Oklahoma Poems... and Their Poets

Author: Stephen Dunn,Nathan Brown,N. Scott Momaday

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780983738329

Category: American poetry

Page: 100

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An anthology edited by Nathan Brown, the 2013 - 2014 Poet Laureate of Oklahoma. It includes poems "about" Oklahoma that are written by natives, ex-pats, and visitors alike. These poems are an honest, and sometimes raw, look at the state's past and present by way of three chapters titled: People, Places, and Odds & Ends. Among the poets represented are Pulitzer winners Stephen Dunn and N. Scott Momaday, as well as Naomi Shihab Nye, Joy Harjo, George Bilgere, Ron Padgett, and many others.

Native Son

American Poems from the Heart of Oklahoma

Author: Ron Wallace

Publisher: TJMF Publishing

ISBN: 0975931458

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

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"The words of this work will carry themselves across even more generations. Like so many other great Oklahomans, Ron Wallace will make you feel the pride and passion, the history and honor of this place we call home, America, Oklahoma. (Red People) - Chief Gregory E. Pyle Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma

After Reading Everything

Author: Daniel Simon

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781908998545


Page: 88

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Poetry. AFTER READING EVERYTHING, the debut collection from Daniel Simon, represents the culmination of years of extensive reading and close observation. In this collection, Simon 'shows his work, ' charting the development of his mind as a reader and thinker, and walking us through the landscapes of 20th century poetry and the American High Plains with equal care and confidence. With keen wit, a perceptive eye, and a sensitive imagination, these poems mark an ambitious and mature debut

Historical Atlas of Oklahoma

Author: Charles Robert Goins,Danney Goble,James H. Anderson

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806134833

Category: History

Page: 286

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A definitive reference explores 119 important aspects of Oklahoma history in this resource that examines each topic by pairing it with one or more maps that include explanatory legends, tables, and graphs, along with an interpretive essay to chart Oklahoma's rich and varied history.

A Pan-American Life

Selected Poetry and Prose of Muna Lee

Author: Muna Lee,Jonathan Cohen

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299202347

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 302

View: 9501


The extraordinary Muna Lee was a brilliant writer, lyric poet, translator, diplomat, feminist and rights activist, and, above all, a Pan-Americanist. During the twentieth century, she helped shape the literary and social landscapes of the Americas. This is the first biography of her remarkable life and a collection of her diverse writings, which embody her vision of Pan America, an old concept that remains new and meaningful today.

The Social Life of Poetry

Appalachia, Race, and Radical Modernism

Author: C. Green

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 0230101690

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 279

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From Jewish publishers to Appalachian poets, Green s cultural study reveals the role of "Mountain Whites" in American racial history. Part One (1880-1935) explores the networks that created American pluralism, revealing Appalachia s essential role in shaping America s understanding of African Americans, Anglos, Jews, Southerners, and Immigrants. Drawing upon archival research and deft close readings of poems, Part Two (1934-1946) delves into the inner-workings of literary history and shows how diverse alliances used four books of poetry about Appalachia to change America s notion of race, region, and pluralism. Green starts with how Jesse Stuart and the Agrarians defended Southern whiteness, follows how James Still appealed to liberals, shows how Muriel Rukeyser put Appalachia at the center of anti-fascism, and ends with how Don West and the Progressives struggled to form interracial labor unions in the South.

Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World

Author: Miguel Leon-Portilla

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806132914

Category: Poetry

Page: 328

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In this first English-language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, Miguel León-Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov. Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed by their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English.

Nebraska Poetry

A Sesquicentennial Anthology

Author: Daniel A. Simon

Publisher: Stephen F. Austin University Press

ISBN: 9781622881451

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 6516


In Nebraska Poetry: A Sesquicentennial Anthology, editor Daniel Simon has collected poems that indeed nibble at that vastness. This is Nebraska s most comprehensive and well-researched poetry anthology to date, inclusive of gender, age, ethnicity, and geographic areas of the state. The poems range from the settling of the West, to reflections of a past/agrarian lifestyle, to nature/environment, to the more urban poems of the twenty-first century. The poets and their work are arranged by year of birth, which allows us to appreciate the change of styles and subjects that have always occurred in poetry as well as the continuum of similarities. This volume is a delight to peruse and offers readers the rare opportunity to discover so many voices the almost-forgotten women writing in the early 1900s to those in the present generation. Most of the contributors are contemporary poets writing at the height of their careers. "

Virgil, a Study in Civilized Poetry

Author: Brooks Otis

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806127828

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 436

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In this classic study, Brooks Otis presents Virgil as a radically different poet from any of his Greek or Roman predecessors. Virgil molded the ancient epic tradition to his own Roman contemporary aims and succeeded in making mythical and legendary figures meaningful to a sophisticated, unmythical age. Otis begins and ends his study with the Aeneid and includes chapters on the Bucolics and the Georgics. A new foreword by Ward W. Briggs, Jr., places Otis’s groundbreaking achievement in the context of past and present Virgilian scholarship.

National Geographic Book of Animal Poetry

200 Poems with Photographs that Squeak, Soar, and Roar!

Author: J. Patrick Lewis

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426310099

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 183

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Combines photography with lyrical text celebrating the animal world, in a compilation that includes works by such poets as Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost and Rudyard Kipling.

A Standard History of Oklahoma

An Authentic Narrative of Its Development from the Date of the First European Exploration Down to the Present Time, Including Accounts of the Indian Tribes, Both Civilized and Wild, of the Cattle Range, of the Land Openings and the Achievements of the Most Recent Period

Author: Joseph Bradfield Thoburn

Publisher: N.A


Category: Oklahoma

Page: N.A

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Typewriter Rodeo

Real People, Real Stories, Custom Poems

Author: Jodi Egerton,David Fruchter,Sean Petrie,Kari Anne Holt

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449496148

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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Both a visual feast and a reference book in the style of Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York, Typewriter Rodeo collects custom, typewritten poems from “rodeos” worldwide, portraits of recipients, and their personal stories. Typewriter Rodeo began in Austin, Texas, when four poets brought their typewriters to a maker fair and began offering spontaneous, custom-composed poems to an enthusiastic crowd. The event quickly blossomed and rodeos began popping up all over the world.

Ain't Nobody That Can Sing Like Me

New Oklahoma Writing

Author: Jeanetta Calhoun Mish

Publisher: Mongrel Empire Press

ISBN: 098016849X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 420

View: 9382


Way over yonder in the minor key There ain't nobody that can sing like me --Woody Guthrie Originally published as issue #35 of Sugar Mule: A Literary Magazine (www.sugarmule.com), this groundbreaking anthology includes 188 selections of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, essays, and visual art by 78 writers and 2 visual artists who currently live in Oklahoma. A powerful gathering of voices, singing hymns, telling stories, making truth from a powerful place. --Rilla Askew, author of Fire in Beulah and Harpsong

Collected Poems

Author: Ron Padgett

Publisher: Coffee House Press

ISBN: 1566893429

Category: Poetry

Page: 840

View: 4066


Fifty years of poems and wry insight celebrating one of the most dynamic careers in twentieth century American poetry.

Inside Out & Back Again

Author: Thanhha Lai

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702251178

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 276

View: 1155


Through a series of poems, a young girl chronicles the life-changing year of 1975, when she, her mother, and her brothers leave Vietnam and resettle in Alabama.

Women Poets in Ancient Greece and Rome

Author: Ellen Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806136646

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 234

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Although Greek society was largely male-dominated, it gave rise to a strong tradition of female authorship. Women poets of ancient Greece and Rome have long fascinated readers, even though much of their poetry survives only in fragmentary form. This pathbreaking volume is the first collection of essays to examine virtually all surviving poetry by Greek and Roman women. It elevates the status of the poems by demonstrating their depth and artistry. Edited and with an introduction by Ellen Greene, the volume covers a broad time span, beginning with Sappho (ca. 630 b.c.e.) in archaic Greece and extending to Sulpicia (first century B.C.E.) in Augustan Rome. In their analyses, the contributors situate the female poets in an established male tradition, but they also reveal their distinctly “feminine” perspectives. Despite relying on literary convention, the female poets often defy cultural norms, speaking in their own voices and transcending their positions as objects of derision in male-authored texts. In their innovative reworkings of established forms, women poets of ancient Greece and Rome are not mere imitators but creators of a distinct and original body of work.

The Poems of Hesiod

Author: Hesiod

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 9780806118468

Category: Poetry

Page: 150

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Hesiod is the first Greek and, therefore, the first European we can know as a real person, for, unlike Homer, he tells us about himself in his poems. Hesiod seems to have been a successful farmer and a rather gloomy though not humorless man. One suspects from his concern for the bachelor's lot and some rather unflattering remarks about women that he was never married. A close study of both poems reveals the same personality -that of a deeply religious man concerned with the problems of justice and fate.

Nations of Nothing But Poetry

Modernism, Transnationalism, and Synthetic Vernacular Writing

Author: Matthew Hart

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199741618

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Modernism is typically associated with novelty and urbanity. So what happens when poets identify small communities and local languages with the spirit of transnational modernity? Are vernacular poetries inherently provincial or implicitly xenophobic? How did modernist poets use vernacular language to re-imagine the relations between people, their languages, and the communities in which they live? Nations of Nothing But Poetry answers these questions through case studies of British, Caribbean, and American poetries from the 1920s through the 1990s. With a combination of fresh insights and attentive close readings, Matthew Hart presents a new theory of a "synthetic vernacular"-writing that explores the aesthetic and ideological tensions within modernism's dual commitments to the local and the global. The result is an invigorating contribution to the field of transnational modernist studies. Chapters focus on a mixture of canonical and non-canonical writers, combining new literary histories--such as the story of how Melvin B. Tolson, while a resident of Oklahoma, was appointed Poet Laureate of Liberia--with analyses of poems by Gertrude Stein, W. H. Auden, Ezra Pound, and T. S. Eliot. More broadly, the book reveals how the language of modernist poetry was shaped by the incompletely globalized nature of a world in which the nation-state continued to be a primary mediator of cultural and political identity, even as its authority was challenged as never before. Through deft juxtaposition, Hart develops a new interpretation of modernist poetry in English-one that disrupts the critical opposition between nationalism and the transnational, paving the way for a political history of modernist cosmopolitanism.