Readings in Contemporary Poetry

An Anthology

Author: Vincent Katz

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 030023001X

Category: POETRY

Page: 312

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-Culled from Dia Art Foundation's -Readings in Contemporary Poetry- series, this anthology includes ninety-four poets who have participated in the reading series from 2010 to 2016. Edited by poet and author Vincent Katz, the book stresses the experimental aspects of contemporary poetic practice, highlighting commonalities among poets and placing their diverse voices in conversation with one another---
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Other Archer

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Author: Lee Ann BROWN

Publisher: Publication Univ Rouen Havre

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Page: 212

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One way to think of Other Archer is as an expanded occasional poem. Besides gathering the elements of my own story, I hope to encourage readers to see their own life stories in poetry, to leave markers on the trail, ever hopeful to house the energies of our new habitations.
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In the Laurels, Caught

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Author: Lee Ann Brown

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781934200643

Category: Poetry

Page: 143

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A major experimentalist digs up her rural roots in this portrait of flowery but never sweet dynamic regionalism.
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Autre Archère

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Author: Lee Ann BROWN

Publisher: Publication Univ Rouen Havre

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Page: 212

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Avec Autre Archère, situé aujourd’hui aux États-Unis, Lee Ann Brown emmène ses lecteurs dans le vécu intime autant qu’exaltant et partagé d’une mère et de sa fille, dès la conception et durant les premières années de vie de celle-ci. Un véritable chant se dégage, d’une relation de filiation considérée à même le quotidien. Que nous sommes constitués de langage, principalement, voici une des leçons à tirer du travail de Brown.
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The American Museum, Or Universal Magazine

Containing Essays on Agriculture, Commerce, Manufactures, Politics, Morals and Manners: Sketches of National Characters, Natural and Civil History, and Biography: Law Information, Public Papers, Intelligence: Moral Tales, Ancient and Modern Poetry

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Appalachian Gateway

An Anthology of Contemporary Stories and Poetry

Author: George Brosi,Kate Egerton

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1572339810

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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Featuring the work of twenty-five fiction writers and poets, this anthology is a captivating introduction to the finest of contemporary Appalachian literature. Here are short stories and poems by some of the region’s most dynamic and best-loved authors: Barbara Kingsolver, Ron Rash, Nikki Giovanni, Robert Morgan, Lisa Alther, and Lee Smith among others. In addition to compelling selections from each writer’s work, the book includes illuminating biographical sketches and bibliographies for each author. These works encompass a variety of themes that, collectively, capture the essence of Appalachia: love of the land, family ties, and the struggle to blend progress with heritage. Readers will enjoy this book not just for the innate value of good literature but also for the insights it provides into this fascinating area. This book of fiction is an enlightening companion to non-fiction overviews of the region, including the Encyclopedia of Appalachia and A Handbook to Appalachia: An Introduction to the Region, both published by the University of Tennessee Press in 2006. In fact the five sections of this book are the same as those of the Encyclopedia. Educators and students will find this book especially appropriate for courses in creative writing, Appalachian studies and Appalachian literature. Editor George Brosi’s foreword presents an historical overview of Appalachian Literature, while Kate Egerton and Morgan Cottrell’s afterword offers a helpful guide for studying Appalachian literature in a classroom setting. George Brosi is the editor of Appalachian Heritage, a literary quarterly, and, along with his wife, Connie, runs a retail book business specializing in books from and about the Appalachian region. He has taught creative writing, Appalachian studies and Appalachian literature. Kate Egerton is an associate professor of English at Berea College. She has taught Appalachian literature and published scholarship in that field as well as in modern drama. Samantha Cole majored in Appalachian Studies and worked for Appalachian Heritage while a student at Berea College. Morgan Cottrell is a West Virginia native who took Kate Egerton's Appalachian literature class at Berea College.
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The Motor World

Author: N.A

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Category: Automobile dealers

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Der lange Weg zur Freiheit

Autobiographie

Author: Nelson Mandela

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104031541

Category: History

Page: 864

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»Ich bin einer von ungezählten Millionen, die durch Nelson Mandelas Leben inspiriert wurden.« Barack Obama Eine fast drei Jahrzehnte währende Gefängnishaft ließ Nelson Mandela zum Mythos der schwarzen Befreiungsbewegung werden. Kaum ein anderer Politiker unserer Zeit symbolisiert heute in solchem Maße die Friedenshoffnungen der Menschheit und den Gedanken der Aussöhnung aller Rassen wie der ehemalige südafrikanische Präsident und Friedensnobelpreisträger. Auch nach seinem Tod finden seine ungebrochene Charakterstärke und Menschenfreundlichkeit die Bewunderung aller friedenswilligen Menschen auf der Welt. Mandelas Lebensgeschichte ist über die politische Bedeutung hinaus ein spannend zu lesendes, kenntnis- und faktenreiches Dokument menschlicher Entwicklung unter Bedingungen und Fährnissen, vor denen die meisten Menschen innerlich wie äußerlich kapituliert haben dürften.
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The Spectator

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They Tell Me You Danced

Author: Irene Willis

Publisher: University of Central Florida

ISBN: 9780813013589

Category: Poetry

Page: 68

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In this first collection of her poems, Irene Willis takes the ordinary stuff of life--a childhood in New York, an adored father who drank too much, a mother's slow decline and death, a second love and marriage--and transforms it into unforgettable poetry. She was born a poet, one of those children who hang around adults avidly waiting for stories. In the poem "Fat Arms," Go out and play, my mother would say. But I wanted to listen for what my friends and I would do later down in the street when we had on our mothers' old dresses and high heels, a circle of rouge on each cheek, giant pocketbooks under our arms. In that image from the child's point of view--"giant pocketbooks"--Willis opens our own memories of that sweet, uneasy time. She, too, hated the barber, worshipped her grade-school teachers, and was tender to ladybugs; these emotions are evoked with childhood's intensity and presented in rich detail and with a sense of humor rare in modern poetry: "Grandma wanted to / shake Florence until / the raisins rattled / in her rice-pudding / brain" (from "Aunt Florence Always Wore Pastels"). The third section, poems about her mother's decline and death, is a tour de force. These poems should be gloomy, but they are not. Because there is so much love between mother and daughter and so much love of life in both of them, the poems, like the people, refuse to sit down and cry. Here is an excerpt from "Dancing Feet": I want my dancing feet, my mother said . . . This was the lady who used to do the shimmy and the Charleston, who fox-trotted her way into one marriage and out, then met another husband at a dance and took the measure of him by his two-step. I stood up, moved to music for her, swinging into an elegant solo dip worthy of chiffon, rhinestones, marcel wave. She bobbed and clapped. From the last section, a tribute to love come upon in middle age, this poem, quoted in full, gives some idea of the power of the poet's imagination and the grace of her diction: On Dingle Walking away from the burden of who I am down a dirt road on Dingle, I see myself. I see us, you and me, from the back. I see our packs, bulging with the oddments of our profession of being who we are the ones who carry ourselves wherever we go. Wild thyme scents the air; small black flies circle our heads; the dirt underfoot is quiet. Stealthily, we walk past a farmhouse, a fence. A dog comes out, barking in Mother Goose. The road is a lane, the gate a stile and you, whose head is a foot above mine in your separate packet of purple-scented air, are my fancy. I am your locket, your love your tuffet, your curds, your whey. The Ireland of our fathers, yours and mine, waits like a pocket, open to catch us, plucked from the lane like two pennies.
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Ein anderes Brooklyn

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Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Piper ebooks

ISBN: 3492991009

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Zur Beerdigung ihres Vaters kehrt die junge Anthropologin August zurück nach New York, Stadt ihrer Kindheit. Hier, auf den Straßen Brooklyns, ist sie aufgewachsen. Hier hat sie Angela, Gigi und Sylvia getroffen, ihre drei Freundinnen, mit denen sie unzertrennlich über das glühende Pflaster Brooklyns der 70er-Jahre zog. Weiße verließen das Viertel, Drogendealer und traumatisierte Vietnamveteranen waren ihre Nachbarn, doch mit ihren Freundinnen fühlte sich August unverwundbar. Nichts schien unmöglich, wenn sie nur zusammenhielten. Doch haben sie dieser Welt etwas entgegenzusetzen? – »Ein anderes Brooklyn«, Finalist für den National Book Award, stand auf der New-York-Times-Bestsellerliste und wurde hymnisch besprochen. Eindringlich und poetisch erzählt es von Freundschaft, Erinnerung und Aufwachsen in einem Brooklyn, das es so nicht mehr gibt.
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