In the Palm of Your Hand: A Poet's Portable Workshop

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884485242

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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An illuminating and invaluable guide for beginners wary of modern poetry, as well as for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft and write poems that expand their technical skills, excite their imaginations, and engage their deepest memories and concerns. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.

In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition: A Poet's Portable Workshop

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing

ISBN: 0884485404

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

View: 5995

*Over 90,000 copies sold* Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.

In the Palm of Your Hand, Second Edition

A Poet's Portable Workshop

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780884485315

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 320

View: 5569

Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry.It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for.Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Alexander's "The Toni Morrison Dreams"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410360938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 16

View: 1117

A Study Guide for Elizabeth Alexander's "The Toni Morrison Dreams," 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.

A Study Guide for Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody! Who are You?"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410349233

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 24

View: 4409

A Study Guide for Emily Dickinson's "I'm Nobody! Who are You?," 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.

The Best of Border Voices

Poet Laureates, Pulitzer-Prize Winners & the Wisdom of Kids

Author: Jack Webb

Publisher: Level4Press Inc

ISBN: 9781933769240

Category: Poetry

Page: 298

View: 1758

San Diego's Border Voices has been one of the nation's largest poetry festivals for fourteen years, featuring nationally renowned poets, prize winning student poets from San Diego county, and a cadre of poetry teachers from throughout the school district. This poetry book collects together the best poems from fourteen years of festivals, featuring poems by students, teachers, and national poets. Includes biographical notes on major poets. Major poets include Francisco X. Alarcn, Billy Collins, Robert Creeley, Dana Gioia, Galway Kinnell, Steve Kowit, Philip Levine, Sharon Olds, Robert Pinsky, Adrienne Rich, Luis Rodrguez, Gary Snyder, Gary Soto, and Mark Strand.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Poets and Poetry: H - L

Author: Jeffrey Gray,James McCorkle,Mary McAleer Balkun

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313330117

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1842

View: 6640

Contains a collection of alphabetically arranged entries that provide brief biographical sketches and information related to American poets and poetry, including critical works, authors, periods, works, and techniques. Includes entries H-L.

The Dumbbell Nebula

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: Roundhouse Press

ISBN: 9780966669121

Category: Poetry

Page: 79

View: 2600

Poetry. Whether describing the Devil reciting poetry in Hell, the faith of uprooted mice, or a last encounter with a doomed friend, Steve Kowit's poetry has chosen, in the manner of certain Sufi tales, a disarmingly earthy presence. Rhapsodic and hilarious by turns, this poetry is as engaging and accessible as vivid prose. Steve Kowit is the author of several collections of poetry and IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND: THE POET'S PORTABLE WORKSHOP; he has also translated Pablo Neruda's INCITEMENT TO NIXONCIDE AND PRAISE FOR THE CHILEAN REVOLUTION and edited THE MAVERICK POETS anthology. The recipient of an NEA and other awards, he has published work in numerous anthologies and journals including The Los Angeles Times and The New Yorker. He teaches at Southwestern College in Chula Vista.

Whirling Backward Into the World

Poems

Author: Michael Scofield

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865344744

Category: Poetry

Page: 103

View: 3623

"These 52 poems are fictionalized attempts to accept my existence in the world. They range from dealing with outrage over our lust to make war through regret at botched relationships, to love for Noreen--my wife of 18 years--to the underlying belief that a higher power loves me."--Michael Scofield.

Panning for Gold

New & Selected Poems

Author: Dan Gilmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935437864

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 9869

In Dan Gilmore's deliciously readable poems are poems that read as simply and gracefully as the best anecdotal fiction; we learn that the poet has thrown off the reins of propriety; and that he's "a sparerib theologist / with an Elmer Fudd philosophy." But in fact, for all his hilariously and curmudgeonly humor, for all the charming silliness scattered throughout the collection, these are poems of compassionate humanity and an authentic, self-effacing wisdom...Are poets allowed to write poems this pleasurable to read, this entertaining? In Panning for Gold the reader will not have to do much panning; the gold, solid gold, is all over the place. --Steve Kowit, author of In the Palm of Your Hand: The Poet's Portable Workshop

Lurid Confessions

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982692103

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 4112

Steve Kowit's Lurid Confessions, his first full-length poetry collection, had two printings with Carpenter Press in 1983 but has been out of print for years. It's been our loss not to have access to the wit and insights of so many excellent poems. Serving House Books is proud to be the publisher of a new edition.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

View: 607

Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

Books in Print

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 8816

Apple, Audi, Braun oder Samsung machen es vor: Gutes Design ist heute eine kritische Voraussetzung für erfolgreiche Produkte. Dieser Klassiker beschreibt die fundamentalen Prinzipien, um Dinge des täglichen Gebrauchs umzuwandeln in unterhaltsame und zufriedenstellende Produkte. Don Norman fordert ein Zusammenspiel von Mensch und Technologie mit dem Ziel, dass Designer und Produktentwickler die Bedürfnisse, Fähigkeiten und Handlungsweisen der Nutzer in den Vordergrund stellen und Designs an diesen angepasst werden. The Design of Everyday Things ist eine informative und spannende Einführung für Designer, Marketer, Produktentwickler und für alle an gutem Design interessierten Menschen. Zum Autor Don Norman ist emeritierter Professor für Kognitionswissenschaften. Er lehrte an der University of California in San Diego und der Northwest University in Illinois. Mitte der Neunzigerjahre leitete Don Norman die Advanced Technology Group bei Apple. Dort prägte er den Begriff der User Experience, um über die reine Benutzbarkeit hinaus eine ganzheitliche Erfahrung der Anwender im Umgang mit Technik in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Norman ist Mitbegründer der Beratungsfirma Nielsen Norman Group und hat unter anderem Autohersteller von BMW bis Toyota beraten. „Keiner kommt an Don Norman vorbei, wenn es um Fragen zu einem Design geht, das sich am Menschen orientiert.“ Brand Eins 7/2013 „Design ist einer der wichtigsten Wettbewerbsvorteile. Dieses Buch macht Spaß zu lesen und ist von größter Bedeutung.” Tom Peters, Co-Autor von „Auf der Suche nach Spitzenleistungen“

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Roman

Author: Jim Thompson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 364105723X

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 7488

Wie viel kann ein Mensch einstecken? Ein Roman wie kein zweiter! Thompsons frühe autobiografische Tour de Force durch das Leben einer Unterschichtfamilie während der 1940er Jahre ist ein knallharter Trip durch die höllischen Abgründe der Armut. Sein Held, der Autor James »Dilly« Dillon, kämpft mit dem Alkohol, einer Schreibblockade und einem frustrierenden Job in der Flugzeugfabrik. Ein tödlicher Kreislauf, aus dem es kein Entrinnen gibt.

Reifes Leben

Eine spirituelle Reise

Author: Richard Rohr

Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH

ISBN: 3451808900

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 7275

Richard Rohrs Buch über die spirituelle Dimension des Älter- und Reiferwerdens: Was ist von Bedeutung auf der Lebensreise? Während Menschen in der ersten Hälfte in Beruf und Partnerschaft an der »Form" ihres Lebens arbeiten, rückt in der zweiten Lebenshälfte dessen »Inhalt" in den Mittelpunkt. Darüber entscheiden nicht zuerst Altersstufen, sondern vor allem Erfahrungen des Loslassens und wie wir damit umgehen - auf dem Weg zu unserem »wahren Selbst".