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Disquiet

Author : John C. Witte
ISBN : 9780295805771
Genre : Poetry
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Disquiet is a collection of poems that utilizes natural phenomena�a bright beach, a fallen tree limb, the weight of gravity�to evoke and reflect upon memory and human experience. The poems are structurally innovative, each shaped around a central axis as they trace the speaker�s growth from childhood to adulthood. Acute observations resonate throughout the book as its focus shifts from the natural world to the world of the made�the grocery cart or pie-case or microscope�to the world of visual art, and then back. The poems are subtly braided together in a way reminiscent of the invisible bonds that unite snowflakes or cells.

The Holding Hours

Author : Christianne Balk
ISBN : 9780295806211
Genre : Poetry
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Emotion, raw and unadorned, is woven through the poems of Christianne Balk's The Holding Hours. Part I explores the subtle and surprising transformations that come from caring for her young, neurologically injured daughter. Insights unfold in metaphor and persona below the surface of an exquisitely observed life. Gazing through the lens of other lives challenged by disability and illness, including those of John Muir and the 16th-century Saint Germaine Cousin, these poems place personal experience in the context of pastoral poetic traditions, disability studies, and the history of political disruption. Balk anchors these meditations within the landscape of the Pacific Northwest. She examines her (and our) relationship with nature�the moon snail, the azalea, snow geese, the dog rose�sing the precise and unsentimental language of a trained naturalist. The sounds and images evoked reveal a stunning artistry�a mediation between self and the world and a celebration of the beauty and fragility of life and the anticipation of rebirth.

Where Outside The Body Is The Soul Today

Author : Melissa Kwasny
ISBN : 9780295742458
Genre : Poetry
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Where Outside the Body Is the Soul Today comprises two interwoven series�one of linked prose poems called �Another Letter to the Soul� and one of individual lined poems that explore the connection between anima and animal. The volume speaks to and questions the ancient concept of the soul and its contemporary manifestations, including the damaged soul, the American soul, and the blind, gagged soul of history. Melissa Kwasny does not define the soul in traditional religious terms, but in a shamanic, perhaps ecological sense, as the part of being that continues its existence after death. The poems in �Another Letter to the Soul� point inward, addressing the human soul directly, while the individual lined poems search outward, sensing the soul in the plants, animals, rocks, waters, and winds that surround us.

The Grief Of A Happy Life

Author : Christopher Howell
ISBN : 9780295746159
Genre : Poetry
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In Christopher Howell’s twelfth collection of poems, his gifts for elegy, humor, and lyricism are on full display. The Grief of a Happy Life explores the interplay between memory and imagination, celebrating the ways that happiness and grief inform one another and give our lives fullness and vitality. Arranged in four sections, Howell’s poems feature not only these concerns, but a large and various cast of characters as well. Aeneas, Saint Theresa, Ovid, Kierkegaard, a German submarine, and so much more are woven together with Howell’s trademark precision and accessibility into exquisite tableaux, each providing a view of both what we must live with and what we must not live without.

Republic Caf

Author : David Biespiel
ISBN : 9780295744544
Genre : Poetry
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Inspired by Alain Resnais’s Hiroshima mon amour, and sharing the spirit of Tomas Transtromer’s Baltics and Yehuda Amichai’s Time, Republic Café is a meditation on love during a time of violence, and a tally of what appears and disappears in every moment. Mindful of epigenetic experience as our bodies become living vessels for history’s tragedies, David Biespiel praises not only the essentialness of our human memory, but also the sanctity of our flawed, human forgetting. A single sequence, arranged in fifty-four numbered sections, Republic Café details the experience of lovers in Portland, Oregon, on the eve and days following September 11, 2001. To touch a loved one’s bare skin, even in the midst of great tragedy, is simultaneously an act of remembering and forgetting. This is a tale of love and darkness, a magical portrait of the writer as a moral and imaginative participant in the political life of his nation.

Proceedings Pacific Northwest Conference On Foreign Languages

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ISBN : UOM:39015004874551
Genre : Languages, Modern
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Selecta

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ISBN : IND:30000003241571
Genre : Linguistics
File Size : 88. 12 MB
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The Writers Directory

Author : Miranda H. Ferrara
ISBN : UOM:39015054036648
Genre : Authors, American
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Pnla Quarterly

Author : Pacific Northwest Library Association
ISBN : UOM:39015036916628
Genre : Libraries
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A Centenary Pessoa Edited By Eugnio Lisboa With L C Taylor

Author : Eugénio Lisboa
ISBN : UOM:39015054278000
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book brings us Pessoa, the angel and the monster of modern literature: his life, his works, and the works of art he inspired.

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