The Poetry of Ana Maria Fagundo: A Bilingual Anthology

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This anthology includes translations of a number of original poems from each of the ten collections of poetry Ana Maria Fagundo has published to date. Its goal is to provide a representative sample of her work to an English audience. With the basic tenet of phenomenology as scaffold, the introduction elucidates Fagundo's poetic writing as a process whereby the abstract is transformed into a concrete experience through the speaker's own self and body. Fagundo's poetic speaker looks into essences, but only in order...
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This anthology includes translations of a number of original poems from each of the ten collections of poetry Ana Maria Fagundo has published to date. Its goal is to provide a representative sample of her work to an English audience. With the basic tenet of phenomenology as scaffold, the introduction elucidates Fagundo's poetic writing as a process whereby the abstract is transformed into a concrete experience through the speaker's own self and body. Fagundo's poetic speaker looks into essences, but only in order to reintegrate them into existence.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780838755983
  • Publisher: Bucknell University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2005
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 62.50 (w) x 92.50 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : essences made presence : the poetry of Ana Maria Fagundo 17
1 Bibliography 50
2 Selected bibliography on Ana Maria Fagundo 53
My poetry 59
The poet 59
The blank page 61
The poem 61
You come to the bareness 61
Canarias 63
Today 63
To be man 65
Oh, God, what pain then 65
To turn things inside out 67
Gestation 67
To poetry 67
To poetry 69
Poetry within me 71
Why depart or leave the thing behind? 71
To what? 73
Living 73
Afterwards 75
I, too, had my crust of bread 75
What does it matter 77
Arlington 77
Will death be a mist? 79
Autumn I 79
Autumn VI 81
Autumn XI 80
Winter III 83
Compass points 85
Island 85
Love a second time 87
Light 89
Dawn 91
Eyes 93
The touch of eyes 95
Identity 95
The attic 97
Birthday poem 99
Spring 101
Flowering cherry trees 101
Hands 103
Hope 105
Recognition 107
The proximity of poetry 109
Loneliness of bodies 109
Invention of light 111
Creation 113
Song of the debut 115
Pulse 115
Humanity 117
Dream 118
The sower 121
Sea without you 123
Loving 125
Cosmos 125
Anticipation of light 127
Justification 129
My house is a carpet flying upon the noon-tide sun 131
Chanatel is leaving and returning 133
Spring children bud from the trees 135
I never asked to be a woman 135
But it is not my fault to have been born a woman 137
London, Istanbul 139
Early morning love consorting with its rhythms 141
The adventure is with one's self 141
Almost a poem 143
Convocation of the word 145
Flowing 147
Permanence of the word 149
The gift of matter 153
The streets of Efeso 153
Archeology 155
Matter in memory 157
The prison of matter 159
Labyrinth 159
Vision 161
Child 163
Elegy in white and grey 165
Ghostly 165
The walk 167
Birdsong 169
Inventory 169
Prayer for the word 171
The absent presence 173
November 175
Dawn in the monastery of the olive trees 177
Returning to you 181
Present 181
Hummingbirds 183
Plea to the word 185
The hat upon the water 187
There are none 189
My poem and that's it 189
The robbery 191
The miracle of the poem 193
The demolished house 195
Certainty 199
Sonnet of the dead mother 201
The call 201
In celebration of the word 203
The destroyed home 205
The advance 209
Elegy for a tree felled in a storm 209
Being 211
Children at the window 211
Poets in time 213
The nineteen 215
1992 birthday poem 217
It is the passing and it is the song 221
Rock rose along the path 223
60th birthday 227
Roses in December 229
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