Download E-books In a Prominent Bar in Secaucus: New and Selected Poems, 1955-2007 (Johns Hopkins: Poetry and Fiction) PDF

By X. J. Kennedy

For greater than part a century, readers and listeners have taken precise excitement within the poetry of X. J. Kennedy. In a favourite Bar in Secaucus is an abundant amassing of his most sensible paintings: memorable songs, startling lyrics, poems that inform poignant tales, personality stories that vie with these of Edwin Arlington Robinson. A grasp of verbal track, Kennedy has lengthy been praised for his wit and humor; as this assortment unearths, a lot of his poems additionally achieve dazzling depths and heights. Donald corridor reviews, "many of Kennedy's poems are wit itself. His wit is his approach of knowing. not anyone else writing is able to the consequences within which Kennedy specializes."

This booklet skims the cream from numerous slender volumes and 6 earlier collections together with the prize-winning Nude Descending a Staircase, go Ties, and The Lords of Misrule. It restores to print over fifty poems unavailable for many years and provides greater than dozen new poems accumulated for the 1st time. Kennedy has lengthy occupied a special position in American poetry; In a favourite Bar in Secaucus now bargains the 1st complete assortment to span his whole occupation.

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Download E-books Parts (Picture Puffin Books) PDF

By Tedd Arnold

I simply have no idea what is going on onOr why it has to beBut each day it is anything worseWhat's taking place to me?So starts off this uproarious new tale from the best-selling author of No leaping at the Bed!,Green Wilma, and different well known books. The younger narrator has found a nerve-racking pattern: there is fuzz in his stomach button his ft are peeling and whatever simply fell out of his nostril. The final straw is a unfastened teeth, which convinces him of the grim fact his components are coming unglued!Parts offers with a subject matter of private curiosity to each younger baby: the stuff bodies shed. mom and dad will get pleasure from the reassuring message that it is all relatively common, whereas Tedd Arnold's comical illustrations and rhyming textual content are certain to make younger readers snigger their heads off.

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Download E-books Milton and Maternal Mortality PDF

By Louis Schwartz

All too frequently, childbirth in early glossy England used to be linked to worry, soreness and dying, and this depression preoccupation weighed seriously at the seventeenth-century brain. This landmark examine examines John Milton's existence and paintings, uncovering proof of the poet's engagement with maternal mortality and the dilemmas it provided. Drawing on either literary scholarship and old learn, Louis Schwartz offers vital readings of Milton's poetry, together with Paradise misplaced, in addition to a wide-ranging survey of the clinical practices and spiritual ideals that surrounded the perils of childbirth. The reader is granted a richer figuring out of the way seventeenth-century society struggled to come back to phrases with its fears, and the way one among its most vital poets gave voice to that fight.

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Download E-books The Dead Are So Disappointing PDF

By Katherine Fishburn

The lifeless Are So Disappointing is a daughter's unflinching meditation at the days instantly previous and following her father's death—and an interrogation into the lasting influence his lifestyles has had on her personal. This assortment stands printed as a vital part of a long-delayed mourning strategy because the daughter struggles to reconcile the competing feelings of anger and grief, betrayal and loyalty, that surfaced after her father's demise. trying to find a proof and a solution in their clash, Fishburn explores her adolescence in addition to her maturity. bold to talk "'harsh truths" as a toddler, the poet is disciplined; bold to talk them as an grownup in public, she is aware she is breaking the sacred code that might maintain her silent yet forges forward, pushed through the better have to locate which means in what her father stated and what he did not say. Her trip towards a difficult gained reconciliation is heartbreaking and the imaginitive language that events it distinct and unexpected—in its resource and in its darkish humor.

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Download E-books The Glass House: New Poems PDF

By Daniel Mark Epstein

The poems in Daniel Mark Epstein's 8th poetry assortment variety from the type of good and finished works for which he's recognized to brilliant items which are near-spiritual encounters. constantly an guaranteed poet, Epstein employs creative rhythms to outstanding impact in those new poems, and it frequently turns out as though the reader isn't really lots examining the poems as remembering them. And with the invention each one poem brings, there's a "shock of recognition," as if those elusive but crucial rules were current all alongside. The Glass home is an awesome e-book -- marvelous in its evocations of nature, encouraging occasionally, usually elegiac or even heartbreaking.

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Download E-books The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling by Peter Ackroyd (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) PDF

By Peter Ackroyd

"A romp for the a long time" (Vanity Fair)now with a photo conceal and deluxe packaging

popular novelist, historian, and biographer Peter Ackroyd takes on what's arguably the best poem within the English language and provides it in a prose vernacular that makes it available to readers whereas keeping the spirit of the unique. A reflect for medieval society, The Canterbury Tales matters a motley team of pilgrims who meet in a London lodge on their approach to Canterbury and conform to participate in a storytelling festival. Ackroyd's modern prose emphasizes the humanity of those characters-as good as explicitly rendering their bawdy humor-yet nonetheless masterfully conjures up the euphonies and harmonies of Chaucer's verse.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the easiest works all through background and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater by means of introductions and notes via individual students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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Download E-books Itself (Wesleyan Poetry Series) PDF

By Rae Armantrout

What do "self" and "it" have in universal? In Rae Armantrout's new poems, there's no inert substance. Self and it (word and particle) are ritual and rigmarole, song-and-dance and lengthy distance name into no matter what darkish subject could exist. How may well a self now not be egocentric? Armantrout accesses the strangeness of daily incidence with wit, sensuality, and a watch alert to underlying trauma, as within the poem "Price Points" the place a guy conducts an imaginary orchestra yet "gets no issues for originality." of their investigations of the cosmically mundane, Armantrout's poems use a rare microscopic lens—even whilst she's glancing backwards from the outer reaches of house.

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Download E-books The Hammered Dulcimer: poems by Lisa Williams (May Swenson Poetry Award Series) PDF

By Lisa Williams

Williams is a poet of specific imaginative and prescient who regularly looks "looking at," with specific recognition to the event of the senses. it's maybe this caliber of consciousness that informs her curiosity within the formulations of poetry itself, in its developed measurement. Her regulate of the road, of rhythmic percentages, of constructions either formal and loose, is clear in each poem.

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