Western Wind: An Introduction to Poetry

Author: John Frederick Nims,David Mason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9780072819595

Category: Poetry

Page: 688

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WESTERN WIND is an introduction to the elements of craft that make poetry sing, a superior anthology of classic and contemporary poetry, and a guide for students to poetics, writing about poetry, and critical theory. In this text, two well respected poets bring their love of the craft of poetry into a book that teaches as well as inspires. The text also includes exercises, chapter summaries, games, diagrams, illustrations, and 4-color reproductions of great works of art.

Western Wind

An Introduction to Poetry

Author: John Frederick Nims,David Mason

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 9780073031804

Category: Poetry

Page: 631

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This collection of classic and contemporary poems also includes exercises, chapter summaries, games, diagrams, illustrations, and 4-colour reproductions of great works of art. This edition incorporates many new poets and expanded coverage of women and ethnic poets.

Himalayan Voices

An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

Author: Michael Hutt

Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass Publishe

ISBN: 9788120811560

Category: Authors, Nepali

Page: 333

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Himalayan Voices provides admirers of Nepal and lovers of literature with their first glimpse of the vibrant literary scene in Nepal today. An introduction to the two most developed genres of modern Nepali literature-poetry and the short story-this work profiles eleven of Nepal`s most distinguished poets and offers translations of more than eighty poems written from 1916 to 1986. Twenty of the most interesting and best-known examples of the Nepali short story are translated into English for the first time by Michael Hutt. All provide vivid descriptions of Life in twentieth-century Nepal. This book should appeal not only to admires of Nepal, but to all readers with an interest in non-Western literatures.

Old Flame

From the First 10 Years of 32 Poems Magazine

Author: Deborah Ager,Bill Beverly,John Poch

Publisher: Wordfarm

ISBN: 9781602260139

Category: Poetry

Page: 115

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Anthology of poems appearing in 32 Poems Magazine during its first 10 years of publication.

That Kind of Happy

Author: Maggie Dietz

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022634942X

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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October Aubade If I slept too long, forgive me. A north wind quickened the window frames so the room pitched like a moving train and the pillow’s whiff of hickory and shaving soap conjured your body beside me. So I slept in the berth as the train chuffed on, unburdened by waking’s cold water, ignorant of pain, estrangement, hunger and the crucial fuel the boiler burned to keep the minutes’ pistons churning while I slept. Forgive me. That Kind of Happy, the long-awaited second collection by award-winning poet Maggie Dietz, explores the sharp, profound tension between a disquieted inner life and quotidian experience. Central to the book are poems that take up two major life events: becoming a mother and losing a father within a short stretch of time. Here, at the intersection of joy and grief, of persistence and attrition, Dietz wrestles with the questions posed by such conflicting experiences, revealing a mind suspicious of quick fixes and dissatisfied with easy answers. The result is a book as anguished as it is distinguished.

Spreading the Word

Editors on Poetry

Author: Stephen Corey,Warren Slesinger

Publisher: Bench Press (OR)


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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Essays. Poetics. Compiled by Stephen Corey and Warren Slesinger. In these essays, the editors of twenty literary magazines discuss the philosophy and practice of selecting poems. Written especially for this collection, each of the essays combines practical information with insightful commentary on the nature of writing and editing and contains an exemplary poem by a contemporary poet. Of interest to those who consider sending out their poems for publication as well as students, teachers, and poets in search of a reliable source of information for creative writing courses. Editors from the following magazines contributed to the revised edition: Alaska Quarterly Review, The American Poetry Review, The Arttioch Review, The Beloit Poetry Journal, The Carolina Quarterly, Chelsea, Crab Orchard Review, The Georgia Review, Hiram Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, The Kenyon Review, The Laurel Review, Lesbian Review, Manoa: A Pacific Journal of International Writing, Many Mountains Moving, New Letters,

Mathematics for Elementary School Teachers

Author: Tom Bassarear

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0840054637

Category: Mathematics

Page: 752

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Intended for the one- or two-semester course required of Education majors, MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS, 5E, offers future teachers a comprehensive mathematics course designed to foster concept development through examples, investigations, and explorations. Visual icons throughout the main text allow instructors to easily connect content to the hands-on activities in the corresponding Explorations Manual. Bassarear presents real-world problems, problems that require active learning in a method similar to how archaeologists explore an archaeological find: they carefully uncover the site, slowly revealing more and more of the structure. The author demonstrates that there are many paths to solving a problem, and that sometimes, problems have more than one solution. With this exposure, future teachers will be better able to assess student needs using diverse approaches. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Men with Guns

&, Lone Star

Author: John Sayles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780571195275

Category: Lone star (Motion picture)

Page: 245

View: 4661


In the first of these screenplays a doctor journeys through a Mexican community intimidated by gunmen. The second uses a murder investigation to reflect political and emotional anxieties on the Texas/Mexico border. Additional text by the author discusses the development of the two screenplays.

An Introduction to Poetry

The River Sings

Author: Jeff Knorr

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780130932921

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 123

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Breaking barriers and cultivating a lifelong love of poetry, this practical guide to reading poetry is set up to provide a background in analyzing poems, applying literary theory, forming opinions and offers approaches to discussing and writing about poetry. The volume teaches readers how a writer works so that they can feel more comfortable reading poems. The author examines survivalist poetics, how readers and writers work, literary criticism, how a poem is built; metaphor, symbol, and point of view, sound and the poem, shaping the currents of poetry, reading a poem, writers on writing, and provides poems for further reading. For those looking for an accessible introduction to poetry.

World Poetry

An Anthology of Verse from Antiquity to Our Time

Author: Katharine Washburn,Clifton Fadiman

Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated

ISBN: 9780393041309

Category: Poetry

Page: 1338

View: 2374


An anthology of the best poetry ever written contains more than sixteen hundred poems, spanning more than four millennia, from ancient Sumer and Egypt to the late twentieth century

Sacred Grammar

Author: James Beaty

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453585672

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 230

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Who but Jim Beaty would have thought to juxtapose grammar and sacred? The grammar part is down and dirty . . . verbs, nouns, adjectives, and all the rest of that. The sacred part is the Bible and its capacity for good grammar as a means of announcing the good news. Thanks be to God for this book from a passionate teacher who knows the revelatory power of a well-wrought utterance. -- Walter Brueggemann, PhD, Columbia Theological Seminary Sacred Grammar presents a unique system of learning to master sentence structure by first acquainting the struggling writer with the necessary tools for understanding Biblical writing. All of the principles of correct usage are presented in Biblical texts, whose translators are mindful of subtle choices. This fascinating process convinces the new writer that careful, conscious selection of structure and meaning create clear, interesting writing. Dr. James Beaty illustrates the significance of syntax and word choice in select verses while also deconstructing the sentences themselves. No book is more widely, seriously studied or widely translated than the Bible, and now, a writing and grammar text that engages the student in a painless, even pleasant reading and writing experience dramatizes the importance of the right word, and appropriate subordination. This book is fun and fascinating to read. The fearful novice will not only learn.

The Heath Introduction to Literature

Author: Alice S. Landy,William Rodney Allen

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin College Division

ISBN: 9780395980705

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1009

View: 665


At about half the length and a much lower price than comparable anthologies, this introductory anthology of short fiction, poetry, and drama is organized by genre and features chapter introductions and a bibliography of film adaptations. Readings have been chosen with an eye toward classic selections and gender balance, while allowing the book to retain the teachability and traditional emphases for which it has long been admired.

Indigenous Writers of Taiwan

An Anthology of Stories, Essays, and Poems

Author: John Balcom,Yingtish Balcom

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231509992

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Few people beyond the shores of Taiwan are aware that it is home to a population of indigenous peoples who for more than fifteen thousand years have lived on the island. Over the years, through the Chinese imperial period, the Japanese occupation, and for most of the twentieth century, the indigenous peoples of Taiwan were marginalized and deprived of rights. However, with the lifting of martial law in 1987, new government policies regarding ethnic groups, and growing interest in Taiwan's aboriginal peoples, indigenous writing began to blossom. With its intense and lyrical explorations of a fading culture, indigenous writing has become an important topic of discussion in Taiwanese literary circles. This collection of indigenous literature is the first such anthology in English. In selecting the stories, essays, and poems for the anthology, the editors provide a representative sampling from each of Taiwan's nine indigenous tribes. The writers explore such themes as the decline of traditional ways of life in Taiwan's aboriginal communities, residual belief in ancestral spirits, assimilation into a society dominated by Han Chinese, and the psychological and economic encroachment of the outside world. Their writings offer previously unheard perspectives on the plight of aboriginal cultures and the experiences of Taiwanese minorities. John Balcom has included an introduction to provide the reader with background information on Taiwan's indigenous peoples. The introduction addresses the origins of Taiwan's Austronesian peoples and general information on their culture, languages, and history. A discussion of the growth and development of indigenous literature, its sociolinguistic and cultural significance, and the difficulties faced by such writers is also included.

Essential Pleasures

A New Anthology of Poems to Read Aloud

Author: Robert Pinsky

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393066081

Category: Poetry

Page: 508

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A book-and-audio set features poems that emphasize the attentive, intuitive, and reflective process of listening to poetry, in a collection that organizes works under such themes as "Short Lines, Frequent Rhymes" and "Odes, Complaints, and Celebrations."

The Poet's Guide to Life

The Wisdom of Rilke

Author: Rainer Maria Rilke

Publisher: Modern Library

ISBN: 9780307432490

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

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“You have to live life to the limit, not according to each day but by plumbing its depth.” –RAINER MARIA RILKE In this treasury of uncommon wisdom and spiritual insight, the best writings and personal philosophies of one of the twentieth century’s greatest poets, Rainer Maria Rilke, are gleaned by Ulrich Baer from thousands of pages of never-before translated correspondence. The result is a profound vision of how the human drive to create and understand can guide us in every facet of life. Arranged by theme–from everyday existence with others to the exhilarations of love and the experience of loss, from dealing with adversity to the nature of inspiration, here are Rilke’s thoughts on how to live life in a meaningful way: Life and Living: “How good life is. How fair, how incorruptible, how impossible to deceive: not even by strength, not even by willpower, and not even by courage. How everything remains what it is and has only this choice: to come true, or to exaggerate and push too far.” Art: “The work of art is adjustment, balance, reassurance. It can be neither gloomy nor full of rosy hopes, for its essence consists of justice.” Faith: “I personally feel a greater affinity to all those religions in which the middleman is less essential or almost entirely suppressed.” Love: “To be loved means to be ablaze. To love is: to shine with inexhaustible oil. To be loved is to pass away; to love is to last.” Intimate, stylistically masterful, brilliantly translated, and brimming with the wonder and passion of Rilke, The Poet’s Guide to Life is comparable to the best works of wisdom in all of literature and a perfect book for all occasions. From the Hardcover edition.

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.