Office Haiku

Author: James Rogauskas
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429908405
Format: PDF
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Poems! About your office! We work hard at our jobs, and in return we are frequently plagued by bad coffee, strange smells, paper cuts, other people, and, at least once a week, Mondays. So what better way to tackle the absurdities of the modern workplace--to get a little peace!--than with Zen poetry? In the first poetry collection to do just that, Office Haiku contains witty haiku divided into chapters including "Monday Mornings Suck," "Paper Cuts, Office Equipment, and Other Maladies," "Existential Malaise," "Departmental Meetings," and, of course, "Anywhere But Here." Informed by a lifetime of work, James Rogauskas's haiku speak for themselves (and everyone else): Sitting at my desk As proudly as any serf On his scrap of dirt. "This has to go out"? And I was waiting for desk Fairies to type it. I sit wondering; Can someone die of boredom? Only time will tell. If I could read minds, I would certainly have a Better job than this. "I thought I knew all the reasons to hate cubicle life, but James Rogauskas have given me a pork barrel full of laughs to ease my deary Monday mornings. This book should be required reading for all corporate managers!"--Mary K Witte, author of Redneck Haiku: Double-Wide Edition

Haiku po polsku Genologia w perspektywie transkulturowej

Publisher: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Uniwersytetu Mikołaja Kopernika
ISBN: 8323137242
Format: PDF
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Książka jest pierwszą monografią poezji polskiej dającej się różnorako wiązać z japońskimi miniaturami haiku. Autorka poddaje analizie lirykę ostatnich z górą stu lat (od Młodej Polski po czasy najnowsze), omawia intersemiotyczne uwikłania haiku, dotyka również problematyki translatologicznej. W pracy opisywane są zarówno utwory ortodoksyjnie wierne założeniom japońskich 17-zgłoskowców, jak i wiersze różnorako oscylujące wokół prototypu gatunku oraz miniatury ukrywające pod modnym dalekowschodnim szyldem stare europejskie formy literackie. Monografia wpisuje się w nurt badań komparatystyki kulturowej; pokazuje panoramę zjawisk artystycznych szeroko definiowanego modernizmu: polskiego i, w bardziej punktowych odsłonach, zachodnioeuropejskiego i amerykańskiego.

String of Beads

Author: Princess Shikishi (daughter of Goshirakawa, Emperor of Japan)
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
ISBN: 9780824814830
Format: PDF
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Princess Shikishi, Emperor Goshirakawa's third daughter, who served as saiin, or shrine vestal, in her teens, left a body of poems luminous with tranquil beauty and sadness. In her own lifetime she was counted among the outstanding poets of the age. In this volume, noted translator Hiroaki Sato makes available in one-line form all of the tanka - 400 poems - attributed to Princess Shikishi. Following an introduction that details Shikishi's era and the prosodic techniques of her time, Sato presents a group of poems gleaned from anthologies - among them a sequence of eleven which Shikishi wrote in condolence for the death of the wife of Fujiwara no Shunzei, her mentor - and three important 100-poem sequences. To provide allusive contexts, many of the poems are accompanied by extensive footnotes and endnotes, often with complete episodes from Tale of Ise and other classical texts.


Author: Tom Epperson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765328925
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Turning in her mafia-affiliated husband and fleeing with her son and a cache of stolen diamonds, Gina is vengefully targeted by her father-in-law and meets sailor Gray, whose trustworthiness Gina doubts. By the Edgar Award and Barry Award-nominated author of The Kind One. 20,000 first printing.

Through the Eyes of My Mind

Author: Bimal Ghosh
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 163413379X
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In this collection of poems, author Bimal Ghosh muses over a wide range of topics in a lucid, reader friendly, and alliterative but unconventional style of his own.


Author: Alice Notley
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN: 9780141002293
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Alice Notley has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging and engaging radical female poets at work today. Her last collection, Mysteries of Small Houses, was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize in poetry and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. Structured as a long series of interconnected poems in which one of the main elements is an ongoing dialogue with a seedy detective, Disobedience sets out to explore the visible as well as the unconscious. These poems, composed during a fifteen-month period, also deal with being a woman in France, with turning fifty, and with being a poet, and thus seemingly despised or at least ignored.