Ode To The Heart Smaller Than A Pencil Eraser

Author: Luisa A. Igloria
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1492015938
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Ode To The Heart Smaller Than A Pencil Eraser. When Luisa Igloria cites Epictetus—‘as soon as a thing has been seen, it is carried away, and another comes in its place'—she introduces the crowded and contradictory world her poems portray: a realm of transience, yes, where the vulnerable come to harm and everything disappears, but also a scene of tremendous, unpredictable bounty, the gloriously hued density this poet loves to detail. ‘I was raised / to believe not only the beautiful can live on / Parnassus,’ she tells us, and she makes it true, by including in the cyclonic swirl of her poems practically everything: a gorgeous, troubling over-brimming universe." —:Mark Doty,Mark Doty, judge for the 2014 Swenson Award The May Swenson Poetry Award, an annual competition named for May Swenson, honors her as one of America's most provocative and vital writers. During her long career, Swenson was loved and praised by writers from virtually every school of American poetry. She left a legacy of fifty years of writing when she died in 1989. She is buried in Logan, Utah, her hometown.

Night Willow

Author: Luisa A. Igloria
Publisher: Phoenicia Publishing
ISBN: 9781927496053
Size: 65.83 MB
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Night Willow. "In this shining and unsparing new collection of poems, Igloria draws from her own childhood memories, relationships, and keen sensory awareness to create a dreamlike series of pictures in which we, too, may see our growth through the experiences of joys, loss, and the poignant wisdom that comes with age. As poet Sean Thomas Dougherty puts it, Igloria's poems 'get to the heart of why poetry is written: the pure lyric impulse of trying to live.'" -- Publisher's description.

Juan Luna S Revolver

Author: Luisa A. Igloria
ISBN: 9780268031787
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Juan Luna S Revolver. The poems in Juan Luna' s Revolver both address history and attempt to transcend it through their exploration of the complexity of diaspora. Attending to the legacy of colonial and postcolonial encounters, Luisa A. Igloria has crafted poems that create links of sympathetic human understanding, even as they revisit difficult histories and pose necessary questions about place, power, displacement, nostalgia, beauty, and human resilience in conditions of alienation and duress. Igloria traces journeys made by Filipinos in the global diaspora that began since the encounter with European and American colonial power. Her poems allude to historical figures such as the Filipino painter Juan Luna and the novelist and national hero José Rizal, as well as the eleven hundred indigenous Filipinos brought to serve as live exhibits in the 1904 Missouri World's Fair. The image of the revolver fired by Juan Luna reverberates throughout the collection, raising to high relief how separation and exile have shaped concepts of identity, nationality, and possibility. Suffused with gorgeous imagery and nuanced emotion, Igloria's poetry achieves an intimacy fostered by gem-like phrases set within a politically-charged context speaking both to the personal and the collective. "In Juan Luna's Revolver, Luisa Igloria establishes herself as a singular and revelatory voice in American poetry. Here, she explores the dichotomy of Filipino: interwoven yet hermetically singular, acquisitive yet inventive, docile yet amok. Her engrossing poems hide, behind their gorgeous scrims, a bristling wall of spears." --Sabina Murray, author of Forgery, A Carnivore's Inquiry, and The Caprices "When I read a Luisa Igloria poem, a bright enchanted light falls over my being. Juan Luna's Revolver is Igloria's best work to date. These poems never let us forget they are wrought from an immigrant's love for family, country, and the history of the reinvented self." --Virgil Suarez, author of 90 Miles " 'What a world to have lived in, to have arrived in,' Luisa Igloria writes early on in this brilliant collection that explores colonization and cultural displacement, and how the artist must live in the aftermath of both. Even when she writes about places many miles away, Igloria constructs a luminous portrait of what is utterly human and ultimately familiar. These poems reveal a poet devoted to the truth of her craft." --Honorée Fanonne Jeffers, author of Outlandish Blues and Red Clay Suite "In sure and compelling measures, with richly textured turns, and attending to the mystery of matter, Luisa Igloria's poems offer a powerfully tangible world, and a world within, and a world beyond." --Scott Cairns, author of Compass of Affection: Poems New and Selected

The Flesh Of An Orange

Author: Ron Guidry
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1479732680
Size: 77.56 MB
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The Flesh Of An Orange. Ronald Guidry is a poet who works within the strict discipline of oral magic in poetry. This is amply supported by a mastery of images and their built-in emotive impact. The refinements in The Flesh of an Orange, Guidry’s first and very much welcome book, are such that they evoke sensations not normally found even in poetry. One of these refinements is the ability of the poet to evoke, as an example, the tart, astringent smell of an orange when its skin is broken. Readers will find much to savor in Guidry’s lambent new collection, clad in gold out of nature and standing on pedestals of masterpiece.

A Thousand Splendid Suns

Author: Khaled Hosseini
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781594489501
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A Thousand Splendid Suns. Two women born a generation apart witness the destruction of their home and family in war-torn Kabul, losses incurred over the course of thirty years that test the limits of their strength and courage. By the author of The Kite Runner. 600,000 first printing.

Fast Animal

Author: Tim Seibles
Publisher: Etruscan Press
ISBN: 0983294429
Size: 71.34 MB
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Fast Animal. Presents the seventh collection of poems by the 2012 National Book Award finalist in poetry.

Banana Heart Summer

Author: Merlinda Carullo Bobis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1740455908
Size: 21.94 MB
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Banana Heart Summer. The myth of the banana heart inspires twelve-year old Nenita: she will appease her family's hunger and win her violent mother's love. As she cooks and eats, or dreams of cooking and eating, other love stories unfold in her street, sweltering between an active volcano and a church. It is the hottest summer in the Philippines. It is the 1960s in her small town, reeling with the songs of Roy Orbison, Patsy Cline and the Beatles.

Trill Mordent

Author: Luisa A. Igloria
Publisher: Wordtech Communications Llc
Size: 45.11 MB
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Trill Mordent.

White Oleander

Author: Janet Fitch
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1405528966
Size: 14.41 MB
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White Oleander. White Oleander is a painfully beautiful first novel about a young girl growing up the hard way. It is a powerful story of mothers and daughters, their ambiguous alliances, their selfish love and cruel behaviour, and the search for love and identity.Astrid has been raised by her mother, a beautiful, headstrong poet. Astrid forgives her everything as her world revolves around this beautiful creature until Ingrid murders a former lover and is imprisoned for life. Astrid's fierce determination to survive and be loved makes her an unforgettable figure. 'LIQUID POETRY' - Oprah Winfrey 'Tangled, Complex and extraordinarily moving' - Observer