Welcome to National Poetry Month! This month we have invited the Buffalo Poets (bio at bottom) to help us celebrate. Every Friday for the rest of the month they will share their essays, poetry and whatever else strikes them. This is their space for a month and we hope that they can infuse all of us with some of their enthusiasm. Without further ado…
In this month’s Oxford World’s Classics reading list, we decided to celebrate National Poetry Month by selecting some of our bilingual poetry editions. In each of the below books, the poems are laid out as parallel texts, with the original language on the left and the English translation on the right. This means that you can enjoy the works either in the original language, in translation, or even compare the two.
A poem by King Otho.
A poem from Michael Manner for poetry month.
David Acevedo, one of the Buffalo poets, presents another one of his poems for National Poetry Month. By David Acevedo
A Buffalo farewell to Vonnegut.
Earlier today we introduced The Buffalo Poets who will be helping us celebrate National Poetry Month. Below are poems by two of the groups authors, James Honzik and David Acevedo.
Farewell poetry month! Till we meet again next year here is a poem to ponder by David Acevedo.
Now, with the web, and the growing number of online archives devoted to (for lack of better words) avant garde and experimental writing movements we are in a new age of access. Some of this work is up through the benevolence of the writer and creator, some of it, must belong to the true heirs of Mayakovsky. Three great resources here…
An essay for National Poetry Month.
Hailing originally from New York City, the Buffalo Poets are composed of four core members: Roger Kenny, Aaron Arnout, Noah Levin and David Acevedo. The Buffalo have many artists throughout America including, James Honzik, Michael Franklin, Kevin Callahan and the infamous activist Rafael Bueno.
The revolution will undoubtedly be televised. This blog is a piece of it.
We are pleased to bring you another poem by Noah Levin (an OUP employee also!) Feast your eyes below. by Noah Levin
A poem for Poetry Month by King Otho.
A video for Poetry Month.
To provide some poetical meditation into the nature of reality. Buddhist philosophy is inwardly directed scientific method. Experimentation of the spirit, and as a result there are parallels between long held Buddhist descriptions of reality and some currently accepted physical ones. Metaphor as the essential tool of learning. All knowledge reflecting and scattering off the surface of reality and received and interpreted by the curled consciousness factory of the mind.