can create a reality together.” The intent of the volume is to explore the fundamentally poetic nature of the psyche.

Introductory essay plus 91 poems all original and all written by me.

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9780970614902

The Body of Beatrice

$25.00

Harrison's elegant poems follow in the steps of his work on interpreting the classic Divine Comedyby Dante. (Poetry)

ISBN/SKU: 
9780801866678
Publication Date: 
2000-09-01

The Beauty Between Words

$20.00

The Beauty Between Words (2010) is a co-authored series of poems by Dennis Patrick Slattery and Chris Paris. It contains essays by both poets on the nature of their craft, the nature of poetry as each understands it, as well as a Foreword by poet Stephanie Pope. In her Foreword she suggests that the poems in this volume remind her of "the language of jazz; the language of soul food is at work. I’m suggesting The Beauty Between Words is jazz poetry.” Cover art is by John Fergus-Jean.

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9780984360239