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Book A Poet s Glossary

    Book Details:
  • Author : Edward Hirsch
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2014-04-08
  • ISBN : 0547737467
  • Pages : 683 pages

Download or read book A Poet s Glossary written by Edward Hirsch and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2014-04-08 with total page 683 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A major addition to the literature of poetry, Edward Hirsch’s sparkling new work is a compilation of forms, devices, groups, movements, isms, aesthetics, rhetorical terms, and folklore—a book that all readers, writers, teachers, and students of poetry will return to over and over. Hirsch has delved deeply into the poetic traditions of the world, returning with an inclusive, international compendium. Moving gracefully from the bards of ancient Greece to the revolutionaries of Latin America, from small formal elements to large mysteries, he provides thoughtful definitions for the most important poetic vocabulary, imbuing his work with a lifetime of scholarship and the warmth of a man devoted to his art. Knowing how a poem works is essential to unlocking its meaning. Hirsch’s entries will deepen readers’ relationships with their favorite poems and open greater levels of understanding in each new poem they encounter. Shot through with the enthusiasm, authority, and sheer delight that made How to Read a Poem so beloved, A Poet’s Glossary is a new classic.

Book National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

Download or read book National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry written by Emily Dickinson and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 2012 with total page 190 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Full-color photographs accompany two hundred poems about animals.

Book The Vintage Book of African American Poetry

Download or read book The Vintage Book of African American Poetry written by Michael S. Harper and published by Vintage. This book was released on 2012-02-01 with total page 450 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Vintage Book of African American Poetry, editors Michael S. Harper and Anthony Walton present the definitive collection of black verse in the United States--200 years of vision, struggle, power, beauty, and triumph from 52 outstanding poets. From the neoclassical stylings of slave-born Phillis Wheatley to the wistful lyricism of Paul Lawrence Dunbar . . . the rigorous wisdom of Gwendolyn Brooks...the chiseled modernism of Robert Hayden...the extraordinary prosody of Sterling A. Brown...the breathtaking, expansive narratives of Rita Dove...the plaintive rhapsodies of an imprisoned Elderidge Knight . . . The postmodern artistry of Yusef Komunyaka. Here, too, is a landmark exploration of lesser-known artists whose efforts birthed the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts movements--and changed forever our national literature and the course of America itself. Meticulously researched, thoughtfully structured, The Vintage Book of African-American Poetry is a collection of inestimable value to students, educators, and all those interested in the ever-evolving tradition that is American poetry.

Book A Treasury of Poetry for Young People

Download or read book A Treasury of Poetry for Young People written by Frances Schoonmaker and published by Sterling Publishing (NY). This book was released on 2008-05-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Combine the poetry of six of America's finest poets with specifically commissioned illustrations from its finest artists and you get a deluxe treasury of more than 150 classic works from the pen of Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Edgar Allan Poe, Carl Sandburg and Walt Whitman. As you and your child read each poem together, you'll both feel as if a magical world - sometimes light and charming, sometimes dark and spooky - has come to life through the remarkable harmony between word and image. And with a biography of each poet, commentary and definitions for the harder vocabulary, you'll be able to help youngsters appreciate the beauty of the verse's sound and rhythm and understand what is being said between the lines. Nothing is better for inspiring a lifetime love of poetry, of language and of reading.

Book The Hatred of Poetry

    Book Details:
  • Author : Ben Lerner
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • ISBN : 0865478201
  • Pages : 97 pages

Download or read book The Hatred of Poetry written by Ben Lerner and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-06-07 with total page 97 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The novelist and poet Ben Lerner argues that our hatred of poetry is ultimately a sign of its nagging relevance"--

Book The FSG Book of Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry

Download or read book The FSG Book of Twentieth Century Latin American Poetry written by Ilan Stavans and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-03-27 with total page 769 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a diverse sample of twentieth century Latin American poems from eighty-four authors in Spanish, Portuguese, Ladino, Spanglish, and several indigenous languages with English translations on facing pages.

Book Don t Read Poetry

Download or read book Don t Read Poetry written by Stephanie Burt and published by Basic Books. This book was released on 2019-05-21 with total page 243 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genre In Don't Read Poetry, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, understanding, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry," whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems. A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike.

Book The Poets  Corner

    Book Details:
  • Author : Mr. John Lithgow
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Release : 2007-11-15
  • ISBN : 0446501999
  • Pages : 304 pages

Download or read book The Poets Corner written by Mr. John Lithgow and published by Grand Central Publishing. This book was released on 2007-11-15 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From listening to his grandmother recite epic poems from memory to curling up in bed while his father read funny verses, award-winning actor John Lithgow grew up with poetry. Ever since, John has been an enthusiastic seeker of poetic experience, whether reading, reciting, or listening to great poems. The wide variety of carefully selected poems in this book provides the perfect introduction to appeal to readers new to poetry, and for poetry lovers to experience beloved verses in a fresh, vivid way. William Blake, Emily Dickinson, Edgar Allan Poe, and Dylan Thomas are just a few names among Lithgow's comprehensive list of poetry masters. His essential criterion is that "each poem's light shines more brightly when read aloud." This unique package provides a multimedia poetry experience with a bonus MP3 CD of revelatory poetry readings by John and the familiar voices of such notable performers as Eileen Atkins, Kathy Bates, Glenn Close, Billy Connolly, Jodie Foster, Morgan Freeman, Helen Mirren, Lynn Redgrave, Susan Sarandon, Gary Sinise, and Sam Waterston. Every reader will enjoy reciting or listening to these poems with the entire family, appreciating how each one comes to life through the spoken word in this superlative poetry collection.

Book The Random House Book of Poetry for Children

Download or read book The Random House Book of Poetry for Children written by Jack Prelutsky and published by National Geographic Books. This book was released on 1983-09-12 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most accessible and joyous introduction to the world of poetry! The Random House Book of Poetry for Children offers both funny and illuminating poems for kids personally selected by the nation's first Children's Poet Laureate, Jack Prelutsky. Featuring a wealth of beloved classic poems from the past and modern glittering gems, every child who opens this treasury will finda world of surprises and delights which will instill a lifelong love of poetry. Featuring 572 unforgettable poems, and over 400 one-of-a-kind illustrations from the Caldecott-winning illustrator of the Frog and Toad series, Arnold Lobel, this collection is, quite simply, the perfect way to introduce children to the world of poetry.

Book A Night Without Armor

Download or read book A Night Without Armor written by Jewel and published by Harper Collins. This book was released on 2010-10-19 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the most respected artists in popular music today, Jewel is much more than a music industry success with her debut album selling more than 10 million copies. Before her gifted songwriting comes an even more individual art: Poetry. Now available in paperback, A Night without Armor highlights the poetry of Jewel taken from her journals which are both intimate and inspiring, to be embraced and enjoyed. Writing poems and keeping journals since childhood, Jewel has been searching for truth and meaning, turning to her words to record, to discover, and to reflect. In A Night Without Armor, her first collection of poetry, Jewel explores the fire of first love, the lessons of betrayal, and the healing of intimacy. She delves into matters of the home, the comfort of family, the beauty of Alaska, and the dislocation of divorce. Frank and honest, serious and suddenly playful, A Night Without Armor is a talented artist's intimate portrait of what makes us uniquely human.

Book Solving the World s Problems

Download or read book Solving the World s Problems written by Robert Lee Brewer and published by . This book was released on 2013-09-01 with total page 92 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The "World" in Robert Lee Brewer's Solving the World's Problems is a slippery world ... where chaos always hovers near, where we are (and should be) "splashing around in dark puddles." And one feels a bit dizzy reading these poems because (while always clear, always full of meaning) they come at reality slantwise so that nothing is quite the same and the reader comes away with a new way of looking at the ordinary objects and events of life. The poems are brim-full of surprises and delights, twists in the language, double-meanings of words, leaps of thought and imagination, interesting line-breaks. There are love and relationship poems, dream poems, poems of life in the modern world. And always the sense (as he writes) of "pulling the world closer to me/leaves falling to the ground/ birds flying south." I read these once, twice with great enjoyment. I will go back to them often. -Patricia Fargnoli, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and author of Then, Something

Book Cannibal

    Book Details:
  • Author : Safiya Sinclair
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2016-09
  • ISBN : 0803295367
  • Pages : 126 pages

Download or read book Cannibal written by Safiya Sinclair and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2016-09 with total page 126 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair's Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes a home no longer accessible and a body at times uninhabitable, often mirrored by a hybrid Eve/Caliban figure. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, mythic, and intricately woven. Here the female body is a dark landscape; the female body is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers with her willingness to disorient and provoke, creating a multitextured collage of beautiful and explosive poems.

Book Book Design Made Simple

Download or read book Book Design Made Simple written by Fiona Raven and published by . This book was released on 2017 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Book Design Made Simple gives DIY authors, small presses, and graphic designers--novices and experts alike--the power to design their own books. It's the first comprehensive book of its kind, explaining every step from installing Adobe(R) InDesign(R) right through to sending the files to press. For those who want to design their own books but have little idea how to proceed, Book Design Made Simple is a semester of book design instruction plus a publishing class rolled into one. Let two experts guide you through the process with easy step-by-step instructions, resulting in a professional-looking top-quality book

Book A Poetry Handbook

Download or read book A Poetry Handbook written by Mary Oliver and published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. This book was released on 1994 with total page 148 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With passion, wit, and good common sense, the celebrated poet Mary Oliver tells of the basic ways a poem is built-meter and rhyme, form and diction, sound and sense. Drawing on poems from Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, and others, Oliver imparts an extraordinary amount of information in a remarkably short space. "Stunning" (Los Angeles Times). Index.

Book Poetry Unbound  50 Poems to Open Your World

Download or read book Poetry Unbound 50 Poems to Open Your World written by Pádraig Ó. Tuama and published by W. W. Norton & Company. This book was released on 2022-12-06 with total page 198 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Mesmerizing, magical, deeply moving.” —Elif Shafak Expanding on the popular podcast of the same name from On Being Studios, Poetry Unbound offers immersive reflections on fifty powerful poems. In the tumult of our contemporary moment, poetry has emerged as an inviting, consoling outlet with a unique power to move and connect us, to inspire fury, tears, joy, laughter, and surprise. This generous anthology pairs fifty illuminating poems with poet and podcast host Pádraig Ó Tuama’s appealing, unhurried reflections. With keen insight and warm personal anecdotes, Ó Tuama considers each poem’s artistry and explores how its meaning can reach into our own lives. Focusing mainly on poets writing today, Ó Tuama engages with a diverse array of voices that includes Ada Limón, Ilya Kaminsky, Margaret Atwood, Ocean Vuong, Layli Long Soldier, and Reginald Dwayne Betts. Natasha Trethewey meditates on miscegenation and Mississippi; Raymond Antrobus makes poetry out of the questions shot at him by an immigration officer; Martín Espada mourns his father; Marie Howe remembers and blesses her mother’s body; Aimee Nezhukumatathil offers comfort to her child-self. Through these wide-ranging poems, Ó Tuama guides us on an inspiring journey to reckon with self-acceptance, history, independence, parenthood, identity, joy, and resilience. For anyone who has wanted to try their hand at a conversation with poetry but doesn’t know where to start, Poetry Unbound presents a window through which to celebrate the art of being alive.

Book Why Poetry

    Book Details:
  • Author : Matthew Zapruder
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release : 2017-08-15
  • ISBN : 0062343092
  • Pages : 177 pages

Download or read book Why Poetry written by Matthew Zapruder and published by HarperCollins. This book was released on 2017-08-15 with total page 177 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An impassioned call for a return to reading poetry and an incisive argument for poetry’s accessibility to all readers, by critically acclaimed poet Matthew Zapruder In Why Poetry, award-winning poet Matthew Zapruder takes on what it is that poetry—and poetry alone—can do. Zapruder argues that the way we have been taught to read poetry is the very thing that prevents us from enjoying it. In lively, lilting prose, he shows us how that misunderstanding interferes with our direct experience of poetry and creates the sense of confusion or inadequacy that many of us feel when faced with it. Zapruder explores what poems are, and how we can read them, so that we can, as Whitman wrote, “possess the origin of all poems,” without the aid of any teacher or expert. Most important, he asks how reading poetry can help us to lead our lives with greater meaning and purpose. Anchored in poetic analysis and steered through Zapruder’s personal experience of coming to the form, Why Poetry is engaging and conversational, even as it makes a passionate argument for the necessity of poetry in an age when information is constantly being mistaken for knowledge. While he provides a simple reading method for approaching poems and illuminates concepts like associative movement, metaphor, and negative capability, Zapruder explicitly confronts the obstacles that readers face when they encounter poetry to show us that poetry can be read, and enjoyed, by anyone.

Book A First Poetry Book

Download or read book A First Poetry Book written by Pie Corbett and published by Pan Macmillan. This book was released on 2012-09-13 with total page 334 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A perfect introduction to poetry for young children. A First Poetry Book is packed with fabulous poems, created to enjoy in school and at home. From pets to pirates, seasons to space, and mermaids to minibeasts – this topic-based poetry collection, edited by Pie Corbett and Gaby Morgan, is ideal for 5 to 7-year-olds.