Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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And yet sensitivity to language is what distinguishes us as civilised people, both
as human beings and as individuals, registering our intelligence as well as our
alertness and attention to the lives of others. A poem lives in its language, which
Amateur frogmen discover a pair of human legs buried Mafia-style in cement,
deep in an Austrian lake. Smugly, Americans rail over KA 007; angrily, Moscow
retorts. Hokkaido fishermen find five human bits of meat, one faceless limbless ...
Several of the poems here focus on particular wars, but the human situations they
describe are common to all wars. The American poets Bruce Weigl (360) and
Carolyn Forche (361) write about consequences of the Vietnam War, Weigl as a ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
Poets on poetry
Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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