by Paul Verlaine / translated from the French by Donald Revell • from Songs without Words • Omnidawn Publishing
Paul Verlaine (1844-1896) began to publish poems and to make a name for himself in Paris in his early twenties.
Songs without Words
Songs without Words is the book in which, unabashedly, Paul Verlaine becomes himself and, in so doing, becomes the iconic poet of the French nineteenth century.
Postmark Deadline: Dec. 31, 2013
"Who imagines, at the beginning of a life, fifty years of published work? I have neither fifty years of writing nor fifty years on the planet, so I marvel at Louise Glück's Poems,1962-2012."
—Joseph Campana MORE
Lannan Events 2013-14
The Lensic, Santa Fe, NM
DeChristopher • Kincaid Scahill • Urrea • Tóibín
Stevenson • Saunders
Grandin • Paglen • Zirin
Sáenz • Steingraber
Dark Room Collective
We Need Your Help!
Our annual goal of $55,000 in individual contributions is a critical portion of our operating requirements. As of the end of November, we are $14,000 short of our goal for 2013.
Please help us make up this shortfall! For your year-end tax planning, remember that the Daily Poetry Association (publisher of Poetry Daily) is a 501(c)(3) corporation, and that your contribution is deductible.
We are grateful for your readership, and for your continuing support!
- Priscilla Frake
- Dan Rifenburgh
- Ossian Foley
- Mary Meriam
- Kelli Russell Agodon and Martha Silano
- Michael Autrey
- Rex Wilder
- Philip Fried
- Michael Mlekoday
- Stephen Scaer
- Ellen Kaufman
- Danusha Laméris
- LuAnn Keener-Mikenas
- Nancy Kassell
PD on Twitter!
Walking Wounded: The Life and Poetry of Vernon Scannell, by James Andrew Taylor, reviewed by Wynn Wheldon.
John Elmes chats with Fiona Sampson, who will lead the University of Roehampton's new Poetry Centre.
Dana Jennings chats with Tupelo Press publisher Jeffrey Levine.
Shakespeare in Company, by Bart van Es, reviewed by Charles Nicholl.
Collected Poems, C.P. Cavafy, translated by Daniel Mendelsohn, reviewed by Paddy Kehoe.
Ted Kooser presents Jay Leeming's "Blind Date."
James Crews introduces Tishani Doshi's "London."
"The Best Books of 2013, Part 1" - selected by New Yorker contributors.
Hillary Kelly on The Gorgeous Nothings: Emily Dickinson's Envelope Poems, edited by Marta Werner and Jen Bervin.
Christopher Benfey on Thomas Pinney's new three-volume edition of Rudyard Kipling's poetry and more.
Alexander Aciman continues his recap of the Inferno with Canto X.
Carol Rumens introduces Thomas Kinsella's "Free Fall."
Wilmer Mills's Selected Poems reviewed by Tina LoTufo.
David Biespiel finds poetry in the words of Nelson Mandela.
The Iliad, edited and translated by Barry Powell, reviewed by Arlice Davenport.
Aimless Love: New and Selected Poems, by Billy Collins, reviewed by Katie Haegele.
The Guardian best poetry of 2013 MORE