Contemporary poetry : a retrospective from the Quarterly by Theodore Russell Weiss, René Weiss

By Theodore Russell Weiss, René Weiss

Here in a single quantity is a few of the main intriguing poetry written over the last thirty years, culled from the pages of 1 of America's leading literary magazines. The Quarterly overview of Literature has been one of the first to provide many major poets of our time. as well as publishing the paintings of recent poets, it has made to be had little-known paintings of writers of demonstrated recognition. It has delivered to the studying public either experimental and conventional verse, and overseas poetry in extraordinary translations in addition to poetry initially written in English. Its pages were open, within the phrases of its editors, "to any paintings that displays a commitment to finally painstaking art." This quantity comprises the paintings of 146 overseas and American poets. it truly is hence not just a outstanding anthology, yet a necessary retrospective of the literary scene.

Originally released in 1976.

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Mostly we lurk in our coverts, Protecting our spleens, pretending That our bandages' are our wounds. But sometimes the wheel of change stops; Illusion vanishes in peace; And suddenly pride lights your flesh — Lucid as diamond, wise as pearl — And your face, remote, absolute, Perfea and final like a beast's. It is wonderful to watch you, A living woman in a room Full of frantic, sterile people, And think of your naked buttocks Under your velvet evening dress, And the beautiful fire spreading From your sex, burning flesh and bone, The unbelievably complex Tissues of your brain all alive Under your coiling, splendid hair.

Out with you then, dust-pan and broom; she has seen the horse passing! Out you go, bold again as you promise always to be. Stick your tongue out at the neighbors that her flowers may grow. 24 · WILLIAM CARLOS WILLIAMS 2. Let me stress your loveliness and its gravity its counter-hell: Reading finds you on the page where sight enlarges to confound the mind and only a child is frightened by its father's headgear while a bird jigs and old Bunk Johnson blows his horn. 3. With the mind and with the hand, by moral turn and prestidigitation fan the smoldering flame of love which in the dull coals is all but gone.

They polished the embracings of a pair Born old, familiar with the depths of the heart, Like a machine left running, and running down. It was a blue scene washing white in the rain, Like something I remembered overseas. It was something overseas that I remembered. 10 · WALLACE STEVENS Millions of major men against their like Make more than thunder's rural rumbling. They make The giants that each one of them becomes In a calculated chaos: he that takes form From the others, being larger than he was, Accoutred in a little of the strength That sweats the sun up on its morning way To giant red, sweats up a giant sense To the make-matter, matter-nothing mind, Until this matter-makes in years of war, This being in a reality beyond The finikin spectres in the memory, This elevation, in which he seems to be tall, Makes him rise above the houses, looking down.

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