Evidence

Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807068984

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

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A new collection of forty-six works features deep explorations of such themes as the mysteries of life, love, and death, in a volume that investigates clues that can be found in the natural world and offers insight into the writer's use of unadorned language.

Icon and Evidence

Poems

Author: Margaret Gibson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 9780807127100

Category: Poetry

Page: 107

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With Icon and Evidence, Margaret Gibson gives us poems grounded in reverence and inquiry and sensuous delight. She extends and enriches the lyric poem, finding it capacious and durable enough to embrace short and longer meditations, epistles, persona poems, and narratives. Whether their concerns are intimate, spiritual, or social, these are poems of atonement essentially faithful to experience and its revelations, more so than to any specific creed or doctrine. The task to be faithful is both aesthetic and spiritual; to use words faithfully is how Gibson clarifies her encounters with the Absolute within the relative and mutable things of this world. The opening poem situates the poet beneath an endless sky of stars and dark emptiness: "But dear God, all I want is to be here, / my tiny anguish and my joy / a moment's notice, an equivalent cry". The book divides into four sections: Canticle, Complaint, Confession, and Compline. Like the Psalms, the poems praise with one voice, then turn to note human failure, error, and injustice. They contemplate the ways of desire, then enter "the mission of solitude", turning from social practice to meditative practice, "summoned / by pain and darkness by an intrepid joy". Traditionally, one who makes an icon does so in an attitude of contemplation, the finished icon uniting image and spirit in a presence that challenges and confronts the one who stands before it. Evidence has the force of both data and document, but it also includes "the evidence of things not seen". In this rich and powerful collection, Gibson uses both icon and evidence to probe the human heart -- its entanglements and its freedom.

In evidence

poems of the liberation of Nazi concentration camps

Author: Barbara Helfgott Hyett

Publisher: Univ of Pittsburgh Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 161

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Poems describe the thoughts and emotions of the allied troops as they freed Nazi concentration camp prisoners and witnessed the horrors of the Holocaust

Against the Evidence

Selected Poems, 1934–1994

Author: David Ignatow

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819572586

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

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For over half a century, David Ignatow has crafted spare, plain, haunting poetry pf working life, urban images, and dark humor. The poetic heir of Whitman and William Carlos Williams, Ignatow is characteristically concerned with human mortality and human alienation in the world: the world as it is, defined by suffering and despair, yet at crucial times redeemed by cosmic vision and shared lives. His development as a poet is chronicled in Against the Evidence, title of the poem in part quoted above and meant by Ignatow as the metaphor for the whole body of his work. Where his previous collections have been organized thematically, Ignatow here arranges his poems “according to the decade in which they were written…returning each to its chronological order.” Against the Evidence charts the evolution of his themes from the earliest origin in the Thirties to their present extraordinary manifestation in a variety of poetic forms and modes.

Evidence of Red

Poems and Prose

Author: LeAnne Howe

Publisher: Salt Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Poetry

Page: 101

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WINNER OF THE 2006 OKLAHOMA BOOK AWARDS Evidence of Red: Prose and Poems rails against lost lands and lovers, heralds death and mad warriors, and celebrates a doomed love affair between Hollywood’s invented characters: “Noble Savage” and “Indian Sports Mascot.” The author, a Choctaw Indian from Oklahoma writes about modern life in America, as well as the strange and humorous encounters she’s had with Arabs in Syria, and Jews in Israel. She writes of growing up in a family of native storytellers who tell of their lives and experiences.

Anecdotal Evidence

Author: Wendy Cope

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571338603

Category:

Page: 80

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Wendy Cope's first collection of new poetry since 2011's acclaimed Family Values, chosen as one of the Telegraph's 15 Best Poetry Books of All Time.

Red Bird

Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807068922

Category: Poetry

Page: 78

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A collection of poems celebrates the many forms that love can take and bemoans the fate of the natural world.

What Book!?

Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop

Author: Gary Gach

Publisher: Parallax Press

ISBN: 0938077929

Category: Poetry

Page: 272

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Now in its third printing, this visionary project received the 1999 American Book Award. Topics included the Three Jewels, pacifism, engagement, innovation, nature, song, and silence. What Book? contains forms ranging from picture poems and calligraphy, guided meditations, and rambling journals, to conceptual and performance art, arias, and haiku.

The Truro Bear and Other Adventures

Poems and Essays

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 080709708X

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved but disobedient little dog, Percy.

Dante's Style in His Lyric Poetry

Author: Patrick Boyde

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521079187

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 359

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A very close and clear description of Dante's style in those lyric poems, which can be dated with reasonable confidence. Dr Boyde explains the nature and objective of his analyses in the substantial introduction which does not assume any previous knowledge of the poems or of modern stylistic theory. He has three principal aims: first, to relate the style of the poems to medieval rhetorical teaching; secondly, to assess the degree of Dante's stylistic originality by comparison with the style of earlier medieval authors; and thirdly, to provide an accurate detailed description of the many developments in Dante's style over a period of twenty years. Close attention is paid throughout to the frequency and distribution of the features described, and there is abundant quotation of examples. The book will have a considerable theoretical interest to all those concerned with the analysis of the style of literature from the past.

Evidence of Dragons

Author: Pie Corbett

Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

ISBN: 9780230751941

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 88

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A stunning collection of poems from a master wordsmith. EVIDENCE OF DRAGONS brings Pie Corbett's achingly beautiful poems together for the very first time. His poems are full of the wonder of the ordinary and introduce us to characters and topics as varied as THE LAST UNICORN, MY BROTHER'S PIG, THE DRAGON WHISTLER, STARS, SHADOW PUPPETS and THE CLOUD APPRECIATION SOCIETY. "The Dragon Whistler tucks stars into her pocket, reaches for a sunset; purses her moonlit lips and whistles..."

Native Guard (enhanced audio edition)

Poems

Author: Natasha Trethewey

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547526261

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Included in this audio-enhanced edition are recordings of the U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey reading Native Guard in its entirety, as well as an interview with the poet from the HMH podcast The Poetic Voice, in which she recounts what it was like to grow up in the South as the daughter of a white father and a black mother and describes other influences that inspired the work. Experience this Pulitzer Prize–winning collection in an engaging new way. Growing up in the Deep South, Natasha Trethewey was never told that in her hometown of Gulfport, Mississippi, black soldiers had played a pivotal role in the Civil War. Off the coast, on Ship Island, stood a fort that had once been a Union prison housing Confederate captives. Protecting the fort was the second regiment of the Louisiana Native Guards -- one of the Union's first official black units. Trethewey's new book of poems pays homage to the soldiers who served and whose voices have echoed through her own life. The title poem imagines the life of a former slave stationed at the fort, who is charged with writing letters home for the illiterate or invalid POWs and his fellow soldiers. Just as he becomes the guard of Ship Island's memory, so Trethewey recalls her own childhood as the daughter of a black woman and a white man. Her parents' marriage was still illegal in 1966 Mississippi. The racial legacy of the Civil War echoes through elegiac poems that honor her own mother and the forgotten history of her native South. Native Guard is haunted by the intersection of national and personal experience.

The Collected Poetry of Robinson Jeffers: Textual evidence and commentary

Author: Robinson Jeffers,Tim Hunt

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804738170

Category: Poetry

Page: 1152

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This final volume of the first comprehensive edition of all of Robinson Jeffers's completed poems, both published and unpublished, consists of commentary: various procedural explanations and textual evidence for the edition's texts, transcriptions of working notes for the poems and of alternate and discarded passages, a chronology of Jeffers's career, appendixes, and indexes.

West Wind

Poems and Prose Poems

Author: Mary Oliver

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547525761

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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The New York Times has called Mary Oliver's poems "thoroughly convincing - as genuine, moving, and implausible as the first caressing breeze of spring." In this stunning collection of forty poems - nineteen previously unpublished - she writes of nature and love, of the way they transform over time. And the way they remain constant. And what did you think love would be like? A summer day? The brambles in their places, and the long stretches of mud? Flowers in every field, in every garden, with their soft beaks and their pastel shoulders? On one street after another, the litter ticks in the gutter. In one room after another, the lovers meet, quarrel, sicken, break apart, cry out. One or two leap from windows. Most simply lean, exhausted, their thin arms on the sill. They have done all they could. The golden eagle, that lives not far from here, has perhaps a thousand tiny feathers flowing from the back of its head, each one shaped like an infinitely small but perfect spear.