Darling Vulgarity

Darling Vulgarity
Author: Michael Waters
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2014-07-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781938160738

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With both ardor and sensuality, Darling Vulgarity challenges us to embrace humanity’s imperfections while urging us toward new spiritual realities. And then, sometimes, the poems are just plain sexy. Or, as Nat Hardy wrote, “Waters’ meditative and confessional forays into the sexual sublime are both disturbing and artfully passionate.” Darling Vulgarity also includes poems based on Waters’ true literary experiences with such notables as Raymond Carver, Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Lowell.

Your Father on the Train of Ghosts

Your Father on the Train of Ghosts
Author: John Gallaher,G.C. Waldrep
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2011-05-17
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781934414774

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Your Father on the Train of Ghosts is one of the most extensive collaborations in American poetry. Over the course of a year, acclaimed poets G.C. Waldrep and John Gallaher wrote poems back and forth, sometimes once or twice a week, sometimes five or six a day. As the collaboration deepened, a third "voice" emerged that neither poet can claim as solely their own. The poems of Your Father on the Train of Ghosts read as lyric snapshots of a culture we are all too familiar with, even as it slips from us: malls and supermarkets, museums and parades, toxic waste and cheesecakes, ghosts and fire, fathers and sons. Ultimately, these fables and confessions constitute a sort of gentle apocalypse, a user-friendly self-help manual for the end of time. G.C. Waldrep is author of Goldbeater's Skin (2003 Colorado Prize for poetry), Disclamor, and Archicembalo (2008 Dorset Prize). He has won awards from the Poetry Society of America and Academy of American Poets, fellowships at Yaddo and the MacDowell Colony; and an NEA fellowship. He holds an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writers' Workshop and teaches at Bucknell University. John Gallaher is author of Gentlemen in Turbans, Ladies in Cauls, The Little Book of Guesses (Levis Poetry Prize), and Map of the Folded World. His poetry has been included in The Best American Poetry series and numerous journals and anthologies. He co-edits The Laurel Review, GreenTower Press, and the Akron Series of Contemporary Poetics. He teaches at Northwest Missouri State University.

Making Poems

Making Poems
Author: Todd F. Davis,Erin Murphy
Publsiher: SUNY Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2010-02-02
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781438431758

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Contemporary poets offer behind-the-scenes perspectives on the poetic process.

Celestial Joyride

Celestial Joyride
Author: Michael Waters
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2016-05-16
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781942683070

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In these poems of taut clarity, craft, and texture, Michael Waters continues his bold exploration of sensual pleasure and moral transgression as means of affirming spiritual faith. Just as a joyride suggests recklessness and exhilaration, so Celestial Joyride is an energized journey marked by spiritual recklessness in the face of perpetual mortality. Compelling, musical narratives offer rich meaning and vivid consequence. Michael Waters's poetry books include BOA Editions titles Gospel Night, Darling Vulgarity, finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize; and Parthenopi, finalist for the Paterson Poetry Prize. He teaches at Monmouth University and in the Drew University MFA Program.

Disclamor

Disclamor
Author: George Calvin Waldrep
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 99
Release: 2007
Genre: History
ISBN: 1929918976

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Meditations on war and beauty by a celebrated, fiercely intelligent, and startlingly original young poet.

To Keep Love Blurry

To Keep Love Blurry
Author: Craig Morgan Teicher
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2012-08-21
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781934414941

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To Keep Love Blurry is about the charged and troubled spaces between intimately connected people: husbands and wives, parents and children, writers and readers. These poems include sonnets, villanelles, and long poems, as well as two poetic prose pieces, tracing how a son becomes a husband and then a father. Robert Lowell is a constant figure throughout the book, which borrows its four-part structure from that poet's seminal Life Studies. Craig Morgan Teicher won the Colorado Prize for Poetry. He is poetry reviews editor for Publishers Weekly magazine and served as vice president on the board of the National Book Critics Circle.

Jean Valentine

Jean Valentine
Author: Kazim Ali,John Hoppenthaler
Publsiher: University of Michigan Press
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2012-07-31
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 9780472051830

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Collected essays on the work of Jean Valentine

Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death

Encouragement for a Man Falling to His Death
Author: Christopher Kennedy
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 71
Release: 2007
Genre: Humor
ISBN: 1929918984

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The winner of the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award for 2007.

In a Landscape

In a Landscape
Author: John Gallaher
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2014-10-20
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781938160516

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Falling somewhere between a "diary-poem," a "daybook," "autobiography-in-verse," and an "essay-poem," In a Landscape is noted poet and critic John Gallaher's most personal, straightforward, and revealing book yet. In lyric-prose that continuously circles the questions it raises, Gallaher sloughs off the garb of "poet" to address life questions in a way that few poets of his generation have been willing to risk. Family, death, adoption, children, parents, high school, music . . . Gallaher's subjects carry weight because of their absolute commonness. John Gallaher is assistant professor of English at Northwest Missouri State University, and co-editor of the Laurel Review.

Slope of the Child Everlasting

Slope of the Child Everlasting
Author: Laurie Kutchins
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2007-05-01
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781938160004

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Slope of the Child Everlasting sustains the lyric and imagistic sensibility of Laurie Kutchins’ previous poetry collection, The Night Path (BOA Editions, 1997), while expanding on its exploration of the archetypes that anchor the heart and mind of her poetry. The characters in these poems evoke chaos and regression, as well as song, wonder, and the tenacity of the imagination. Laurie Kutchins is an associate professor of English at James Madison University in Virginia. She lives in Harrisonburg, Virginia, and spends her summers along the Wyoming-Idaho border. The Night Path won the 1997 Isabella Gardner Award from BOA Editions.

All Soul Parts Returned

All Soul Parts Returned
Author: Bruce Beasley
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2017-09-18
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781942683469

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When the Gnostic Gospels collide with new age spiritualism, the Oxford Happiness Test, and treatises on Buddhist practice, we know we're in the territory of a Bruce Beasley collection. Alternately devout and heretical, Beasley—known for his intense and continuing soul-quest through previous award-winning books—interrogates the absurdities, psychic violence, and spiritual condition of twenty-first century America with despair, philosophic intelligence, and piercing humor. Bruce Beasley is the author of eight collections of poetry, including Theophobia (BOA, 2012). The winner of numerous literary awards and fellowships, he lives in Bellingham, WA, where he is a professor of English at Western Washington University.

Burning of the Three Fires

Burning of the Three Fires
Author: Jeanne Marie Beaumont
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2010-08-31
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781934414712

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Burning of the Three Fires shows Jeanne Marie Beaumont using her characteristic variety of techniques: dramatic monologues, lists, prose poems, object poems, and ekphrasis, to which she adds biography, elegy, and rites. This book takes a multifaceted look at womanhood: there are dolls, historic and modern girlhoods, mythic retellings of characters from Goldilocks to the Bride of Frankenstein, emotionally charged domestic trinkets, and even a conversation with Sylvia Plath conducted via a Magic 8- Ball. Jeanne Marie Beaumont is the author of Curious Conduct (BOA Editions, Ltd., 2004) and the National Poetry Series–winning book Placebo Effects. She lives in New York City.

Bye Bye Land

Bye Bye Land
Author: Christian Barter
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 120
Release: 2017-05-22
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781942683360

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Winner of the Isabella Gardner Award, this book-length poem is a collection of voices-in-dialogue—overheard, remembered, internal—that represents the mind at work as it considers the destructiveness of humanity, the hypocrisy bred in the bones of American venture. Voices from personal conversations, political speeches, Guantanamo detainees, news, and poets fill these pages, capturing a world of disrupted beauty and unrealized potential.

Transfer

Transfer
Author: Naomi Shihab Nye
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 88
Release: 2011-08-23
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781934414651

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"In the current literary scene, one of the most heartening influences is the work of Naomi Shihab Nye. Her poems combine transcendent liveliness and sparkle along with warmth and human insight. She is a champion of the literature of encouragement and heart. Reading her work enhances life."— William Stafford Dusk where is the name no one answered to gone off to live by itself beneath the pine trees separating the houses without a friend or a bed without a father to tell it stories how hard was the path it walked on all those years belonging to none of our struggles drifting under the calendar page elusive as residue when someone said how have you been it was strangely that name that tried to answer Naomi Shihab Nye has spent thirty-five years traveling the world to lead writing workshops and inspire students of all ages. In her newest collection Transfer she draws on her Palestinian American heritage, the cultural diversity of her home in Texas, and her extensive travel experiences to create a poetry collection that attests to our shared humanity. Among her awards, Naomi Shihab Nye has been a Lannan Fellow, a Guggenheim Fellow, and a Witter Bynner Fellow. She has received a Lavan Award from the Academy of American Poets, the Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, the Paterson Poetry Prize, and four Pushcart prizes. In January 2010, she was elected to the board of chancellors of the Academy of American Poets.

Primitive

Primitive
Author: Janice N. Harrington
Publsiher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
Total Pages: 104
Release: 2016-10-17
Genre: Poetry
ISBN: 9781942683216

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A biographical reflection on the art and life of Horace H. Pippin—the best-known African-American artist of his time—Primitive is a critique on current perceptions surrounding African-American folk art, as well as the absence of key African-American history in present-day curricula. Award-winning poet Janice Harrington connects readers with a fascinating, odds-defying artist, all while underscoring the human need for artistic expression.