Whose translation of Rilke's "Eranna an Sappho" begins "O you fierce far-flinging hurler / Like a spear among domestic things / I lay among my kin"? Googling has turned up a few translations but none of them is the right one. I have Mitchell's Selected Poetry of RMR but it doesn't include "Eranna an Sappho". [more inside]
How much does a writer make when their work is included in a school book? [more inside]
Please help me find a fitting poem for my yearbook writeup. [more inside]
Was Rod McKuen that last person to sell millions of poetry books? Professional, prize-winning poets these days are university instructors. They have day jobs. McKuen was selling out concert halls and partying with Sinatra. Was his monstrous success (65 million books sold!) a product of his era? Will the world ever be ready again to make a poet into a millionaire?
Please recommend some recent poets to read, for someone (me) interested in exploring poetry for essentially the first time. By recent, I mean since, say, 1980.
What are some good poems (or songs) about a beloved person traveling very far away (from the speaker of the poem/song)? [more inside]
What are the best strategies to help a performer roll with the punches? [more inside]
Do you speak Italian? Would you be willing to either read this short (five-line) poem into my voicemail or respond in the thread telling me where the stresses are in each phrase? [more inside]
What can you tell me about 'Poe(t)heory'? [more inside]
What poems can I think about while riding my bike on these beautiful June mornings? [more inside]
Can anyone recommend an Irish - or even Northern Irish - poem or extract, on the topic of love or romance, that would be suitable to be read out at a civil wedding (ie, no references to God or religion allowed) [more inside]
I need a snippet of a poem or quote from a children's book about wishes. [more inside]
Is there an online tool that would give me the metrical foot of a sentence I type in? [more inside]
What are some good words that form the prefixes for other words of varying definition? I want to write a rule-fudging sestina where I do (prefixy word as my sestina end of line word) + hyphen + linebreak + (ending of longer word). [more inside]
Please help me find this poem that I read years ago and have only a few details from... I think was titled "Emptiness". [more inside]
What are the best poems about glory in battle and valor in warfare? [more inside]
What does a software for poetry writing need [more inside]
Reading/poetry to say goodbye to a dog? [more inside]
I'm looking for quotes or a short poem for my sister, whose expecting her first child in the next several days. Any ideas?
I need help with interpretation and understanding of The Divan of the Lover. A friend of mine claims to have figured out the meaning, and I'm drawing a blank aside from the most obvious. [more inside]
I need poetry related anecdotes. [more inside]
What is the best collection of Zbigniew Herbert's poetry translated into English? [more inside]
Can anyone find a link to a poem called 'The Edge', about a kid who wakes up with a tattoo of a stapler? [more inside]
I need some help finding French poems that meet some specific guidelines. I'm currently in my 5th year of high school French. I'm going to a competition where I'll be reciting some memorized poetry, but I haven't had much luck finding anything good to memorize. I need some suggestions of French poems that are *good*, fairly long but not too long, and use moderately advanced vocabulary. I've looked, but I need some guidance from people who know more about this than me. [more inside]
What can I do in the short and medium term to improve my ability to evaluate Russian poetry? [more inside]
Link me to some Brazilian online poetry journals. [more inside]
Please help me find a poem/comic book story -- it takes place on Mars and ends with the line "Damnation, I've run out of air!" [more inside]
I'm a person who is apparently too dense to understand poetry, but I'm looking for a collection of William Blake's work. [more inside]
I'm looking for pre-WWII non-Japanese poetry that mentions Japan. [more inside]
Hello. Does anybody recall the title or the rest of this scrap of probably Robert Burns poetry? goes something like: "... nor duke that ye dined with yester'een. A crab louse is still but (or yet) a crab (or louse) tho' perched on the c*** of a (or o' a) queen." I would like to know for a friend who is writing a book on Scottish nationalism. Thanks!
Looking for a poem I read about a domestic frustration and a housewife snapping after toiling away in quiet desperation. [more inside]
Is there some place you can get a poem emailed to you each day? Sort of an email-based Writer's Almanac? And that won't spam you to death? And that won't send you schmaltzy syrupy crap?
I'm looking for a poem, and it's NOT the road not taken. [more inside]
Where can one take a graduate-level poetry seminar online? [more inside]
Can you ID this book from my memory of a short passage? Man hits deer while hurrying to the birth of his son. [more inside]
Is there a name for the literary device used in this song? [more inside]
What is the english translation of the following latin passage derived from Edgar Allen Poe's "The Pit and the Pendulum?" Impia tortorum longos hic turba furores Sanguinis innocui, non satiata, aluit. Sospite nunc patria, fracto nunc funeris antro, Mors ubi dira fuit vita salusque patent. [Quatrain composed for the gates of a market to he erected upon the site of the Jacobin Club House at Paris.] [more inside]
Interested in English language poetry (classical or modern, romantic or political), what can you recommend? [more inside]
Looking for an old book of poems, oldschool 70's perhaps, one author. [more inside]
Poetry about migraines / headaches / chronic pain ? [more inside]
Can anyone help me locate the poem that is read on By Akira Sakata on the DJ Krush album Jaku? (The track name is "Slit of Cloud") [more inside]
Help me find other artists who combine poetry and music in interesting ways? [more inside]
aaax / bbbx / cccy / dddy: Is there a particular name for the structure of the poem Slough, by John Betjeman?
I'm looking for a recording of Edward Lear's song The Courtship of the Yonghy-Bonghy-Bò. [more inside]
Who first said "Lo, how the mighty have fallen"?
Interesting poems that A) are related to foods or eating in some way, B) would take less than two minutes to read out loud, and C) are in the public domain (or are otherwise available for non-commercial use without seeking permission)?
Where can I find Eleanor Farjeon's poem 'Cats Sleep Anywhere'........ in Dutch? [more inside]
"Scotland is / the petrified vomit / of a fish supper." Who wrote that little poem? [more inside]
I want to know what the poets in Brazil are doing these days. [more inside]
Help me track down this poem by (I think) Derek Walcott. [more inside]