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Poets of Portugal: A Bilingual Selection of Poems from the Thirteenth through Twentieth Centuries

Author Frederick G. Williams,
Portugal has enjoyed three major poetic ages of universal stature and interest: (1) the medieval era, with a large body of verse known as cantigas (canticles or songs) written by King Dinis and some 152 other troubadours; (2) the sixteenth century with such luminaries as Gil Vicente, court playwright and poet, and Luís de Camões, the most celebrated poet in the Portuguese language and author of... Read more

Poets of Brazil: A Bilingual Selection

Author Frederick G. Williams,
This anthology is the first to present the full range of Brazilian poetic creativity and beauty in English translation. English editions of modernist and contemporary poets exist, most notably An Anthology of Twentieth-Century Brazilian Poetry, edited by Elizabeth Bishop and Emanuel Brasil, and the more recent Other Shores: 13 Emerging Brazilian Poets, by Ricardo Corona and Charles A. Perrone... Read more

Poets of Mozambique: A Bilingual Selection

Author Frederick G. Williams,
There are twenty-seven poets represented in this bilingual anthology and over 130 poems; these range from the sixteenth century to the present but with the bulk coming from the twentieth century. There is also a broad range of topics and political points of view, as well as a diversity of racial and cultural ethnicity represented among the poets. But whether they were native African, Portuguese-... Read more

Eliza R. Snow: The Complete Poetry

Editor Jill Mulvay Derr, Editor Karen L. Davidson,
Hymns by Eliza R. Snow—such as "O My Father," "Behold the Great Redeemer Die," and "How Great the Wisdom and the Love"—evoke powerful religious imagery. In her hymns and in her hundreds of other poems, Snow captured nineteenth-century Mormonism, where revelation and history intersected and Latter-day Saints labored for the meeting of heaven and earth they named Zion. Snow's poems convey many... Read more

Poetry in the Free World

Since the time of the Reformation there have been incredible advances in scientific understanding and technological development. This change signaled a change in Western values, from the subjective to the objective. After hundreds of years, this cultural shift is creating a modern sense of despair. The author calls upon poets to fight the "cult of objectivity" in order to help the world reach... Read more

An Interview

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Thinking of the End in Fire

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Astronomy

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Deliverance

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At the Gate of Heaven

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The Marriage of Tamura and Miiko

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Miss Helen

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Sunday's Impression

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From an English Major Teaching Law

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Gadfield Elm Chapel

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On Belay

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Rorschach Blot

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Waking to an Empty House

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Japanese and English Poetry: Some Similarities and Differences

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The Mark of the Lamb

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Old Man

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Pictorial

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Crabbe, "Clutterbuck and Co."

Brady justifies the often-criticized "Clutterbuck and Co." by George Crabb, the story of a young man's romantic whims for a lady Rosabella that change and evolve as he learns to distinguish between his fancies and reality. While critics claim that the author Crabbe became sloppy as his poem progressed, Brady argues that Crabbe was altering the style and character of his writing to reflect the... Read more

Foundry

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The World of Men

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Clocks Have Not Stopped

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The Egyptian Poems (a collection of 15 poems)

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Innocence

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Mountain Parable

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To Joseph Smith

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After the Fall

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Fall

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Through High Country Woods, before Spring

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Alexandria Bay, bibliophile

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Islands of Peace

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The Route We Take

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Lombardy Poplars

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A.M. Revelation

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Liberating Form

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Mother and Son Discuss Politics

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