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: 9858

*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.

Poem Central

Word Journeys with Readers and Writers

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571109633

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 9417

In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

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: 5869

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.

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: 6188

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.

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: 6405

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.

Reinventing Curriculum

A Complex Perspective on Literacy and Writing

Author: Linda Laidlaw

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113561069X

Category: Education

Page: 236

View: 373

In this book, Linda Laidlaw explores the questions: What happens when children begin to write? Why is it that the teaching and practice of writing seems at times to be difficult in schools? How might teachers work differently to create more inviting spaces for developing literacy? The premise is that written texts and literacy processes are developed within a complex "weave" of particular contexts, or ecologies, and the unique particularity of the learner's experiences, histories, memories and interpretations. Laidlaw offers new information about writing and literacy pedagogy linked to current research in the complexity sciences and cognition, and considers the possibilities that might emerge for pedagogy when alternative metaphors, images, and structures are considered for writing and curriculum. The volume includes qualitative and narrative description of writing and literacy situations, events, and pedagogy, and elaborates the historical, theoretical, and curricular background in which such instruction exists within contemporary schooling. Reinventing Curriculum: A Complex-Perspective on Literacy and Writing: *addresses literacy through a focus on writing rather than on reading; *develops an approach to literacy and writing pedagogy that incorporates recent theories and research on learning and the complexity sciences; *examines perspectives on writing from both a teaching perspective and that of the work of writers; *makes connections between the acquisition of literacy to research in other domains; *examines both the benefits and the "costs" of literacy; and *challenges "commonsense" understandings within instruction, for example, that literacy teaching and learning can occur apart from other aspects of children's learning, context, and subjectivity, or that learning occurs individually rather than collectively. This book is important reading for researchers, professionals, teacher educators, and students involved in literacy education and writing instruction, and an excellent text for courses in these areas.

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: 4028

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: 4288

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: 3018

"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.

Lurid Confessions

Author: Steve Kowit

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780982692103

Category: Poetry

Page: 100

View: 5920

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.

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.

Panning for Gold

New & Selected Poems

Author: Dan Gilmore

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781935437864

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 737

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

The Design of Everyday Things

Psychologie und Design der alltäglichen Dinge

Author: Norman Don

Publisher: Vahlen

ISBN: 3800648105

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 4852

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“

Fools Crow

Roman

Author: James Welch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783492240017

Category:

Page: 499

View: 9481