Charles Bernstein

Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’ from No Press

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Produced in a limited edition of 80 handbound copies, Last Words from ‘Sentences My Father Used’  by Charles Bernstein is produced on 4 gate-folded long, narrow pages. Cover by the author.

Seventeen ancient poems, translated from Greek and Latin by Thomas McEvilley


EPC Digital Library

See also McEvlilley's Sappho

SEVENTEEN ANCIENT POEMS
Translated from Greek and Latin by Thomas McEvilley

Meleager of Gadara
    Raising the Alarm
    Meleager Commiserates with His Soul
    Meleager Addresses His Servant Dorkas
    Meleager Speaks to a Honey Bee
    Instructions for Meleager’s Burial
    Meleager Reproaches the Dawn
    Meleager Reproaches the Dawn Again
    An Address to the Bedside Lamp
    Meleager Writes a Poem for the Police
    Meleager Puzzled

 

Philodemus of Alexandria

     Philodemus Reforms
     Philodemus Reforms Again

 

Anakreontea

      Invocation
      Night Vision
      Anacreon Speaks to the Ladies
     Anacreon’s Grave

Horace

       Strategy for Living

 

Anselm Hollo (1934-2013)

Tom Raworth on Hollo in The Independent (obit Jan. 31, 2013)

Anselm Hollo PennSound page
includes a section of The Empress Hotel Poems (1:30): MP3

Go through my things
   god knows what you'll find. When I'm not here.
I'm not here, in this poem
I'm in another room, writing praises
            of their loveliness and terror
the ones that dance through my mind
        not endlessly, but to be one at one
                               with them
                           I want to be.
                       I want to be one,
                   I want her to be one
              when the voice begins
         she is, and she dances.
I am the voice. I praise
There is
no mind.

Elena Berriolo: Transcription of Piero Manzoni's Infinite Line with Sewing Machine

Nothing could be more purely poetic than the line, so it is perhaps less a metaphor than usual to think of Elena Berriolo's performance as a reflection on the verse line. Charles Olson was once asked, how long is a line? He put his chalk to the board and ran a line to the end and continues, chalk in hand, to walk out of the room. Berriolo's work had something of that quality, though more whimsical: I was reminded of Mary Poppins flying with and umbrella as well as 1960s performance work by Charlotte Moorman or Yoko Ono. Or then again, as the line flew away in the sky, the sky writing poems of David Antin.

Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics series at Palgrave, ed. Rachel Blau DuPlessis

This series promotes and pursues topics in the burgeoning field of 20th and 21st century poetics. Critical and scholarly work on poetry and poetics of interest to the series includes social location in its relationships to subjectivity, to the construction of authorship, to oeuvres, and to careers; poetic reception and dissemination (groups, movements, formations, institutions); the intersection of poetry and theory; questions about language, poetic authority, and the goals of writing; claims in poetics, impacts of social life, and the dynamics of the poetic career as these are staged and debated by poets and inside poems. Topics that are bibliographic, pedagogic, that concern the social field of poetry, and reflect on the history of poetry studies are valued as well. This series will allow Palgrave to focus both on individual poets and texts and on larger movements, poetic institutions, and questions about poetic authority, social identifications, and aesthetics.