By (author) Carmela Ciuraru
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Motherhood by Carmela Ciuraru
Book DescriptionFrom tenth-century Japan's Izumi Shikibu, colonial America's Anne Bradstreet, and Victorian England's Elizabeth Barrett Browning to Israel's Yehuda Amichai, Ireland's Paul Muldoon, and Russia's Anna Akhmatova, poets across the centuries and around the world have immortalized this elemental relationship. Among the more than seventy poets in this anthology, Audre Lorde recalls "How the days went / While you were blooming within me"; Jorie Graham muses on her mother's sewing box; Allen Ginsberg says goodbye in "Kaddish"; and Langston Hughes invokes a mother's empowering example: "Don't you fall now- / For I'se still goin', honey, / I'se still climbin', / And life for me ain't been no crystal stair." From Emily Bronte's "Upon Her Soothing Breast" and Seamus Heaney's "Mother of the Groom" to Sylvia Plath's "Morning Song" and Frank O'Hara's "Ave Maria," the more than one hundred poems collected here enshrine the miracle of motherhood and the richness of feeling and experience it inspires.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841597652
(165mm x 115mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Everyman's Library
Publish Date: 1-Jan-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Carmela Ciuraru
Poems About Horses, Hardback (April 2009)
Features many kinds of equine characters from war horses to cowboys' trusty steeds, from broken-down nags to playful colts, from wild horses to dream horses. This book also features the famous Trojan horse in Virgil's "Aeneid", only to see it from a quite different perspective in Matthea Harvey's whimsical "Inside the Good Idea".
Fatherhood, Hardback (June 2007)
A celebration of fathers and fatherhood, this anthology features the varied voices of sons and daughters, and of fathers and grandfathers themselves. It presents a collection of poets and poems ranging across cultures and centuries; and deals with various facets of the father-child relationship from birth to death and beyond.
Solitude, Hardback (October 2005)
Poets can be said to be the custodians of the interior life. This is a collection of poems, which capture the experience of solitude. It features reveries, expressions of loneliness and despair, reflections on mind and soul, and meditations, recorded in the stillness of the night.
Dog Poems, Hardback (October 2003)» View all books by Carmela Ciuraru
Suitable for all those who believe that a dog is man's - and woman's - best friend. In this book, you will find a large selection of animals and an even larger variety of poets, some big and cuddly, others small and well-equipped with teeth.
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