Poems is the debut poetry collection from artist and writer Cristine Brache, written between 2008 and 2018. Unapologetic and often placing the listener in the position of the voyeur, Brache’s poems ambiguously deal with identity, power dynamics, and templates of the female body and psyche. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cristine Brache. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133939/bk_acx0_133939_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An urban songline of New York. From the author of the memoir L Is for Lion comes a panegyric of the geology of Manhattan. These poems glitter. Manhattan schist is rendered as a template for the skyline and characters of New York. Grit and stardust collide in this debut collection of poetry and song. The book begins with the bright reflective quality of mica and ends with the gentrified vision of the city where ´´New York is nine million doors, and you have not one key´´. In between are stories of urban icons: iceman, fish peddler, heart butcher, meter maid, San Gennaro, the magic of grandmothers´ hands, the vision of the oldest living tree in the city, immigrants who fell out windows and died in explosions, Italian phrases that link the essence of the sun to a rose and to a heart, crushed tomatoes, sunsets, supermarkets, the glory of hot tar, the lessons of marines and lesbians. You will learn about history and geology, Italian American heroes, and spiritual imperatives through the syllables of this one poet´s soul. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Annie Rachele Lanzillotto. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/071409/bk_acx0_071409_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Economics of Poetr y takes an innovative approach to the genre of Neo-Latin poetry, encompassing the entire process of poetic production, from composition and physical realization to the formal presentation to the honorand. This process was not predicated upon post-Romantic ideas of inspiration and originality, but rather upon the need to produce literary works in a timely fashion, often (though not exclusively) dependent upon the realities and exigencies of the contemporary political situation. Applying this approach across more than three centuries of literary production, this volume analyses the techniques employed and developed by authors all around the world to reduce the effort of poetic composition, streamline its production and facilitate its presentation when time was a crucial factor in success. To reveal the efficient techniques which authors employed in order to meet their deadlines, each essay focuses on a variety of works by the same writer and examines the full context of their production. The re-use and recycling of previous texts and rhetorical templates - and even the re-dedication of previously presented manuscripts - emerges as a central and essential modus operandi in response to the strict dictates of fast production.