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International Poetry Week Digital Display


Welcome! Join the MIIS Library in celebrating Poetry Week at MIIS from April 24-30, 2023, sponsored by the International Cultural Gatherings Club, African Nations Club, Language Studies, MIIS Library, and DLINQ. The celebration features daily live events and contributions from students, staff, and faculty of spoken and written poems in multiple languages. You can join a live event and/or share your favorite poem with others via writing or reading it aloud.

Learn more about the International Cultural Gatherings Club.

Poetry Collections

Click on a book cover to find it in the MIIS library catalog.

 The Wild Iris by Louise Gluck Fire's Goal by Laurie L. Patton A Story as Sharp as a Knife by Robert Bringhurst Wade in the Water by Tracy K. Smith Driftwood: A Poem by Lo Fu, translated by John Balcom Grass Roots: Selected Poems by Xiang Fang, translated by John Balcom Angel's Task by Laurie L. Patton Clouds Thick, Whereabouts Unknown: Poems By Zen Monks of China, translated by Charles Egan Claw Prints: Ancient Chinese Poetry by Kwan-Hung Chan Grow Long, Blessed Night: Love Poems from Classical India, translated by Martha Ann Selby The Butterfly's Burden by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Fady Joudah Abyss by Ya Hsien, translated by John Balcom Time is a Mother Postcolonial Love Poem

 Selected Poems of Victor Hugo The Hurting Kind Dothead The All-Seeing Eye The Complete Poems

Poetry Translation 

The Art of Translating Poetry by Burton Raffel Poetry & Translation: The Art of the Impossible by Peter RobinsonChinese Poetry and Translation  

Translating the Poetry of the Holocaust: Translation, Style, and the Reader by Jean Boase-Beier Poetry Translating as Expert Action 



A Treasury of German Ballads, translated by Helen Kurz Roberts Modern French Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology, translated by Serge Terry and Patricia Gavronsky The Defiant Muse: French Feminist Poems from the Middle Ages to the Present by Domna M. Stanton Czech Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology Contemporary Russian Poetry: A Bilingual Anthology by Gerald S. Smith

When the Light of the World Was Subdued, Our Songs Came Through Arabian Love Poems The Columbia Anthology of Modern Korean Poetry The Penguin Book of Spanish Verse

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