Category: American Poetry

Download e-book for iPad: Get Up, Please: Poems by David Kirby

By David Kirby

In comical and intricate poems, David Kirby examines our terribly human throughout the lens of our traditional day-by-day lives. those keenly observant poems variety from the streets of India, Russia, Turkey, and Port Arthur, Texas, to the imaginations of fellow poets Keats and Rilke, and to ruminations at the mundane aspect of existence through the imperfect sandwich.

Whether remembering ladies' making a song teams of the Fifties or recounting a baby asking his priest if his puppy could visit heaven, Kirby has the power to make us snicker, yet he may also convey us to tears via our laughter.

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Download e-book for kindle: Charles Henri Ford: Between Modernism and Postmodernism by Alexander Howard

By Alexander Howard

the 1st American surrealist poet, a prolific literary editor and a seminal impact at the long island college of poetry, Charles Henri Ford was once a key determine within the transition from past due modernist to postmodern tradition in the US. Charles Henri Ford: among Modernism and Postmodernism is the 1st book-length scholarly examine of this significant literary determine. Drawing on new archival learn – together with explorations of Ford's correspondence with the likes of Ezra Pound, Gertrude Stein, William Carlos Williams, Parker Tyler, and so forth – the ebook explores the whole influence of Ford's contribution to 20th-century American literary culture.

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Download e-book for kindle: Émigré: Poems from Another Land by James Thomas Fletcher

By James Thomas Fletcher

James Thomas Fletcher lives within the Republic of Panamá. This booklet displays his existence in that crucial American nation, and likewise ponders love, demise, and intercourse, in poems either poignant and whimsical.Explore those brief samples for a glimpse into Émigré.

ALL HALLOWS' EVE
Haunted and orbed
the moon taunts at passersby
painted with blood
to buy sweet

SUDDENLY
You were not purported to die
Not like this, with no word
With no see you later, with out a kiss

DUST TO DUST
This earth isn't really of man
Man is of the earth
    -- airborne dirt and dust to dirt --
In the Amazon guy is earth
Mud and guy are one
River, canoe, financial institution, and man
Share the colour of a lump of clay
Only differing in tone.

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Victoria Addino's Facets PDF

By Victoria Addino

"Life is filled with various paths, occasionally willingly we decide which route to stroll upon, different occasions paths are selected for us.
Alain’s actual id has continuously been unknown, mysterious, unexplainable, Alain mastered the expertise to dam out the secret of who certainly she actually is. Alain has controlled to maintain this void in her lifestyles dormant in her brain. This got here with critical results. Alain Roselle regrettably didn't basically block out the void of her unknown identification. Alain blocked out lifestyles regularly. learn what occurs whilst Alain’s unfavourable dormant void, awakens, find out how a destructive in one’s existence can blossom into aspects of positives."

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Download e-book for kindle: From The Heart of A Righteous Sinner by Yolanda Robinson

By Yolanda Robinson

Yolanda Robinson’s From the center of a Righteous Sinner is a suite of poetry and meals for development. Her writings could be defined as a collision of the flesh and non secular realms.
Her works of poetry, interesting and edgy, have been written from uncooked feelings that mirror the numerous issues she has confronted in her existence from intercourse, lust, betrayal, revenge, residing unmarried, being married, and getting divorced.
“Food for progress” has inspiring, thought-provoking issues written from a religious element to reinforce the hearts/minds of her readers.
The truths she has contained during this ebook are was hoping to problem and alter numerous lives.
Yolanda is living in Houston, Texas, and is an working cosmetologist to her Fluffe’s Hair Affair kin of 20 years. She is a proud father or mother of 1 daughter, Keairra Jackson, and he or she attends residing Love Church and Ministries lower than the counsel of God via Pastors Joseph and Linda Ridley now for 13 years. She is at the moment engaged on the discharge of 2 new books.
Yolanda welcomes your questions, reviews, and so on. you could e mail her at yolanda_robinson@ymail.com.

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Download e-book for iPad: A Soldier's Son by David A. Hotchkiss Ph.D.

By David A. Hotchkiss Ph.D.

"Poems of nationalism, patriotism and honor wait for readers within the new booklet A Soldier’s Son. Authored by way of David Hotchkiss,Ph.D., this booklet is devoted to all courageous women and men that unselfishly and steadfastly serve within the usa military.

A Soldier’s Son seems on the greatness of the US in the course of the eyes of a profession soldier who comes from an extended line of squaddies; this makes him a soldier´s son. existence within the army for either the army member and relatives are highlighted. ancient occasions resembling the assault at the international alternate Center´s dual towers, the Iraq warfare, the background of the feet. McHenry flag, Pearl Harbor, and the Normandy invasion are all addressed intimately in Hotchkiss´ poetic variety. existence in the United States and issues often called Americana akin to relations reunions, Christmas, yard barbeques, and county festivals also are addressed. This ebook will make you snicker and cry, mirror and reminisce, and instill a feeling of patriotic delight for the USA and the U.S. military.

Hotchkiss invitations readers to mirror along with his poems on liberty, democracy, the yankee lifestyle, and the boys and girls who struggle for it."

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Download e-book for iPad: Bye-Bye Land (American Poets Continuum) by Christian Barter

By Christian Barter

Winner of the Isabella Gardner Award, this book-length poem is a suite of voices-in-dialogue—overheard, remembered, internal—that represents the brain at paintings because it considers the destructiveness of humanity, the hypocrisy bred within the bones of yank enterprise. Voices from own conversations, political speeches, Guantanamo detainees, information, and poets fill those pages, shooting a global of disrupted good looks and unrealized potential.

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Requiem for the Orchard (Akron Series in Poetry (Paperback)) by Oliver de la Paz PDF

By Oliver de la Paz

those are brilliant, visceral poems approximately coming of age in a spot "where the Ferris Wheel/ was once the tallest factor within the valley," the place a boy might study "to hearth a shotgun at 9 and wring a chicken's neck/ with one hand via twirling the chicken and whipping it instantly like a towel." in retrospect, the poet wrestles with the which means of work within the apple orchards and "the filthy cash we would wad into our pockets," or the rites of passage that incorporated sinking a knife into the flank of a useless chestnut horse. inspite of such hardscrabble cruelties-or as a result of them-there can also be a true tenderness in those poems, the revelations of bliss using alongside an empty road "like establishing a heavy booklet, / letting the pages feather themselves and discovering a dried flower." In line after line, poem after poem, there's an immersion within the realm of the senses. The poet has a present for rendering his international in cinematic photos: a ten-gallon hat on his head within the moment grade is "an the other way up chandelier;" carnival staff "snarl into the darkness on their borrowed Harleys." in brief, those poems are the stuff of existence itself, grotesque and lovely, at any place or every time we occur to reside it. -Martín Espada

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