Download or read book Requiem for the Orchard PDF or another Format written by Oliver De la Paz and published by The University of Akron Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "These are vivid, visceral poems about coming of age in a place 'where the Ferris Wheel / was the tallest thing in the valley,' where a boy would learn 'to fire a shotgun at nine and wring a chicken's neck / with one hand by twirling the bird and whipping it straight like a towel.' . . . In spite of such hardscrabble cruelties?or because of them?there is also a real tenderness in these poems, the revelations of bliss driving along an empty highway 'like opening a heavy book, / letting the pages feather themselves and finding a dried flower.' . . . The poet has a gift for rendering his world in cinematic images. . . . In short, these poems are the stuff of life itself, ugly and beautiful, wherever or whenever we happen to live it." ?Martin Espada
Download or read book Requiem for a Riot PDF or another Format written by John Stephenson and published by Boolarong Press. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 494 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: November 1942. From battlefront New Guinea, war correspondent Pat Kinnane lands in Brisbane, General MacArthur’s Headquarters, and finds himself in another kind of war. Amid serious Allied tension, with his guide Kay Dalberg, a smart, political young woman, over nine days he liases with operational US military, befriends a desperate Kokoda veteran, edges into a complicated love triangle and is witness to the mysterious death of a soldier. The crucial personal issues of his visit reach their climax on the sultry evening of the 26th, American Thanksgiving Day, when the city’s discords boil over into the fatal street riot known to history as The Battle of Brisbane.
Download or read book The Crafty Poet II: A Portable Workshop PDF or another Format written by Diane Lockward and published by Terrapin Books. This book was released on 2017-01-10 with total page 327 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.
Author : Wenying Xu
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date : 2022-08-15
ISBN 10 : 9781538157329
Pages : 513 pages
Rating : 4.1/5 (538 users)
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater PDF or another Format written by Wenying Xu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors.
Download or read book Requiem for the Santa Cruz PDF or another Format written by Robert H. Webb and published by University of Arizona Press. This book was released on 2014-06-12 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Over the millennia, the drainageway we now call the Santa Cruz River has seen many ebbs, flows, and floods. Throughout its long history, the river has meandered. It has flowed on the surface. It has carved deep fissures, and it has widened and narrowed.As readers of Requiem for the Santa Cruz learn, these are events that also have taken place in historic times. Authored by an esteemed group of scientists, Requiem for the Santa Cruz thoroughly documents this river, which flows through Tucson, Arizona, as a prime example of arroyo cutting, a process where heavy rains cut down through rock to create deep channeling. Each chapter provides a unique opportunity to chronicle the arroyo legacy, evaluate its causes, and consider its aftermath. Using more than a century of observations and collections, the authors reconstruct the physical, biological, and cultural circumstances of the river's entrenchment, widening, and subsequent partial filling. Today, communities everywhere face this conundrum: do we manageephemeral rivers through urban areas for flood control, or do we attempt to restore them to some previous state of naturalness? Requiem for the Santa Cruz carefully explores the channel-change legacy, the efficacy of attempts to stabilize it, and the nascent attempts at river restoration to give a long-term perspective on management of rivers in arid lands. Tied together by authors who have committed their life's work to the study of arid-land rivers, this book offers a touching and scientifically grounded requiem for the Santa Cruz and every southwestern river"--
Download or read book Two-Countries PDF or another Format written by Tina Schumann and published by Red Hen Press. This book was released on 2017-10-17 with total page 386 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The IPPY Award–winning anthology of poetry, memoir, and essays—“accounts of assimilation and nostalgia, celebration and resistance” (Rick Barot, author of The Galleons). This collection contains contributions from sixty-five writers who were either born and/or raised in the United States by one or more immigrant parent. Their work describes the many contradictions, discoveries and life lessons one experiences when one is neither seen as fully American nor fully foreign. Contributors include Richard Blanco, Tina Chang, Joseph Lagaspi, Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Naomi Shihab Nye, Oliver de la Paz, Ira Sukrungruang, Ocean Vuong, and many other talented writers from throughout the United States. Winner of a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards for Multicultural Nonfiction “When you hold in your DNA two countries—the cultures, the languages, the delicious foods and stories—you embody richness. These writers know on the cellular level many-layered ways to live, to struggle, to love. Here are voices we need to hear, writers we need to read. This is a brilliant, timely book, an antidote to divisiveness.” —Peggy Shumaker, former Alaska State Writer Laureate “The poets and writers in Two-Countries show that one result of our ongoing national experiment is a rich deepening in our literature. We may be in perilous times as a country, but our writers have never been in more ferocious health.” —Rick Barot, author of The Galleons
Download or read book Kartika Review: 2011 Anthology PDF or another Format written by Christine Lee Zilka and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on with total page 221 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Please Excuse This Poem PDF or another Format written by Brett F Lauer and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2015-03-10 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now—full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of “the rape joke”; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it. Editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick have crafted a book that is a must-read for those wanting to know the future of poetry. With an introduction from award-winning poet, editor, and translator Carolyn Forché, Please Excuse This Poem has the power to change the way you look at the world. It is The Best American Nonrequired Reading—in poetry form.
Download or read book The Practicing Poet PDF or another Format written by Diane Lockward and published by eBookIt.com. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : Steven Frye
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2016-04-26
ISBN 10 : 9781107095373
Pages : 293 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (17 users)
Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Literature of the American West PDF or another Format written by Steven Frye and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2016-04-26 with total page 293 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion provides a comprehensive introduction to the literature of the American West, one of the most vibrant and diverse literary traditions.
Author : Nancy Pagh
Publisher : Broadview Press
Release Date : 2016-08-04
ISBN 10 : 9781770486249
Pages : 448 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (77 users)
Download or read book Write Moves: A Creative Writing Guide and Anthology PDF or another Format written by Nancy Pagh and published by Broadview Press. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 448 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Write Moves is an invitation for the student to understand and experience creative writing in the larger frame of humanities education. The practical instruction offered comes in the form of “moves” or tactics for the apprentice writer to try. But the title also speaks to a core value of this project: that creative writing exists to move us. The book focuses on concise, human-voiced instruction in poetry, the short story, and the short creative nonfiction essay. Emphasis on short forms allows the beginning student to appreciate lessons in craft without being overwhelmed by lengthy model texts; diverse examples of these genres are offered in the anthology.
Download or read book Perspectives on Cormac McCarthy PDF or another Format written by Edwin T. Arnold and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2012 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cormac McCarthy's first novel, The Orchard Keeper, won the William Faulkner Award. His other books - Outer Dark, Child of God, Suttree, and Blood Meridian - have drawn a cult readership and the praise of such writers as Annie Dillard and Shelby Foote. "There are so many people out there who seem to have a hunger to know more about McCarthy's work," says McCarthy scholar Vereen Bell. Helping to satisfy such a need, this collection of essays, one of the few critical studies of Cormac McCarthy, introduces his work and lays the groundwork for study of an important but underrecognized American novelist, winner in 1992 of the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award for All the Pretty Horses. The essays explore McCarthy's historical and philosophical sources, grapple with the difficult task of identifying the moral center in his works, and identify continuities in his fiction. Included too is a bibliography of works by and about him. As they reflect critical perspectives on the works of this eminent writer, these essays afford a pleasing introduction to all his novels and his screenplay, "The Gardener's Son."
Download or read book Rewriting God PDF or another Format written by Elaine Lindsay and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2021-11-22 with total page 326 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Women are rarely if ever mentioned in commentaries upon Australian Christianity and spirituality. Only exceptional women are recognized as authorities on religious matters. Why is this so? Does it matter? Don't people from the same religious tradition share similar experiences of the divine, regardless of their gender? Rewriting God asks whether women have been writing about the divine and whether their insights are different from those contained in malestream accounts of Australian Christianity and spirituality. An analysis of the writings of popular theologians and religious commentators over the last twenty years suggests that the most popular form of spirituality among Australian theologians is Desert Spirituality. An analysis of women's autobiographical writings, however, suggests that the desert is irrelevant to many women's spiritual experiences. This book, through a close investigation of the fictions of Thea Astley, Elizabeth Jolley and Barbara Hanrahan, attempts to posit alternative forms of women's spirituality and to signal ways in which this spirituality is already being expressed. From the evidence gathered here, it becomes obvious that traditional expressions of Australian Christianity and spirituality are gender-specific and that they have functioned to deny women's religious experiences and to silence their claims to equality in the sight and service of the divine. It becomes obvious, too, that women have been developing their own forms of religious expression and that these may be expected to supplant gradually withering images of Desert Spirituality. Whether this new imagery will strengthen Australian Christianity or whether it merely marks a decline in the authority of Christianity remains a moot point.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture PDF or another Format written by Glenda Abramson and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2004-03-01 with total page 1897 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Modern Jewish Culture is an extensively updated revision of the very successful Companion to Jewish Culture published in 1989 and has now been updated throughout. Experts from all over the world contribute entries ranging from 200 to 1000 words broadly, covering the humanities, arts, social sciences, sport and popular culture, and 5000-word essays contextualize the shorter entries, and provide overviews to aspects of culture in the Jewish world. Ideal for student and general readers, the articles and biographies have been written by scholars and academics, musicians, artists and writers, and the book now contains up-to-date bibliographies, suggestions for further reading, comprehensive cross referencing, and a full index. This is a resource, no student of Jewish history will want to go without.
Download or read book After Southern Modernism PDF or another Format written by Matthew Guinn and published by Univ. Press of Mississippi. This book was released on 2011-06-14 with total page 234 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The literature of the contemporary South might best be understood for its discontinuity with the literary past. At odds with traditions of the Southern Renascence, southern literature of today sharply refutes the Nashville Agrarians and shares few of Faulkner's and Welty's concerns about place, community, and history. This sweeping study of the literary South's new direction focuses on nine well established writers who, by breaking away from the firmly ensconced myths, have emerged as an iconoclastic generation- -- Harry Crews, Dorothy Allison, Bobbie Ann Mason, Larry Brown, Kaye Gibbons, Randall Kenan, Richard Ford, Cormac McCarthy, and Barry Hannah. Resisting the modernist methods of the past, they have established their own postmodern ground beyond the shadow of their predecessors. This shift in authorial perspective is a significant indicator of the future of southern writing. Crews's seminal role as a ground-breaking "poor white" author, Mason's and Crews's portrayals of rural life, and Allison's and Brown's frank portrayals of the lower class pose a challenge to traditional depictions of the South. The dissenting voices of Gibbons and Kenan, who focus on gender, race, and sexuality, create fiction that is at once identifiably "southern" and also distinctly subversive. Gibbons's iconoclastic stance toward patriarchy, like the outsider's critique of community found in Kenan's work, proffers a portrait of the South unprecedented in the region's literature. Ford, McCarthy, and Hannah each approach the South's traditional notions of history and community with new irreverence and treat familiar southern topics in a distinctly postmodern manner. Whether through Ford's generic consumer landscape, the haunted netherworld of McCarthy's southern novels, or Hannah's riotous burlesque of the Civil War, these authors assail the philosophical and cultural foundations from which the Southern Renascence arose. Challenging the conventional conceptions of the southern canon, this is a provocative and innovative contribution to the region's literary study.
Download or read book California Slavic Studies PDF or another Format written by Nicholas V. Riasanovsky and published by Univ of California Press. This book was released on 1977 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Author : J. S. Brewer
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2015-03-19
ISBN 10 : 9781108063197
Pages : 921 pages
Rating : 4.0/5 (18 users)
Download or read book Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII PDF or another Format written by J. S. Brewer and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-03-19 with total page 921 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Published 1862-1932, and reissued in multiple parts, this calendar of documents remains essential for the study of Tudor history.