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

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.

Sacred Poems etc

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

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Filename: cannibal.pdf
ISBN: 9780803295384
Release Date: 2016-09-01
Number of pages: 126
Author: Safiya Sinclair
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Cannibal in PDF and EPUB Colliding with and confronting The Tempest and postcolonial identity, the poems in Safiya Sinclair’s Cannibal explore Jamaican childhood and history, race relations in America, womanhood, otherness, and exile. She evokes a home no longer accessible and a body at times uninhabitable, often mirrored by a hybrid Eve/Caliban figure. Blooming with intense lyricism and fertile imagery, these full-blooded poems are elegant, mythic, and intricately woven. Here the female body is a dark landscape; the female body is cannibal. Sinclair shocks and delights her readers with her willingness to disorient and provoke, creating a multitextured collage of beautiful and explosive poems.

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: 9781610756068
Release Date: 2017-02-01
Number of pages: 400
Author: Peter Kahn
Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

Download and read online The Golden Shovel Anthology in PDF and EPUB “The editors, including tireless poetry advocate Kahn, of this unique, new addition to the Gwendolyn Brooks legacy put together a richly diverse set of poets working with the most unusual and fertile new poetic form created in recent years. National Book Award winner Terrance Hayes invented the Golden Shovel, which he illuminates in his stirring foreword, writing, “Because where do poems come from if not other poems?” In a Golden Shovel poem, the last words in each line are taken from a Brooks poem. A veritable who’s who of contemporary poets tried their hands at this encoded homage, including Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Joy Harjo, Billy Lombardo, Sharon Olds, Alberto Ríos, Tracy K. Smith, and Timothy Yu. Beautifully introduced by Patricia Smith, this is a beguiling and mind-expanding anthology shaped by formal expertise and deep appreciation for the complexity and resonance of Brooks’ work and profoundly nurturing influence. In all, a substantial and dynamic contribution to American literature.” —Booklist, May 2017 "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.


Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: BL:A0019417972
Release Date: 1844
Number of pages: 279
Author: James Russell Lowell

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Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: PRNC:32101064910753
Release Date: 1839
Number of pages: 144
Author: John Newland Maffitt

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Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: OSU:32435024698714
Release Date: 1754
Number of pages:
Author: Aaron Hill

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Filename: poems.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015059384308
Release Date: 1791
Number of pages: 136
Author: John Aikin

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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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Environmental and Nature Writing

Filename: environmental-and-nature-writing.pdf
ISBN: 9781472592545
Release Date: 2016-11-17
Number of pages: 320
Author: Sean Prentiss
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Environmental and Nature Writing in PDF and EPUB Offering guidance on writing poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, Environmental and Nature Writing is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing about the environment in a wide range of genres. With discussion questions and writing prompts throughout, Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writers' Guide and Anthology covers such topics as: · The history of writing about the environment · Image, description and metaphor · Environmental journalism, poetry, and fiction · Researching, revising and publishing · Styles of nature writing, from discovery to memoir to polemic The book also includes an anthology, offering inspiring examples of nature writing in all of the genres covered by the book, including work by: John Daniel, Camille T. Dungy, David Gessner, Jennifer Lunden, Erik Reece, David Treuer, Bonnie Jo Campbell, Alyson Hagy, Bonnie Nadzam, Lydia Peelle, Benjamin Percy, Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Nikky Finney, Juan Felipe Herrera, Major Jackson, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, G.E. Patterson, Natasha Trethewey, and many more.

Poems and Translations

Filename: poems-and-translations.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015063936176
Release Date: 1727
Number of pages: 192
Author: Christopher Pitt

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