An engaging and authoritative introduction to an increasingly important and popular literary genre Prose Poetry is the first book of its kind—an engaging and authoritative introduction to the history, development, and features of English-language prose poetry, an increasingly important and popular literary form that is still too little understood and appreciated. Poets and scholars Paul Hetherington and Cassandra Atherton introduce prose poetry’s key characteristics, chart its evolution from the nineteenth century to the present, and discuss many historical and contemporary prose poems that both demonstrate their great diversity around the Anglophone world and show why they represent some of today’s most inventive writing. A prose poem looks like prose but reads like poetry: it lacks the line breaks of other poetic forms but employs poetic techniques, such as internal rhyme, repetition, and compression. Prose Poetry explains how this form opens new spaces for writers to create riveting works that reshape the resources of prose while redefining the poetic. Discussing prose poetry’ s precursors, including William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman, and prose poets such as Charles Simic, Russell Edson, Lydia Davis, and Claudia Rankine, the book pays equal attention to male and female prose poets, documenting women’s essential but frequently unacknowledged contributions to the genre. Revealing how prose poetry tests boundaries and challenges conventions to open up new imaginative vistas, this is an essential book for all readers, students, teachers, and writers of prose poetry.
Three administrations at the helm steered the American lives. Clinton saw the American individual needing two jobs. W. Bush refused to save one American home as he put more and more Americans into uniforms abroad. Obama opened the floodgates to illegal and undocumented immigrants. Consequently, of Americas 120 million citizens, 90 million (ages sixteen and older) fell jobless. Ninety million were not in the labor force, as stated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (Department of Labor). These Americans were virtually locked out of the workforce. Slowly were their needs ignored as Americans. Congress and Court offered no hope. The Americans became weathered, and the individual citizen found himself all but lost in a sea of 180 million immigrants. Thus, this immigrant number has overgrown the American population. Since 2013, the weathered American is left to do the best he can with what little he has. In In Poetry, Prose and Song, the forgotten US individual seeks a slice of the American pie.
Against a monumental backdrop of fabulous splendour, intrigue and barbaric cruelty, unfolds a powerful drama of passion and history. This is the story of the Romanovs, from the Tsar who brought Russia from darkness into light, to one of the greatest female rulers in history, and ultimately to the death-marked royals who watched their empire crumble. PETER THE GREAT: Crowned at the age of 10, Peter embodied the greatest strengths and weaknesses of Russia while being at the very forefront of her development. CATHERINE THE GREAT: In 1762, Catherine rode out of St Petersburg at the head of an army to arrest her husband. Three months later, at the age of just 33, she became sole empress of the largest empire on earth. NICHOLAS AND ALEXANDRA: The story of Nicholas's political naivete, Alexandra's obsession with the corrupt mystic Rasputin, and little Alexis's brave struggle with haemophilia.
Michigan's Upper Peninsula is blessed with a treasure trove of storytellers, poets, and historians, all seeking to capture a sense of Yooper Life from settler's days to the far-flung future. Since 2017, the U.P. Reader offers a rich collection of their voices that embraces the U.P.'s natural beauty and way of life, along with a few surprises. The 178 short works in this 584 page super-sized box set of volumes 1 through 5 take readers on U.P. road and boat trips from the Keweenaw to the Soo and from Menominee to Iron Mountain. Every page is rich with descriptions of the characters and culture that make the Upper Peninsula worth living in and writing about. U.P. writers span genres from humor to history and from science fiction to poetry. This issue also includes imaginative fiction from the Dandelion Cottage Short Story Award winners, honoring the amazing young writers enrolled in all of the U.P.'s schools. Featuring the words of Karen Dionne, Kaitlin Ambuehl, John Argeropoulos, Lee Arten, Leslie Askwith, Barbara Bartel, T. Marie Bertineau, Aimée Bissonette, Don Bodey, Craig A. Brockman, Stephanie Brule, Sharon Marie Brunner, Larry Buege, Tricia Carr, Mikel Classen, Ann Dallman, Annabell Dankert, Walter Dennis, Giles Elderkin, Frank Farwell, Deborah K. Frontiera, Elizabeth Fust, Robert Grede, Charles Hand, Rich Hill, Kyra Holmgren, Kathy Johnson, Jan Stafford Kellis, Sharon Kennedy, Chris Kent, Amy Klco, Tamara Lauder, David Lehto, Emma Locknane, Teresa Locknane, Ellen Lord, Raymond Luczak, Bobby Mack, Terri Martin, Sarah Maurer, Katie McEachern, Roslyn McGrath, Becky Ross Michael, Hilton Moore, Cora Mueller, Nicholas Painter, Cyndi Perkins, Shawn Pfister, Gretchen Preston, Janeen Pergrin Rastall, Christine Saari, Terry Sanders, Gregory Saxby, Ar Schneller, Joni Scott, Donna Searight Simons, Frank Searight, May Amelia Shapton, T. Kilgore Splake, Ninie G. Syarikin, Rebecca Tavernini, Tyler Tichelaar, Brandy Thomas, Fenwood Tolonen, Donna Winters, Jan Wisniewski and Lucy Woods. "Funny, wise, or speculative, the essays, memoirs, and poems found in the pages of these profusely illustrated annuals are windows to the history, soul, and spirit of both the exceptional land and people found in Michigan's remarkable U.P. If you seek some great writing about the northernmost of the state's two peninsulas look around for copies of the U.P. Reader. --Tom Powers, Michigan in Books "U.P. Reader offers a wonderful mix of storytelling, poetry, and Yooper culture. Here’s to many future volumes!" --Sonny Longtine, author of Murder in Michigan's Upper Peninsula "As readers embark upon this storied landscape, they learn that the people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula offer a unique voice, a tribute to a timeless place too long silent." --Sue Harrison, international bestselling author of Mother Earth Father Sky "I was amazed by the variety of voices in this volume. U.P. Reader offers a little of everything, from short stories to nature poetry, fantasy to reality, Yooper lore to humor. I look forward to the next issue." --Jackie Stark, editor, Marquette Monthly The U.P. Reader is sponsored by the Upper Peninsula Publishers and Authors Association (UPPAA) a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation. A portion of proceeds from each copy sold will be donated to the UPPAA for its educational programming. Learn more at www.UPReader.org
Good-Time Boys – the complete box set Good-Time Boys – the complete box set 1 – Soony’s Salvation Sonny Good loved his life as an FBI agent, but when his father died and he was needed back home he quit the agency and became a rancher. Now several years later, Summerville, Nebraska is starting to seem a little isolated. 2 – Garron’s Gift Garron Greeley thought he had it all—a great new job and the man of his dreams to call his own. 3 – Rawley’s Redemption After unjustly losing his job, ex-Sheriff Rawley Good turns to the one person he has long denied himself, rancher Jeb Greeley 4 – Twin Temptations For twins Ryker and Ranger Good, life has never been easy. Kicked out of the house when they were barely eighteen, the brothers started a new life together. Now in their thirties they are ready to make a commitment, not only to each other but to the woman they've waited to claim for four years. 5 – It’s a Good Life Have you ever wondered what life would be like without you? The Good boys—Sonny, Rawley, Ranger and Ryker—were hell-raisers growing up, but they eventually settled into adulthood...sort of. When tragedy strikes, the brothers come together to take care of one of their own. In the process of rediscovering the bonds of brotherhood, the Good boys learn to accept what makes each of them unique.
Peter Whittlesey’s first inspiration for writing and storytelling arose from reading when he was a boy, particularly Mark Twain and Will James. A few years later, when he was studying history at Westminster College, Whittlesey encountered the literary spirits of Jack Kerouac and J. D. Salinger in the stacks of McGill Library. Since then, he has been hauntingly guided by Kerouac and often wonders what treasures reside in J. D.’s bunker files. Even so, it wasn’t until many years later that Whittlesey really found his own way in writing upon his discovery of Dr. Gabriele Rico’s Writing the Natural Way. Her techniques for engaging the whole mind in the creative process proved to be invaluable. With that knowledge, he has created Poems, Prose, and Other Lies. These verses and narratives explore the challenges of letting go, of becoming “Somebody Someday,” and other subjects that arise from the ups and downs of everyday life. Whittlesey also spins personal tales in his prose from the story of ‘The Little Black Cat” to the tale of “The Wood Boy: The Legend of Mount Misery,” that draw us into their worlds. In this debut collection, Whittlesey presents a whole that is as much the journey of a writer learning his craft as it is a refl ection of life in the wilderness that is our world today.
This book seeks to document a basic proposition, namely that poetry is a major form of expression for writers of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. It is not a history of poetry in these three genres, yet it nevertheless provides the reader with a sense of the roots and current trends in science fiction, fantasy, and horror poetry. Green provides evidence that there are, in fact, opportunities for publishing such genre poetry in both commercial and small press magazines.
A single-volume collection of definitive pieces collects all of the twentieth-century writer's works of poetry in an anthology that also features her unpublished drafts, literary essays, and travel writings.
In The Invitation, Oriah expands on the poem that started it all, exhorting us to fully examine our lives, learn to live with intimacy and joy, and, above all, be true to ourselves. The Dance is the celebrated follow-up that reveals how to let go and enjoy the dance of life. To dance, alone or with others, is to slow down and realize that who we are is enough. Finally, in The Call, Oriah shows that each of us has our own call, our own specific place in the universe, and a contribution that only we can make.
Palpable Magic features re-readings and reviews of such late 20th Century poets as Anne Sexton, Larry Levis, Charles Wright, Patricia Goedicke, and Wendell Berry, as well as provides commentaries on poetic craft, the prose poem, and what it means to be a poet. LaFemina's musings on poetry are fascinating and curious; the re-readings are not old grounds covered in old measures but as poems and books seen fresh, candidly, sometimes irreverently but always respectfully. LaFemina is a shrewd critic, and these essays cause us to become necessarily inquisitive and curious. He shows his readers, time and again, that poetry is magical, intense, and necessary to our lives.