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Adrian Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet

Adrian Paunescu, Romania's most famous poet

"What makes this moment unfold like a fine // woman raising herself up from the bathroom floor?" Adrian Matejka, End of Side A (2012 Poetry Magazine)

"What makes this moment unfold like a fine // woman raising herself up from the bathroom floor?" Adrian Matejka, End of Side A Poetry Magazine)

"This city is beauty / unbreakable and amorous as eyelids, / in the streets, pressed with fierce departures, / submerged landings, / I am innocent as thresholds / and smashed night birds, lovesick, / as empty elevators" - Dionne Brand, from thirsty - Griffin Poetry Prize 2002 judge, 2003 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist, 2011 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize Winner

"This city is beauty / unbreakable and amorous as eyelids, / in the streets, pressed with fierce departures, / submerged landings, / I am innocent as thresholds / and smashed night birds, lovesick, / as empty elevators" - Dionne Brand, from thirsty - Griffin Poetry Prize 2002 judge, 2003 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist, 2011 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize Winner

“Poetry's work is the clarification and magnification of being.” -Jane Hirshfield.      What I love about Pinterest is the sharing of  interests.  Jane Hirshfield was suggested to me by a friend here and I am finding her work very interesting.  I have a lot more reading to do, but I'm excited to begin.

“Poetry's work is the clarification and magnification of being.

Engendering Theory: Adrienne Rich and Monique Wittig (or, Chloë and Olivia, the sequel) (On the lesbian continuum)

Adrienne Rich (Adrienne Cecile Rich born in Baltimore May is an American poet, essayist and feminist. Works include: On Lies, Secrets and Silence

"It isn't mine to give. / I can't coax this bird to my hand  / that knows the depth of the river  / yet sings of it on land." - Kathleen Jamie, The Dipper - Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 judge, 2003 International Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

/ I can't coax this bird to my hand / that knows the depth of the river / yet sings of it on land." - Kathleen Jamie, The Dipper - Griffin Poetry Prize 2010 judge, 2003 International Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist

"I dream of the silence / the day before Adam came / to name the animals" - John Burnside, Septuagesima - Griffin Poetry Prize 2007 judge

"I dream of the silence / the day before Adam came / to name the animals" - John Burnside, Septuagesima - Griffin Poetry Prize 2007 judge

Elizabeth Bishop

"Every day, in the sun, / at breakfast time I sit on my balcony / with my feet up, and drink gallons of coffee." Elizabeth Bishop, A Miracle for Breakfast from The Complete Poems: Farrar Straus and Giroux)

"Some say the soul/hangs from the ceiling/when the doctor pronounces/the body dead" Rae Armantrout - Custom (above/ground press, 2012)

"Some say the soul/hangs from the ceiling/when the doctor pronounces/the body dead" Rae Armantrout - Custom (above/ground press,

"Meanwhile, a sky tunnelling upward— / sense of proportion—golden section / of elder hedge; then the disgraceful paddock gone wild." - Fiona Sampson, The Lodger - Griffin Poetry Prize 2012 judge

"Meanwhile, a sky tunnelling upward— / sense of proportion—golden section / of elder hedge; then the disgraceful paddock gone wild." - Fiona Sampson, The Lodger - Griffin Poetry Prize 2012 judge

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