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The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement

The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 0996987118
Release 2016-02-20
Pages 114
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In The Uneaten Carrots of Atonement, Diane Lockward transforms occasions of deception, cruelty, guilt, and grief in her fierce determination to name the truth. These poems are leavened by her wit and lively associative imagination. Pain is often her subject, but Lockward's probing intelligence takes us beyond it into understanding and acceptance.

The Crafty Poet II A Portable Workshop

The Crafty Poet II  A Portable Workshop Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 9780997666670
Release 2017-01-10
Pages 327
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The Crafty Poet II is organized into ten sections, beginning with "Revising Your Process." That section is followed by one on "Entryways into Poems" which considers how a poet might get going with a poem and how a poet might pull in a reader with humor and enticing titles. There is in-depth discussion of the importance of choosing the right words; using syntax, line breaks, and spacing to advantage; and enhancing the music of poems. There is a meaty section on how to add complication to your poems, another on how to divert or transform your poems from their original intention, and another on special forms of poems. In "Expanding the Material" three poets consider how to write poetic sequences using paintings, photographs, and history. The final section, "Revision," moves beyond the usual advice to "get rid of adjectives" as one poet offers ways to revise via sound, another offers a series of expansion strategies, and, finally, poet Dick Allen issues a warning against excessive revision. All ten sections include three craft tips, each provided by an experienced, accomplished poet. Each of these thirty craft tips is followed by a Model poem and a Prompt based on the poem. Each model poem is used as a mentor, expressing the underlying philosophy of the book that the best teacher of poetry is a good poem. Each prompt is followed by two Sample poems which suggest the possibilities for the prompts and should provide for good discussion about what works and what doesn't. Each section includes a Poet on the Poem Q&A about the craft elements in one of the featured poet's poems. Each section concludes with a Bonus Prompt, each of which provides a stimulus on those days when you just can't get your engine started.

The Crafty Poet

The Crafty Poet Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 0996987126
Release 2016-05-12
Pages 288
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A poetry tutorial to inform and inspire poets. Includes model poems and prompts, writing tips, and interviews with poets. Geared for the experienced poet as well as those just getting started. Ideal for individual use at home or group use in the classroom or workshop. Guaranteed to break through any writer's block.

Plato Poetica

Plato Poetica Author Daniel Klawitter
ISBN-10 1945752890
Release 2017-05-28
Pages 71
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Plato Poetica has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Plato Poetica also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Plato Poetica book for free.

World Enough and Time

World Enough  and Time Author Mary Makofske
ISBN-10 1945752602
Release 2017-04-12
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World Enough and Time has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from World Enough and Time also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full World Enough and Time book for free.

The Missing Girl

The Missing Girl Author Jacqueline Doyle
ISBN-10 1625579837
Release 2017
Pages 30
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Fiction. A driver lures a young girl into his car. A woman recalls a not-so- innocent childhood game. A man reveals much more than he'll ever tell the police. After a high school girl is murdered, everyone has an opinion. A girl wakes beside a dumpster to find slut scrawled on her body--and that's not the worst thing that happened last night. A girl speaks up after a crime--but is she telling the truth? And could you blame her if she's not? The girls who populate Jacqueline Doyle's THE MISSING GIRL have vanished. Or their childhoods have gone missing. In Doyle's collection of flash fictions, the voicelessness of the missing is palpable, the girls' stories whispered into a vacuum or recounted from the point of view of a predator, murderer, or voyeur. Violence lurks below the surface here, haunts the back pages of newspapers, takes up residence in your dreams. You know a missing girl. "Full of sex, lies, and vivid insights into the human compulsion to do the wrong thing, these stories go down easy but hit hard. A powerful and provocative collection."--Frances Lefkowitz "In these dark and edgy stories, Jacqueline Doyle has made a dispassionate study of the degradation of girls and the twisted hearts of those who harm them. Most chilling is the ease with which these characters fall prey to violence and how quickly depravity finds its way past the surface of ordinary situations. Prepare to be very disturbed."--Elizabeth McKenzie "Jacqueline Doyle knows where you live. The stories in her collection, THE MISSING GIRL, have your address and even after the first read (and you will be back, she knows that), these stories will be moving in to stay. Whatever your usual role in a culture with an undeniable instinct for violence, Doyle's writing lures you to do more than dismiss it, more than abhor it, and yet this isn't a welcome to merely spectate, there is nothing gratuitous here unless life itself is gratuitous. In fact, Doyle has found the thread through that menace that surrounds us and is in us and is calling you in to hold onto your bit of it, to witness. Here, Doyle choreographs the everyday dance between safety and terror, between taking the chances we need to live and not living at all. THE MISSING GIRL is a masterful work and a must read."--Tupelo Hassman "Dark, haunting, relevant, cohesive, and incredibly well conceived. I absolutely loved THE MISSING GIRL."--Simone Muench

What Feeds Us

What Feeds Us Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 1893239578
Release 2006
Pages 85
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Lockward explores the feminine mystique in her second full-length collection of sensual and imaginative poems.

The Brand New Catastrophe

The Brand New Catastrophe Author Mike Scalise
ISBN-10 9781941411346
Release 2017-01-09
Pages 260
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Winner of the Center for Fiction's Doheny Prize Mike Scalise hits his stride in this page-turner of a memoir featuring a sudden and strange sequence of medical disasters. From its gripping ruptured-brain-tumor emergency room opening, through a series of medical procedures and oddball doctors, Scalise creates a sharply observed, uproariously funny, and deeply moving account of acromegaly, the hormone disorder best known for causing gigantism. Scalise weaves in meticulous research, social history, and vignettes about Andre the Giant and a variety of Hollywood acromegalic villains. He creates a narrative that is informative without feeling pedantic, demonstrating how he has marshaled the narrative of his life so that he can control it rather than being controlled by it. Although his medical story is the primary subject, the emotional engine driving the book is that of his relationship with his mother, a longtime sufferer in her own right, with a chronic cardiac condition likely exacerbated by her penchant for chain smoking and late-night white wine binges. Fraught, frustrating, and often very funny, Scalise's mother—often positioned as his competitor for the spotlight or the status of "best sick person"—winds up being the book's unlikely hero. Mike Scalise's work has appeared in Agni, Indiewire, the Paris Review, Wall Street Journal, and other places. He has received fellowships and scholarships from Bread Loaf, Yaddo, the Ucross Foundation, and was the Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Imagine Not Drowning

Imagine Not Drowning Author Kelli Allen
ISBN-10 1936196689
Release 2017-01-15
Pages 96
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Poetry. Women's Studies. IMAGINE NOT DROWNING considers what it means to toss back our heads and allow the water inward. These poems go far beyond traditional myth structures and into spaces courting ugly sex and wild wings unfurling. There are beaks snaking between thighs and sweaters whirling down slow to rest in our dirt and sand. Poetry continually asks us to define "home" and our place in a world too often oblivious to our desires. The poems in this collection offer questions whose answers are suggested peripherally, on how to differentiate between our needs and our vicious, predatory wants. Beauty means falling from the bridge ledge on purpose. This book is sometimes a breakwater, other times it's the air we meet between the leap and hard contact of the first wet, concentric rings. Recognition means being brave enough to put one line after another, to say these images are us, they are the sounds we make when our lungs are close to full.

Meet Me Here at Dawn

Meet Me Here at Dawn Author Sophie Klahr
ISBN-10 1936919427
Release 2016-10-15
Pages 73
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Poetry. Women's Studies. Eroticism tinged with elegy, gratitude knit with doubt; MEET ME HERE AT DAWN contains an unmistakably open voice. Sophie Klahr's debut poetry collection careens from hunger to hunger. With lyric energy and narrative determination, the poems are missives sent back from a threshold, chronicling disease, the unspoken pains of family, the fabric of an extra-marital affair. "What aperture makes a woman?" Klahr asks in "One Slaughter." In MEET ME HERE AT DAWN, even the unanswerable is unfaltering, every question brightly wrought and necessary. "Sophie Klahr moves through the chambers of the mind and heart like an expert escape artist, keys hidden in the body's coverts are revealed in a 'rush of knowing,' the body's 'first breaking and entering' that feels both clandestine and disclosive. This is poetry of immense vulnerability and fierce mettle; determined, convincing and heroically alive with courage of every kind."--D.A. Powell

One With the Tiger

One With the Tiger Author Steven Church
ISBN-10 9781619028579
Release 2016-10-17
Pages 300
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On September 21, 2012, twenty-five year old David Villalobos purchased a pass for the Bronx Zoo and a ticket for a ride on the Bengali Express Monorail. Biding his time, he waited until the monorail was just near the enclosure of a four hundred pound Siberian tiger named Bashuta before leaping into it. They spent ten long minutes together in the tiger’s cage before nature took its course, with one exception: The tiger did not kill him. David’s only response: “It’s a spiritual thing. I wanted to be at one with the tiger.” One with The Tiger: On Savagery and Intimacy uses David’s story, and other moments of violent encounters between humans and predators, to explore the line between human and animal. Exposing what the author defines as the “shared liminal space between peace and violence,” Church posits that the animal is always encroaching on the civilization —and those seeking its wildness are in fact searching for an ecstatic moment that can define what it means to be human. Using examples from Timothy Treadwell to Mike Tyson, or such television icons as Grizzly Adams and The Incredible Hulk, Church shows how this ecstasy can seep its way into the less natural world of popular culture, proving time and again that each of us can be our own worst predator.

In Which I Play the Run Away

In Which I Play the Run Away Author Rochelle Hurt
ISBN-10 0997318422
Release 2016-11-01
Pages 94
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Poetry. Winner of the Barrow Street Press Poetry Prize. "'I was born with a gift for gall and grit,' Rochelle Hurt writes—a line that echoes through every poem in this collection. She spares nothing and bares all that needs baring about family, place, and relationships—how they reflect each other, blurred in tarnished mirrors. With a Sylvia Plath–like abandon and urgency, every single word feels completely necessary; words spoken with a vigor and honesty that are felt in the gut; words that remain lodged in the back of the throat." —Richard Blanco

The Rain in Portugal

The Rain in Portugal Author Billy Collins
ISBN-10 9780399588303
Release 2016-10-04
Pages 128
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From former U.S. Poet Laureate Billy Collins comes a twelfth collection of poetry offering over fifty new poems that showcase the generosity, wit, and imaginative play that prompted The Wall Street Journal to call him “America’s favorite poet.” The Rain in Portugal—a title that admits he’s not much of a rhymer—sheds Collins’s ironic light on such subjects as travel and art, cats and dogs, loneliness and love, beauty and death. His tones range from the whimsical—“the dogs of Minneapolis . . . / have no idea they’re in Minneapolis”—to the elegiac in a reaction to the death of Seamus Heaney. A student of the everyday, Collins here contemplates a weather vane, a still life painting, the calendar, and a child lost at a beach. His imaginative fabrications have Shakespeare flying comfortably in first class and Keith Richards supporting the globe on his head. By turns entertaining, engaging, and enlightening, The Rain in Portugal amounts to another chorus of poems from one of the most respected and familiar voices in the world of American poetry. Praise for The Rain in Portugal “Nothing in Billy Collins’s twelfth book . . . is exactly what readers might expect, and that’s the charm of this collection.”—The Washington Post “This new collection shows [Collins] at his finest. . . . Certain to please his large readership and a good place for readers new to Collins to begin.”—Library Journal “Disarmingly playful and wistfully candid.”—Booklist

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting

Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting Author Kevin Powers
ISBN-10 9780316401067
Release 2014-04-01
Pages 112
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The award-winning author of The Yellow Birdsreturns with an extraordinary debut poetry collection. National Book Award finalist, Iraq war veteran, novelist and poet Kevin Powers creates a deeply affecting portrait of a life shaped by war. Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting captures the many moments that comprise a soldier's life: driving down the Texas highway; waiting for the unknown in the dry Iraq heat; writing a love letter; listening to a mother recount her dreams. Written with evocative language and discernment, Powers's poetry strives to make sense of the war and its echoes through human experience. Just as The Yellow Birds was hailed as the "first literary masterpiece produced by the Iraq war," this collection will make its mark as a powerful, enduring work (Los Angeles Times).

The Doll Collection

The Doll Collection Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 099698710X
Release 2016-03-31
Pages 164
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The Doll Collection, the first-ever anthology of poems to focus on dolls, asks us to rethink their meanings. For centuries, dolls have taught us how to understand our world and have opened windows to other worlds. Like dolls, these poems are portals to our pasts and to ourselves. Dolls open the doors to our imagination.

Eve s Red Dress

Eve s Red Dress Author Diane Lockward
ISBN-10 PSU:000053434999
Release 2003
Pages 114
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"Cognizant of loss but always celebratory, Lockward's poems are irreverent, ravenous for the world, and unabashedly female. When. 'In Losing the Blues, ' she writes, 'I could burn / the hands off a man, ' you have no doubt that she is singing a true song." --- Kim Addonizio

Salting the Ocean

Salting the Ocean Author Naomi Shihab Nye
ISBN-10 9780688161934
Release 2000-03-01
Pages 111
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Offers one hundred poems on the self, places to live, families, and the imaginiation, written by children in the poetry workshops given by the compiler in various schools over a quarter century.