Letters to a Young Poet

Letters to a Young Poet Author Rainer Maria Rilke
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105110406027
Release 2001
Pages 109
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A translation of ten letters penned by Rilke from 1903 to 1908, which encompass his words of advice and encouragement to an aspiring young writer.

The Essence of a Young Poet

The Essence of a Young Poet Author Juan Manuel Caraballo
ISBN-10 9781499044577
Release 2014-07-09
Pages 98
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The Essence of a Young Poet is about a teenager (Juan Manuel) that started facing a lot of problems and heartaches as soon as he entered high school and encountered reality face to face. Throughout the book he goes through a lot of shifts of emotions as he encounters those problems. On his freshmen year he fell in love with a junior that played with his feelings and then broke his heart; as a result of that, he fell into a deep depression and started heading toward a dark path. Without the presence of his father, he had nobody to turn to that he could trust and express himself to, to help him with his struggles, so he turned his attention toward suicide. Unable to commit suicide, he decided to go to church after he received an invitation from a friend. From that point, his life started to change in a positive way; he was no longer depressed or struggling with his life because he learned to trust God. Shortly after that, he met a gorgeous and nice girl (Keyshla) in which he felt in love with after she helped him pick up the broken pieces of his heart. They were the perfect couple without a doubt but for some reason the perfect relationship came to an end. He was sad once again because he really thought that she was the one and he didn’t want that relationship to end. Unable to fix the problem, he moved on and started dating someone else who turned out to be a bigger problem than what he expected. Unable to fill what was missing in his heart, the relationship eventually came to an end. He remained single after that and just focused on his future and God, leaving the past behind.

Word Weavings

Word Weavings Author Shelley Tucker
ISBN-10 9780673363671
Release 1997-01-01
Pages 144
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Educational resource for teachers, parents and kids!

Survival of the Young Poet

Survival of the Young Poet Author Uzuegbu John Munonye
ISBN-10 9781466918023
Release 2012-04
Pages 84
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Survival of the Young Poet is a fascinating work that combines narrative of a novel with poetry. It tells the story of a poet, focusing more on verse than it does on plot and characterization. Written in prose, it is frequently interspersed with verse. The protagonist is the title character, and other characters speak and write to each other in beautiful, flowing poetry. From the legend of human hours to the dim time of struggle lies the strive of aging pain of poets. When the day dies to live no more, that's when the story begins: the fighting pen of poets and the humiliation of struggle. Survival of the Young Poet portrays untold stories of poets struggling to survive in an unveiling society.

The Life of George Eliot

The Life of George Eliot Author Nancy Henry
ISBN-10 9781118274675
Release 2012-03-02
Pages 448
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The life story of the Victorian novelist George Eliot is as dramatic and complex as her best plots. This new assessment of her life and work combines recent biographical research with penetrating literary criticism, resulting in revealing new interpretations of her literary work. A fresh look at George Eliot's captivating life story Includes original new analysis of her writing Deploys the latest biographical research Combines literary criticism with biographical narrative to offer a rounded perspective

All of Me Poems About Life Love and This Whole Crazy Thing

All of Me  Poems About Life  Love  and This Whole Crazy Thing Author Nikkoli Mayfair
ISBN-10 9781105807992
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All of Me Poems About Life Love and This Whole Crazy Thing has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from All of Me Poems About Life Love and This Whole Crazy Thing also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full All of Me Poems About Life Love and This Whole Crazy Thing book for free.

Diary of a Young Poet

Diary of a Young Poet Author Amour Scott
ISBN-10 9781456851606
Release 2011-03-28
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Diary of a Young Poet has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Diary of a Young Poet also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Diary of a Young Poet book for free.

Writing Alone and with Others

Writing Alone and with Others Author Pat Schneider
ISBN-10 9780199840243
Release 2003-08-28
Pages 416
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For more than a quarter of a century, Pat Schneider has helped writers find and liberate their true voices. She has taught all kinds--the award winning, the struggling, and those who have been silenced by poverty and hardship. Her innovative methods have worked in classrooms from elementary to graduate level, in jail cells and public housing projects, in convents and seminaries, in youth at-risk programs, and with groups of the terminally ill. Now, in Writing Alone and with Others, Schneider's acclaimed methods are available in a single, well-organized, and highly readable volume. The first part of the book guides the reader through the perils of the solitary writing life: fear, writer's block, and the bad habits of the internal critic. In the second section, Schneider describes the Amherst Writers and Artists workshop method, widely used across the U.S. and abroad. Chapters on fiction and poetry address matters of technique and point to further resources, while more than a hundred writing exercises offer specific ways to jumpstart the blocked and stretch the rut-stuck. Schneider's innovative teaching method will refresh the experienced writer and encourage the beginner. Her book is the essential owner's manual for the writer's voice.

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser

The Cambridge Companion to Spenser Author Andrew Hadfield
ISBN-10 0521645700
Release 2001-06-18
Pages 278
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The Cambridge Companion to Spenser provides an introduction to Spenser that is at once accessible and rigorous. Fourteen specially commissioned essays by leading scholars bring together the best recent writing on the work of the most important non-dramatic Renaissance poet. The contributions provide all the essential information required to appreciate and understand Spenser's rewarding and challenging work. The Companion guides the reader through Spenser's poetry and prose, and provides extensive commentary on his life, the historical and religious context in which he wrote, his wide reading in Classical, European and English poetry, his sexual politics and use of language. Emphasis is placed on Spenser's relationship to his native England, and to Ireland - where he lived for most of his adult life - as well as the myriad of intellectual contexts which inform his writing. A chronology and further reading lists make this volume indispensable for any student of Spenser.

Wisdom of a Young Poet

Wisdom of a Young Poet Author Sheneisha Taylor
ISBN-10 9781493176175
Release 2014-03-05
Pages 68
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This poetry is for all those beautiful girls. Who were told that they could not be what they wanted Whose rainbows were not in color. Whose dreams were turned into sad nightmares Our lights shine bright right now

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mrs Frances Sheridan

Memoirs of the Life and Writings of Mrs Frances Sheridan Author Alicia Lefanu
ISBN-10 9781108064958
Release 2013-08-22
Pages 454
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Frances Sheridan (1724-66) won acclaim in her day as both a playwright and novelist. Her most famous work, the sentimental novel Memoirs of Miss Sidney Bidulph (1761), found favour with Samuel Johnson, while her comedy The Discovery (1763) was staged by David Garrick at Drury Lane. Her fame was later eclipsed by that of her son, the playwright and politician Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). Written by Alicia Lefanu (1791-c.1844), her granddaughter, this 1824 publication reaffirms the significance of Frances Sheridan's own work as a writer. Recounting her successes and incorporating her own recollections, the book reveals a woman admired both for her literary output and for her character. This work also includes reflections on the life of her son, whose early writing was influenced by that of his mother. Thomas Moore's two-volume biography of Richard Brinsley Sheridan has also been reissued in this series.

Look Ma Hands on Poetry

Look Ma   Hands  on Poetry Author Adele Steiner
ISBN-10 9781598585049
Release 2008-05
Pages 204
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"Poetry workshops designed to help teachers and poets familiarize elementary through high students with a variety of creative and fun ways to encage their imaginations and write poetry"--[P.4] cover.

Young Eliot

Young Eliot Author Robert Crawford
ISBN-10 9781429951760
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 512
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A groundbreaking new biography of one of the twentieth century's most important poets On the fiftieth anniversary of the death of T. S. Eliot, the award-winning biographer Robert Crawford presents us with the first volume of a comprehensive account of this poetic genius. Young Eliot traces the life of the twentieth century's most important poet from his childhood in St. Louis to the publication of his revolutionary poem The Waste Land. Crawford provides readers with a new understanding of the foundations of some of the most widely read poems in the English language through his depiction of Eliot's childhood—laced with tragedy and shaped by an idealistic, bookish family in which knowledge of saints and martyrs was taken for granted—as well as through his exploration of Eliot's marriage to Vivien Haigh-Wood, a woman who believed she loved Eliot "in a way that destroys us both." Quoting extensively from Eliot's poetry and prose as well as drawing on new interviews, archives, and previously undisclosed memoirs, Crawford shows how the poet's background in Missouri, Massachusetts, and Paris made him a lightning rod for modernity. Most impressively, Young Eliot reveals the way he accessed his inner life—his anguishes and his fears—and blended them with his omnivorous reading to create his masterpieces "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" and The Waste Land. At last, we experience T. S. Eliot in all his tender complexity as student and lover, penitent and provocateur, banker and philosopher—but most of all, Young Eliot shows us as an epoch-shaping poet struggling to make art among personal disasters.

Coming Close

Coming Close Author Mari L'Esperance
ISBN-10 9780985932534
Release 2013-07-03
Pages 214
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This collection of essays pays tribute to Philip Levine as teacher and mentor. Throughout his fifty-year teaching career, the Pulitzer Prize–winning Levine taught scores of younger poets, many of whom went on to become famous in their own right. These forty essays honor and celebrate one of our most vivid and gifted poets. Whether in Fresno, New York, Boston, Detroit, or any of the other cities where Levine taught, his students benefited from his sharp, humorous honesty in the classroom. In these personal essays, poets spanning a number of generations reveal how their lives and work were forever altered by studying with Levine. The heartfelt tributes illuminate how one dedicated teacher’s intangible gifts can make a vast difference in the life of a developing poet, as well as providing insight into the changing tenor of the poetry workshop in the American university setting. Here, poets as diverse as Nick Flynn and David St. John, Sharon Olds and Larry Levis, Ada Limon and Mark Levine, Malena Morling and Lawson Fusao Inada are united in their deep regard for Philip Levine. The voices echo and reverberate as each strikes its own honoring tone. Contributors: Aaron Belz, Ciaran Berry, Paula Bohince, Shane Book, B. H. Boston, Xochiquetzal Candelaria, Colin Cheney, Michael Clifton, Michael Collier, Nicole Cooley, Kate Daniels, Blas Manuel De Luna, Kathy Fagan, Andrew Feld, Nick Flynn, Edward Hirsch, Sandra Hoben, Ishion Hutchinson, Lawson Fusao Inada, Dorianne Laux, Joseph O. Legaspi, Mark Levine, Larry Levis, Ada Limón, Elline Lipkin, Jane Mead, Dante Micheaux, Malena Mörling, John Murillo, Daniel Nester, Sharon Olds, January Gill O’Neil, Greg Pape, Kathleen Peirce, Sam Pereira, Jeffrey Skinner, Tom Sleigh, David St. John, Brian Turner, Robert Wrigley

Collected Poems 1952 1999

Collected Poems  1952 1999 Author Robert Mezey
ISBN-10 1557286124
Release 2000
Pages 304
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This important collection of poems, which spans a career of nearly fifty years, demonstrates Robert Mezey's development as a notable stylist, thinker, and poet. Moving from adaptations of Latin and Spanish poems to prayers and lamentations, from elegies and plaints of lost love to flights of comic and ribald fancy, his poetry reaches to the extremes of human experience. The death of friends and family, one's self-betrayals and self-infatuations, the comical confusion of a worried mother, the art of a doomed Jewish child in a Nazi concentration camp—all these human dramas play out bravely against the backdrop of the beautiful, indifferent path. Mezey can portray aging and death or sing of love and nature with an accuracy of perception and an intensity of feeling heightened by formal clarity and restraint. With his razor-sharp eye for the singular detail, he describes missed opportunities and moments of human weakness and loss in gestures so real the reader will ache. In capturing the pain of religious doubt, the pangs of tenderness and elation, and the vagaries of fate so honestly, Mezey has wrought a high finish to each poem so that, in the words of Donald Justice, they become "absolute classics of calm and beauty."

Writing America

Writing America Author Keith Donohue
ISBN-10 0756707625
Release 2001-04-01
Pages 112
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This edition of Writing America, published by the Nat. Endow. for the Arts (NEA), features the work of 50 NEA Literature Fellowship winners -- one from each state -- who paint a vivid portrait of the U.S. in the last decades of the 20th cent. They evoke the magnificent spectrum of people, places, and experiences that define America. Their biographies and personal narratives are stories in and of themselves, revealing each writer's own unique path to fulfill the call to write. The selections, which include a mix of poetry and prose, serve as inspiration to emerging writers and provide a glimpse of the tremendous vitality and diversity of contemporary American literature.

The Life of Robert Frost

The Life of Robert Frost Author Henry Hart
ISBN-10 9781119103677
Release 2017-01-31
Pages 448
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The Life of Robert Frost presents a unique and rich approach to the poet that includes original genealogical research concerning Frost’s ancestors, and a demonstration of how mental illness plagued the Frost family and heavily influenced Frost’s poetry. A widely revealing biography of Frost that discusses his often perplexing journey from humble roots to poetic fame, revealing new details of Frost’s life Takes a unique approach by giving attention to Frost’s genealogy and the family history of mental illness, presenting a complete picture of Frost’s complexity Discusses the traumatic effect on Frost of his father’s early death and the impact on his poetry and outlook Presents original information on the influence of his mother’s Swedenborgian mysticism