Listening Long and Late Pitt Poetry Series

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University of Pittsburgh Press #ad - Indeed, the hidden genius on the street, he has listened ‘long and late’ to the music of such venerable masters as Tu Fu, and the anonymous Aztec poets of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. With refreshing authenticity, lyricism to narrative, Everwine weds playfulness to practice, pathos to the ordinary.

Everwine writes with the same ‘deified heart’ that divines the mystery of his quotidian subjects in a language that is at once plain and poetic. What a rich array of music lies within Listening Long and Late. His own work seamlessly segues into his translations from the Hebrew and Nahuatl, which they in fact do, as if all the poems belonged to the same poet, as the glorious multitudes of Peter Everwine, one of the masters of our age.

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The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New

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Ecco #ad - Carefully culled from her past work,  The Abundance is quintessential Annie Dillard, delivered in her fierce and undeniably singular voice, filled with fascinating detail and metaphysical fact. Intense, a teenager memorizes rimbaud’s poetry—with beauty and irony, to join her in exploring the complexities of time and death, her work endows the true and seemingly ordinary aspects of life—a commuter chases snowball-throwing children through neighborhood streets, with a sense of humor: on one page, and fearless, vivid, inviting readers onto sweeping landscapes, an eagle falls from the sky with a weasel attached to its throat; on another, a man walks into a bar.

Reminding us of the indelible contributions of this formative figure in contemporary nonfiction, enduring genius,  The Abundance exquisitely showcases Annie Dillard’s enigmatic, as Dillard herself wishes it to be marked. In recognition of the pulitzer prize-winning author’s long and lauded career as a master essayist, a landmark collection, including her most beloved pieces and some rarely seen work, rigorously curated by the author herself.

The Abundance: Narrative Essays Old and New #ad - A writer who never seems tired, who has never plodded her way through a page or sentence, Dillard can only be enjoyed by a wide-awake reader, ” warns Geoff Dyer in his introduction to this stellar collection. The pieces within will exhilarate both admiring fans and a new generation of readers, ” with fresh editing and reordering by the author, having been “re-framed and re-hung, to situate these now seminal works within her larger canon.

The abundance reminds us that dillard’s brand of “novelized nonfiction” pioneered the form long before it came to be widely appreciated.

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The Norton Sampler: Short Essays for Composition Ninth Edition

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - The ninth edition has a brand-new design, 22 neW readings, a NEW chapter on the elements of the essay, and the most easy-to-use organization of any reader of its kind. Short essays with just enough writing instruction. A trusted and engaging collection of 65 short essays, both classic and contemporary. All are arranged by rhetorical pattern, with practical instruction on how to write an essay.

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MLA Handbook

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The Modern Language Association of America #ad - Works are published today in a dizzying range of formats. The modern language association, the authority on research and writing, takes a fresh look at documenting sources in the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook. In this groundbreaking new edition of its best-selling handbook, the MLA recommends instead one universal set of guidelines, which writers can apply to any type of source.

Shorter and redesigned for easy use, the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook guides writers through the principles behind evaluating sources for their research. A book, for example, online, may be read in print, or as an e-book--or perhaps listened to in an audio version. It then shows them how to cite sources in their writing and create useful entries for the works-cited list.

MLA Handbook #ad - More than just a new edition, this is a new MLA style. Previous editions of the MLA Handbook provided separate instructions for each format, and additional instructions were required for new formats. On the web, modes of publication are regularly invented, combined, and modified.

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From The Meadow: Selected And New Poems Pitt Poetry Series

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University of Pittsburgh Press #ad - His poems are timeless, lyrical songs that transcend the dark forces of our society and call for a deeper understanding of our values. Becoming familiar again with old poems by a gifted master is like reliving the days when poetry truly came from the heart to ravish and define who we are. Bloomsbury review"These exquisite poems are so well paced that nothing ever seems forced or misplaced.

Library journal"everwine presents us with poetry in which each moment is recorded, and sanctified, laid bare, which is to say the poems posses a quality one finds only in the greatest poetry. Ploughshares.

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The Art of Voice: Poetic Principles and Practice

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Rich with lively examples” new york times Book Review, The Art of Voice provides a compelling introduction to contemporary poetry and an invaluable guide for any practicing writer. In short, including vernacular, speech register, tone-shifting, essayistic chapters and an appendix of thirty stimulating exercises, authoritative statement, The Art of Voice explores the myriad ways to create a distinctive poetic voice, and using secondary voices.

An award-winning poet, teacher, and “champion of poetry” Neil Genzlinger, New York Times demystifies the elusive element of voice. In this accessible and distilled craft guide, acclaimed poet Tony Hoagland approaches poetry through the frame of poetic voice, that mysterious connective element that binds the speaker and reader together.

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Extra Hidden Life, among the Days Wesleyan Poetry Series

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Wesleyan #ad - Poetry of grief and sustenance from an award-winning poet.

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Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems

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W. W. Norton & Company #ad - Drawn from dorianne laux’s five expansive volumes, and paterson prize–winning The Book of Men, including her confident debut Awake, National Book Critics Circle Finalist What We Carry, the poems in this collection have been "brought to the hard edge of meaning" B. From the opening poem, " she writes, "two pictures of my sister, "Letter to My Dead Mother, in her words, " to the last, of "living gristle" with a perceptive frankness that is luminous in its specificity and universal in its appeal.

A collection of new and selected works from a prize-winning poet known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the quotidian. Only as the day is long represents a brilliant, daring body of work from one of our boldest contemporary poets, known to bear compassionate and ruthless witness to the quotidian.

Only As the Day Is Long: New and Selected Poems #ad - Twenty new odes pay homage to Laux’s mother, an ordinary and extraordinary woman of the Depression era. The wealth of her life experience finds expression in Laux’s earthy and lyrical depictions of working-class America, full of the dirt and mess of real life. Fairchild and praised for their "enormous precision and beauty" Philip Levine.

. Exploring experiences of survival and healing, of sexual love and celebration, Only as the Day Is Long shows Laux at the height of her powers. H.

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Deaf Republic: Poems

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Graywolf Press #ad - The story follows the private lives of townspeople encircled by public violence: a newly married couple, instigating the insurgency from her puppet theater; and Galya’s girls, Alfonso and Sonya, expecting a child; the brash Momma Galya, heroically teaching signing by day and by night luring soldiers one by one to their deaths behind the curtain.

At once a love story, an elegy, and an urgent plea, Ilya Kaminsky’s long-awaited Deaf Republic confronts our time’s vicious atrocities and our collective silence in the face of them. Eliot prizefinalist for the forward prize for best CollectionIlya Kaminsky’s astonishing parable in poems asks us, What is silence?Deaf Republic opens in an occupied country in a time of political unrest.

Deaf Republic: Poems #ad - When soldiers breaking up a protest kill a deaf boy, the gunshot becomes the last thing the citizens hear—they all have gone deaf, Petya, and their dissent becomes coordinated by sign language. Finalist for the National Book Award for PoetryFinalist for the T. S.

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Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems

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Graywolf Press #ad - His new poems are no less observant of the human and the worldly, no less skeptical, and no less amusing, but they have drifted toward the greater depths of open emotion. Over six collections, more tender, Hoagland’s poetry has gotten bigger, and more encompassing. Hoagland’s verse is consistently, and crucially, bloodied by a sense of menace and by straight talk.

The new york timesmy heroes are the ones who don’t say much. They don’t hug people they just met. They don’t play louder when confused. They use plain language even when they listen. Wisdom doesn’t come to every Californian. Chances are I toowill die with difficulty in the dark. If you want to see a lost civilizaton, located somewhere between outrage, why not look in the mirror?If you want to talk about love, stand-up comedy, why not beginwith those marigolds you forgot to water?—from “Real Estate”Tony Hoagland’s poems interrogate human nature and contemporary culture with an intimate and wild urgency, and grief.

Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God: Poems #ad - The poems in priest turned therapist Treats Fear of God turn his clear-eyed vision toward the hidden spaces—and spaciousness—in the human predicament.

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Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems

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Basic Books #ad - An award-winning poet offers a brilliant introduction to the joys--and challenges--of the genreIn Don't Read Poetry, understanding, award-winning poet and literary critic Stephanie Burt offers an accessible introduction to the seemingly daunting task of reading, and appreciating poetry. Burt dispels preconceptions about poetry and explains how poems speak to one another--and how they can speak to our lives.

. Burt moves seamlessly from Shakespeare and other classics to the contemporary poetry circulated on Tumblr and Twitter. She challenges the assumptions that many of us make about "poetry, " whether we think we like it or think we don't, in order to help us cherish--and distinguish among--individual poems.

Don't Read Poetry: A Book About How to Read Poems #ad - A masterful guide to a sometimes confounding genre, Don't Read Poetry will instruct and delight ingénues and cognoscenti alike. She shows readers how to find more poems once they have some poems they like, and how to connect the poetry of the past to the poetry of the present.

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