I Was The Jukebox Poems

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Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393339661
Size: 22.29 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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In I Was the Jukebox, Sandra Beasley eschews the speaker-as-poet convention and unleashes a collection teeming with the inanimate, the anachronistic, and the animal kingdom. She boldly channels figures from wartime and mythological culture; in 'Osiris Speaks' the Egyptian god gains new life as a vagabond: 'I left my heart in San Francisco. / I left my viscera in the Netherlands.' But even the most surreal images always keep one foot in everyday America: 'I left my liver on the 42 Line,' Osiris goes on to admit, 'headed from Farragut Square to the White House.' The nucleus of this collection includes many poems composed during a draft-a-day process referred to on the Web as NaPoWriMo (National Poetry Writing Month), founded by DC-area poet Maureen Thorson and coordinated to coincide with National Poetry Month.

I Was The Jukebox Poems

I Was the Jukebox  Poems PDF
Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079325
Size: 26.94 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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“[Beasley’s] lightness works best when it dapples her darkness—and when her darkness, as it often does, feels truly deep.”—Abigail Deutsch, Poetry The winner of the 2009 Barnard Women Poets Prize—“These poems are fresh, crisp, and muscular. They are decisive and fearless. Every object, icon, or historical moment has a soul with a voice. In these poems these soulful ones elbow their way to the surface of the page, smartly into the contemporary now.”—Joy Harjo, prize citation from “The Piano Speaks” For an hour I forgot my fat self, my neurotic innards, my addiction to alignment. For an hour I forgot my fear of rain. For an hour I was a salamander shimmying through the kelp in search of shore, and under his fingers the notes slid loose from my belly in a long jellyrope of eggs that took root in the mud.

The Autobiography Of A Jukebox

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Author: Cornelius Eady
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
ISBN: 9780887484704
Size: 54.79 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 75
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Presents a collection of poems, including "Money Won't Change It," "Rodney King Blues," and "Small Moments."

Jukebox Poems

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Languages : en
Pages : 48
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An Anthology from the Alternate University.

Made To Explode

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Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393531602
Size: 76.58 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 112
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"With lacerating honesty, technical mastery, and abiding compassion, Made to Explode offers volatile poems for our volatile times. In her fourth collection, acclaimed poet Sandra Beasley interrogates the landscapes of her life. She probes memories of growing up in Virginia, in Thomas Jefferson's shadow, where liberal affluence obscured and perpetuated racist aggressions, but where the poet was simultaneously steeped in the cultural traditions of the American south. Her home in Washington, DC, inspires prose poems documenting and critiquing our capital's institutions and monuments, and a stirring suite explores Beasley's affiliation with the disabled community. Bold and intimate, Made to Explode untangles the poet's roots and seeks out resonance in society writ large"--

Radiant Jukebox

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Author: Becky Ventura
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Size: 70.47 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 70
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Fresh new poems! Poems in this chapbook are brilliant and diverse: cento, free verse, aubade, ode, and sestina.... Put a coin in the "Radiant Jukebox," and pick a poem! You love poetry, but want some variety? Poems in this book are inspired by music and nature, as well as life experiences. From a conversation with a muse to musings over a teapot, the diversity of subjects and forms will keep you engaged. Becky Ventura was a public school music teacher for many years; she has retired from full time teaching. She is a new poet on the scene, under the tutelage of respected poet, Judyth Hill. Whether you're interested in poetic forms, nature poems, music poems, or free verse, "Radiant Jukebox's" sparkling poems will keep you coming back to read again and again.

Count The Waves Poems

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Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393243214
Size: 35.90 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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“Beasley uses humor and surprise like a scythe, cutting to the root of a matter.”—Washington Post In Count the Waves, Sandra Beasley turns her eclectic imagination to the heart's pursuits. A man and a woman sit at the same dinner table, an ocean of worry separating them. An iceberg sets out to dance. A sword swallower ponders his dating prospects. "The vessel is simple, a rowboat among yachts," the poet observes in "Ukulele." "No one hides a Tommy gun in its case. / No bluesman runs over his uke in a whiskey rage." Beasley's voice is pithy and playful, with a ferocious intelligence that invites comparison to both Sylvia Plath and Dorothy Parker. In one of six signature sestinas, she warns, "You must not use a house to build a home, / and never look for poetry in poems." The collection’s centerpiece is a haunting sequence that engages The Traveler's Vade Mecum, an 1853 compendium of phrases for use by mail, telegraph, or the enigmatic “Instantaneous Letter Writer." Assembled over ten years and thousands of miles, these poems illuminate how intimacy is lost and gained during our travels. Decisive, funny, and as compassionate as she is merciless, Beasley is a reckoning force on the page.

Early Morning Jukebox

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Author: Todd Cirillo
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Size: 36.87 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 22
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Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box

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Author: Elizabeth Bishop
Publisher: Carcanet Press
ISBN: 9781857549010
Size: 52.72 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : American poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 367
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Gathering Bishop's unpublished material for the first time, this revelatory and moving selection enters her laboratory, showing the initial provocative images that moved the poet to begin writing and illustrating terrain unexplored in the work published during her lifetime.

Crows In The Jukebox

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Author: Mike James
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 9781947504028
Size: 76.93 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 110
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In his wonderful new collection, Crows in the Jukebox, Mike James explores among many topics, his hardscrabble patriarchy, marriage and family relationships, and the clarity and persistence of nature. As in his other work, he often surprises the reader with jarring quips and closures as in "Talking with Allen Ginsberg, in a Dream:" "I can fit you in my shirt pocket," or the remarkable metaphor for the artistic creative process, "Swimming in the Rain:" "when she swims she's always alone/no one who watches is with her." This volume establishes James as a poet of the first rank, one who swims alone. ~Tim Peeler, author of L2: A Poetry Novel

Jukebox Music

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Author: Tony Nesca
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1257036521
Size: 28.37 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 82
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Jukebox Music is a collection of poems written in a lyrical yet gritty and uncensored free-flow style. Like all of Tony Nesca's books it is a unique and singular work, full of music, sexual energy and tons of fringe-living barroom experiences.

Jukebox Poems

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Size: 22.49 MB
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Category : College verse
Languages : en
Pages : 48
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The Best American Poetry 2010

The Best American Poetry 2010 PDF
Author: Amy Gerstler
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439181485
Size: 48.65 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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AMY GERSTLER’S COMMITMENT TO INNOVATIVE POETRY that conveys meaning, feeling, wit, and humor informs the cross section of poems in the 2010 edition of The Best American Poetry. The works collected here represent the wealth, the breadth, and the tremendous energy of poetry in the United States today. Featuring poems from some of our country’s top bards, including John Ashbery, Anne Carson, Louise Glück, Sharon Olds, and Charles Simic, The Best American Poetry 2010 also presents poems that poignantly capture the current moment, such as the sonnets John Updike wrote to chronicle his dying weeks. And there are exciting poems from a constellation of rising stars: Bob Hicok, Terrance Hayes, Denise Duhamel, Dean Young, and Elaine Equi, to name a very few. The anthology’s mainstays are in place: It opens with series editor David Lehman’s incisive foreword about the state of American poetry and has a marvelous introduction by Amy Gerstler. Notes from the poets, illuminating their poems and their writing processes, conclude this delightful addition to a classic series. Dick Allen * John Ashbery * Sandra Beasley * Mark Bibbins * Todd Boss * Fleda Brown * Anne Carson * Tom Clark * David Clewell * Michael Collier * Billy Collins * Dennis Cooper * Kate Daniels * Peter Davis * Tim Dlugos * Denise Duhamel * Thomas Sayers Ellis * Lynn Emanuel * Elaine Equi * Jill Alexander Essbaum * B. H. Fairchild * Vievee Francis * Louise Glück * Albert Goldbarth * Amy Glynn Greacen * Sonia Greenfield * Kelle Groom * Gabriel Gudding * Kimiko Hahn * Barbara Hamby * Terrance Hayes * Bob Hicok * Rodney Jones * Michaela Kahn * Brigit Pegeen Kelly * Corinne Lee * Hailey Leithauser * Dolly Lemke * Maurice Manning * Adrian Matejka * Shane McCrae * Jeffrey McDaniel * W. S. Merwin * Sarah Murphy * Eileen Myles * Camille Norton * Alice Notley * Sharon Olds * Gregory Pardlo * Lucia Perillo * Carl Phillips * Adrienne Rich * James Richardson * J. Allyn Rosser * James Schuyler * Tim Seibles * David Shapiro * Charles Simic * Frank Stanford * Gerald Stern * Stephen Campbell Sutherland * James Tate * David Trinidad * Chase Twichell * John Updike * Derek Walcott * G. C. Waldrep * J. E. Wei * Dara Wier * Terence Winch * Catherine Wing * Mark Wunderlich * Matthew Yeager * Dean Young * Kevin Young

Jukebox Centuries Of Song In Verse

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Author: Vincent London Esq
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781499135541
Size: 57.57 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Rhythm and music serve an essential role in poetry, and the two art forms have evolved alongside each other. Poets have influenced musicians and musicians have influenced poets. This anthology brings together poems from the course of history by some of our most beloved poets as well as some of the current generation and places them along a musical tradition in a shuffle feature. Jukebox is at times sexy, comic, tender, but always alive. Among the poets included: Emily Dickinson, Amy Gerstler, Paul Laurence Dunbar, Charles Harper Webb, John Keats, Christopher Marlowe, and Kim Addonizio. Open up and you too can sing, dance, and play the Jukebox.