When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities

When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities Author Chen Chen
ISBN-10 1942683332
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 104
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This award-winning debut interrogates the fragile, inherited ways of approaching love and family from Asian American, immigrant, and queer perspectives.



WHEREAS

WHEREAS Author Layli Long Soldier
ISBN-10 9781555979614
Release 2017-03-07
Pages 114
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The astonishing, powerful debut by the winner of a 2016 Whiting Writers' Award WHEREAS her birth signaled the responsibility as mother to teach what it is to be Lakota therein the question: What did I know about being Lakota? Signaled panic, blood rush my embarrassment. What did I know of our language but pieces? Would I teach her to be pieces? Until a friend comforted, Don’t worry, you and your daughter will learn together. Today she stood sunlight on her shoulders lean and straight to share a song in Diné, her father’s language. To sing she motions simultaneously with her hands; I watch her be in multiple musics. —from “WHEREAS Statements” WHEREAS confronts the coercive language of the United States government in its responses, treaties, and apologies to Native American peoples and tribes, and reflects that language in its officiousness and duplicity back on its perpetrators. Through a virtuosic array of short lyrics, prose poems, longer narrative sequences, resolutions, and disclaimers, Layli Long Soldier has created a brilliantly innovative text to examine histories, landscapes, her own writing, and her predicament inside national affiliations. “I am,” she writes, “a citizen of the United States and an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe, meaning I am a citizen of the Oglala Lakota Nation—and in this dual citizenship I must work, I must eat, I must art, I must mother, I must friend, I must listen, I must observe, constantly I must live.” This strident, plaintive book introduces a major new voice in contemporary literature.



Hard Child

Hard Child Author Natalie Shapero
ISBN-10 1556595093
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 96
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Natalie Shapero spars with apathy, nihilism, and mortality, while engaging the rich territory of the 30s and new motherhood



Simulacra

Simulacra Author Airea D. Matthews
ISBN-10 9780300223965
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 104
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Winner of the 2016 Yale Series of Younger Poets prize A fresh and rebellious poetic voice, Airea D. Matthews debuts in the acclaimed series that showcases the work of exciting and innovative young American poets. Matthews's superb collection explores the topic of want and desire with power, insight, and intense emotion. Her poems cross historical boundaries and speak emphatically from a racialized America, where the trajectories of joy and exploitation, striving and thwarting, violence and celebration are constrained by differentials of privilege and contemporary modes of communication. In his foreword, series judge Carl Phillips calls this book "rollicking, destabilizing, at once intellectually sly and piercing and finally poignant." This is poetry that breaks new literary ground, inspiring readers to think differently about what poems can and should do in a new media society where imaginations are laid bare and there is no thought too provocative to send out into the world.



Together and By Ourselves

Together and By Ourselves Author Alex Dimitrov
ISBN-10 9781619321694
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 96
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“Dimitrov is a vital new energy in American poetry.”—Los Angeles Review of Books “Truth-telling, raw, fierce with feeling.”—Brenda Shaughnessy “Dimitrov can sound at once hip and naive, devoted to the sincerities that other sorts of poets reject or obscure.”—Publishers Weekly Together and by Ourselves, Alex Dimitrov’s second book of poems, takes on broad existential questions and the reality of our current moment: being seemingly connected to one another, yet emotionally alone. Through a collage aesthetic and a multiplicity of voices, these poems take us from coast to coast, New York to LA, and toward uneasy questions about intimacy, love, death, and the human spirit. Dimitrov critiques America’s long-lasting obsessions with money, celebrity, and escapism—whether in our personal, professional, or family lives. What defines a life? Is love ever enough? Who are we when together and who are we by ourselves? These questions echo throughout the poems, which resist easy answers. The voice is both heartfelt and skeptical, bruised yet playful, and always deeply introspective. from "Water" What is aging exactly? There are new jobs and people and someone dies before noon every day. I am swimming and swimming…in May or an ocean, I don’t see the reason. “But that’s unimportant,” you said. “Just keep doing it over again until one day you can’t.” Spring excites us and we know what it is every time. The minutes in meetings are life’s most undistinguished; that’s obvious. And what’s obvious makes us all fools then fast friends. Alex Dimitrov is the author of Together and by Ourselves (Copper Canyon Press, 2017), Begging for It (Four Way Books, 2013), and the online chapbook American Boys (Floating Wolf Quarterly, 2012). He is the recipient of the Stanley Kunitz Prize from the American Poetry Review and a Pushcart Prize. His poems have been published in Poetry, The Yale Review, Kenyon Review, Slate, Tin House, Boston Review, and the American Poetry Review. He is the Senior Content Editor at the Academy of American Poets where he edits the popular online series Poem-a-Day and American Poets magazine. He has taught creative writing at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, Marymount Manhattan College, Bennington College, and lives in New York City.



Map to the Stars

Map to the Stars Author Adrian Matejka
ISBN-10 9781524704148
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 128
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A resonant new collection of poetry from Adrian Matejka, author of The Big Smoke, a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award Map to the Stars, the fourth poetry collection from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adrian Matejka, navigates the tensions between race, geography, and poverty in America during the Reagan Era. In the time of space shuttles and the Strategic Defense Initiative, outer space is the only place equality seems possible, even as the stars serve to both guide and obscure the earthly complexities of masculinity and migration. In Matejka's poems, hope is the link between the convoluted realities of being poor and the inspiring possibilities of transcendence and escape—whether it comes from Star Trek, the dream of being one of the first black astronauts, or Sun Ra's cosmic jazz. From the Trade Paperback edition.



In the Language of My Captor

In the Language of My Captor Author Shane McCrae
ISBN-10 9780819577139
Release 2016-01-17
Pages 108
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Acclaimed poet Shane McCrae’s latest collection is a book about freedom told through stories of captivity. Historical persona poems and a prose memoir at the center of the book address the illusory freedom of both black and white Americans. In the book’s three sequences, McCrae explores the role mass entertainment plays in oppression, he confronts the myth that freedom can be based upon the power to dominate others, and, in poems about the mixed-race child adopted by Jefferson Davis in the last year of the Civil War, he interrogates the infrequently examined connections between racism and love. A reader’s companion is available at wesleyan.edu/wespress/readerscompanions.



Unaccompanied

Unaccompanied Author Javier Zamora
ISBN-10 1556595115
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 88
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This gorgeous debut speaks with heart-wrenching intimacy and first-hand experience to the hot-button political issues of immigration and border crossings.



Patient Zero

Patient Zero Author Tomas Q. Morin
ISBN-10 1556594933
Release 2017-04-11
Pages 96
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This poignant, sometimes comic, meditation examines the joys and sorrows of loving another person in rich, microscopic detail.



Novena

Novena Author Jacques Rancourt
ISBN-10 9780807166604
Release 2017-02-13
Pages 88
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In poems inspired by and sometimes borrowing their forms from the novena, a nine-day Catholic prayer addressing and seeking intercession from the Virgin Mary, Jacques Rancourt explores the complexities of faith, desire, beauty, and justice. Novena is a collection that invites prayer not to symbols of dogmatic perfection but to those who are outcast or maligned, LGBTQ people, people in prison, people who resist, people who suffer and whose suffering has not been redeemed. In Novena, the Virgin Mary is recast as a drag queen, religious icons are merged with those who are abolished, and spiritual isolation is scrutinized in a queer pastoral.



The Flayed City

The Flayed City Author Hal Alluri
ISBN-10 1885030479
Release 2017-03-28
Pages 88
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The Flayed City has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Flayed City also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Flayed City book for free.



There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonc

There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonc  Author Morgan Parker
ISBN-10 9781472153173
Release 2017-03-02
Pages 96
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Publishers Weekly's Ten Best Poetry Collections of Spring A Most Anticipated book at Buzzfeed, NYLON and Bustle One of i-D's emerging female authors to read in 2017 'Outstanding collection of poems. So much soul. So much intelligence in how Parker folds in cultural references and the experiences of black womanhood. Every poem will get its hooks into you. And of course, the poems about Beyoncé are the greatest because Beyoncé is our queen.' Roxane Gay 'I can and have read Morgan Parker's poems over and over . . . She writes history and pleasure and kitsch and abstraction, then vanishes like a god in about 13 inches.' Eileen Myles 'Morgan Parker has a mind like wildfire and these pages are lit. I can't recall being this enthralled, entertained, and made alert by a book in a very long time.' Jami Attenberg The only thing more beautiful than Beyoncé is God, and God is a black woman sipping rosé and drawing a lavender bath, texting her mom, belly-laughing in the therapist's office, feeling unloved, being on display, daring to survive. Morgan Parker stands at the intersections of vulnerability and performance, of desire and disgust, of tragedy and excellence. Unrelentingly feminist, tender, ruthless and sequinned, these poems are an altar to the complexities of black American womanhood in an age of non-indictments and déjà vu, and a time of wars over bodies and power. These poems celebrate and mourn. They are a chorus chanting: You're gonna give us the love we need.



The Blessing of Dark Water

The Blessing of Dark Water Author Elizabeth Lyons
ISBN-10 1938584333
Release 2017
Pages 100
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These poems swirl with darkness, beauty, and confusion as Elizabeth Lyons dovetails her life and that of American artist Walter Inglis Anderson.



Sonnets to Orpheus

Sonnets to Orpheus Author Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN-10 9780819572660
Release 2011-05-01
Pages 134
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Sonnets to Orpheus is Rainer Maria Rilke’s first and only sonnet sequence. It is an undisputed masterpiece by one of the greatest modern poets, translated here by a master of translation, David Young. Rilke revived and transformed the traditional sonnet sequence in the Sonnets. Instead of centering on love for a particular person, as has many other sonneteers, he wrote an extended love poem to the world, celebrating such diverse things as mirrors, dogs, fruit, breathing, and childhood. Many of the sonnets are addressed to two recurrent figures: the god Orpheus (prototype of the poet) and a young dancer, whose death is treated elegiacally. These ecstatic and meditative lyric poems are a kind of manual on how to approach the world – how to understand and love it. David Young’s is the first most sensitive of the translations of this work, superior to other translations in sound and sense. He captures Rilke’s simple, concrete, and colloquial language, writing with a precision close to the original.



HAVING A COKE W GODZILLA

HAVING A COKE W GODZILLA Author Kazumi Chin
ISBN-10 194397733X
Release 2017-03-14
Pages 82
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These poems by Kazumi Chin learn to create intimacy and connection in the age of social media. They embrace the consumption of pop culture and reflect back how this country is experienced by those who are marginalized and oppressed. They understand history, the work of ancestry, but sit in the here and now, inside the dearth and speed of information and reaches out a hand. And in these poems there may be a certain sadness but more so a certain hope. - Jason Bayani, author of Amulet



Anybody Poems

Anybody  Poems Author Ari Banias
ISBN-10 9780393247800
Release 2016-09-20
Pages 96
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“Ari Banias is one of the best living poets, and this book in your hands is our proof. Anybody is the courage of a poet who trusts the strength of poetry to make room in our world for everybody.” —CAConrad In Anybody, Ari Banias takes up questions of recognition and belonging: how boundaries are drawn and managed, the ways he and she, us and them, here and elsewhere are kept separate, and at what cost identities and selves are forged. Moving through iconic and imagined landscapes, Anybody confronts the strangeness of being alive and of being a restlessly gendered, queer, emotive body. Wherever the poet turns—the cruising spaces of Fire Island, a city lake, a Greek island, a bodega-turned-coffee-shop—he finds the charge of boundedness and signification, the implications of what it means to be a this instead of a that. Witty, tender, and original, these poems pierce the constructs that define our lives.



June in Eden

June in Eden Author Rosalie Moffett
ISBN-10 0814253849
Release 2016-11-01
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June in Eden has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from June in Eden also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full June in Eden book for free.