Aleksandrs Čaks (1901-1950) was a Latvian poet, born in Riga, the son of a tailor. He was one of the first Latvian writers whose work reflected urban realities, rather than rural life.
Thomas Kling (1957-2005) was born in Bingen am Rhein, near Frankfurt, grew up in Hilden, and went to school in D sseldorf. He later lived in Vienna, Finland and Cologne, and finally settled down as a freelance writer near Neuss, living in a house on a decommissioned NATO missile station in Hombroich.
ngelo N store's poems in Impure Acts are both heartbreaking and an absolute joy to read. I especially love "When I Picked the Wrong Bar." --Hollie McNish
A charming new collection of previously undiscovered poems by Sir John Betjeman.
"This selection of Carmen Bugan's poems offers readers an experience with all the surprise and continuity of a long, complex novel. Childhood, youth, the move from a traditional rural world, dominated by lovingly described grandparents, to exile, urban life, parents ageing, children growing - all the private normalities which are so often the material of poetry are here.
The one-eyed singer, songwriter, and knight errant Oswald von Wolkenstein (surname literally “Cloud-Stone”) was among the last of the great troubadours. A contemporary of Villon, versed in Petrarch, and a Knight of the Holy Sepulchre, Wolkenstein was lost to history until scholarship in the 1970s recognized him as the German language’s first genuinely autobiographical lyric voice.
Poetry. Italian & Italian American Studies. This book blooms. The poet takes us on a walk through time, from the old neighborhood with its palimpsest of paese, to the mature juicy voice of the lover poet who plays piano nocturnes and faces the night penning love poems with "the pleasant flutter of an eager heart.
A new selection of poems by the celebrated gay poet
A one-of-a-kind collection of work by one of India's best contemporary poets.
Renata Ferreira's poems were composed in the final years of Portugal's fascist regime, exposing and subverting the government's draconian edicts against women's rights, sexual freedoms, political dissent, and progressive thought.
In St phane Bouquet's The Next Loves, French poetic tradition meets the New York School poets in a unique take on homosexuality, desire, loneliness, and love in an era of global inequality and fundamental precarity. Bouquet's work delicately carves out space for passages from I to you to the collective we.