by Paul Zimmer, Crossing To Sunlight Revisited Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crossing To Sunlight Revisited book, Crossing to Sunlight Revisited offers both a retrospective and a current look at the work of Paul Zimmer. It contains twenty-three poems not included in Zimmer's previous career-spanning work, Crossing to Sunlight, or, as Zimmer writes, "a total of seventy-three poems, one for each of the years I have lived." When Crossing to Sunlight appeared in 1997, the Gettysburg Review described Zimmer as a poet who "invests language with the vitality of desire" and who "unlike many poets in his generation, has forgone stylistic complacency and continued to explore the possibilities inherent in language." Being a poet, says Zimmer, is "perhaps the only courageous thing I have done in my life." Here is a generous measure of that courage, of that body of work that once moved Robert Olen Butler to write, "I turn again and again to Zimmer's poetry to remind myself what the essence of all literary art is: the moment."
by Judith Kitchen, What Persists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download What Persists book, What Persists contains eighteen of the nearly fifty essays on poetry that Judith Kitchen published in The Georgia Review over a twenty-five-year span. Coming at the genre from every possible angle, this celebrated critic discusses work by older and younger poets, most American but some foreign, and many of whom were not yet part of the contemporary canon. Her essays reveal a cultural history from the dismantling of the Berlin Wall, through 9/11 and the Iraq War, and move into today's political climate. They chronicle personal interests while they also make note of what was happening in contemporary poetry by revealing overall changes of taste, both in content and in the use of craft. Over time, they fashion a comprehensive overview of the contemporary literary scene. At its best, What Persists shows what a wide range of poetry is being written--by women, men, poets who celebrate their ethnicity, poets who show a fierce individualism, poets whose careers have soared, promising poets whose work has all but disappeared.
by Betty Weibel, Ohio Literary Trail The A Guide Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Ohio Literary Trail The A Guide book, The Ohio Literary Trail celebrates the Buckeye State's role in shaping culture and literature worldwide. Along the trail, developed by the Ohioana Library Association, lie historic homes, museums, library collections and historical markers honoring great authors, poets and influencers of the literary landscape. Following the state's five geographic regions for convenient self-guided tours, curious explorers can walk in the footsteps of Harriet Beecher Stowe and poet Paul Laurence Dunbar. They can view renowned collections of comics, picture book art and Nancy Drew-themed artifacts. Or they can tour the home and farm of Pulitzer Prize winner and conservationist Louis Bromfield. Compiled with care by Betty Weibel, one of the trail's creators, this guide offers something unique for the armchair traveler and the road warrior alike.
by Christopher Wait, Dog Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dog Poems book, This handsome gift edition will appeal to anyone who is a dog lover, or a poet, or a poetry lover: in short, just about anyone Our canine companions offer us friendship, love, understanding, all unadulterated. They are our joyful playmates and our furry shoulders to cry on, from the cradle to the grave. This book brings together some of the finest poems on dogs by a range of poets from Diogenes to Dorothy Parker, from Chaucer to Clarice Lispector. Gertrude Stein once said, “I am I because my little dog knows me,” and this collection proves it: with their wit, their wisdom, and their delights, these poems—and the dogs that inspired them—hold up a mirror to our better selves. Whether exploding with the joy of a new puppy or mourning the loss of a tender lifelong friend, growling a critique at the more “civilized” habits of humans or simply spending a day in the life of a favorite pet, these poems offer something to dog lovers, poets, and poetry readers: in short, just about everyone.
by Judith Kitchen, The Poets Guide To The Birds Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Poets Guide To The Birds book, Poetry. "Ted Kooser was moving all his books from his shed to his new library, and in the process he was dipping into them. 'I've been coming up with a list of good bird poems, ' he e-mailed. 'Can you think of any others?' Well, of course, there were the classics--by Hopkins, and Frost, and Bishop--but what else came to mind? I began to scan my own shelves. Just in our own collections (Ted's in Nebraska, mine in upstate New York), we unearthed over a thousand poems with birds as their focus (or at least their central image). It was clear from the sheer volume that birds have fuelled the poetic imagination, turning American poets into bird watchers of sorts, and so we conceived of this Poets Guide"--Judith Kitchen, from the Introduction