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Please Excuse This Poem

Author: Brett F Lauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101615389
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One hundred poems. One hundred voices. One hundred different points of view. Here is a cross-section of American poetry as it is right now—full of grit and love, sparkling with humor, searing the heart, smashing through boundaries on every page. Please Excuse This Poem features one hundred acclaimed younger poets from truly diverse backgrounds and points of view, whose work has appeared everywhere from The New Yorker to Twitter, tackling a startling range of subjects in a startling range of poetic forms. Dealing with the aftermath of war; unpacking the meaning of “the rape joke”; sharing the tender moments at the start of a love affair: these poems tell the world as they see it. Editors Brett Fletcher Lauer and Lynn Melnick have crafted a book that is a must-read for those wanting to know the future of poetry. With an introduction from award-winning poet, editor, and translator Carolyn Forché, Please Excuse This Poem has the power to change the way you look at the world. It is The Best American Nonrequired Reading—in poetry form.

Lieber Freund Aus Meinem Leben Schreibe Ich Dir In Deines

Author: Yiyun Li
Publisher: Carl Hanser Verlag GmbH Co KG
ISBN: 3446259775
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„Was für ein langer Weg es ist von einem Leben zu einem anderen: Doch warum schreiben, wenn nicht wegen dieser Distanz.“ Yiyun Li schreibt – ohne je das Wort zu verwenden – über ihren Selbstmordversuch, über das, was es bedeutet, an der Grenze zwischen Leben und Tod zu stehen. Sie kam als Immunologin von China nach Amerika und entdeckte erst dort, dass das Schreiben eine Form des Widerstands gegen die existenzielle Leere sein kann. In diesem zutiefst bewegenden Buch erzählt Yiyun Li von ihren Depressionen und von jenen Büchern von Stefan Zweig, Elizabeth Bishop und William Trevor, die sie aus ihrer Einsamkeit herausgerissen haben. Ein Buch über die lebensspendende Kraft der Literatur.

A Study Guide For Joelle Biele S Rapture

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1410356248
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A Study Guide for Joelle Biele's "Rapture," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Poetry for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Poetry for Students for all of your research needs.


Author: Tarfia Faizullah
Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press
ISBN: 9780809333257
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The poems in this captivating collection weave beauty with violence, the personal with the historic as they recount the harrowing experiences of the two hundred thousand female victims of rape and torture at the hands of the Pakistani army during the 1971 Liberation War. As the child of Bangladeshi immigrants, the poet in turn explores her own losses, as well as the complexities of bearing witness to the atrocities these war heroines endured. Throughout the volume, the narrator endeavors to bridge generational and cultural gaps even as the victims recount the horror of grief and personal loss. As we read, we discover the profound yet fragile seam that unites the fields, rivers, and prisons of the 1971 war with the poet’s modern-day hotel, or the tragic death of a loved one with the holocaust of a nation. Moving from West Texas to Dubai, from Virginia to remote villages in Bangladesh and back again, the narrator calls on the legacies of Willa Cather, César Vallejo, Tomas Tranströmer, and Paul Celan to give voice to the voiceless. Fierce yet loving, devastating and magical at once, Seam is a testament to the lingering potency of memory and the bravery of a nation’s victims. Winner, Great Lakes Colleges Association New Writers Award, 2014 Winner, Binghamton University Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award, 2015 Winner, Drake University Emerging Writers Award, 2015

Becoming Ebony

Author: Patricia Jabbeh Wesley
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809388863
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Recapturing the celebratory voice of Africa in poems that are both contemporary and traditional, Liberian-born Patricia Jabbeh Wesley weaves lyrical storytelling with oral history and images of Africa and America, revealing powerful insights about the relationship between strength and tragedy—and finding reason to celebrate even in the presence of war, difficulties, and death. Rooted in myths that can be traced to the Grebo tradition, Becoming Ebony portrays Liberian-born Wesley’s experiences of village talk and civil war as well as her experiences of the pain of her mother’s death and the difficulties of rearing a family away from home in the United States, and explores the questions of living in the African Diaspora. Turning on the African proverb of “the wandering child” and the metaphor of the ebony tree—which is beautiful in life and death— these poems delve into issues of human suffering and survival, plainly and beautifully chronicling what happens “after the sap is gone.”

Train To Agra

Author: Vandana Khanna
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 0809390280
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Calling upon two cultures, Vandana Khanna’s Train to Agra meditates on the effects of displacement and expatriation on the construction of a young Indian American woman’s identity. The physical journeys undertaken by the speaker reflect her inner journey from immigrant child to Indian American woman, struggling to find her place between India and America, Krishna and Jesus, samosas and hamburgers. The speaker constantly tries to recapture visions, smells, and sounds of her childhood and her travels, but cannot do so without imagination. Her memory fails her, so through metaphor she invents her past as it should have been. Traveling through her reflections on childhood, fate, faith, death, and belonging, she comes to accept her reality as a construct of lived memories and wished-for fantasies.

Die Wahrheit Meines Vaters

Author: Jodi Picoult
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 349295331X
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Delia Hopkins verbrachte eine glückliche Kindheit, daran bestand bisher nie ein Zweifel. Doch als eines Tages die Polizei ein schreckliches Geheimnis über ihre Familie offenbart, holt eine Vergangenheit Delia ein, von der sie nicht einmal wusste, dass es sie gab... Jodi Picoult erzählt die zutiefst berührende Geschichte einer Frau, und es gelingt ihr, den Wert der Erinnerung und der Liebe fühlbar zu machen.

Die Aufforderung Des Schlafwandlers Zum Tanz

Author: Mira Jacob
ISBN: 373250591X
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Da stürzt sich ein Mann von einer Brücke in Seattle - und Amina schießt das Foto, das berühmt werden wird. Doch wie abgebrüht muss man sein, in einem solchen Moment auf den Auslöser zu drücken? Amina verzeiht sich das nicht, verdingt sich fortan als Hochzeitsfotografin. Als ihr Vater sterbenskrank wird, muss sie sich ihrer bewegten Vergangenheit stellen, einer Geschichte, die in den 70er Jahren in Indien begann und nun in New Mexiko ihren Lauf nimmt. Amina beginnt, die Unwägbarkeiten des Lebens anzunehmen, und sich endlich mit den Geistern ihrer Familie auseinanderzusetzen.

Elf Jahre Am Amazonas

Author: Henry Walter Bates
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3864444969
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Bates berichtet in diesem Werk von seinem elfjährigen Aufenthalt am Amazonas, seinen Abenteuern, Naturschilderungen, Sitten und Gebräuchen der Bewohner, Nachdruck des Originals von 1924.

Are You Experienced

Author: Pamela Gemin
ISBN: 9780877458500
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A collection of more than one hundred poems from Baby Boomer poets--including Holly Iglesias, Tony Hoagland, Lisa Lewis, Jim Daniels, and Ann Hostetler--celebrates middle age with lines covering social, political, and environmental concerns as well as spiritual and relationship issues. Original. (Poetry)