American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin

Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2018 A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, ...

Author: Terrance Hayes

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525504962

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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Finalist for the National Book Award and the National Book Critics Circle Award in Poetry One of the New York Times Critics' Top Books of 2018 A powerful, timely, dazzling collection of sonnets from one of America's most acclaimed poets, Terrance Hayes, the National Book Award-winning author of Lighthead "Sonnets that reckon with Donald Trump's America." -The New York Times In seventy poems bearing the same title, Terrance Hayes explores the meanings of American, of assassin, and of love in the sonnet form. Written during the first two hundred days of the Trump presidency, these poems are haunted by the country's past and future eras and errors, its dreams and nightmares. Inventive, compassionate, hilarious, melancholy, and bewildered--the wonders of this new collection are irreducible and stunning.
Categories: Poetry

The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen

The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen

For the whole performance, as well as the videos recorded by the poet during the video shoot, see: Frederick, “Heartbreaker Film. ... 38 Terrance Hayes, American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (London: Penguin, 2018), 9.

Author: Nathalie Aghoro

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 9781501361395

Category: Music

Page: 216

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Sound positions individuals as social subjects. The presence of human beings, animals, objects, or technologies reverberates into the spaces we inhabit and produces distinct soundscapes that render social practices, group associations, and socio-cultural tensions audible. The Acoustics of the Social on Page and Screen unites interdisciplinary perspectives on the social dimensions of sound in audiovisual and literary environments. The essays in the collection discuss soundtracks for shared values, group membership, and collective agency, and engage with the subversive functions of sound and sonic forms of resistance in American literature, film, and TV.
Categories: Music

African American Literature An Encyclopedia for Students

African American Literature  An Encyclopedia for Students

His other volumes of poetry have all been published by Penguin Books: Hip Logic (2002), Wind in a Box (2006), Lighthead (2010), How to Be Drawn (2015), and American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (2018). The poems in American ...

Author: Hans A. Ostrom

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440871511

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 429

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This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Best American Poetry 2019

The Best American Poetry 2019

I'm indebted to the joyful artistry of both Alisha and the poet Ross Gay, who gave me the courage to let this poem go. ... His most recent publications include American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin (Penguin Books, ...

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 9781982106577

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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The 2019 edition of The Best American Poetry—“one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets)—now guest edited by Major Jackson, award-winning poet and poetry editor of the Harvard Review. Since 1988, The Best American Poetry has been the leading anthology of contemporary American poetry. The Washington Post said of the 2017 edition, “The poems...have a wonderful cohesion and flow, as if each contributes to a larger narrative about life today…While readers may question some of the selections—an annual sport with this series—most will find much that resonates, including the insightful author notes at the back of the anthology.” The state of the world has inspired many to write poetry, and to read it—to share all the rage, beauty, and every other thing under the sun in the way that only poetry can. Now the foremost anthology of contemporary American poetry returns, guest edited by Major Jackson, the poet and editor who, “makes poems that rumble and rock” (poet Dorianne Laux). This brilliant 2019 edition includes some of the year’s most defining, striking, and innovative poems and poets.
Categories: Poetry

Technologies of Human Rights Representation

Technologies of Human Rights Representation

The Creative Independent, April 18, 2018. https://thecreativeindependent.com/people/saidiya-hartmanon-working-with-archives/. Hayes, Terrance. 2018a. American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin. New York: Penguin Poets.

Author: Alexandra S. Moore

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438487113

Category: Political Science

Page: 250

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Analyzes the effects of new technologies on human rights, with a particular focuse on how representations of technology affect our ability to understand and control it.
Categories: Political Science

Best American Poetry 2018

Best American Poetry 2018

His other books are How to Be Drawn (Penguin, 2015), Lighthead (Penguin, 2010), Wind in a Box (Penguin, 2006), ... Of “American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin,” Hayes writes: “Love poems, like love, can/should transmit a few ...

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501127816

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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The 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry—“a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune)—collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published five volumes of poetry, served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently sits as the Poet Laureate of California, but he is also a graduate of Stanford Business School and was once a Vice President at General Foods. He has studied opera and is a published librettist, in addition to his prolific work in critical essay writing and editing literary anthologies. Having lived several lives, Gioia brings an insightful, varied, eclectic eye to this year’s Best American Poetry. With his classic essay “Can Poetry Matter?”, originally run in The Atlantic in 1991, Gioia considered whether there is a place for poetry to be a part of modern American mainstream culture. Decades later, the debate continues, but Best American Poetry 2018 stands as evidence that poetry is very much present, relevant, and finding new readers.
Categories: Poetry

The Life

The Life

PENGUIN POETS GAROUS ABDOLMALEKIAN Lean Against This Late Hour DIANE DI PRIMA Loba TERRANCE HAYES American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Hip Logic How to Be Drawn Lighthead Wind in a Box STUART DISCHELL Backwards Days Dig Safe ...

Author: Carrie Fountain

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525507635

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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“An exquisite book of poetry with a lens on motherhood that’s existential, funny and tender.” —Elle Acclaimed poet Carrie Fountain deepens her exploration of the domestic in a new collection of playful and wise poems The poems in Carrie Fountain's third collection, The Life, exist somewhere, as Rilke says, between “our daily life” and “the great work”—an interstitial space where sidelong glances live alongside shouts to heaven. In elegant, colloquial language, Fountain observes her children dressing themselves in fledgling layers of personhood, creating their own private worlds and personalities, and makes room for genuine marvels in the midst of routine. Attuned to the delicate, fleeting moments that together comprise a life, these poems offer a guide by which to navigate the signs and symbols, and to pilot if not the perfect life, the only life, the life we are given.
Categories: Poetry

Index of Women

Index of Women

PENGUIN POETS GAROUS ABDOLMALEKIAN Lean Against This Late Hour DIANE DI PRIMA Loba STUART DISCHELL Backwards Days Dig ... TERRANCE HAYES American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Hip Logic How to Be Drawn Lighthead Wind in a Box ...

Author: Amy Gerstler

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525507802

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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From a "maestra of invention" (The New York Times) who is at once supremely witty, ferociously smart, and emotionally raw, a new collection of poems about womanhood Amy Gerstler has won acclaim for sly, sophisticated, and subversive poems that find meaning in unexpected places. Women's voices, from childhood to old age, dominate this new collection of rants, dramatic monologues, confessions and laments. A young girl muses on virginity. An aging opera singer rages against the fact that she must quit drinking. A woman in a supermarket addresses a head of lettuce. The tooth fairy finally speaks out. Both comic and prayer-like, these poems wrestle with mortality, animality, love, gender, and what it is to be human.
Categories: Poetry

Owed

Owed

PENGUIN POETS GAROUS ABDOLMALEKIAN Lean Against This Late Hour DIANE DI PRIMA Loba TERRANCE HAYES American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin Hip Logic How to Be Drawn Lighthead Wind in a Box STUART DISCHELL Backwards Days Dig Safe ...

Author: Joshua Bennett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525505655

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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From a 2021 Whiting Award and Guggenheim Fellow recipient, a “rhapsodic, rigorous poetry collection, which pays homage to everyday Black experience in the U.S.” (The New Yorker) Gregory Pardlo described Joshua Bennett's first collection of poetry, The Sobbing School, as an "arresting debut" that was "abounding in tenderness and rich with character," with a "virtuosic kind of code switching." Bennett's new collection, Owed, is a book with celebration at its center. Its primary concern is how we might mend the relationship between ourselves and the people, spaces, and objects we have been taught to think of as insignificant, as fundamentally unworthy of study, reflection, attention, or care. Spanning the spectrum of genre and form--from elegy and ode to origin myth--these poems elaborate an aesthetics of repair. What's more, they ask that we turn to the songs and sites of the historically denigrated so that we might uncover a new way of being in the world together, one wherein we can truthfully reckon with the brutality of the past and thus imagine the possibilities of our shared, unpredictable present, anew.
Categories: Poetry

How to Read and Write About Poetry Second Edition

How to Read  and Write About  Poetry     Second Edition

Reprinted with the permission of the author. Hayes, Terrance. “AMERICAN SONNET FOR MY PAST AND FUTURE ASSASSIN,” from American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin. Copyright © 2018 by Terrance Hayes. Used by permission of Penguin ...

Author: Susan Holbrook

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781770488311

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 210

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How to Read (and Write About) Poetry invites students and others curious about poetry to join the critical conversation about a genre many find a little mystifying, even intimidating. In an accessible, engaging manner, this book introduces the productive questions, reading strategies, literary terms, and secondary research tips that will empower readers to participate in literary analysis. Holbrook explicates a number of poems, initiating readers into critical discourse while highlighting key poetic terms. The explications are followed by selections of related works, so the book thus offers what amounts to a brief anthology, ideal for a poetry unit or introductory class on poetry and poetics. A chapter on meter illuminates the rhythmic dimension of poetry and guides readers through methods of scansion. The second edition is updated throughout and includes a fresh selection of poems and the latest MLA citation guidance.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines