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New European Poets

New European Poets

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Overview

A major anthology spanning the diversity of the latest poetry to come out of Europe

New European Poets presents the works of poets from across Europe. In compiling this landmark anthology, Wayne Miller and Kevin Prufer enlisted twenty-four regional editors to select 270 poets whose writing was first published after 1970. These poets represent every country in Europe, and many of them are published here for the first time in English and in the United States. The resulting anthology collects some of the very best work of a new generation of poets who have come of age since Paul Celan, Anna Akhmatova, Federico García Lorca, Eugenio Montale, and Czeslaw Milosz.

The poetry in New European Poets is fiercely intelligent, often irreverent, and engaged with history and politics. The range of styles is exhilarating—from the lyric intimacy of Portuguese poet Rosa Alice Branco to the profane prose poems of Romanian poet Radu Andriescu, from the surrealist bravado of Czech poet Sylva
Fischerová to the survivor's cry of Russian poet Irina Ratushinskaya. Poetry translated from more than thirty languages is represented, including French, German, Spanish, and Italian, and more regional languages such as Basque, Irish Gaelic, and Sámi.

In its scope and ambition, New European Poets is destined to be a seminal anthology, an important vehicle for American readers to discover the extraordinary poetry being written across the Atlantic.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781555974923
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 03/18/2008
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 6.49(w) x 8.65(h) x 1.28(d)

About the Author

Wayne Miller is the author of a book of poems, Only the Senses Sleep, and co-translator of I Don't Believe in Ghosts by Moikom Zeqo. Kevin Prufer is the author of four books of poems, including National Anthem.

Table of Contents

Part II

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
MILE STOJIC
House on Ice

FERIDA DURAKOVIC
Paper Tea

SEMEZDIN MEHMEDINOVIC
War

MILJENKO JERGOVIC
Feldwebel Zorn's Motorcycle

SENADIN MUSABEGOVIC
Dawn at Auschwitz

CROATIA
BRANKO MALEŠ
Crystal

ANKA ŽAGAR
Journey

BRANKO CEGEC
Eyes, Ears, Mirrors

DELIMIR REŠICKI
Radio

KRESIMIR BAGIC
a house

DAMIR ŠODAN
Durruti 1936

TATJANA GROMACA
I Like It When You Come Around with Your Friends

SLOVENIA
BORIS A. NOVAK
Uni-verse

ALEŠ DEBELJAK
Cast Vote

BARBARA KORUN
Every Breath You Take

UROŠ ZUPAN
May

ALEŠ ŠTEGER
The Returning of What Is to Come

HUNGARY
IMRE ORAVECZ
Soldier's Graves
The Hole

ÁKOS SZILAGYI
O!
You Think

BÉLA BODOR
What to Expect

ANDRAS PETÖCZ
The Lake at Dawn
A Banal Poem. Subject: Love
In Praise of the Sea

FLÓRA IMRE
Snow Covers the Garden

SLOVAKIA
MILA HAUGOVÁ
To Withstand Evil
Alpha Centauri

DANA PODRACKÁ
A Diary

JOZEF URBAN
I Blow My Nose Inartistically

IVAN KOLENIC
Skin Is a Wrapping of Bones

RÓBERT GÁL
from Epigraffiti

MARTIN SOLOTRUK
How to Endure the Sun if Not Tiptoeing

CZECH REPUBLIC
IVANA BOZDECHOVÁ
Everyday Occurrence

SYLVA FISHEROVÁ
The Only Place
The Language of the Fountains
Eggs, Newspaper, and Coffee

PETR HRUŠKA
Door
At the Claws

PETR BORKOVEC
[We do what? We are involved in space,]

KATERINA PINOSOVÁ
from Lake Poems

KATERINA RUDCENKOVÁ
[Yes, I live inside the piano,]
Nowhere

POLAND
PIOTR SOMMER
A Certain Tree in Powazki
Cemetery
Space
Don't Sleep, Take Notes

BOZENA KEFF
What's in my pocket
Dream of the Meaning of Dreams

ANDRZEJ SOSNOWSKI
Five Fathoms Down
Errata

MARCIN SWIETLICKI
Preface
Song of the Ill

EUGENIUSZ TKACZYSZYN-DYCKI
Foodstone
In the hallway of the regional hospital

MARZANNA BOGUMILA KIELAR
[Frost ropes in the ditch: nothing could break through,]
Winter Elegy
Early Spring

KRZYSZTOF KOEHLER
[A new language: the language]
[Two columns of smoke]

MARCIN SENDECKI
Good Later
[A little coat, white up till now,]

EWA SONNENBERG
Internal Manifesto I
Uncertainty

ADAM WIEDMANN
Notable Essay: Music
Calypso

DARIUSZ SUSKA
Light
Death is the top player in our playground

ARTUR SZLOSAREK
Imagination
Temptation

BELARUS
VICTAR SHALKEVICH
[I want to tell you what speaks to me most—]

MIKHAS BAJARYN
[creating a homer is less complicated than you might imagine]

ANDREJ KHADANOVICH
Commedia

VIKTAR ŽYBUL
[I don't want to be the navel of the Earth.]

VALZHYNA MORT
Belarusian I
Belarusian II
[Maybe you too sometimes fantasize]

UKRAINE
OLEH LYSHEHA
Song 551
Song 352

NATALKA BILOTSERKIVETS
Hotel Central

YURKO ANDRUKHOVYCH
Jamaica the Cossack

OKSANA ZABUZHKO
A Definition of Poetry
Letter from the Summer House

VICTOR NEBORAK
What He Does . . .
Flying Head

ANDRIY BONDAR
the men of my country

SERHIY ZHADAN
Alcohol

RUSSIA
ELENA SHVARTS
Remembrance of Strange
Hospitality

REGINA DERIEVA
Theory of Recruiting
[From a land of institutes to a land of prostitutes.]
Dark thoughts

OLGA SEDAKOVA
Female Figure

ALEXANDER EREMENKO
[Dip us in fire or water,]

SERGEY GANDLEVSKY
To My Mother

EVGENII BUNIMOVICH
Excuse and Explanation

IRINA RATUSHINSKAYA
[I will live and survive and be asked:]

TATYANA SHCHERBINA
About Limits

ALEXEI PARSHCHIKOV
Estuary

KATIA KAPOVICH
Parting makes simple sense

VERA PAVLOVA
Four Poems

DMITRY GOLYNKO
Passing the Church of the French Consulate

BORIS RYZHII
Cinema

POLINA BARSKOVA
Manuscript Found by Natasha Rostova During the Fire to A.K

DARYA SUKHOVEI
Spring Scales

LITHUANIA
EUGENIJUS ALIŠANKA
from the case of bones

GINTARAS GRAJAUSKAS
World in Your Pocket
The Night Watchman

DAIVA ÈEPAUSKAITË
Love, a Last Glance

NERINGA ABRUTYTE
The Beginning

LAURYNAS KATKUS
Later On
Žvërynas in Winter

MARIUS BUROKAS
Simpleton

LATVIA
LIÂNA LANGA
Galanteria N. I, 7, 9

INGA ABELE
Autumn Recipe

INGA GAILE
The wind smooths out all the wrinkles and light beacons in our eyes,
To leave, flee, lope, swim away with

RONALDS BRIEDIS
Silence
Before addressing the people

ESTONIA
ASKO KÜNNAP
O night, my car

FS
[we are born in hospitals]
[the hangover in our shared body]

KARL MARTIN SINIJÄRV
I am a Poemmaker
Arcadia

ELO VIIDING
The Extraordinary Importance of a Private Life

FINLAND
TUA FORSSTRÖM
It's beautiful in Sicily in the spring when the lemon trees are in bloom
from Minerals

ILPO TIIHONEN
Septet to the Great Bear

LEEVI LEHTO
A Sliced Guitar

MARTIN ENCKELL
Saint Petersburg

LAURI OTONKOSKI
Herbal Wisdom
from The Poetry Track

HELENA SINERVO
Postcard

ANNI SUMARI
Fete

SÁPMI
NILS ASLAK VALKEAPÄÄ
from Trekways of the Wind

SWEDEN
ARNE JOHNSSON
Sketch XXV
from Part of this and separate as everyone

BRUNO K. ÖIJER
*
*

KATARINA FROSTENSON
Echo's Gorge
Sonnet from Shadow of a Gift

EVA RUNEFELT
Carnation
The Slowness

ELISABETH RYNELL
The Womb

ANN JÄDERLUND
three poems from Soon into the Summer I Will Walk Out

MAGNUS WILLIAM-OLSSON
(Analogia)

HÅKAN SANDELL
Nature Motre: iv. On an Eggshell


NORWAY
BJØRN AAMODT
Five untitled poems

TOR ULVEN
[They dance far]

ØYSTEIN WINGAARD WOLF
The Soapmaker
[Your left hand]

HENNING KRAMER DAHL
Practicing Ballerina

CATHERINE GRØNDAHL
Selected Exercises in Case Law II
The Law Is the Mediterranean

PERDRO CARMONA-ALVAREZ
60 Minutes
CORNELIUS JAKHELLN
Sèma (sign).
[Not to be is Nothing's only quality.]

ICELAND
ELÍSABET JÖKULSDÓTTIR
The Divorce Children

GYRDIR ELÍSSON
Nocturne

KRISTIN ÓMARSDÓTTIR
Closed Bridal Night

SIGURBJÖRG THRASTARDÓTIR
And Your Tears

DENMARK
PIA JUUL
Novel

NIELS FRANK
Conspiracies
In the Californian Back Yard

ADDA DJØRUP
The Nth day of the Nth Month

GERMANY
ULLA HAHN
Respectable Sonnet

URSULA KRECHEL
My Mother

ANGELA KRAUSS
Leipzig, 1999

GERHARD FALKNER
You Sleep
KURT DRAWERT
You Sleep

BERT PAPENFUSS
on edge

THOMAS KLING
stratum I (petrarch)
stratum III (beatrice)

UWE KOLBE
Never now anywhere

DIETER M. GRÄF
While Dancing: A Paradigm

ZEHRA ÇIRAK
Friendly Fire

KERSTIN HENSEL
At the Flea Market

ZAFER SENOCAK
M
ULRIKE DRAESNER
hyacinth colic

DURS GRÜNBEIN
In the Provinces 2 (In Gotland)

LUTZ SEILER
concrete

ULF STOLTERFOHT
Jargons IV (2)

MARCEL BEYER
Snow

NICOLAI KOBUS
anna

JAN WAGNER
fall villanelle

JAN VOLKER RÖHNERT
Longing Is a Blind Sail . . .

DANIEL FALB
a social still life in the line of Vermeer

TOBIAS GRÜTERICH
5 aphorisms

STEFFEN POPP
Silvae (lit)

ULJANA WOLF
Recovery Room

AUSTRIA/LICHTENSTEIN
EVELYN SCHLAG
Lesson

MICHAEL DONHAUSER
The Apple

PETER WATERHOUSE
About What Is a Hand And What Is in the Hand

OSWALD EGGER
[Only, sometimes coast herons fly in a low V]

RAOUL SCHROTT
Twilight Phenomena II

HELWIG BRUNNER
[Reading into the face how the skin]

THE NETHERLANDS
EVA GERLACH
Leda
Fed Up

TONNUS OOSTERHOF
There was a man
Button Box
Secret Agent

MARJOLEINE DE VOS
Mrs. Despina sees a rhinoceros
Mrs. Despina goes swimming
Death he has your voice

ESTHER JANSMA
from Picnic on the Spiral Staircase

NACHOEM M. WIJNBERG
I Am a Doctor
Psalm
In the dream of an angel

BELGIUM
WILLIAM CLIFF
Ballade of the Mouse

WERNER LAMBERSY
from Linnaeus' clock

STEPHAN HERTMANS
Death on a pale horse
First Steps
While sketching

ERIK SPINOY
from Susette

ENGLAND
MIMI KHALVATI
Ghazal

SELIMA HILL
North Carolina

DENISE RILEY
Milk Ink

SEAN O'BRIEN
Cities

JO SHAPCOTT
Phrase Book

MONIZA ALVI
Fish

BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH
White Comedy

MARK FORD
We Crave

GLYN MAXWELL
State of the Nation

SIMON ARMITAGE
Kid

FIONA SAMPSON
Hayfever portrait


WALES
SHEENAGH PUGH
Golden Rabbits

GWYNETH LEWIS
Mother Tongue

SCOTLAND
JOHN BURNSIDE
De Humani Corporis Fabrica

ROBERT CRAWFORD
A Scottish Assembly

W. N. HERBERT
Scaldfoot

JACKIE KAY
Virus

KATHLEEN JAMIE
Wee wifey

DON PATERSON
An Elliptical Stylus

DREW MILNE
A modest preposition

NORTHERN IRELAND
CIARAN CARSON
The Words

MEDBH MCGUCKIAN
On Ballycastle Beach

REPUBLIC OF IRELAND
NUALA NÍ DHOMHNAILL
The Language Issue

VONA GROARKE
The Riverbed

CONOR O'CALLAGHAN
The Pilot Light

ABOUT THE POETS

ABOUT THE TRANSLATORS

ABOUT THE EDITORS

PERMISSION
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