Hold Your Own

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1632862069

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

View: 9418

My heart throws its head against my ribs, / it's denting every bone it's venting something it has known since I arrived and felt it beat. Kate Tempest, winner of the Ted Hughes Award for Brand New Ancients and widely regarded as the UK's leading spoken word poet, has produced a new poem-sequence of electrifying power. Based on the myth of the blind prophet Tiresias, Hold Your Own is a riveting tale of youth and experience, sex and love, wealth and poverty, community and alienation. Walking in the forest one morning, a young man disturbs two copulating snakes--and is punished by the goddess Hera, who turns him into a woman. This is only the beginning of his journey . . . Weaving elements of classical myth, autobiography and social commentary, Tempest uses the story of the gender-switching, clairvoyant Tiresias to create four sequences of poems, addressing childhood, manhood, womanhood, and late life. The result is a rhythmically hypnotic tour de force--and a hugely ambitious leap forward for one of the most broadly talented and compelling young writers today.

Hold Your Own

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447241223

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 9983

Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias. This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child, man and woman to blind prophet; through this structure, Tempest holds up a mirror to contemporary life in a direct and provocative way rarely associated with poetry. A vastly popular and accomplished performance poet, Tempest commands a huge and dedicated following on the performance and rap circuit. Brand New Ancients, also available from Picador, won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and has played to packed concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic.

Hold Your Own

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447241218

Category: Tiresias (Greek mythology)

Page: 128

View: 1844

Kate Tempest's first full-length collection for Picador is an ambitious, multi-voiced work based around the mythical figure of Tiresias. This four-part work follows him through his transformations from child, man and woman to blind prophet; through this structure, Tempest holds up a mirror to contemporary life in a direct and provocative way rarely associated with poetry. A vastly popular and accomplished performance poet, Tempest commands a huge and dedicated following on the performance and rap circuit. Brand New Ancients, also available from Picador, won the Ted Hughes Award for New Work in Poetry and has played to packed concert halls on both sides of the Atlantic.

In the Belly of the Beast

Holding Your Own in Mass Culture

Author: Sevak Edward Gulbekian


ISBN: 1571743057

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

View: 6671

Chief editor of Britain's Clairview and Temple Lodge Books examines a diverse blend of pop culture happenings, from Gangsta Rap and "Beavis and Butthead, to Charles and Diana and media coverage of the Persian Gulf War, showing you how cultural events can be transformed into an opportunity for spiritual growth.

Hold Your Tongue

Bilingualism and the Politics of English Only

Author: James Crawford

Publisher: Addison Wesley Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780201550443

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 324

View: 4691

Looks at the history and concerns of the English Only movement and discusses the role of bilingual education

Rules for Radicals

A Pragmatic Primer for Realistic Radicals

Author: Saul Alinsky

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307756893

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

View: 2098

First published in 1971, Rules for Radicals is Saul Alinsky's impassioned counsel to young radicals on how to effect constructive social change and know “the difference between being a realistic radical and being a rhetorical one.” Written in the midst of radical political developments whose direction Alinsky was one of the first to question, this volume exhibits his style at its best. Like Thomas Paine before him, Alinsky was able to combine, both in his person and his writing, the intensity of political engagement with an absolute insistence on rational political discourse and adherence to the American democratic tradition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Holding Up Your Corner

Talking about Race in Your Community

Author: F. Willis Johnson

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1501837605

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 1016

Holding Up Your Corner: Talking About Race in Your Community, equips pastors to respond with confidence when crises occur, lower their own inhibitions about addressing this topic, and reclaim their authority as prophetic witnesses and leaders in order to transform their communities Pastors and other church leaders see, to varying degrees, racially rooted injustice in their communities. Most of them understand an imperative, as part of their calling from God, to lead their congregations to address and reverse this injustice. For instance, preachers want to be preaching prophetically on this topic. But the problems seem irreversible, intractable, overwhelming, and pastors often feel their individual efforts will be futile. Additionally, they realize that there is a lot of risk involved, including the possibility that their actions may offend and even push some members away from the church. They do not know what to do or how to begin. And so, even during times of crisis, pastors and other church leaders typically do less than they know they could and should. This book provides practical, foundational guidance, showing pastors how to live into their calling to address injustice, and how to lead others to do the same. Holding Up Your Corner prompts readers to observe, identify and name the complex causes of violence and hatred in the reader’s particular community, including racial prejudice, entrenched poverty and exploitation, segregation, the loss of local education and employment, the ravages of addiction, and so on. The book walks the church leader through a self-directed process of determining what role to play in the leader’s particular location. Readers will learn to use testimony and other narrative devices, proclamation, guided group conversations, and other tactics in order to achieve the following: Open eyes to the realities in the reader’s community—where God’s reign/kingdom is not yet overcoming selfishness, injustice, inequality, or the forces of evil. Own the calling and responsibility we have as Christians, and learn how to advocate hope for God’s kingdom in the reader’s community. Organize interventions and activate mission teams to address the specific injustices in the reader’s community. What Does ‘Holding Up Your Corner’ Mean? The phrase ‘holding up your corner’ is derived from a biblical story (Mark 2: 1 – 5) about four people who take action in order to help another person—literally delivering that person to Christ. For us, ‘holding up your corner’ has meaning in two aspects of our lives today: First, it refers to our physical and social locations, the places where we live and work, and the communities of which we’re a part. These are the places where our assumptions, attitudes, and beliefs have influence on the people around us. When we feel empowered to speak out about the injustice or inequity in our community, we are holding up our corner. Second, the phrase refers to our actions, the ways we step up to meet a particular problem of injustice or inequity, and proactively do something about it. When we put ourselves—literally—next to persons who are suffering, and enter into their situation in order to bring hope and healing to the person and the situation, we are holding up our corner, just like the four people who held up the corner of the hurting man’s mat.

Dear Madam President

An Open Letter to the Women Who Will Run the World

Author: Jennifer Palmieri

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1538713446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

View: 3621

Redefine the expectations for women in leadership roles with this #1 New York Times bestselling volume of inspiring advice by the former communications director for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Framed as an empowering letter from former Hillary Clinton Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri to the first woman president, and by extension, to all women working to succeed in any field, Dear Madam President is filled with forward-thinking, practical advice for all women who are determined to seize control of their lives-from boardroom to living room. As a country, we haven't wrapped our heads around what it should look like for a woman to be in the job of President. Our only models are men. While wildly disappointed by the outcome of the 2016 election, Palmieri argues that our feelings-confusion, love, hate, acceptance-can now open the country up to reimagining women in leadership roles. And that is what Palmieri takes on in this book-redefining expectations for women looking to lead and creating a blueprint for women candidates and leaders to follow. Dear Madam President will turn the results of the 2016 election into something incredibly empowering for graduates, future female leaders, and independent thinkers everywhere.

I Can Hold My Own

Author: Edward A. Nowatzki

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466981458

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 432

View: 3051

I Can Hold My Own is a true story about what it was like growing up in New York City in the 1940s through the eyes a first-generation American, the son of Polish immigrants. As one might expect, the lifestyle and day-to-day activities of a youngster growing up in an urban environment were a lot different from those of a similarly aged youngster growing up on a farm in the Midwest. Added to the demographic differences, in Dr. Nowatzkis case, there were also differences from being a first-generation American caught in transition between the culture of his parents native Poland and that of twentieth-century America. Dr. Nowatzki describes his experiences in a way that illustrates these differences from many perspectives, ranging from his attending a Catholic parochial school and playing sports on the playgrounds of New York to his awareness of historical events such as World War II. The story comes from a period in American history when life was relatively simple and the culture was family-oriented and deeply rooted in traditional American values based on loyalty to God and country. Unlike today, there were no distractions from television, the Internet, computer games, and social networks, so youngsters had to provide their own means for leisure time activities. Some of those activities are described from Dr. Nowatzkis perspective as a participant. I Can Hold My Own will be of interest to anyone growing up in the United States at that time whether on a farm or in a large city like New York. The story will also be of interest to any first-generation American faced with a similar transition between two different cultures.

Create Your Own Movie Or TV Show

Author: Matthew Anniss

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 141098110X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 7954

"Practical tips on how to make your own movie or TV show, from planning and preparing to actually shooting, cutting, and editing you work"--

How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life

Opening Your Heart to Confidence, Intimacy, and Joy

Author: Susan Piver

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429917193

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

View: 3267

How Not to Be Afraid of Your Own Life is an inspirational and practical guide to conquering fear and embracing joy. Although you may not realize it fear is getting in your way and stopping you from connecting with others, realizing the significance of your life, and finding fulfillment and joy. It doesn't have to be this way. Susan Piver has the key to breaking down the barriers of fear that are holding you back. Using simple meditation techniques, based in Buddhist principles, she will teach you how to: -Open your heart to relationships -Gain the confidence to pursue a meaningful career -Achieve perspective to live your authentic life With a contemporary approach to ancient practices Susan teaches you how to incorporate principles of meditation and mindfulness into your everyday life. This isn't about enlightenment on a mountaintop it is a way of bringing intelligence and courage to the way you relate to yourself, your family, your friends, and your life. How Not to be Afraid of Your Own Life features the "7-Day Freedom from Fear Meditation Program" a guided journey into discovering what may be holding you back from experiencing life to the fullest. Using meditation, journaling, and other reflective practices you will find a respite from everyday pressures and learn techniques to help you re-enter your busy life refreshed, renewed, and ready to live the life you were born to.

Holding Your Ground

Preparing for Defense If It All Falls Apart

Author: Joe Nobody

Publisher: Kemah Bay Marketing

ISBN: 0985563400

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 9214

Holding Your Ground is an instructional guide and planning tool that addresses defensive preparation of a location. If the government can no longer protect your home, farm or property, Holding will teach you how. Holding covers virtually every aspect of protecting you and your family in the event society breaks down.& ;& ;Many people have preparations for food, water, shelter and personal defense. Holding will teach you how to configure your home, train your team, and peoperly equip any location for defense. Covering topics ranging from hiding in plain sight to pre-positioning of supplies, Holding uses common sense, military tactics and historical examples that allow you to prepare for defense without affecting your preperty's value or appearance.& ;Show More & ;Show Less

Engineer Your Own Success

7 Key Elements to Creating an Extraordinary Engineering Career

Author: Anthony Fasano

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118886577

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 232

View: 6366

Focusing on basic skills and tips for career enhancement, Engineer Your Own Success is a guide to improving efficiency and performance in any engineering field. It imparts valuable organization tips, communication advice, networking tactics, and practical assistance for preparing for the PE exam—every necessary skill for success. Authored by a highly renowned career coach, this book is a battle plan for climbing the rungs of any engineering ladder.

Taking Charge of Your Fertility, 10th Anniversary Edition

The Definitive Guide to Natural Birth Control, Pregnancy Achievement, and Reproductive Health

Author: Toni Weschler

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060881909

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 512

View: 5161

Celebrating 10 years of helping hundreds of thousands of women achieve pregnancy, avoid pregnancy naturally, and gain better control of their health and lives, the 10th Anniversary Edition of the classic bestseller will include: •New 'Preface to the 10th Anniversary Edition" •Updates on new fertility technologies •Natural approaches to conception •Updated Resources and Books For any woman unhappy with her current method of birth control; demoralized by her quest to have a baby; or experiencing confusing symptoms in her cycle, this book provides answers to all these questions, plus amazing insights into a woman's body. Weschler thoroughly explains the empowering Fertility Awareness Method, which in only a couple minutes a day allows a woman to: •Enjoy highly effective, scientifically proven birth control without chemicals or devices •Maximize her chances of conception or expedite fertility treatment by identifying impediments to conception •Increase the likelihood of choosing the gender of her baby •Gain control of her sexual and gynecological health

The Bricks that Built the Houses

Author: Kate Tempest

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 162040902X

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1701

Becky, Harry, and Leon are leaving London in a fourth-hand Ford with a suitcase full of stolen money, in a mess of tangled loyalties and impulses. But can they truly leave the city that's in their bones? Kate Tempest's novel reaches back through time--through tensely quiet dining rooms and crassly loud clubs--to the first time Becky and Harry meet. It sprawls through their lives and those they touch--of their families and friends and faces on the street--revealing intimacies and the moments that make them. And it captures the contemporary struggle of urban life, of young people seeking jobs or juggling jobs, harboring ambitions and making compromises. The Bricks that Built the Houses is an unexpected love story. It's about being young, but being part of something old. It's about how we become ourselves, and how we effect our futures. Rich in character and restless in perspective, driven by ethics and empathy, it asks--and seeks to answer--how best to live with and love one another. *Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times

21st Century Poetry

Author: Kennyatta Duveil

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1401099580

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

View: 1671

"SOUL TREASURES"Between bosoms of pleasure, caressing mounds of luscious lure, with nipples erect, sweeter than grapes for sure!To taste this fruit is heaven; pleasing to the eye, taste, touch, smell, And I now breathe heavily!Hair complimenting the reflection of the face of the most high!So beautiful-- golden, dark, light, and all shades of females...Soul treasures. I think you are God's gift to me. Thank you, Father. And when you made the thighs and the premier of pleasure between, Heaven and earth opens as the soul treasures parts before me!I just know she won't be mad at me! Not with the stroke I'll be using. And the aroma after a warm spring shower, excitement builds as I kiss life again and again!So sweet and wet is life's soul treasures enjoyed by two, a gift from God!That all may partake and be in heaven even if for a moment only!And if I could recreate you, I would change nothing...add or take away!The same furriness that surrounds this succulent fruit, shaped in a drop of life. And God has made no other touch as pleasing...And verily I say unto you Soul treasures is the ultimate expression of creation!How divine, so asterios, so for real, so accessible. I love you, stay warm.

Created for Connection

The "Hold Me Tight" Guide for Christian Couples

Author: Sue Johnson,Kenneth Sanderfer

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316307408

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 5188

"Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love."--1 John 4:8 Are you looking to enrich a healthy relationship, revitalize a tired one, or rescue one gone awry? Do you yearn to grow closer to God, and to further incorporate Him and His teachings into your marriage? We all want a lifetime of love, support, and faith. But sometimes we need a little help. Enter Dr. Sue Johnson, developer of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and "the best couple therapist in the world," according to bestselling relationship expert Dr. John Gottman. In CREATED FOR CONNECTION, Dr. Johnson and Kenneth Sanderfer, a leading EFT practitioner in the Christian community, share Johnson's groundbreaking and remarkably successful program for creating stronger, more secure relationships not only between partners, but between us and God. The message of CREATED FOR CONNECTION is simple: Forget about learning how to argue better, analyzing your early childhood, or making grand romantic gestures. Instead, get to the emotional underpinnings of your relationship by recognizing that you are attached to and dependent on your partner in much the same way that a child is on a parent, and we are on the Heavenly Father, for nurturing, soothing, and protection. The way to enhance or save our relationships with each other and with God is to be open, attuned, responsive, and to reestablish safe emotional connection. Filled with Bible verses, inspiring real-life stories, and guidance, CREATED FOR CONNECTION will ensure a lifetime of love.

Make Your Own Books

Author: Anna-Marie D'Cruz

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781435828551

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2058

Presents instructions for creating several home-made book projects from common craft materials.

Taking Hold of Torah

Jewish Commitment and Community in America

Author: Arnold M. Eisen

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253213815

Category: History

Page: 186

View: 6827

Examines a major issue or theme related to this vision of renewal in terms of one of the five books of the Torah.