Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation

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Roger Housden
Crown Publishing Group, 18 dec. 2007 - 192 pagina's
22 Recensies
“Listen, are you breathing just a little, and calling it a life?” —Mary Oliver

This luminous anthology brings together great poets from around the world whose work transcends culture and time. Their words reach past the outer divisions to the universal currents of love and revelation that move and inspire us all. These poems urge us to wake up and love. They also call on us to relinquish our grip on ideas and opinions that confine us and, instead, to risk moving forward into the life that is truly ours.

In his selection, Roger Housden has placed strong emphasis on contemporary voices such as the American poet laureate Billy Collins and the Nobel Prize–winners Czeslaw Milosz and Seamus Heaney, but the collection also includes some timeless echoes of the past in the form of work by masters such as Goethe, Wordsworth, and Emily Dickinson.

The tens of thousands of readers of Roger Housden’s “Ten Poems” series will welcome this beautiful harvest of poems that both open the mind and heal the heart.


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Review: Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kitty - Goodreads

Sometimes it is a relief to have an anthology instead of constant reading of tottering piles of books, magazines and an overwhelming sense of futility. And with a title, in brackets, "risking ... Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Risking Everything: 110 Poems of Love and Revelation

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kathy Wolfe - Goodreads

Some stellar poetry and some depressing stuff mixed in. It was recommended by my yoga teacher. Jane Hirshfield's "The Door", Fleur Adcock's "Weathering" and "Gift" by Czeslaw Milosz were favorites. Volledige recensie lezen

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WHEN DEATH COMES Mary Oliver
THE GATE Marie Howe
PEOPLE LIKE US Robert
OATMEAL Galway Kinnell
THIS ONLY Czeslaw Milosz
WHEN THE ONE I LOVE Hafez
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Over de auteur (2007)

ROGER HOUSDEN is the author of several works of nonfiction, including Ten Poems to Change Your Life and Ten Poems to Open Your Heart, and also a recent novella, Chasing Rumi. He gives recitals of ecstatic poetry from the world’s great literary and spiritual traditions. He lives in Woodstock, New York. You can email him at tenpoems@juno.com.


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