Roll Deep Poems

Filename: roll-deep-poems.pdf
ISBN: 9780393246902
Release Date: 2015-08-03
Number of pages: 80
Author: Major Jackson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online Roll Deep Poems in PDF and EPUB This breakthrough volume appropriates the vernacular notion of “rolling deep” to explore human intimacy and war. In his fourth collection, a breakthrough volume, Major Jackson appropriates the vernacular notion of “rolling deep” to capture the spirit of aesthetic travel that defines these forceful new poems and brazenly announces his steady accretion of literary and artistic influences, both formal and experimental—his “crew.” The confident and radiant poems in Roll Deep address a range of topics, most prominently human intimacy and war. And like his best work to date, these poems create new experiences with language owed to Jackson’s willingness to once again seek a rhythmic sound that expresses the unique realities of the twenty-first century with humor and understanding. Whether set in Nairobi, Madrid, or Greece, the poems are sensuously evocative and unapologetically with-it, in their effort to build community across borders of language and style. From Urban Renewal, “The Dadaab Suite”: I have come to Dadaab like an actor on a press release, unprepared for the drained faces of famine-fleeing refugees, my craft’s glamour dimmed by hundreds of infant graves, children whose lolling heads’ final drop landed on their mothers’ backs like soft stones. What beauty can I spell in this swelter of dust?


Filename: hoops.pdf
ISBN: 0393330370
Release Date: 2007-08-28
Number of pages: 125
Author: Major Jackson
Publisher: W. W. Norton

Download and read online Hoops in PDF and EPUB "[Hoops] is a layered metaphor, implying, among other things, basketball, jewelry, and life's hurdles. ... Witty, musical, and intelligent; he is equally happy discussing the war on terror ... or describing early crushes." - The New Yorker

Sacred Poems etc

Filename: sacred-poems-etc.pdf
ISBN: BL:A0017930562
Release Date: 1843
Number of pages: 61

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Leaving Saturn

Filename: leaving-saturn.pdf
ISBN: 082032342X
Release Date: 2002-01-01
Number of pages: 75
Author: Major Jackson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press

Download and read online Leaving Saturn in PDF and EPUB Leaving Saturn, chosen by Al Young as the winner of the Cave Canem Poetry Prize, is an ambitious and honest collection. Major Jackson, through both formal and free verse poems, renders visible the spirit of resilience, courage, and creativity he witnessed among his family, neighbors, and friends while growing up in Philadelphia. His poems hauntingly reflect urban decay and violence, yet at the same time they rejoice in the sustaining power of music and the potency of community. Jackson also honors artists who have served as models of resistance and maintained their own faith in the belief of the imagination to alter lives. The title poem, a dramatic monologue in the voice of the American jazz composer and bandleader Sun Ra, details such a humane program and serves as an admirable tribute to the tradition of African American art. Throughout, Jackson unflinchingly portrays our most devastated landscapes, yet with a vividness and compassion that expose the depth of his imaginative powers.

The Poet

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044051106763
Release Date: 1865
Number of pages: 304

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The Poet and Other Poems

Filename: the-poet-and-other-poems.pdf
Release Date: 1864
Number of pages: 304
Author: Achsa W. Sprague

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Incendiary Art

Filename: incendiary-art.pdf
ISBN: 0810134349
Release Date: 2017
Number of pages:
Author: Patricia Smith

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A Concordance to Shakespeare s Poems

Filename: a-concordance-to-shakespeare-s-poems.pdf
ISBN: NYPL:33433003253121
Release Date: 1875
Number of pages: 422
Author: Mrs. Horace Howard Furness

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Best American Poetry 2016

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ISBN: 9781501127571
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Number of pages: 240
Author: David Lehman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Best American Poetry 2016 in PDF and EPUB The premier anthology of contemporary American poetry continues—guest edited this year by award-winning poet Edward Hirsch, a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets and the president of The John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. The Best American Poetry series is “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh and memorable” (Robert Pinsky); a guiding light for the mood and shape of modern American poetry. Each year, this series presents essential American verse and the poets who create it. Truly the “best” American poetry has appeared in this venerable collection for over twenty-five years. A poet of decided brilliance since his 1981 debut collection, For the Sleepwalkers, Edward Hirsch curates a thoughtful selection of poetry for 2016 and an Introduction to be savored. Jumpha Lahiri said of Hirsch, “The trademarks of his poems are…to be intimate but restrained, to be tender without being sentimental, to witness life without flinching, and above all, to isolate and preserve those details of our existence so often overlooked, so easily forgotten, so essential to our souls.” Hirsch’s choices for this collection reflect the soul of poetry in America. As ever, series editor David Lehman opens this year’s edition with an insider’s guide and a thoughtful contemplation of poetry today.

The Golden Shovel Anthology

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ISBN: 9781682260241
Release Date: 2017-01-15
Number of pages: 333
Author: Peter Kahn
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Download and read online The Golden Shovel Anthology in PDF and EPUB "Gwendolyn Brooks was the first black writer to receive the Pulitzer Prize for poetry back in 1950. A new book honors her work in using a form called the golden shovel, developed by poet Terrance Hayes. In The Golden Shovel Anthology, poets select a line from a poem of Brooks’s and use it as the closing line or lines in a poem of their own. The result is an expansive and extraordinary assemblage edited by poets Peter Kahn, Ravi Shankar, and Patricia Smith.” —Nina MacLaughlin, Boston Globe, March 2017 The Golden Shovel Anthology celebrates the life and work of poet and civil rights icon Gwendolyn Brooks through a dynamic new poetic form, the Golden Shovel, created by National Book Award–winner Terrance Hayes. The last words of each line in a Golden Shovel poem are, in order, words from a line or lines taken from a Brooks poem. The poems are, in a way, secretly encoded to enable both a horizontal reading of the new poem and vertical reading down the right-hand margin of Brooks’s original. An array of writers—including Pulitzer Prize winners, T. S. Eliot Prize winners, National Book Award winners, and National Poet Laureates—have written poems for this exciting new anthology: Rita Dove, Billy Collins, Nikki Giovani, Sharon Olds, Tracy K. Smith, Mark Doty, Sharon Draper, and Julia Glass are just a few of the contributing poets. The poems found here will inspire a diversity of readers, teachers, and writers of poetry while at the same time providing remarkable access for newcomers, making it ideal for classrooms. The Golden Shovel Anthology will also honor Brooks with publication in 2017, the centenary of her birth.

Book of Longing

Filename: book-of-longing.pdf
ISBN: 1551991586
Release Date: 2008-11-19
Number of pages: 240
Author: Leonard Cohen
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Download and read online Book of Longing in PDF and EPUB Leonard Cohen is one of the great writers, performers, and most consistently daring artists of our time. Book of Longing is Cohen’s eagerly awaited new collection of poems, following his highly acclaimed 1984 title, Book of Mercy, and his hugely successful 1993 publication, Stranger Music, a Globe and Mail national bestseller. Book of Longing contains erotic, playful, and provocative line drawings and artwork on every page, by the author, which interact in exciting and unexpected ways on the page with poetry that is timeless, meditative, and at times darkly humorous. The book brings together all the elements that have brought Leonard Cohen’s artistry with language worldwide recognition. From the Hardcover edition.

Caerdyn and other poems

Filename: caerdyn-and-other-poems.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:600083355
Release Date: 1873
Number of pages:
Author: Amy Clarke

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Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: OSU:32435001703578
Release Date: 1876
Number of pages: 333
Author: Dwight Williams

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Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: UIUC:30112067515418
Release Date: 1882
Number of pages: 287
Author: Denis Florence MacCarthy

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Poems on various subjects

Filename: poems-on-various-subjects.pdf
ISBN: OXFORD:600079962
Release Date: 1791*
Number of pages:
Author: Thomas May

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