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
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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

Trill Mordent

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

Banana Heart Summer

Author: Merlinda Carullo Bobis
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1740455908
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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.

In The Garden Of The Three Islands

Author: Maria Luisa B. Aguilar- Cariño
Publisher: Moyer Bell Ltd
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In The Garden Of The Three Islands. The poems in this collection explore the past, present and future of the city of Baguio in the Philippines. As the author writes in her preface, "The older generation ... speak(s) of the rich heritage of folklore and tradition, of the pains of dislocation, and of their uniquely individual memories. All this and the desire to pass on to my children some of these memories (including my own) have occasioned the writing of these poems."

Facts About The Moon

Author: Dorianne Laux
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393329629
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Facts About The Moon. A fourth collection of poetic works conveys observations about the nature of western community life with pieces on such subjects as a quiet street at dusk, a pool hall, and a bare tree, in a volume that explores the experiences of working people and women whose life cycles are influenced by the moon.

The Book Of Men Poems

Author: Dorianne Laux
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393080919
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The Book Of Men Poems. "Laux writes gritty, tough, lyrical poems that depict the actual nature of life in the West today."—Philip Levine The narrative poems in Dorianne Laux's fifth collection charge through the summer of love, where Vietnam casts a long shadow, and into the present day, where she compassionately paints the smoky bars, graffiti, and addiction of urban life. Laux is "continually engaging and, at her best, luminous" (San Diego Union-Tribune). from "To Kiss Frank," make out with him a bit, this is what my friend would like to do oh these too many dead summers later, and as much as I want to stroll with her into the poet's hazy fancy all I can see is O'Hara's long gone lips fallen free of the bone, slumbering beneath the grainy soil.