John Ciardi


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Noun1.John Ciardi - United States poet and critic (1916-1986)
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She went there and mentioned that John Ciardi, who looked like a baseball player, was the big cheese,' and described how the colors of Vermont's hills changed from green to red as autumn came.
She's won two grant awards in poetry from The NY State Council for the Arts and the John Ciardi Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry.
E il destino che hanno "subito" anche poeti e narratori di vaglia: da Arturo Giovannitti a Emanuel Carnevali, a Pascal D'Angelo, Antonio Calitri, ecc.; un destino sempre circonfuso da un alone di "diffidenza" razzistica dalla quale non furono immuni perfino scrittori e intellettuali di assoluto valore: penso a un John Ciardi, a un Jerre Mangione, a un Felix Stefanile, tanto per fare solo qualche nome esemplare.
And in 1961, John Ciardi claims responsibility for practicing an art form that already contains the seeds of defeat: 'Any theoretical remarks offered by a translator are bound to be an apology for his failures.
Beauty Mark, Suzanne Cleary's third full-length collection, which received the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry, reminded me of the fiction of writers such as Barbara Pym, Anita Brookner, and Mavis Gallant; and of the poetry of Stevie Smith, Carolyn Kizer, and, oddly, Diane Wakoski.
Early in Kumin's career, John Ciardi, poetry editor of The Saturday Review of Literature, stated that he would love to publish one of her poems, but he "published a woman last month." It took a while before the unfairness of this reasoning struck her.
John Ciardi, the American poet and critic, stands out as giving the most attention to pace as the key to illuminating the effects of poetry.
She said, "Paul Ingram is to clerihews what John Ciardi is to limericks."
Two earlier books were also selected for awards: Mechanical Fireflies won the Barrow Street Press Book Prize, and Black Tupelo Country, the John Ciardi Prize.
The 1954 John Ciardi translation, still readily available today, renders the line as "Then fasting overcame my grief and me," followed by the comment "i.e., He died." Some interpret the line to mean that Ugolino's hunger drove him to cannibalism but the fact is that cannibalism is the one major sin Dante does not assign a place to in Hell.
John Ciardi's venerable, popular version is highly readable, and his notes are matchless.
"Not quite graphable" is how John Ciardi described patients in a wonderful poem titled "Lines From the Beating End of the Stethoscope." In that poem, which he read at the inaugural for the new president of New York Medical College, he describes medicine, as the title suggests, from the patient's point of view.