A Lucent Fire: New and Selected Poems

Author: Patricia Spears Jones

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN: 9781935210696

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Patricia Spears Jones's work sings with the vibrancy and intensity of a blues singer.

The Weather that Kills

Poems

Author: Patricia Spears Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

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Evocative imagery that leaps from the page with the force of gunfire. "Poems like stars in a constellation: each glowing point connects in a pattern charting lives full of love and disappointment, injustice and defeat, joy and resilience." - Library Journal "Vibrant with the intensity of blues singers." - Feminist Bookstore News

Femme Du Monde

Woman of the World : Poems

Author: Patricia Spears Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882688319

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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These are poems of positions and relationships, shifting angles on received wisdom or cultural cliché, fiercely signifying in an age of raging information and vicious exploitation. For Patricia Spears Jones, subjectivity is a challenge and a bugaboo. "Who wants to know your stuff unless Subject (Black and Female) is violated and/or perseveres against all odds?" asks Spears Jones. She tackles grand issues like racism and sexism, but with an intimate poet's eye to details, moments, miracles, pains, and the wildness of the moon and stillness of water. History and the visual serve as analogs for this collection, tying together a diverse group of poems written about the paintings and statuary in Paris; mansions in Virginia; the commes de garcons store in Soho; or a chocolate shop's window in Munich. This is a textured landscape of troubles and terrors and temptations galore. A world that would look familiar to Dante, whose observations about winners and losers haunts these poems. "We know more than we care to admit and live lives of such great challenge that where humor and awe finds us is where poetry begins," Spears Jones writes. "Luck is a harsh thing to hang one's life on. Better to be curious. Get up. Walk out the door and face what the world offers with humor, with courage, with joy."

Pain Killer

Poems Written 2000-2006

Author: Patricia Spears Jones

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882688401

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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"Patricia Spears Jones's tough, tender poems deploy a hard-won clarity of attention that challenges conventions public and private. They sing the complexities of our time and condition with acute, often heart-breaking candor and wit, and are built to be returned to, for beauty and for use inside the details of daily, unfiltered living."--Anselm Berrigan, author of "Free Cell" and "Some Notes on My Programming."

The Future Poetry

Author: Sri Aurobindo

Publisher: Andesite Press

ISBN: 9781296630485

Category:

Page: 420

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A Glossary of Literary Terms

Author: M.H. Abrams,Geoffrey Harpham

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285974514

Category: Education

Page: 448

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First published over fifty years ago, A GLOSSARY OF LITERARY TERMS remains an essential text for all serious students of literature. Now fully updated to reflect the latest scholarship on recent and rapidly evolving critical theories, the eleventh edition contains a complete glossary of essential literary terms presented as a series of engaging, beautifully crafted essays that explore the terms, place them in context, and suggest related entries and additional reading. This indispensable, authoritative, and highly affordable reference covers terms useful in discussing literature and literary history, theory, and criticism. Perfect as a core text for introductory literary theory or as a supplement to any literature course, this classic work is an invaluable reference that students can continue to use throughout their academic and professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Poems (1913)

Author: Christopher John Brennan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780424064703

Category: Australia

Page: 200

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One Hundred Hungers

Author: Lauren Camp

Publisher: Tupelo Press

ISBN: 9781936797721

Category: Arab Americans

Page: 102

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Poetic chronicle of the lives of a first-generation Arab-American girl and her Jewish-Iraqi parent, telling overlapping stories of food and ritual, immigration and adaptation --

Lamia

A Narrative Poem from one of the most beloved English Romantic poets, best known for Ode to a Nightingale, Ode on a Grecian Urn, Ode to Indolence, Ode to Psyche, The Eve of St. Agnes, Hyperion…

Author: John Keats

Publisher: Musaicum Books

ISBN: 8027230098

Category: Poetry

Page: 469

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"Lamia" is a narrative poem, that tells how the god Hermes hears of a nymph who is more beautiful than all. Hermes, searching for the nymph, instead comes across a Lamia, trapped in the form of a serpent. She reveals the previously invisible nymph to him and in return he restores her human form. She goes to seek a youth of Corinth, Lycius, while Hermes and his nymph depart together into the woods. The relationship between Lycius and Lamia, however, is destroyed when the sage Apollonius reveals Lamia's true identity at their wedding feast, whereupon she seemingly disappears and Lycius dies of grief. Also, Keats's poem had a deep influence on Edgar Allan Poe's sonnet "To Science". John Keats (1795 – 1821) was an English Romantic poet. The poetry of Keats is characterized by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analyzed in English literature.

How to Read a Poem

Author: Terry Eagleton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 111830621X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 288

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Lucid, entertaining and full of insight, How To Read A Poem is designed to banish the intimidation that too often attends the subject of poetry, and in doing so to bring it into the personal possession of the students and the general reader. Offers a detailed examination of poetic form and its relation to content. Takes a wide range of poems from the Renaissance to the present day and submits them to brilliantly illuminating closes analysis. Discusses the work of major poets, including John Milton, Alexander Pope, John Keats, Christina Rossetti, Emily Dickinson, W.B. Yeats, Robert Frost, W.H.Auden, Seamus Heaney, Derek Mahon, and many more. Includes a helpful glossary of poetic terms.

Higher Superstition

The Academic Left and Its Quarrels with Science

Author: Paul R. Gross,Norman Levitt

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801857072

Category: Science

Page: 348

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With the emergence of "cultural studies" and the blurring of once-clear academic boundaries, scholars are turning to Subjects far outside their traditional disciplines and areas of expertise. In Higher Superstition scientists Paul Gross and Norman Levitt raise serious questions about the growing criticism of science by humanists and social scientists on the "academic left." This paperback edition of Higher Superstition includes a new afterword by the authors.

Mandelstam, Blok, and the Boundaries of Mythopoetic Symbolism

Author: Stuart Goldberg

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780814211595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 305

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"Mandelstam had no teacher," marveled Anna Akhmatova, reflecting on his early maturity and singularity. But Mandelstam himself spoke of the need and even duty to study a poet's literary roots. So how did this consummately complex, compelling, multi-resonant poet navigate and exploit the burden of the Russian Symbolist movement from which he emerged? How did this process change and augment his poetry? Through a series of illuminating readings, Stuart Goldberg explores the ongoing role that the poetry of Russian Symbolism played in Osip Mandelstam's creative life, laying bare the poet's productive play with distance and immediacy in his assimilation of the Symbolist heritage. At the same time, Mandelstam, Blok, and the Boundaries of Mythopoetic Symbolism presents the first coherent narrative of the poet's fraught relationship with Alexander Blok, the most powerful poetic voice among the Symbolists. This dialogue, which was largely one-sided, extended beyond poetic intertext into the realms of poetics, charisma, and personality. Goldberg's study pushes theoretical boundaries, exploring the juncture between pragmatics and intertext, adapting and challenging Bloom's anxiety of influence theory, and, ultimately, tracing a shift in the nature of sincerity and authenticity that divided poetic generations.

The Widening Circle

The Consequences of Modernism in Contemporary Art

Author: Barry Schwabsky

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521565691

Category: Art

Page: 252

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In this collection of critical essays the well-known critic Barry Schwabsky reexamines the art produced since the 1960s, demonstrating how the achievements of "high modernism" remain consequential to it, through tensions among representation, abstraction, and pictorial language. With the core of the book focused on Michelangelo Pistoletto and Mel Bochner, Schwabsky also studies the work of emerging artists who also continue to examine modernism's legacies.

Poetry & Protest

A Dennis Brutus Reader

Author: Aisha Karim,Lee Sustar

Publisher: Haymarket Books

ISBN: 9781931859226

Category: Poetry

Page: 414

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Dennis Brutus, imprisoned along with Nelson Mandela, is known worldwide for his unparalleled eloquence as an opponent of the apartheid South African regime. Since its fall, he has been a voice for global justice and humanity, speaking and writing extensively on issues of debt, poverty, war, racism and neoliberalism. This vital original collection of interviews, poetry and essays is the first book of its kind to bring together the full, forceful range of his work.

Coal and Roses

Twenty-one Glosas

Author: Patricia Kathleen Page

Publisher: The Porcupine's Quill

ISBN: 0889843147

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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Coal and Roses is a collection of 21 intricately formal glosas, arranged to explore the endless possibilities of language. In this slim volume, P. K. Page offers the reader a wildly eclectic overview of the history of poetry, as well as a master class in the evolution of language as evidenced in the poet's `communion' with her attributed predecessors. Coal and Roses offers a collection of poems that stand by themselves as commentaries on many of the issues endemic to the varying times, places and circumstances of the aforementioned attributees. Life, death, a palpable need for belonging and the inevitable passage of time are all to be encountered, as one might expect in a work that ranges from the sort of trivial, light-hearted sympathy for the trials of day-to-day life to much weightier reflection on the probability of a greater existence. The use of the glosa form serves to emphasize both the continuity and the evolution of life, and of art. Included are twenty-one glosas, borrowing on the works of nineteen artists. Spanning numerous centuries, movements, genres and corners of the world, Page explores the works of Wallace Stevens, Theodore Roethke, Margaret Cavendish and Akhmatova amongst others. Coal and Roses is an exquisite work, respectful of the past and hopeful for the future.

Fire to Fire

New and Selected Poems

Author: Mark Doty

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061856630

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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Mark Doty's Fire to Fire collects the best of his seven books of poetry, along with a generous selection of new work. His signature style encompasses both the plainspoken and the artfully wrought, as one of contemporary American poetry's most lauded, recognizable voices speaks to the crises and possibilities of our time.