Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

Bookstr Recommends: Our Favorite Poems for World Poetry Day!

WE LOVE POETRY. World Poetry Day is Bookstr’s favorite holiday. If there wasn’t a full on blizzard in New York today, we would be in the office reciting verses to one another all day long, you best believe. However, the fact of the matter is that there IS a full on blizzard taking place in this here city, and therefore we must content ourselves with virtually sharing our favorite poems with each other and with you!   On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong     George Hajjar– Social and Editorial    So one of my favorite poems is …

14 Pablo Neruda Quotes to Steal Your Heart

14 Pablo Neruda Quotes to Steal Your Heart

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Whenever I’m in a certain mood, only words are the cure. I do admit to having a few go-to writers. And when I’m talking writers, I mean poets. Beautiful sonnets that create a universe in your mind and a city in your soul are the kind I enjoy. One poet who never ceases to amaze me is the talented Pablo Neruda. The man can write.   One particular line from his poem ‘Every Day You Play’ always sweeps me up: “I want to do with you what spring does with the cherry trees.” Now, if that doesn’t kick up your spirits, I don’t …

Long-Lost Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published in English

Long-Lost Pablo Neruda Poems to Be Published in English

Long-lost poems by the great Chilean poet Pablo Neruda are finally being translated into English, nearly 60 years after the earliest was written. The English versions of the poems will be published by Copper Canyon, a non-profit press that has also published 10 other collections of Neruda’s work. The title of the book is Then Come Back: The Lost Neruda. Poet and novelist Forrest Gander will handle the work of translating the poems. The poems were discovered last June by archivists looking through boxes at the Pablo Neruda Foundation in Santiago, Chile. The collection is a treasure trove of never-before-seen Neruda poems, including …