You, Too, Could Write a Poem


Author: David Orr
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0698403339
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
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A collection of reviews and essays by David Orr, the New York Times poetry columnist and one of the most respected critics in America today, his best work of the past fifteen years in one place Poetry is never more vital, meaningful, or accessible than in the hands of David Orr. In the pieces collected here, most of them written originally for the New York Times, Orr is at his rigorous, conversational, and edifying best. Whether he is considering the careers of contemporary masters, such as Louise Glück or Frederick Seidel, sizing up younger American poets, like Matthea Harvey and Matthew Zapruder, or even turning his attention to celebrities and public figures, namely Oprah Winfrey and Stephen Fry, when they choose to wade into the hotly contested waters of the poetry world, Orr is never any less than fully persuasive in arguing what makes a poem or poet great—or not. After all, as Orr points out in his introduction, “Poetry is a lot like America, in the sense that liking all of it means that you probably shouldn’t be trusted with money, or scissors.” Orr’s prose is devoted to common sense and clarity, and, in every case, he brings to bear an impeccable ear, an openhandedness of spirit, and a deep wealth of technical knowledge—to say nothing of his shrewd sense of humor. As pleasurable as it is informative, Orr’s journalism represents a high watermark in the public discussion of literature. You, Too, Could Write a Poem is at heart a love note to poetry itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Best American Poetry 2014


Author: David Lehman,Terrance Hayes
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476708185
Category: Poetry
Page: 240
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Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina college. He has since published four highly honored books of poetry, is a professor of poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, has appeared multiple times in the series, and is one of today’s most decorated poets. His brazen, restless poems capture the diversity of American culture with singular artistry, grappling with facile assumptions about identity and the complex repercussions of race history in this country. Always eagerly anticipated, the 2014 volume of The Best American Poetry begins with David Lehman’s “state-of-the-art” foreword followed by an inspired introduction from Terrance Hayes on his picks for the best American poems of the past year. Following the poems is the apparatus for which the series has won acclaim: notes from the poets about the writing of their poems.

Ich bin nicht hier, um eine Rede zu halten


Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Kiepenheuer & Witsch
ISBN: 3462315250
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 160
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Der ganze Kosmos Gabriel García Márquez‘ im Spiegel seiner erfrischend unakademischen Reden Er hatte sich geschworen, nie eine Rede zu halten, aber dann steht er doch sein Leben lang auf den Podien der Welt. Gabriel García Márquez, einer der bedeutendsten Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts und Literaturnobelpreisträger, weiß, was für eine Macht das Wort, sein Wort, haben kann. Die von ihm selbst eigens für dieses Buch zusammengestellten Reden sind wunderschöne, bewegende Beispiele dafür und unvergleichlich.Literatur, Journalismus, Film und Politik, nicht zu vergessen die Freundschaften, sind die großen Themen im öffentlichen Leben von Gabriel García Márquez. Und darum geht es in diesen Reden – von der ersten, die er 1944 bei seinem Schulabschluss hielt, über die Nobelpreisrede 1982 bis zu jener anrührenden Ansprache 2007 in Cartagena de Indias bei der Vierzigjahr-Feier von »Hundert Jahre Einsamkeit«. Die Texte, die ein Leben umspannen, zeigen Gabriel García Márquez in vielen Facetten: den politisch engagierten Bürger seines Landes, den Literaturliebhaber, den erfolgreichen Autor und Nobelpreisträger, den Filmfan, der eine Akademie gründet, den couragierten Journalisten. Sie sind lebendig, anekdotenreich und packend. Man wünscht sich beim Lesen, die Stimme von Gabriel García Márquez zu hören.

Practicing Culture


Author: Craig Calhoun,Professor of Sociology and History Craig Calhoun,Richard Sennett
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134126115
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Practicing Culture seeks to revitalize the field of cultural sociology with an emphasis not on abstract theoretical debates but on showing how to put theoretical sources to work in empirical research. Culture is not just products and representations but practices. It is made and remade in countless small ways and occasional bursts of innovation. It is something people do – and do in rich variety and distinctive contexts as engaging case studies from the book reveal. For example: in Russia’s most Western city, Kaliningrad, residents dig for artifacts symbolizing a German past – even though their parents only migrated to what was once Konigsberg after WWII in the USA, fans of professional wrestling pride themselves on being smart enough to know how much is trickery and how the tricks work yet still believe in the contest. Practicing Culture will reshape and invigorate the sociology of culture, not only through internal development, but through enhanced connections to the interdisciplinary social theory and to related fields like the sociology of knowledge and ethnography. It will prove an essential tool for students and researchers of cultural theory, contemporary social theory and cultural sociology.

milk and honey - milch und honig


Author: Rupi Kaur
Publisher: Lago
ISBN: 3957620880
Category: Fiction
Page: 208
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Überleben ist das große Thema von milk and honey - milch und honig. Die lyrischen und prosaischen Texte im Mega-Bestseller aus den USA drehen sich um die Erfahrungen, die Frauen mit Gewalt, Verlust, Missbrauch, Liebe und Feminismus gemacht haben. Jedes der vier Kapitel dient einem anderen Zweck, beschäftigt sich mit einem anderen Schmerz, heilt eine andere Wunde. milk and honey - milch und honig führt seine Leser durch die bittersten Momente im Leben einer Frau und gibt Trost. Denn Trost lässt sich überall finden, wenn man es nur zulässt.

Tickles, Pickles, and Floofing Persnickles

Reading and Writing Nonsense Poems
Author: Connie Colwell Miller,Blake Hoena
Publisher: Capstone
ISBN: 1479529494
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
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"Introduces basic poetry forms and terms through the use of original nonsense-themed poems"--

Die 4-Stunden-Woche

Mehr Zeit, mehr Geld, mehr Leben
Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
ISBN: 3843704457
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 352
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Warum arbeiten wir uns eigentlich zu Tode? Haben wir nichts Besseres zu tun? Und ob! - sagt Timothy Ferriss. Der junge Unternehmer war lange Workaholic mit 80-Stunden-Woche. Doch dann erfand er MBA- Management by Absence- und ist seitdem freier, reicher, glücklicher. Mit viel Humor, provokanten Denkanstößen und erprobten Tipps erklärt Ferriss, wie sich die 4-Stunden-Woche bei vollem Lohnausgleich verwirklichen lässt. Der Wegweiser für eine Flucht aus dem Hamsterrad und ein Manifest für eine neue Gewichtung zwischen Leben und Arbeiten.

Eighteenth-Century Poetry

An Annotated Anthology
Author: David Fairer,Christine Gerrard
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118824784
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 688
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Currently the definitive text in the field and now available inan expanded third edition, Eighteenth-Century Poetrypresents the rich diversity of English poetry from 1700-1800 inauthoritative texts and with full scholarly annotation. Balanced to reflect current interests and“favorites” (including prominent poets like Finch,Swift, Pope, Montagu, Johnson, Gray, Burns, and Cowper) as wellas less familiar material, offering a variety of voices andnew directions for research and learning Includes 46 new poems with more texts by women poets and theinclusion of four additional poets (Mary Barber, MehetabelWright, Anna Seward, and Mary Robinson); poems reflecting newecological approaches to 18th-century literature; and poems on theart of writing Accessible and user-friendly, with generous head notes, fullfoot-of-page annotations, an expanded thematic index, and avisually appealing text design

Glas, Ironie und Gott

fünf epische Gedichte und ein Essay über das Geschlecht des Klanges
Author: Anne Carson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Poetry
Page: 191
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry


Author: Nikki Moustaki
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1440695636
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 368
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You're no idiot, of course. You've read poetry that has touched your heart, and you'd like to improve your own writing technique. But even though you have loads of inspiration, you're discovering that good instruction can be as elusive as a good metaphor. Don't let your Muse leave you! With loads of smart advice and helpful exercises, 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing Poetry' will help you compose powerful, emotion-packed poems that you can be proud of. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Simple explanatgions of the building blocks of poetry; metaphor, imagery, symbolism, repitition, and more. -A step-by-step guide to the poetic process from your first inspiration to your poems' last stanza. -Easy-to-follow guidelines for writing sonnets, sestinas, narrative poems, and more!

A Poetic Tribute to the Young'uns Who Lunched With Oprah

History in Poetic Verse
Author: Revonne Leach-Woods,Cassandra Leach-Johnson
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1449003524
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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A POETIC TRIBUTE TO THE YOUNG'UNS WHO LUNCHED WITH OPRAH is a cultural tour. It is a rhythmic exploration of some of the most enriching young women of our time. This book is a continuation of the poetry series that began with "A Poetic Tribute To The Legends Who Lunched With Oprah." The concept of both books was inspired by Oprah's 2005 Legends Luncheon. At that luncheon, Oprah designated 25 of her invited guests as Legends - women who have been "a Bridge to Now" for her. Oprah categorized the remaining women (including herself) as Young'uns - women who have benefited from the work of the Legends. The list of Young'uns included women such as Michelle Obama, Janet Jackson, Alicia Keys, Kathleen Battle, Suzanne de Passe, Gayle King, Phylicia Rashad, Debbie Allen, Terry McMillan, Pam Grier, and Mariah Carey. The authors have honored 20 of these young women with poems that reflect their personal contributions. The intent is to highlight their lives so that the reader is compelled to learn more about each of these women. Prepare to be enlightened and prepare to be inspired for the Young'uns are here!

An introduction to poetry


Author: X. J. Kennedy
Publisher: Addison-Wesley Educational Publishers
ISBN: 9780673520258
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 532
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Kennedy/Gioia's "An Introduction to Poetry, 12e" continues to inspire readers and writers with a rich collection of poems and engaging insights on reading, analyzing, and writing about poetry. This bestselling anthology includes more than 500 of the discipline's greatest poems, blending classic works and contemporary selections. Both noted poets themselves, the text's editors X.J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia write of their subject with wit and a contagious enthusiasm. Informative, accessible apparatus presents readable discussions of the literary devices, illustrated by apt works, and supported by interludes with the poets. This edition features more than 50 new poems, a new masterwork casebook on T. S. Eliot's "The Love Songs of J. Alfred Prufrock," extensively revised and expanded chapters on writing, and a fresh new design. New students of poetry.

The Pontiff and the Prophet Volume Ii

The City and the Wilderness
Author: David Francis Mahoney
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469184087
Category: Fiction
Page: 717
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The second volume of The Pontiff and The Prophet trilogy (The City and The Wilderness) tells the story of Antonlonello (the Prophet), his escape through the northern wilderness of Norumbega, his capture, and death in the levels of Quebec. It also depicts the various aspects of life lived in the theocratic world Utopia of a far distant future. It portrays the outlawed prophetic movement called the Ekklessia, life in the slum city of Sordesium, and it tells the story of the second and third generations of Prophet followers. The novel concludes with the story of Victor Dutton and Olivia Preager in the great domed cities of Boston, Quebec, and Rome. Dutton is suspected of conspiracy in the death of the Prophet. An investigation follows that reaches into the highest levels of the Pontifi cal Utopia. A number of central characters populate this utopian trilogy - among the most important being the mysterious fi gure of Mecox. The story refl ects the internal struggles and early evolution of multiple Christianities, and the slow emergence of orthodoxy.

Poetry

The Literary Agenda
Author: David Constantine
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191653756
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 160
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The Literary Agenda is a series of short polemical monographs about the importance of literature and of reading in the wider world and about the state of literary education inside schools and universities. The category of 'the literary' has always been contentious. What is clear, however, is how increasingly it is dismissed or is unrecognised as a way of thinking or an arena for thought. It is sceptically challenged from within, for example, by the sometimes rival claims of cultural history, contextualized explanation, or media studies. It is shaken from without by even greater pressures: by economic exigency and the severe social attitudes that can follow from it; by technological change that may leave the traditional forms of serious human communication looking merely antiquated. For just these reasons this is the right time for renewal, to start reinvigorated work into the meaning and value of literary reading. In this fascinating addition to the Literary Agenda series, David Constantine argues that poetry matters. It matters for individuals and for the society they are members of. He asserts that poetry is not for the few but for the many, and belongs and can only thrive among them, speaks of and to their concerns. Poetry considers both the writing and the reading of poetry, which Constantine views as kindred activities. He examines what goes into the writing of a poem and considers what good there is in reading it. Constantine also considers translation, arguing that great benefit comes to the native language from dealings with the foreign; also, that all reading is a form of translation - of texts into the lives we lead. Altogether, Poetry is an attempt, with many quotations, to show how poetry works, what its responsibilities are, and how it may help us in our real circumstances now.

Writing Alone and with Others


Author: Pat Schneider
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199840245
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 416
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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

Words of Comfort

A Collection of Poems and Inspirational Writings
Author: E. D. Arrington
Publisher: E.D. Arrington
ISBN: 9781425909628
Category: Poetry
Page: 68
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The book, through personal stories written every day for a full calendar year, captures the memories of the author's first grandchild as she experiences life in her early formative years. Side by side with his granddaughter's personal journey of growing up, the author shares his own experiences of growing older including nostalgic reflections on his youth, the nurturing of friendships, the pursuit of new activities, and the inevitable medical issues. The book tells a personal story of growing love between a granddaughter and her papa.

Creative Writing

A Workbook with Readings
Author: Linda Anderson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317797027
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 664
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Creative Writing is a complete writing course that will jump-start your writing and guide you through your first steps towards publication. Suitable for use by students, tutors, writers’ groups or writers working alone, this book offers: a practical and inspiring section on the creative process, showing you how to stimulate your creativity and use your memory and experience in inventive ways in-depth coverage of the most popular forms of writing, in extended sections on fiction, poetry and life writing, including biography and autobiography, giving you practice in all three forms so that you might discover and develop your particular strengths a sensible, up-to-date guide to going public, to help you to edit your work to a professional standard and to identify and approach suitable publishers a distinctive collection of exciting exercises, spread throughout the workbook to spark your imagination and increase your technical flexibility and control a substantial array of illuminating readings, bringing together extracts from contemporary and classic writings in order to demonstrate a range of techniques that you can use or adapt in your own work. Creative Writing: A Workbook with Readings presents a unique opportunity to benefit from the advice and experience of a team of published authors who have also taught successful writing courses at a wide range of institutions, helping large numbers of new writers to develop their talents as well as their abilities to evaluate and polish their work to professional standards. These institutions include Lancaster University and the University of East Anglia, renowned as consistent producers of published writers.

Laughing Lost in the Mountains

Poems of Wang Wei
Author: 維·王
Publisher: UPNE
ISBN: 9780874515640
Category: History
Page: 174
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Fine contemporary translations of one of the great poets of the T'ang dynasty.