Madness Author Sam Sax
ISBN-10 9781524705572
Release 2017-09-12
Pages 96
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An “astounding” (Terrance Hayes) debut collection of poems – Winner of the 2016 National Poetry Series Competition In this ­­­powerful debut collection, sam sax explores and explodes the linkages between desire, addiction, and the history of mental health. These brave, formally dexterous poems examine antiquated diagnoses and procedures from hysteria to lobotomy; offer meditations on risky sex; and take up the poet’s personal and family histories as mental health patients and practitioners. Ultimately, Madness attempts to build a queer lineage out of inherited language and cultural artifacts; these poems trouble the static categories of sanity, heterosexuality, masculinity, normality, and health. sax’s innovative collection embodies the strange and disjunctive workings of the mind as it grapples to make sense of the world around it.

The Madness of It All

The Madness of It All Author W.D. Ehrhart
ISBN-10 9780786483402
Release 2002-07-22
Pages 283
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"I cannot begin to count the number of times over the past 37 years that I have wished I had never heard of Vietnam, let alone fought in the Vietnam War. That experience has haunted my days. It has troubled my nights. It has shaped my identity and colored the way I see the world and everything in it"--from the Preface. W.D. Ehrhart, called "one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War" by The Nation, here presents 43 essays, whose topics include not only the Gulf, Vietnam, and Korean wars, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, war and journalism, and American war poetry, but also junk mail, the Internet, the IRS, tugboats, drawbridges, race relations, the justice system, health care, and small town life in America, nicotine addiction, the bravado of youth, honesty and American culture, the rhetoric of national mythology, and presidential isolation, among others.

Letters to America

Letters to America Author Jim Daniels
ISBN-10 0814325424
Release 1995
Pages 230
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Letters to America features the work of poets who have had the courage to write about race with honesty and passion. Speakign from the experience of Black, Native American, Asian, Arabic, Indian, Hispanic, and white culture, their diverse voices unite in a dialogue of poems which acknowledge and celebrate our differences while exploring America’s shameful history of racial intolerance. The poets in this anthology include Gwendolyn Brooks, Charles Bukowski, Joy Harjo, Langstong Hughes, Sharon Olds, James Wright, Etheridge Knight, Gary Soto, Garrett Kaoru Hongo, Audre Lorde, David Ignatwo, and others.

For Want of Water

For Want of Water Author Sasha Pimentel
ISBN-10 9780807027868
Release 2017-10-17
Pages 120
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Searing verses set on the Mexican border about war and addiction, love and sexual violence, grief and loss, from an American Book Award–winning author. Selected by Gregory Pardlo as winner of the National Poetry Series. El Paso is one of the safest cities in the United States, while across the river, Ciudad Juárez suffers a history of femicides and a horrific drug war. Witnessing this, a Filipina’s life unravels as she tries to love an addict, the murders growing just a city—but the breadth of a country—away. This collection weaves the personal with recent history, the domestic with the tragic, asking how much “a body will hold,” reaching from the border to the poet’s own Philippines. These poems thirst in the desert, want for water, searching the brutal and tender territories between bodies, families, and nations.


Pyx Author Corinne Lee
ISBN-10 1440626677
Release 2005-05-31
Pages 128
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More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA.

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature Volume 1

Dictionary of Midwestern Literature  Volume 1 Author Philip A. Greasley
ISBN-10 0253108411
Release 2001-05-30
Pages 680
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The Dictionary of Midwestern Literature, Volume One, surveys the lives and writings of nearly 400 Midwestern authors and identifies some of the most important criticism of their writings. The Dictionary is based on the belief that the literature of any region simultaneously captures the experience and influences the worldview of its people, reflecting as well as shaping the evolving sense of individual and collective identity, meaning, and values. Volume One presents individual lives and literary orientations and offers a broad survey of the Midwestern experience as expressed by its many diverse peoples over time.Philip A. Greasley's introduction fills in background information and describes the philosophy, focus, methodology, content, and layout of entries, as well as criteria for their inclusion. An extended lead-essay, "The Origins and Development of the Literature of the Midwest," by David D. Anderson, provides a historical, cultural, and literary context in which the lives and writings of individual authors can be considered.This volume is the first of an ambitious three-volume series sponsored by the Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature and created by its members. Volume Two will provide similar coverage of non-author entries, such as sites, centers, movements, influences, themes, and genres. Volume Three will be a literary history of the Midwest. One goal of the series is to build understanding of the nature, importance, and influence of Midwestern writers and literature. Another is to provide information on writers from the early years of the Midwestern experience, as well as those now emerging, who are typically absent from existing reference works.

The Room and the World

The Room and the World Author Laura McCullough
ISBN-10 9780815652236
Release 2015-01-01
Pages 344
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The Room and the World: Essays on the Poet Stephen Dunn is the first book of its kind to explore and unpack the Pulitzer winning poet’s oeuvre. Including 24 essays, a preface by poet and essayist Smith, and an introduction by McCullough, this anthology illuminates Dunn’s development as a writer, his thematic obsessions, his strategies and maneuvers on the page, and locates him in the pantheon of essential American poets. Philosophical, funny, and founded on the juxtaposition of ideas with masterful tonal layering and texture, Dunn’s poems are considered some of the best of his generation. The contributors, including Dunn’s contemporaries and former students, poets and scholars, highlight Dunn’s meditations on freedom and constraint, sexiness and sorrow, sound and sense, and finding mystery in the dailiness of living. Fans will find this a crucial text that reveals the complexities of Dunn’s poetry and much about the man himself.

Feuer im Kopf

Feuer im Kopf Author Susannah Cahalan
ISBN-10 9783864155024
Release 2013-08-09
Pages 304
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Susannah Cahalan ist jung, attraktiv, frisch verliebt, eine aufstrebende Journalistin – und gerät über Nacht in den schlimmsten Albtraum ihres Lebens. Innerhalb kürzester Zeit erkrankt sie schwer, leidet an Wahnvorstellungen und wird binnen weniger Wochen zum Schwerstpflegefall in der Psychiatrie. Vollgepumpt mit Medikamenten wird sie ans Bett gefesselt und vegetiert vor sich hin – dem Tod näher als dem Leben. Doch ihre Familie gibt nicht auf bis endlich der renommierte Neurologe Souhel Najjar hinzugezogen wird. Er findet heraus, dass Susannah an einer erst vor kurzem entdeckten Autoimmunerkrankung leidet, in deren Verlauf der Körper das eigene Gehirn angreift und Symptome wie Schizophrenie, Autismus und Wahnvorstellungen erzeugt. Einmal richtig diagnostiziert, sorgen die geeigneten Medikamente rasch und dauerhaft für Genesung und Susannah gewinnt ihr Leben zurück. Ihre Schilderung des Leidensweges ist eine bewegende und aufregende Geschichte über Familie, Liebe, Hoffnung und darüber, wie sich ein perfektes Leben innerhalb kürzester Zeit in eine Katastrophe verwandeln kann. Ein fesselndes Buch, das man nicht aus der Hand legen kann, bis die letzte Seite verschlungen ist.

The Dead Animal Handbook

The Dead Animal Handbook Author Cam Awkward-Rich
ISBN-10 1938753232
Release 2017-01-26
Pages 188
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The Dead Animal Handbook is a field guide to contemporary American poetry. Collecting and compiling emerging and established writers from a range of backgrounds, this Handbook charts one of poetry's most used tropes in order to bring the dead animal back to life. We're eager and we're earnest. Poets include: MartIn Espada, Airea D. Matthews, Jericho Brown, Ocean Vuong, Danez Smith, Traci Brimhall, Hieu Minh Nguyen, Franny Choi, CAConrad, Dean Young, Aziza Barnes, Rachel McKibbens, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, D.A. Powell, and many more talents. Warning: if you dare carry on, beware carrion.


ROST Author Philipp Meyer
ISBN-10 3608938931
Release 2010
Pages 464
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Seine Mutter ist seit fünf Jahren tot, aber Isaac denkt immer an sie. Jetzt ist er zwanzig und will nur noch weg aus der Provinzstadt. Wenn hier ein Kind Schläge kriegt, hat der Schlagende keine Schuld, es lag im Blut, es war die Schuld von irgendwem, lange vor ihm, Gott vielleicht. Aber selbst Gott hat diesen Ort längst verlassen. Seit der Schließung des Stahlwerkes läuft hier nichts mehr. Isaac wohnt bei seinem Vater und träumt von der großen Welt. Am liebsten zusammen mit seinem besten Freund Billy Poe, von dem alle dachten, er würde ein großer Football-Spieler. Gemeinsam machen sie sich auf den Weg.


Crank Author Ellen Hopkins
ISBN-10 9783551582300
Release 2010-07
Pages 544
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Methamphetamin, u.a. auch Crank genannt, ist eine hochgefährliche Droge. Kristina konsumiert sie erstmals zusammen mit ihrer 1. Liebe. Die Liebe zerbricht, aber Crank bleibt und Kristina startet eine steile äDrogenkarriereä. Eines Tages wird sie im Drogenrausch vergewaltigt und geschwängert. Ab 15.


Verse Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015068956310
Release 1999
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Verse has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Verse also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Verse book for free.


Homeground Author Kathryn Trueblood
ISBN-10 UOM:39015040652284
Release 1996-05-01
Pages 238
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Home is a common denominator; no matter how little we know about each other's tribe, we can agree on the instinct for home, in all its brave and bizarre forms. 17 authors of various ethnic origins living in the US contributed memoirs and stories; includes Ishmael Reed, Pico Iver, Naomi Shihab Nye, Lawson Inada, and Sandra Scofield.

Southern Poetry Review

Southern Poetry Review Author
ISBN-10 UVA:X006093475
Release 1998
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Southern Poetry Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Southern Poetry Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Southern Poetry Review book for free.

Ploughshares Winter 1996 97

Ploughshares Winter 1996 97 Author Robert Boswell
ISBN-10 0933277180
Release 1996
Pages 247
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Ploughshares Winter 1996 97 has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Ploughshares Winter 1996 97 also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Ploughshares Winter 1996 97 book for free.

Colorado Review

Colorado Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105016627379
Release 1994
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Colorado Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Colorado Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Colorado Review book for free.

Under 35

Under 35 Author Nicholas Christopher
ISBN-10 UOM:39015024885512
Release 1989
Pages 240
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Gathers poems by thirty-seven of the most promising new American poets