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New European Poets

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New European Poets is a collection whose publication is long overdue. Where else can you read contemporary poetry from Malta, Hungary, Iceland, and Belarus, not to mention Ireland, Italy, and Poland, all between the same two covers? The editors have done a fine job of selecting poets of wide-ranging sensibilities, and translations by poets and scholars who know what they're doing. Passionate, moving, intimate, horrifying, and playful — it's all here.
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Publisher Comments:

A major anthology spanning the diversity of the latest poetry to come out of Europe
 
New European Poets presents the works of poets from across Europe. In compiling this landmark anthology, Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer enlisted twenty-four regional editors to select 270 poets whose writing was first published after 1970. These poets represent every country in Europe, and many of them are published here for the first time in English and in the United States. The resulting anthology collects some of the very best work of a new generation of poets who have come of age since Paul Celan, Anna Akhmatova, Federico García Lorca, Eugenio Montale, and Czeslaw Milosz.

The poetry in New European Poets is fiercely intelligent, often irreverent, and engaged with history and politics. The range of styles is exhilarating &mdash from the lyric intimacy of Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco to the profane prose poems of Romanian poet Radu Andriescu, from the surrealist bravado of Czech poet Sylva Fischerová to the survivor's cry of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya. Poetry translated from more than thirty languages is represented, including French, German, Spanish, and Italian, and more regional languages such as Basque, Irish Gaelic, and Sámi.

In its scope and ambition, New European Poets is destined to be a seminal anthology, an important vehicle for American readers to discover the extraordinary poetry being written across the Atlantic.

Review:

"Tasked with representing European poets who began publishing after 1970, poets and editors Miller and Prufer recruited 24 regional editors — including Marilyn Hacker (Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland) and Rika Lesser (Finland and Sweden) — to select and translate 270 contemporary versifiers. The resulting anthology — designed to emphasize poets not already well represented in English — is sure to be a boon to all kinds of poetry lovers and an important reference for decades to come. From Valzhyna Mort of Belarus ('Outside your borders/ they built a huge orphanage,/ and you left us there, belarus') to Poland's Adam Wiedemann ('Imagine a situation where it never occurs to you/ to think of any other situation'), Norway's Cathrine Grndahl ('...the most frightening thing is simply/ to be named John Doe and to land in Smalltown') to Portugal's Rui Pires Cabral ('Great city/ of the missing, so often I didn't have/ the vigor to take pleasure in/ your small, deserted/ gardens'), these poets range from the surreal to the all-too-real, portraying decades of sweeping political change throughout Europe and rendering inner lives shaped by circumstances and places as varied as the languages in which they write. American readers are sure to find many new favorites among those included, and they may even find their whole conception of contemporary European literature upturned." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

About the Author

Wayne Miller is the author of a book of poems, Only the Senses Sleep, and co-translator of I Don’t Believe in Ghosts by Moikom Zeqo. 

Kevin Prufer is the author of four books of poems, including National Anthem.

Table of Contents

PORTUGAL
ROSA ALICE BRANCO

Mornings on the Ground

The Highest Branch

Between Yesterday and Your Mouth

 
ADÍLIA LOPES

Elisabeth Doesn't Work Here Anymore

 
JOSÉ TOLENTINO MENDONÇA

Calle PrÍncipe

The White Road

Stonecrop

 
RUI PIRES CABRAL

Polish Restaurant

Lost Friends

This Way Out

Our Turn

City of the Missing

 
SPAIN

BERNARDO ATXAGA

The Tale of the Hedgehog

Life

 
CHUS PATO

[you can't see the battle because it's far off in Eritrea]

[and now the panopticion is a ruin]

 
LUIS GARCÍA MONTERO

Poetry

Poetics

 
JOSÉ MANUEL DEL PINO

The Evening

The Sweet Arms of Inspiration

 
ANNA AGUILAR-AMAT

Orpheus

Relativity

 
ROGER WOLFE

Wisdom

Words

The Last Night of Earth

 
VIOLETA RANGEL

[I pray to heaven your house]

[Night, every night,]

[It's true everything you touch]

[Spidery light scratches the crystal]

 
KIRMEN URIBE

Visit

Cardiogram

Loren

 
PABLO GARCÍA CASADO

Ford

Father

FRANCE

PAUL DE ROUX

Figure in a village

Waiting (1)

Waiting (2)

 
MARIE ÉTIENNE

from The Ebony Mare

 
GABRIELLE ALTHEN

Rooms

 
EMMANUEL HOCQUARD

from The Invention of Glass

 
HÉDI KADDOUR

Spiritual Distress

Treason

 
ANDRÉ VELTER

Red or Nothing

 
ABDELWAHA MEDDEB

from The 99 Yale Stations

 
GUY GOFFETTE

So Many Things

Around the Flames

The Number

 
FRANCK ANDRÉ JAMME

from How Long?

 
HABIB TENGOUR

Conversation with Mohammed Dib

 
AMINA SAÏD

On the seventh day of my birth

 
JEAN-BAPTISTE PARA

Svetla

Tomorrow

 
ARIANE DREYFUS

Rosas 1998

 
EMMANUEL MOSES

Souvenir of Liège

 
BRUNO GREGOIRE

White Siestas

Sanctuary

 
CHRISTOPHE LAMIOT ENOS

Night II

Night III

 
VALÉRIE ROUZEAU

Won't see you soon:

Takeaway

Gather me some

Fido

 
LUXEMBOURG

ANISE KOLTZ

From The Fire Eater

 
JEAN PORTANTE

from The Desert

 
SWITZERLAND

ELISABETH WANDELER-DECK

from controcantos

 
URS ALLEMANN

For the Lyre

 
PIERRE VOÉLIN

from Lents passages de l’ombre

 
SYLVIANE DUPUIS

from Musicales

 
KURT AEBLI

An Old Gaping Wound Wheedling Out An Unmasked Smile

 
FABIO PUSTERLA

Saturday in Sintra

Star, Meteor, Some Shooting Thing

 
CHRISTIAN UETZ

And From You

 
ANDREAS NEESER

Mirandouro de São Pedro de Alcântara

 
CLAIRE GENOUX

from Saisons du corps

 
RAPHAEL URWEIDER

[in the mildness of the afternoon the]

[brown dustbeetles everywhere brown]

 
ITALY

RAFFAELLO BALDINI

The Knife

Picking

 
GIAMPIERO NERI

[seeing him again has not been pleasant.]

Overlappings

 
DARIO BELLEZZA

[I believe I should have a child: ]

[I licked you between dirty sheets,]

 
MAURIZIO CUCCHI

Letter and Player

[From the Cairo to Loreto]

[He left throwing us]

[Why do you breathe on my head?]

 
VIVIAN LAMARQUE

At Vacation's End

To Pasolini

Little Girl

The Lady of the Snow

 
PATRIZIA CAVALLI

[To simulate the burning of the heart, the humiliation]

[The rain brings me back]

[Almost always he who is content is also vulgar;]

 
FRANCO BUFFONI

[Techniques of criminal investigation]

[If you don't know what it means in English to maroon]

 
ANTONELLA ANEDDA

from Winter Dwellings

Earth

 
VALERIO MAGRELLI

[I have often imagined that glances]

[I have from you this red]

[Evenings, when the light dims]

 
DAVIDE RONDONI

An Italian Evening

Michelangelo's Pietà, Carriage

 
MALTA

IMMANUEL MIFSUD

The Day of the Dead (in Bratislava)

The Twentieth of September

 
ROMANIA

DANIEL BANULESCU

You'll Shrivel Up You'll Be an Exotic Fruit

 
RADU ANDRIESCU

Bloody Bad Shit

 
RUXANDRA CESEREANU

The Killer

 
MILAIL GALATANU

At the Virgin's Breast

 
O. NIMIGEAN

The Barren Woman

11 May 1998

 
IOANA NICOLAIE

Suspended

 
DAN SOCIU

As Big as China

Tenderly Caressed Sucked Licked and Spanked

 
MOLDOVA

EMILIAN GALAICU-PAUN

Pietà (Ivy on the Cross)

 
ALEXANDRU VAKULOVSKI

Amputated Homeland

Bessarabia go home

 
GREECE

YIORGOS CHOULIARAS

Occupied City

Refugees

Borges in Crete

Pencil in the Bread

 
LIANA SAKELLIOU

The Lion, the Sleeping Woman, and the Island

Variations

 
HARIS VLAVIANOS

De Imagine Mundi

Hotel Athena

Gloriana

 
MARIGO ALEXOPOULOU

Chinese Woman's Spirit

Manuscripts of Autumn Small Prayer

One Night with Seferis

 
CYPRUS

STEPHANOS STEPHANIDES

Ars Poetica: Sacred or Daemonic

 
LYSANDROS PITHARAS

Green Line

 
GÜR GENÇ

Kiss My Corpse

I Worshipped Too Many Gods


Product Details

ISBN:
9781555974923
Author:
Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer
Publisher:
Graywolf Press
Editor:
Miller, Wayne
Editor:
Prufer, Kevin
Editor:
Miller, Wayne; Prufer, Kevin
Author:
Miller, Wayne
Author:
Prufer, Kevin
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Poetry
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
Continental european
Subject:
European poetry
Subject:
20th century
Subject:
European poetry -- 20th century.
Subject:
Poetry -Anthologies
Subject:
Single Author - Continental European
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20080331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8.65 x 6.49 x 1.285 in

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"Staff Pick" by ,

New European Poets is a collection whose publication is long overdue. Where else can you read contemporary poetry from Malta, Hungary, Iceland, and Belarus, not to mention Ireland, Italy, and Poland, all between the same two covers? The editors have done a fine job of selecting poets of wide-ranging sensibilities, and translations by poets and scholars who know what they're doing. Passionate, moving, intimate, horrifying, and playful — it's all here.

"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Tasked with representing European poets who began publishing after 1970, poets and editors Miller and Prufer recruited 24 regional editors — including Marilyn Hacker (Belgium, Luxembourg, France and Switzerland) and Rika Lesser (Finland and Sweden) — to select and translate 270 contemporary versifiers. The resulting anthology — designed to emphasize poets not already well represented in English — is sure to be a boon to all kinds of poetry lovers and an important reference for decades to come. From Valzhyna Mort of Belarus ('Outside your borders/ they built a huge orphanage,/ and you left us there, belarus') to Poland's Adam Wiedemann ('Imagine a situation where it never occurs to you/ to think of any other situation'), Norway's Cathrine Grndahl ('...the most frightening thing is simply/ to be named John Doe and to land in Smalltown') to Portugal's Rui Pires Cabral ('Great city/ of the missing, so often I didn't have/ the vigor to take pleasure in/ your small, deserted/ gardens'), these poets range from the surreal to the all-too-real, portraying decades of sweeping political change throughout Europe and rendering inner lives shaped by circumstances and places as varied as the languages in which they write. American readers are sure to find many new favorites among those included, and they may even find their whole conception of contemporary European literature upturned." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
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