Get Alluvial cities PDF

By Christopher M. Hannan

ISBN-10: 1680030221

ISBN-13: 9781680030228

The poems in Alluvial towns are drawn from this layered landscape's geology and background, its humans and language, and the kindred ties among earth and water, flesh and blood.

DEUCALIONIDS
The waters broke from the void earlier than first light,
a divinity ripping throughout the trembling flesh
of marshes and the levees’ outdated clay thighs,
overlaying each mile of St. Bernard Parish.
 
homes with their cement slabs have floated
mild because the rinds of watermelons you ate as a boy
and chucked into Lake Catherine, swelled to overflowing
by means of the god that surged into the Rigolets estuary
 
and left an afterbirth of candy crude leaked
from foundered tanks.  automobiles dangle like carrion
birds at the optimum branches and torn roofs.  Leached
of dust and flood waters, the homes we cross cry out
 
damaged window panes, duct-taped refrigerators, and a stillness
that leaves us at the useless grass of this
woman’s domestic, like such a lot of thrown bones.

Show description

Read or Download Alluvial cities PDF

Best poetry books

The Heights of Macchu Picchu by Pablo Neruda PDF

Twin language edition
translated by way of Nathaniel Tarn with the aid of Pablo Neruda
preface by way of Robert Pring-Mill

Overview
The Heights of Macchu Picchu is the best and most famed of Neruda's longer poems and gives the most important to his prior paintings. It was once encouraged through his trip to Macchu Picchu, the Peruvian Inca urban excessive within the Andes. Neruda's trip takes on all of the symbolic characteristics of a private "venture into the interior" because the poem progresses, exploring either the roots of the poet's id and the historical past of Latin the USA. This translation has been rendered by way of the distinquished poet Nathaniel Tarn and is gifted in a bilingual variation, with the Spanish and English texts on dealing with pages.
The epic poem, encouraged by way of the author's trip to the Inca ruins within the Andes, on hand in a bilingual variation.

Download e-book for iPad: Almost Invisible by Mark Strand

From Pulitzer Prize--winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant sequence of prose poems. occasionally showing as natural prose, occasionally as impure poetry, yet constantly with Strand's readability and straightforwardness of fashion, they're like riddles, their solutions vanishing simply as they seem within sight.

Download PDF by Guillaume Apollinaire: Zone: Selected Poems

Area is the fruit of poet-translator Ron Padgett’s fifty-year engagement with the paintings of France’s maximum glossy poet. This bilingual variation of Apollinaire’s poetry represents the entire variety of his success from conventional lyric verse to the pathbreaking visible poems he referred to as calligrams, from often-anthologized classics to hitherto-untranslated gem stones, from poems of cosmic breadth to a poem approximately his sneakers.

David Arnold's Poetry and Language Writing: Objective and Surreal (LUP - PDF

Language Poetry, Language Writing, L=A=N=G=U=A=G=E writing—no subject the moniker, the influence of the circulate and its specific pedigree of theory-conscious poetics, postmodern aesthetics, and non-academic stance can't be denied. during this well timed quantity, David Arnold not just presents a way for coming to phrases with this influential mode of writing and its ongoing situation of illustration but additionally reassesses the complicated courting among language poetry and surrealism, via dialogue of a few of past due twentieth-century’s so much leading edge poets, together with Charles Bernstein, Susan Howe, Michael Palmer, and Barrett Watten.

Additional info for Alluvial cities

Example text

We beach the boat and mount the ancient silt where black mangroves and wax myrtles stand taut as our young skin and butch-waxed hair. There’s more tail shaking these bushes than the houses on Conti. I light a smoke and pull on Pete’s bourbon. The shotgun swings between my knees and I can almost feel the choke explode at the thought: I’ll shoot every rabbit I see. Out here the brackish marsh turns briny like perfumed skin sweats when you rub it. The barrier islands swell at the Gulf’s touch as salt currents swirl and rush into the body of the sound.

2. Mississippi River Gulf Outlet, 1958 They dug the MRGO in 1958, right through the heart of Alluvial City, Hopedale and Shell Beach. Down Florissant Highway me and my son bounce through cypress groves and water oaks, past St. Bernard Cemetery, old as dirt, to Bayou La Loutre. They’ve already cut the road past Blackie Campo’s dock. Years ago I fished with a cane pole and a spark-plug off the asphalt that now is scree along this new canal’s banks. They’ll dig all the way from Breton Sound to the pontoon bridge at Paris Road.

This litany of seasonings pervades the house with a reverence, and an incense rises from the kitchen, redolent of cigarettes and coffee, the brine of sardines, her perfume, and the gravy that brings the family together like a birth or a death, and fills your chest with the sweet and forlorn scent of fennel. PESCE ROSSO AL FORNO -Baked Redfish 1. I Pescatori—The Fishers Long before the fasting days and ashes and the midnight horses that stride Carnival’s end, before the memories of dust and the sacrifice of flesh on Fridays, we will rise in the darkness that precedes dawn to catch redfish for the St.

Download PDF sample

Alluvial cities by Christopher M. Hannan


by Kenneth
4.3

Rated 4.00 of 5 – based on 42 votes