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Metres, Philip 1970-

Works: 38 works in 92 publications in 1 language and 5,513 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Essays  Literature  Creative nonfiction  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3613.E887, 811.6
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Most widely held works by Philip Metres
Behind the lines : war resistance poetry on the American homefront since 1941 by Philip Metres( )

10 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 2,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Behind the Lines investigates American war resistance poetry from the Second World War through the Iraq wars. Rather than simply chronicling the genre, Philip Metres argues that this poetry gets to the heart of who is authorized to speak about war and how it can be represented. As such, he explores a largely neglected area of scholarship: the poet's relationship to dissenting political movements and the nation."--Jacket
Pictures at an exhibition : a Petersburg album by Philip Metres( )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wrestling with the questions of travel, memory, and perception, Pictures at an Exhibition: A Petersburg Album is, at its core, an unrequited love song to St. Petersburg. The fever dream of Peter the Great, Pushkin, Dostoyevsky, Gogol, and Akhmatova, St. Petersburg is the occasion for a broader meditation on all we come to love and lose. Pictures began as a journal notebook in 2002, as the poet tried to capture this spectacle-rich and memory-laden city that he had visited ten years before. Scored to the movements of Modest Mussorgsky's legendary suite--a work of art elegizing a lost friend, the artist Hartmann--Pictures marks, and sometimes sings, the incommensurability of word and world
Sand opera by Philip Metres( )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sand Opera emerges from the dizzying position of being named but unheard as an Arab American, and out of the parallel sense of seeing Arabs named and silenced since 9/11. Polyvocal poems, arias, and redacted text speak for the unheard. Metres exposes our common humanity, while investigating the dehumanizing perils of war and its lasting effect on our culture"--
Primer for non-native speakers by Philip Metres( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After reading Primer for Non-Native Speakers, I feel like I've just come back from a trip to Russia. Philip Metres's brilliantly compressed lyrical narratives capture the grandeur and the bleakness of an almost mythological country, where a bronze statue of the great poet Pushkin now gazes out on the golden arches, and the swear of a slammed door is more expressive than a mouthful of words. These are subtle, accomplished, shimmering poems that explore the nuances of being an outsider in a language."--Maura Stanton
The kiss : intimacies from writers by Brian Turner( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this wide-ranging collection of essays, stories, graphic memoir, and cross-genre work, writers explore the deeply human act of kissing."--Jacket
The sound of listening : poetry as refuge and resistance by Philip Metres( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book attempts to provide a context for a poetics of resistance and refuge that predates the Trump Age and will be necessary long after it. In order to survive such moments, we need to glean the present and past for what might sustain us for the work ahead. The Sound of Listening gathers ten years of essays on poetry and builds on Behind the Lines: War Resistance Poetry on the American Homefront, since 1941 (2007), staking a claim for the cultural work that a poem can perform--from providing refuge to embodying resistance, from recovering silenced voices to imagining and modeling a more just and peaceful world. Rather than delivering judgments of poetic taste, these essays are experiments in questioning and performances of possibility, an attempt to widen my own (and the reader's) listening and seeing. These essays ask: What if X were poetry? And if poetry were Y? I seek to claim spaces for both "tactical poetry" and "strategic poetry," as Thomas McGrath once termed them. For McGrath, tactical poems are often ephemeral works keyed to immediate events "without falling into political slogans," while strategic poems expand consciousness, untethered to a specific cultural or political moment--yet nonetheless invite us to change.3 While some essays in The Sound of Listening further explore the intersections between poetry and resistance, others inquire into movements in contemporary poetry that draw upon the world (documentary poetics), or literally draw on the world (lang/scape poetry, installation poetry) or draw us out into the world (translation, Arab American poetry, cosmopoetics, etc.)"--
A kindred orphanhood by Sergeĭ Gandlevskiĭ( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sergey Gandlevsky's poetry melds a slangy vernacular with traditional forms and meters, in a poetry that witnesses to the underground life of a bohemian artist, traveler, and debauchee, during the twilight of the Soviet regime."--BOOK JACKET
Compleat catalogue of comedic novelties by Lev Rubinshteĭn( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I burned at the feast : selected poems of Arseny Tarkovsky by Arseniĭ Tarkovskiĭ( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalogue of comedic novelties : selected poems by Lev Rubinshteĭn( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To see the earth by Philip Metres( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shrapnel maps by Philip Metres( Book )

3 editions published in 2020 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Writing into the wounds and reverberations of the Israel/Palestine conflict, Philip Metres' fourth book of poems, Shrapnel Maps, is at once elegiac and activist, an exploratory surgery to extract the slivers of cartography through palimpsest and erasure. A wedding in Toura, a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, uneasy interactions between Arab and Jewish neighbors in University Heights, the expulsion of Palestinians in Jaffa, another bombing in Gaza: Shrapnel Maps traces the hurt and tender places, where political noise turns into the voices of Palestinians and Israelis. Working with documentary flyers, vintage postcards, travelogues, cartographic language, and first person testimonies, Shrapnel Maps ranges from monologue sonnets to prose vignettes, polyphonics to blackouts, indices to simultaneities, as Palestinians and Israelis long for justice and peace, for understanding and survival"--
Come together, imagine peace( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Resist much, obey little : inaugural poems to the resistance( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a hefty 740 pages, the new anthology Resist Much / Obey Little: Inaugural Poems to the Resistance symbolically and actually enacts the oppositional imperatives embedded in its title. The assembling of the anthology itself, spearheaded by Michael Boughn and Kent Johnson, represents a model for activism and mobility in a time of political emergency. Boughn and Johnson brought together eighteen other editors from diverse aesthetic and cultural backgrounds to solicit and to curate the work of more than 350 poets in roughly two months. As Boughn and Johnson note in their incisive introduction, "Poetry and Resistance," the book "is not intended as an offering of unique, sophisticated "creative writing." It is first and foremost, a collective, insurgent call that is part and parcel of a sovereign people's challenge to a narcissistic oligarch and his lackeys, who smirk now from their temporary perches of power. Its pages are bound in direct, literal ways, to the historic worldwide marches of January 22nd--and they stand as evidence that the vast majority of American poets (and artists and writers of all kind) revile the new reactionary dispensation""
Abu Ghraib arias by Philip Metres( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A concordance of leaves by Philip Metres( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirty-five new pages by Lev Rubinshteĭn( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Instants : after Eadweard Muybridge acquitted of murdering his wife's lover by Philip Metres( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ode to oil by Philip Metres( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An empirical evaluation of the relationship of psychological functioning with captivity and demographic variables in Navy and Marine Corps former POWS by Philip Metres( )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Behind the lines : war resistance poetry on the American homefront since 1941
Primer for non-native speakersA kindred orphanhoodCatalogue of comedic novelties : selected poemsTo see the earthCome together, imagine peace
Alternative Names
Metres, Philip J. 1970-

Philip Metres American poet, translator and academic

Philip Metres Amerikaans vertaler

Philip Metres traducteur américain

Philip Metres traductor estadounidense

Philip Metres traductor estatunidenc

Philip Metres traductor estauxunidense

Philip Metres traduttore statunitense

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