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Looking for 17th Century Polish poetry books

Asking for my husband - he recently met a man who when younger had a love for 17th century Polish poetry. He wasn't clear if there was one specific poet, or just poetry from that era. My husband would love to buy him a book of such poems (in Polish) as a gift. But since neither of us knows Polish, Googling isn't helping much. It could be a new or old edition, anthologies are fine. Must be able to ship to the US. Thanks in advance!
posted by Mchelly on Feb 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Video speech : "speak clearly and positively" - do you remember this ?

Sometime ago I saw a YouTube video . We are at a poetry festival, from memory in New York state somewhere. A man comes on stage (late thirties, caucasian) - pretty sure he is a poet but what he has to say is prose. He gives an amusing address lasting two to three minutes in which he exhorts people to not use "like", high rising terminals and other similar constructs but to say what they have to say clearly and positively. It's an amusing speech with little malice and with a purpose behind it. Anyone know what this is ?
posted by southof40 on Sep 3, 2013 - 3 answers

Havens for artists and writers

I was just reading about poet Mary Oliver, who lives in Provincetown, Massachusetts. I've also heard of arts communities in Santa Fe, New Mexico. What are some other small-ish towns that have strong communities of artists and writers (especially writers!)? [more inside]
posted by 3491again on Jun 15, 2013 - 32 answers

Trying to find a poet

I remember a little about this poem I read in a poetry class in college. Mainly the line "the bones of my wrists, supple and exemplary" but Google isn't helping. Also that in this or a similar poem, the poet (I think it was a woman) describes how two hyenas were mating and couldn't stop even when a lioness was stalking them. Also a line about how she met two coyotes or wolves who smiled at her with their sharp teeth. Help? If I could know who this poet is and especially some collection where I could read her poetry, I'd be really greatful! Thank you.
posted by DisreputableDog on Jun 15, 2013 - 2 answers

Half-remembered quote about poets

I read, somewhere, a quote about poets to the effect that even successful poets have day jobs, collect disability payments or come from money. I vaguely recall that this was said (or written) by a woman who was a successful [poet? writer? editor?] in her own right, and who would have had a reasonable sample size on which to base the statement. What quote am I thinking of? Who wrote or said it? My googles have been uncharacteristically ineffective in locating the quote or identifying the source.
posted by dersins on Jan 11, 2013 - 2 answers

Blank-librarians

Has anyone come across a Really Big List of [Author-/Poet-/Filmmaker-/Artist-/Musician-] Librarians? [more inside]
posted by activitystory on Mar 27, 2012 - 4 answers

The Shakespeare of Brazil...

Who are good candidates for reasonably being labelled "The Brazilian Shakespeare"? [more inside]
posted by Bwithh on Feb 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Annotated Poetry

Poetry Majors, are there any poets who annotate their poetry? [more inside]
posted by lrnarabic on Nov 22, 2011 - 14 answers

I need a book club book that is connected somehow to 'Frankenstein'.

I need a non-fiction companion to 'Frankenstein' for my book club. [more inside]
posted by bq on Mar 21, 2011 - 17 answers

"Thinking is our working"

In Jane Campion's Bright Star, what exactly did Brown have to say about poets working but not looking busy? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Jun 17, 2010 - 2 answers

Pablo Neruda's French Equivalent?

What French-language poets remind you of Pablo Neruda? [more inside]
posted by datarose on Jan 18, 2010 - 7 answers

It is this deep blankness is the real thing strange.

What happened to the wondering minstrels poetry database and how can I find a replacement? [more inside]
posted by winna on Jan 1, 2010 - 4 answers

Can you recommend any Japanese poets?

Can you recommend any Japanese poets or anthologies of poetry? [more inside]
posted by Nugget on May 12, 2009 - 13 answers

Poetry Web Sites

Internet resources for understanding poetry. [more inside]
posted by Secret Life of Gravy on Feb 4, 2009 - 20 answers

Questions about poetry.

I don't know shit about poetry but have been enjoying Leonard Cohen, Charles Bukowski, Charles Simic, and Robert Creeley for years. (I mostly like works about relationships, romance, love...) Who else should I read? Also, in addition to "practice", how does one get better at reading/writing poetry. Can you also recommend journals / anthologies / web sites / quarterlies?
posted by dobbs on Feb 8, 2007 - 39 answers

rubbing elbows with the gods.

How to (tactfully and successfully) get some major names to look at some of my writing? Of course there is [more inside]
posted by exlotuseater on Jul 18, 2006 - 18 answers

Can you recommend any good poetry blogs?

I'm looking for good poetry blogs, either blogs of good original poetry or blogs of good commentary on poetry. Do you have any recommendations?
posted by pracowity on Aug 19, 2005 - 15 answers

What are some good, free, online writers' forums?

Looking for good, free online writers' forums to try and promote a magazine project I'm working on. Where on the web do poets and short story writers tend to congregate, and how can I reach that audience (preferably without spending any money)?
posted by BackwardsCity on Jan 11, 2005 - 3 answers

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