When the Stars Wrote Back

When the Stars Wrote Back PDF Book Detail Author: Trista Mateer
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0593172698
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 210

Book Description
In the vein of poetry collections like Milk and Honey and Light Filters In, this compilation of short, powerful poems from Instagram sensation Trista Mateer shines beauty and insight into relationships, love, growing up, and learning to cope. This hardcover collection features completely new material, plus some fan favorites from Trista's account. Filled with colored original artwork from Jess Cruickshank, this powerful collection unpacks how to heal from trauma, explores love in many forms, and empowers you to love yourself and take up the space you deserve. BIG BANG THEORY what happens if we collide? will it feel like atoms bursting? will it burn like light? will your hands feel the same as other people's hands? will the whole world change if we touch? do you want to find out?

River of Stars

River of Stars PDF Book Detail Author:
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834829339
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 160

Book Description
Yosano Akiko (1878–1942) is one of the most famous Japanese writers of the twentieth century. She is the author of more than seventy-five books, including twenty volumes of original poetry and the definitive translation into modern Japanese of the Tale of the Genji. Although probably best known for her exquisite erotic poetry, Akiko's work also championed the causes of feminism, pacifism, and social reform. Akiko's poetry is profoundly direct, often passionate, exposing the complexity of everyday emotions in poetic language stripped of artifice and presenting the full breadth of her poetic vision. Included are ninety-one of Akiko's tanka (a traditional five-line form of verse) and a dozen of her longer poems written in the modern style.

Poem Central

Poem Central PDF Book Detail Author: Shirley McPhillips
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109633
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 320

Book Description
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.

The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky

The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky PDF Book Detail Author: Jane Johnston Schoolcraft
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812239812
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 292

Book Description
Introducing a dramatic new chapter to American Indian literary history, this book brings to the public for the first time the complete writings of the first known American Indian literary writer, Jane Johnston Schoolcraft (her English name) or Bamewawagezhikaquay (her Ojibwe name), Woman of the Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky (1800-1842). Beginning as early as 1815, Schoolcraft wrote poems and traditional stories while also translating songs and other Ojibwe texts into English. Her stories were published in adapted, unattributed versions by her husband, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, a founding figure in American anthropology and folklore, and they became a key source for Longfellow's sensationally popular The Song of Hiawatha. As this volume shows, what little has been known about Schoolcraft's writing and life only scratches the surface of her legacy. Most of the works have been edited from manuscripts and appear in print here for the first time. The Sound the Stars Make Rushing Through the Sky presents a collection of all Schoolcraft's extant writings along with a cultural and biographical history. Robert Dale Parker's deeply researched account places her writings in relation to American Indian and American literary history and the history of anthropology, offering the story of Schoolcraft, her world, and her fascinating family as reinterpreted through her newly uncovered writing. This book makes available a startling new episode in the history of American culture and literature.

Poems for the Millennium Volume Four

Poems for the Millennium  Volume Four PDF Book Detail Author: Jerome Rothenberg
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520273850
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 786

Book Description
"Global anthology of twentieth-century poetry"--Back cover.

Poems for the Millennium Volume Four

Poems for the Millennium  Volume Four PDF Book Detail Author: Pierre Joris
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520953797
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 792

Book Description
In this fourth volume of the landmark Poems for the Millennium series, Pierre Joris and Habib Tengour present a comprehensive anthology of the written and oral literatures of the Maghreb, the region of North Africa that spans the modern nation states of Libya, Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco, and Mauritania, and including a section on the influential Arabo-Berber and Jewish literary culture of Al-Andalus, which flourished in Spain between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Beginning with the earliest pictograms and rock drawings and ending with the work of the current generation of post-independence and diasporic writers, this volume takes in a range of cultures and voices, including Berber, Phoenician, Jewish, Roman, Vandal, Arab, Ottoman, and French. Though concentrating on oral and written poetry and narratives, the book also draws on historical and geographical treatises, philosophical and esoteric traditions, song lyrics, and current prose experiments. These selections are arranged in five chronological "diwans" or chapters, which are interrupted by a series of "books" that supply extra detail, giving context or covering specific cultural areas in concentrated fashion. The selections are contextualized by a general introduction that situates the importance of this little-known culture area and individual commentaries for nearly each author.

Classical Poems by Arab Women

Classical Poems by Arab Women PDF Book Detail Author: Abdullah al-Udhari
Publisher: Saqi Books
ISBN: 0863569307
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 300

Book Description
Arab women poets have been around since the earliest of times, yet their diwans (collected poems) were not given the same consideration as their male counterparts’. Spanning 5,000 years, from the pre-Islamic to the Andalusian periods, Classical Poems by Arab Women presents rarely seen work by over fifty women writers for the first time. From the sorrowful eulogies of Khansa to the gleeful scorn of Wallada bint al-Mustakfi, this collection exclusively features the work of Arab women who boldly refused to be silenced. The poems are excursions into their vibrant world whose humanity has been suppressed for centuries by religious and political bigotry. With poems in both English and Arabic, this remarkable anthology celebrates feminine wit and desire, and shows the significant contribution Arab women made to the literary tradition.

Creating Writers

Creating Writers PDF Book Detail Author: James Carter
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1000153819
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 176

Book Description
This unique and comprehensive text offers an original approach to teaching creative writing by exploring ideas, giving advice, and explaining workshop activities and has many contributors from some of today's most popular children's authors including: Jacqueline Wilson, Roger McGough, Philip Pullman, Malorie Blackman and David Almond.Creating Writers is a practical writing manual for teachers to use with upper primary and lower secondary level pupils that covers poetry, fiction and non-fiction.

Name Me a Word

Name Me a Word PDF Book Detail Author: Meena Alexander
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300235658
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 384

Book Description
A wide-ranging anthology of twentieth-century and contemporary writing from India and the Indian diaspora, curated by a distinguished scholar and poet Internationally renowned scholar, poet, and essayist Meena Alexander brings together leading twentieth- and twenty-first-century voices from India and the diaspora in this anthology. Contributors include English-language luminaries such as R. K. Narayan, Salman Rushdie, and Arundhati Roy and powerful writers in Indian languages such as U. R. Ananthamurthy, Mahasweta Devi, and Lalithambika Antherjanam. This book will make a thoughtful gift for poetry and fiction enthusiasts and fans of Indian literature, as well as an ideal volume for academics introducing writers from the subcontinent.

Sara Teasdale Woman Poet

Sara Teasdale  Woman   Poet PDF Book Detail Author: William Drake
Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press
ISBN: 9780870495953
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 304

Book Description
Biography of twentieth-century poet Sara Teasdale, drawing from personal papers that had been withheld from publication for nearly fifty years after her death to reconstruct her tragic history, and including samples of her poetry and prose.

My Double Life 2

My Double Life 2 PDF Book Detail Author: Nicholas Hagger
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1785351427
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 1090

Book Description
In My Double Life 1 Nicholas Hagger told of his four years’ service and double life as an undercover British intelligence agent during the Cold War (there revealed for the first time). Lost in a dark wood like Dante following his encounters with Gaddafi’s Libya and the African liberation movements, he found Reality on a ‘Mystic Way’ of loss, purgation and illumination, perceived the universe as a unity and had 16 experiences of the metaphysical Light. In My Double Life 2 he continues the story. He received new powers, coped with fresh ordeals, acquired three schools, renovated a historic house, and had 76 further experiences of the metaphysical Light. He founded a new philosophy of Universalism and new approaches to contemporary history, international statecraft and world literature. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills. He produced nearly 1,500 poems, over 300 classical odes, five verse plays, two poetic epics, over a thousand short stories – and 40 books that include innovative literary, historical and philosophical works. His vision of Universalism in seven disciplines is like a rainbow with seven bands overarching seven hills.

The Poet and the Professor Poems for Building Reading Skills Level 5

The Poet and the Professor  Poems for Building Reading Skills  Level 5 PDF Book Detail Author: Timothy Rasinski
Publisher: Teacher Created Materials
ISBN: 1425892051
Category : Education
Languages : en
Pages : 144

Book Description
Spark the interest of 5th grade readers with poetry presented in a whole new light! Coauthored by well-known fluency expert, Timothy Rasinski, this incredible book for Grade 5 encourages students to read and perform playful, original content written in student voices that will engage both reluctant and skilled readers. The easy-to-use, standards-based lessons and purposeful activity pages help readers build fluency, comprehension, and poetry skills. Includes a ZIP file containing audio that can be used to support fluency and comprehension, as well as interactive whiteboard-compatible resources that can be used to support literacy skills. This resource is correlated to the Common Core State Standards and is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills. 144pp.

Poems about Choices

Poems about Choices PDF Book Detail Author: Jessica Cohn
Publisher: Raintree
ISBN: 140627299X
Category : Choice (Psychology) in literature
Languages : en
Pages : 64

Book Description
This book invites the reader to jump into a selection of poems about choices written by people from different places and times. It gives the reader the keys needed to unlock poems. It equips the reader to explore the meanings that a poem has, and it explains the techniques poets use to create their effects.

Unpublishable Works

Unpublishable Works PDF Book Detail Author: Erwin J. Warkentin
Publisher: Camden House
ISBN: 9781571130914
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 109

Book Description
Investigation of the work of Wolfgang Borchert, the Second World War German poet and dramatist.

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama

The Columbia Anthology of Modern Japanese Drama PDF Book Detail Author: J. Thomas Rimer
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231128304
Category : Drama
Languages : en
Pages : 880

Book Description
This anthology is the first to survey the full range of modern Japanese drama and make available JapanÕs best and most representative twentieth- and early-twenty-first-century works in one volume. Divided into six chronological sections: ÒThe Age of Taisho DramaÓ; The Tsukiji Tsukiji Little Theater and Its AftermathÓ; ÒWartime and Postwar DramaÓ; ÒThe 1960s and Underground TheaterÓ; ÒThe 1980s and BeyondÓ; and ÒPopular Theater,Ó the collection opens with a comprehensive introduction to Meiji period drama and provides an informal yet complete history of twentieth-century Japanese theater for students, scholars, instructors, and dramatists. The collection features a mix of original and previously published translations of works, among them plays by such writers as Masamune Hakucho (The Couple Next Door), Enchi Fumiko (Restless Night in Late Spring), Abe Kobo (The Man Who Turned into a Stick), Morimoto Kaoru (A WomanÕs Life), Kara Juro (Two Women), Terayama Shuji (Poison Boy), Noda Hideki (Poems for Sale), and Mishima Yukio (The Sardine SellerÕs Net of Love). Leading translators include Donald Keene, J. Thomas Rimer, Mitsuyra Mori, M. Cody Poulton, John Gillespie, Mari Boyd, and Brian Powell. Each section features an introduction to the developments and character of the period, notes on the playsÕ productions, and photographs of their stage performances. The volume complements any course on modern Japanese literature and any study of modern drama in China, Korea, or other Asian or contemporary Western nation.

Hoosier Poems

Hoosier Poems PDF Book Detail Author: Gary Fiscus
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 149693041X
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 210

Book Description
Hoosier Poems is a book about the life of the author as he lived in and around Bloomington, Ellettsville, Gosport, Stinesville, and Spencer, Indiana. Many of the verses are reflections on his early childhood. The barn on the front cover of this book depicts where he played, worked and grew up from 1946 to 1964. Other rhymes, such as memory epics in this volume, tell of his forty-seven-year preaching career, his forty-seven-year marriage to his wife Jane, and memories of rearing their family. Inspirational poems were written as the poet was inspired by a church service, a sunset, a roaring sea, or a calm pond.

The Gang

The Gang PDF Book Detail Author: John Worthen
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300088199
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 344

Book Description
Over a dramatic six-month period in 1802, William Wordsworth, S.T. Coleridge, Wordsworth's sister Dorothy, and the two Hutchinson sisters, Sara and Mary, formed a close-knit group whose members saw or wrote one another constantly. In this fascinating book, Worthen recreates the group's intertwined lives and the effect they had on one another. 20 illustrations.