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The Poetry Of Birds

Author : Simon Armitage
ISBN : 9780141941868
Genre : Poetry
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Birds are the most obvious wild things we have around us. They are much watched and much loved, not least by poets. Bird poetry is as old as British poetry itself, and a remarkable number of poets have written poems about birds. Indeed some of the most famous poems in the language concern birds, from Keats's nightingale and Shelley's skylark to Yeats's swans and Hardy's thrush. In this wonderful anthology poet Simon Armitage and birdwatching enthusiast Tim Dee gather together the best of the past and the present, including those famous poems but also many overlooked gems. And in a fascinating divergence from standard anthology practice, the poems are organized according to ornithological classification, beginning with poems by Marianne Moore and David Wright on the ostrich and the emperor penguin and ending with Emily Dickinson and Wallace Stevens on the oriole and the blackbird.
Category: Poetry

A Poetry Of Birds

Author : Dan Liberthson
ISBN : 9780978768355
Genre : Poetry
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The Poetry Of Birds

Author : Samuel Carr
ISBN : CORNELL:31924022569085
Genre : American poetry.
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A collection of memorable poems whose subjects are birds themselves, from Chaucer's Chaunticleer to Hughes's Hawk Roosting, is illustrated with reproductions of notable drawings and paintings of birds
Category: American poetry.

A Theory Of Birds

Author : Zaina Alsous
ISBN : 9781610756747
Genre : Poetry
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Winner of the 2019 Etel Adnan Poetry Prize Inside the dodo bird is a forest, Inside the forest a peach analog, Inside the peach analog a woman, Inside the woman a lake of funerals This layering of bird, woman, place, technology, and ceremony, which begins this first full-length collection by Zaina Alsous, mirrors the layering of insights that marks the collection as a whole. The poems in A Theory of Birds draw on inherited memory, historical record, critical theory, alternative geographies, and sharp observation. In them, birds—particularly extinct species—become metaphor for the violences perpetrated on othered bodies under the colonial gaze. Putting ecological preservation in conversation with Arab racial formation, state vernacular with the chatter of birds, Alsous explores how categorization can be a tool for detachment, domination, and erasure. Stretching their wings toward de-erasure, these poems—their subjects and their logics—refuse to stay put within a single category. This is poetry in support of a decolonized mind.
Category: Poetry

Red Bird

Author : Mary Oliver
ISBN : 0807068926
Genre : Poetry
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A collection of poems celebrates the many forms that love can take and bemoans the fate of the natural world.
Category: Poetry

The Conference Of The Birds

Author : Jean-Claude Carrière
ISBN : 0871291061
Genre : Poetry
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The Conference of the Birds is one of the great works of world literature. In Farid ud-Din Attar's masterpiece, the nature of the spiritual path is examined through the allegory of thirty brave birds that go in search of their king through the peaks of exultation and valleys of despair that represent the stages of the seeker as he travels toward enlightenment. Attar was the predecessor of the great Persian Sufi poet Jalalludin Rumi, who borrowed Attar's technique of weaving wisdom within entertaining and amusing tales.
Category: Poetry