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I Was The Jukebox Poems

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Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2011-08-01
ISBN: 0393339661
Size: 59.55 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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I Was The Jukebox Poems

by Sandra Beasley, I Was The Jukebox Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download I Was The Jukebox Poems books, 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.



Count The Waves Poems

Count the Waves  Poems PDF
Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN: 0393243214
Size: 19.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 96
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Count The Waves Poems

by Sandra Beasley, Count The Waves Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Count The Waves Poems books, “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.



Made To Explode Poems

Made to Explode  Poems PDF
Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 0393531619
Size: 50.34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 88
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Made To Explode Poems

by Sandra Beasley, Made To Explode Poems Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Made To Explode Poems books, 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 in decisive, fearless, and precise poems that fuse intimacy and intensity. 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. In these poems, Ruth Bader Ginsberg shows up at the Folger Shakespeare Theatre’s show of Kiss Me Kate; Albert Einstein is memorialized on Constitution Avenue, yet was denied clearance for the Manhattan Project; as temperatures cool, a rain of spiders drops from the dome of the Jefferson Memorial. A stirring suite explores Beasley’s affiliation with the disability community and her frustration with the ways society codes disability as inferiority. Quintessentially American and painfully timely, these poems examine legacies of racism and whiteness, the shadow of monuments to a world we are unmaking, and the privileges the poet is working to untangle. Made to Explode boldly reckons with Beasley’s roots and seeks out resonance in society writ large.



Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box

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Author: Elizabeth Bishop
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9781857549010
Size: 32.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 367
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Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box

by Elizabeth Bishop, Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Edgar Allan Poe The Juke Box books, 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.



Theories Of Falling

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Author: Sandra Beasley
Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
Release: 2008
ISBN:
Size: 51.73 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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Theories Of Falling

by Sandra Beasley, Theories Of Falling Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Theories Of Falling books, Poetry. THEORIES OF FALLING is the winner of the 2007 New Issues Poetry Prize. Judge Marie Howe said of THEORIES OF FALLING, "I kept coming back to these poems--the tough lyric voice that got under my skin. Clear, intent, this poet doesn't want to fool herself or anybody else. Desire pushes defeat against the wall, and the spirit climbs up from underground." "Sandra Beasley slices her way down the page with precision and punch. Her haunting 'Allergy Girl' series will set off such an itch, I doubt you'll ever fully recover...This poet leaves us to smolder and ache in small kingdoms where 'even the tame dogs dream of biting clear to the bone.'"--Aimee Nezhukumatathil.



Crows In The Jukebox

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Author: Mike James
Publisher: Harmony
Release: 2017-10-07
ISBN: 9781947504028
Size: 26.76 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 110
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Crows In The Jukebox

by Mike James, Crows In The Jukebox Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Crows In The Jukebox books, 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



The Autobiography Of A Jukebox

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Author: Cornelius Eady
Publisher: Carnegie-Mellon University Press
Release: 2007-02-01
ISBN: 9780887484704
Size: 63.72 MB
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Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 75
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The Autobiography Of A Jukebox

by Cornelius Eady, The Autobiography Of A Jukebox Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Autobiography Of A Jukebox books, Presents a collection of poems, including "Money Won't Change It," "Rodney King Blues," and "Small Moments."



New Age Journal

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Release: 1974-11
ISBN:
Size: 16.89 MB
Format: PDF
Category : New Age movement
Languages : en
Pages :
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New Age Journal

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Contemporary Authors

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Publisher:
Release: 1999
ISBN:
Size: 74.57 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Authors
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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Contemporary Authors

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The Poetry Review

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Author: Stephen Phillips
Publisher:
Release: 2005
ISBN:
Size: 47.71 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages :
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The Poetry Review

by Stephen Phillips, The Poetry Review Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Poetry Review books,