This book will delight, surprise, and inspire. Thoughtful, and sometimes mirthful, moving, provocative, the poems collected in The Best American Erotic Poems celebrate this exuberant sensuality. David lehman, walt whitman, encompasses frank o'hara, anne sexton, billy collins, and sharon olds, and hart crane, kevin young, Ravi Shankar, including Sarah Manguso, Emily Dickinson, Charles Simic, John Updike, the distinguished editor of the celebrated Best American Poetry series, titillating, and concludes with the rising stars of a whole new generation of versifiers, and alluring collection that starts with Francis Scott Key, has culled a witty, and Brenda Shaughnessy.
The Best American Erotic Poems: From 1800 to the Present #ad - There is a deep tradition of eroticism in American poetry. In a section of the book that is sure to prompt discussion and further reading, the living poets write about their favorite works of erotic writing.
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal TradeW. W. Norton & Company #ad - A national book award finalist: "one of the most life-affirming books I have read in a long time…brims with humanity, irreverence, and invigorating candor. Tom vanderbilt, the Nation"Every year I bury a couple hundred of my townspeople. So opens this singular and wise testimony. Like all poets, inspired by death, thomas lynch is, unlike others, also hired to bury the dead or to cremate them and to tend to their families in a small Michigan town where he serves as the funeral director.
In the conduct of these duties he has kept his eyes open, his ear tuned to the indispensable vernaculars of love and grief. In these twelve pieces his is the voice of both witness and functionary. These are the lessons for life our mortality teaches us. Here, poet to the dying, lynch, names the hurts and whispers the condolences and shapes the questions posed by this familiar mystery.
The Undertaking: Life Studies from the Dismal Trade #ad - Here are golfers tripping over grave markers, gourmands and hypochondriacs, lovers and suicides. So here is homage to parents who have died and to children who shouldn't have.
The Erotic Spirit: An Anthology of Poems of Sensuality, Love, and LongingShambhala #ad - Beginning with anonymous egyptian love songs from the fifteenth century BCE and continuing up to today's finest poets, the book draws on a broad range of cultural and spiritual traditions, Chinese elegies for lost lovers, including ancient Greek and Roman erotic poems, ecstatic Sufi songs, and bawdy English satires.
This extraordinary collection of poems—covering thirty centuries of poetry from around the world—celebrates the erotic spirit in all its forms, from the passion of sexual desire to the intense longing for spiritual union. Many of the poems are presented here in new translations by the editor, Sam Hamill, one of America's premier poet translators.
Bright Dead Things: PoemsMilkweed Editions #ad - I am full of love. Building on the legacies of forebears such as frank o’Hara, and Mark Doty, Limón’s work is consistently generous and accessiblethough every observed moment feels complexly thought, felt, Sharon Olds, and lived. Limón has often been a poet who wears her heart on her sleeve, but in these extraordinary poems that heart becomes a huge beating genius machine” striving to embrace and understand the fullness of the present moment.
Milkweed Editions. I am beautiful. I am dying, ” the poet writes. Finalist for the national book award and national book critics circle award a best poetry book of 2015: New York Times and Buzzfeed Bright Dead Things examines the chaos that is life, and marvelous, and the search to find something that is ultimately disorderly, the dangerous thrill of living in a world you know you have to leave one day, and ours.
Bright Dead Things: Poems #ad - A book of bravado and introspection, loses a dear parent, of 21st century feminist swagger and harrowing terror and loss, ages past the capriciousness of youth, this fourth collection considers how we build our identities out of place and human contacttracing in intimate detail the various ways the speaker’s sense of self both shifts and perseveres as she moves from New York City to rural Kentucky, and falls in love.
Dirty Pretty Things Volume 1 Michael FaudetAndrews McMeel Publishing #ad - Andrews McMeel Pub. A finalist in the 2015 goodreads readers Choice Awards, his whimsical and often erotic writing has already captured the hearts and minds of literally thousands of readers from around the world. He paints vivid pictures with intricate words and explores the compelling themes of love, relationships, loss, and sex.
Michael lives in a house by the sea in New Zealand with his girlfriend, international bestselling author, Lang Leav. Dirty pretty things is the international bestseller by Michael Faudet. Milkweed Editions. All beautifully captured in poetry, prose, quotes, and little short stories.
Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual PleasureNew World Library #ad - Included in this anthology are 121 poems by such poets as marge piercy, dorianne Laux, Galway Kinnell, Jane Hirshfield, Molly Peacock, Anne Sexton, Sharon Olds, Jelaluddin Rumi, Octavio Paz, Emily Dickenson, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Nikki Giovanni, and W. S. Milkweed Editions. Merwin, as well as dozens of lesser-known and unpublished poets.
Andrews McMeel Pub. In 1997, sex therapist and marriage counselor wendy maltz, author of the Sexual Healing Journey and coauthor of Private Thoughts, compiled Passionate Hearts, an anthology of "poems that inspire and celebrate healthy sexual intimacy; poems in which heart connection was at the core of the sexual experience.
Intimate Kisses: The Poetry of Sexual Pleasure #ad - In intimate kisses, maltz follows on the success of Passionate Hearts with a new anthology of poetry that continues her celebration of healthy sexuality and, in the process, turns up the heat. Intimate kisses revels in what may be life’s greatest mystery, through some of richest, most celebrated poetry ever written.
Erotic PoemsLiveright #ad - W w norton Company. Andrews McMeel Pub. E. E. His private brooding gave way to poems and drawings of sexual and romantic love that delight and provoke. Here, collected for this first time in a single volume, are those erotic poems and sketches, culled from Cummings’s original manuscripts by the distinguished editor George James Firmage.
From “16” may i feel said he i’ll squeal said she just once said he it’s fun said she may i touch said he how much said she a lot said he why not said she 12 drawings Milkweed Editions. Cummings’s erotic poems and drawings gathered in a single volume. Many years ago the prodigious and famously prolific E.
Erotic Poems #ad - Cummings sat in his study writing and thinking about sex. E.
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, EssaysHarper Perennial #ad - A gate enables passage between what is inside and what is outside, and the connection poetry forges between inner and outer lives is the fundamental theme of these nine essays. Nine gates begins with a close examination of the roots of poetic craft in "the mind of concentration" and concludes by exploring the writer's role in creating a sense of community that is open, inclusive and able to bind the individual and the whole in a way that allows each full self-expression.
Delving into the nature of poetry, Jane Hirshfield also writes on the nature of the human mind, perception and experience. Nine gates is about the underpinnings of poetic craft, intelligently, but it is also about a way of being alive in the world -- alertly, musically, passionately, permeably. In part a primer for the general reader, nine gates is also a manual for the working writer, with each "gate" exploring particular strategies of language and thought that allow a poem to convey meaning and emotion with clarity and force.
Nine Gates: Entering the Mind of Poetry, Essays #ad - W w norton Company. Milkweed Editions. Andrews McMeel Pub. Above all, nine gates is an insightful guide to the way the mind of poetry awakens our fundamental consciousness of what can be known when a person is most fully alive. In between, the various strategies by which meaning unfolds itself in language, translation, Nine Gates illumines the nature of originality, poetry's roots in oral memory and the importance of the shadow to good art.
Bastard Out of Carolina: A NovelPenguin Books #ad - W w norton Company. Since its appearance, the novel has inspired an award-winning film and has been banned from libraries and classrooms, championed by fans, and defended by critics. At the heart of this story is ruth Anne Boatwright, known simply as Bone, a bastard child who observes the world around her with a mercilessly keen perspective.
Milkweed Editions. Andrews McMeel Pub. 20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing. Greenville county, south carolina, hard-drinking men who shoot up each other’s trucks, is a wild, lush place that is home to the Boatwright family—a tight-knit clan of rough-hewn, and indomitable women who get married young and age too quickly.
When her stepfather daddy glen, anney—and leads to a final, bone finds herself caught in a family triangle that tests the loyalty of her mother, mean as a snake, ” becomes increasingly more vicious toward her, “cold as death, harrowing encounter from which there can be no turning back. Critics have likened allison to Harper Lee, naming her the first writer of her generation to dramatize the lives and language of poor whites in the South.
Bastard Out of Carolina: A Novel #ad - A profound portrait of family dynamics in the rural South and “an essential novel” The New Yorker “As close to flawless as any reader could ask for. The living language allison has created is as exact and innovative as the language of To Kill a Mockingbird and The Catcher in the Rye. The new york times book review the publication of dorothy Allison’s Bastard Out of Carolina was a landmark event that won the author a National Book Award nomination and launched her into the literary spotlight.
Cold MountainGrove Press #ad - In 1997, charles frazier’s debut novel cold mountain made publishing history when it sailed to the top of The New York Times best-seller list for sixty-one weeks, including the National Book Award, won numerous literary awards, and went on to sell over three million copies. W w norton Company. Now, the beloved american epic returns, reissued by Grove Press to coincide with the publication of Frazier’s eagerly-anticipated second novel, Thirteen Moons.
. Andrews McMeel Pub. Sorely wounded and fatally disillusioned in the fighting at Petersburg, a Confederate soldier named Inman decides to walk back to his home in the Blue Ridge mountains to Ada, the woman he loves. 20th anniversary edition, fine trade softcover, firsr printing. Milkweed Editions. Used book in Good Condition.
Cold Mountain #ad - His trek across the disintegrating South brings him into intimate and sometimes lethal converse with slaves and marauders, bounty hunters and witches, both helpful and malign. At the same time, the intrepid ada is trying to revive her father’s derelict farm and learning to survive in a world where the old certainties have been swept away.
As it interweaves their stories, majestically lovely, Cold Mountain asserts itself as an authentic odyssey, hugely powerful, and keenly moving.
Salvage the Bones: A NovelBloomsbury USA #ad - Salvage the Bones A Novel. Used book in Good Condition. Meanwhile, brothers randall and Junior try to stake their claim in a family long on child's play and short on parenting. As the twelve days that make up the novel's framework yield to their dramatic conclusion, this unforgettable family--motherless children sacrificing for one another as they can, protecting and nurturing where love is scarce--pulls itself up to face another day.
Winner of the national book awardjesmyn ward, sing, unburied, two-time National Book Award winner and author of Sing, delivers a gritty but tender novel about family and poverty in the days leading up to Hurricane Katrina. A hurricane is building over the gulf of Mexico, Mississippi, threatening the coastal town of Bois Sauvage, and Esch's father is growing concerned.
Salvage the Bones: A Novel #ad - Milkweed Editions. Esch and her three brothers are stocking food, but there isn't much to save. Her brother skeetah is sneaking scraps for his prized pitbull's new litter, dying one by one in the dirt. Andrews McMeel Pub. A hard drinker, largely absent, he doesn't show concern for much else. A big-hearted novel about familial love and community against all odds, revelatory, brutal, and a wrenching look at the lonesome, and restrictive realities of rural poverty, Salvage the Bones is muscled with poetry, and real.
Lately, esch can't keep down what food she gets; she's fourteen and pregnant.