Poetry

Snowflake / different streets

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 1933517581

Category: Poetry

Page: 232

View: 9697

New poems that hurtle through time and space from an irrefutable force in American poetry.
Poetry

The Best American Poetry 2014

Author: David Lehman,Terrance Hayes

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476708185

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

View: 4392

Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina college. He has since published four highly honored books of poetry, is a professor of poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, has appeared multiple times in the series, and is one of today’s most decorated poets. His brazen, restless poems capture the diversity of American culture with singular artistry, grappling with facile assumptions about identity and the complex repercussions of race history in this country. Always eagerly anticipated, the 2014 volume of The Best American Poetry begins with David Lehman’s “state-of-the-art” foreword followed by an inspired introduction from Terrance Hayes on his picks for the best American poems of the past year. Following the poems is the apparatus for which the series has won acclaim: notes from the poets about the writing of their poems.
Poetry

I Must Be Living Twice

New and Selected Poems 1975 - 2014

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Profile Books

ISBN: 1782833005

Category: Poetry

Page: 345

View: 8204

A collection of thrilling verse, including both new poems and beloved favourites, from the celebrated poet, modern cult icon, and author of nineteen books including Chelsea Girls. Eileen Myles' work is known for its blend of reality and fiction, the sublime and the ephemeral. At once intimate and open-hearted, their poems are a raw, complex and compelling diary of postmodern life and invite readers into astonishing new considerations of familiar settings, from the beginnings and ends of love and the imperatives of sexual desire, to the daily wonder of a poet's life in New York City and beyond - into lush-and sometimes horrible-dream worlds, imbuing the landscapes of their writing with the vividness and energy of fantasy. I Must Be Living Twice brings together selections from the poet's previous work with a set of bold new poems that reflect Myles's sardonic, unapologetic, and freewheeling literary voice. Steeped in the culture of New York City, I Must Be Living Twice is a prism refracting a radical world and a compelling life.
Biography & Autobiography

Ein Geschenk von Bob

Ein Wintermärchen mit dem Streuner

Author: James Bowen

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732501116

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

View: 6044

Eine zauberhafte Geschichte von Bob, dem Streuner Der Winter 2010 ist ungewöhnlich hart in England. Im Dezember gibt es heftige Blizzards, selbst in London liegt Schnee und es ist bitter kalt - schlechte Voraussetzungen für einen Straßenmusiker! Schon bald wird das Geld knapp. Während die Londoner hektisch und spürbar in Feierstimmung durch die vorweihnachtlich erleuchtete Innenstadt hasten, ringt James um seine Einkünfte, um wenigstens Strom und Gas zu bezahlen. Ganz zu schweigen von Weihnachten, das er eigentlich noch nie mochte. Er ist der Verzweiflung nahe, doch wie so oft wird Bob ihn überraschen ... Der Bestseller "Bob, der Streuner" über den ehemals obdachlosen James Bowen und seinen anhänglichen Kater Bob hat bereits Millionen von Leser begeistert und berührt. Auch in dieser Weihnachtsgeschichte zeigt das Gespann, was wahre Freundschaft bedeutet.
Language Arts & Disciplines

Poetry

A Writers' Guide and Anthology

Author: Amorak Huey,W. Todd Kaneko

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1350020176

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 296

View: 6367

Poetry: A Writers' Guide and Anthology is a complete introduction to the art and craft of writing poetry. The authors map out more than 25 key elements of poetry including image, lyric, point of view, metaphor, and movement and use these elements as starting points for discussion questions and writing prompts. The book guides the reader through a range of poetic modes including: - Elegy - Found poems - Nocturne - Ode - Protest poems - Ars Poetica - Lyric - Narrative Poetry also offers inspiring examples of contemporary poetry covering all the modes and elements discussed by the book, including poems by: Billy Collins, Sherman Alexie, Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Natalie Diaz, Traci Brimhall, Terrance Hayes, Richard Blanco, Danez Smith, Natasha Trethewey, Mark Halliday, Eileen Myles, Mary Jo Bang, Tracy K. Smith, Ocean Vuong, and many others.

La casa en Mango Street

Author: Sandra Cisneros

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783464202975

Category:

Page: 120

View: 4581

Todo moreno por todos lados, estamos seguros. Pero en un barrio de otro color nuestras rodillas comienzan a temblar traca traca y subimos las ventanillas de nuestros carros hasta arriba y nuestros ojos miran al frente. Sí. Así es.
Poetry

Evolution

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802146368

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 2718

The first all-new collection of poems since 2011’s Snowflake/different streets—and following the critically acclaimed Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice—here, in Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant writer at the forefront of American literature, upending genre in a new vernacular that enacts—like nobody else—the way we speak (inside and out) today. Evolution, with its channeling of Quakers, Fresca, and cell phones, radiates vital insight, purpose, and risk, like in these opening lines of the title poem: Something unearthly about today so I buy a Diet Coke & a newspaper a version of “me” something about me on the earth & its sneakers & feeling like the earth’s furniture but that can’t be true or like the coke & the Times it’s true for a little while.
Poetry

Skies

Poems

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9781574231748

Category: Poetry

Page: 213

View: 2837

In her new book of poems Eileen Myles (author of Black Sparrow's Chelsea Girls, School of Fish and Maxfield Parrish) drags the chatty abstraction of New York School Poetry kicking and screaming into the passionate and mercurial landscape of the sky above. This hard-edged book about life in lower Manhattan concludes with a powerful and erotic sequence of love poems, woman to woman. Skies is Myles' strongest and most surprising book yet.
Fiction

Fight Club

Roman

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3894808357

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 9161

Sie sind jung, sie sind stark – und sie sind gelangweilt: Normale, berufstätige Männer und Familienväter auf der Suche nach einem Mittel gegen die Leere in ihrem Leben. Sie treffen sich auf Parkplätzen und in Kellern von Bars, um mit nackten Fäusten gegeneinander zu kämpfen. Der Anführer dieser „Fight Clubs“ ist Tyler Durden, und er ist besessen von dem Plan, furchtbare Rache an einer Welt zu nehmen, in der es keine menschliche Wärme mehr gibt ...
Poetry

Maxfield Parrish

Early & New Poems

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: David R. Godine Publisher

ISBN: 9780876859742

Category: Poetry

Page: 229

View: 7583

Features American painter and illustrator Maxfield Frederick Parrish (1870-1966), provided by Carol L. Gerten. Includes images and descriptions of some of his works and provides access to a biographical sketch.
Poetry

Sorry, Tree

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933517209

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

View: 2540

"One of the savviest and most restless intellects in contemporary literature--honest, jokey, paranoid, sentimental, mean, lyrical, tough, you name it.”--Dennis Cooper Eileen Myles has written thousands of poems since she gave her first reading at CBGB in 1974. BUST magazine calls her "the rock star of modern poetry” and The New York Times says she’s "a cult figure to a generation of post-punk females forming their own literary avant garde.” Myles’ trademark punk-lesbian sensibility and intimate knowledge of poetic tradition are at work in this eighth collection, where every love poem is political, and every political poem is, ultimately, about love. From "Home”: I thought if I inventoried home it would be broad my eyes fling open like a doll’s to the virtual space that suddenly resembles the walls the most interesting artists are large; monsters while the people we know are masses of flowers & when I turn on my cellphone I see everyone Eileen Myles has published over a dozen books of poetry, prose, and plays. Formerly the director of the St. Mark’s Poetry Project, as well as a write-in candidate for president in 1992, in 1997 Myles toured with Sister Spit’s Ramblin’ Road Show. Her books include Snowflake/different streets, Inferno, The Importance of Being Iceland, Skies, Maxfield Parrish, Not Me, and Chelsea Girls (stories).
Experimental fiction

Inferno

(a Poet's Novel)

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: OR Books

ISBN: 1935928031

Category: Experimental fiction

Page: 271

View: 8031

Loosely following Dante's epic by fashioning her own riveting account into three distinct parts, Eileen Myles brings her unparalleled brand of raw intellect and insight to her latest novel, The Inferno. The first part of the story, mesmerizing readers with its ripple of memoir, tells the saga (or hell) of a poet girl. The second, on the surface, provides instruction on how to write a poem--but it also pulls a clever bait-and-switch by informing readers how to become a lesbian as well. Myles's exposition of "lesbianity," in fact, includes six pages of female genitalia that rival anything Henry Miller ever produced. The third and final part of the book is a fictional proposal to a funding organization in which the author obliges the foundation's request to supply them with her career narrative, but instead of the tedious sanitized version, she offers a bluntly truthful one. Full of travel disasters, bad readings of wonderful poems, and death, this last section is Myles's Purgatorio--a litany chronicling the career of a poet and her writing life. Myles's rebellious spirit is fully present here as she injects her signature blurring of memoir and fiction, poem and essay, to reinforce her status as one of America's most groundbreaking writers. This eagerly anticipated follow-up to her landmark Cool for You will not disappoint fans of Myles or of modern literature itself.
Fiction

Motel Life

Author: Willy Vlautin

Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag

ISBN: 3827072727

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 1623

Es ist kalt in Reno, der kleinen Spielerstadt in Nevada. Das Glück hat Frank und Jerry Lee Flannigan längst im Stich gelassen. Die Mutter tot, der Vater ein versoffener Spieler, halten sie sich mit miesen Jobs über Wasser, und die paar Dollars, die ihnen bleiben, verprassen sie mit Alkohol und in Casinos. Und dann überfährt Jerry Lee im Dunkel der Nacht einen kleinen Jungen. Er ist auf der Stelle tot. Am nächsten Morgen machen sich Frank und Jerry Lee aus dem Staub, eine Kiste Bier, eine Flasche Jim Beam und nicht einmal vierhundert Dollar im Gepäck. Es tobt ein Schneesturm, und sie hören Tapes von Willie Nelson.
Fiction

Cool for You

Author: Eileen Myles

Publisher: Counterpoint Press

ISBN: 1593762100

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

View: 3858

'Cool For You' is a darkly comic novel that traces the downbeat progress of an Irish-American girl through a series of stuttering efforts to leave home.
Literary Collections

Up is Up, But So is Down

New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992

Author: Brandon Stosuy

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814740103

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 510

View: 5424

More than one hundred and twenty-five images and more than eighty texts--including flyers, zines, newsprint weeklies, book covers, and more--capture the spontaneity of New York's downtown literary scene between 1974 and 1992, offering profiles of Spalding Gray, Lynne Tillman, Eric Bogosian, Kathy Acker, Miguel Pi¤ero, and other writers. Simultaneous.
Juvenile Fiction

This Song Will Save Your Life

Author: Leila Sales

Publisher: Kosmos

ISBN: 3440149188

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 320

View: 5363

Elise war schon immer eine Außenseiterin. Niemand teilt ihren schrägen Kleidungsstil oder ihren Musikgeschmack. Bei einem ihrer notorischen Nachtspaziergänge trifft sie Pippa und Vicky, die sie in den Underground-Musikclub „Start“ mitnehmen – und plötzlich ist Elise unter Menschen, die sie so nehmen, wie sie ist. Außerdem entdeckt sie ihr Talent fürs DJ-ing. Sie wird zu heißesten Newcomerin der Szene und scheint mit einem Mal alles zu haben, was sie sich schon immer gewünscht hat: Freunde, Akzeptanz und vielleicht sogar Liebe. Doch was, wenn das richtige Leben droht, alles wieder zunichte zu machen?
Art

Deftig Barock

Author: Bice Curiger,Elfriede Jelinek,Eileen Myles,Raoul Vaneigem

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783864420153

Category: Art

Page: 176

View: 7901

Fiction

Schnee

Roman

Author: Orhan Pamuk

Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG

ISBN: 3446252312

Category: Fiction

Page: 520

View: 9469

Ein Fremder kommt nach Kars, eine türkische Provinzstadt, um eine merkwürdige Serie von Selbstmorden zu untersuchen: Junge Mädchen haben sich umgebracht, weil man sie zwang, das Kopftuch abzulegen. Plötzlich kommt es zu einem Putsch, inszeniert von einem Schauspieler. Ein Theatercoup? Doch es fließt echtes Blut, es intervenieren echte Soldaten, keiner kann die Stadt verlassen, weil es unaufhörlich schneit ... Ein aktueller Roman, in dessen Zentrum die Frage nach der Identität der Türkei zwischen "Verwestlichung" und Islamismus steht.