Milk and HoneyRupi Kaur
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Milk and HoneyRupi Kaur
The book is divided into four chapters, and each chapter serves a different purpose. Deals with a different pain. Heals a different heartache. Milk and Honey takes readers through a journey of the most bitter moments in life and finds sweetness in them because there is sweetness everywhere if you are just willing to look.
Whiskey Words & a Shovel IIr.h. Sin
R.H. Sin’s second volume continues the passion and vigor of his previous publication. His stanzas inspire strength through the pure emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. R.H. Sin’s poems are often only a few lines long, and yet the emotional punch of his language gives these words an enduring power beyond the short page. He doesn't back away from the pains and struggles of life and love, and yet his determined, unapologetic voice provides a measure of comfort and a message of perseverance that is at once realistic and indomitable. This blend of determination and painful vulnerability gives his poetry a distinctive, engaging flavor.
I Love My LoveReyna Biddy
The debut collection from 22-year-old poet Reyna Biddy, I Love My Love tells the story of Reyna's childhood, her parents’ toxic relationship, and how, against all odds, she learned to love herself.
To The Women I Once LovedPierre Alex Jeanty
“To The Women I Once Loved” is a reflection of a poet’s heart, his deepest inner feelings towards past relationships and how they contributed to the man he has become. Each piece brings consciousness to parts of a woman that ought to be glorified, qualities men sometimes neglect in relationships; while making both men and women aware that who they become has a direct correlation with who they’ve been with. Pierre allows readers to see where he missed it before in a way that is uplifting not only to the reader but also the women of his past. This literary piece is filled with hope and will salivate the soul of those waiting on love.
Born to Love, Cursed to FeelSamantha King
Born to Love, Cursed to Feel is about love—the good, the bad, and the confusing. It touches on morals and how when emotions are involved it’s not as black and white. The poetry is frequently written in a narrative manner that evocatively pulls you in and makes you feel. This book is about falling in love, bad decisions, and ultimately growth. The essence of it all is to show that no matter how far one falls all the mistakes don’t have to be what defines them.
Neon SoulAlexandra Elle
Alexandra Elle writes frankly about her experience as a young, single mother while she celebrates her triumph over adversity and promotes resilience and self-care in her readers. This book of all-new poems from the beloved author of Words From A Wanderer and Love In My Language is a quotable companion on the road to healing.
Your Soul is a RiverNikita Gill
Thought Catalog Books presents Nikita Gill’s “Your Soul Is A River,” a collection of poetry.
Because of A WomanMalanda Jean-Claude
In Because of a Woman, Malanda struggles with vulnerability and fights love at every angle due to the failure to reciprocate. His fear of commitment doesn’t allow him to settle in one place until he loses everything. Whether it’s lost love, finding yourself or seeking companionship in lonely places ― this is for you. Delivered with witty metaphors, Malanda allows for his readers to embark on a journey with him. Every page is a layer of truth as he fights to understand himself and his counterparts, redefining what it is to be a man in a ‘stoic-male’ society.
the princess saves herself in this oneAmanda Lovelace
From Amanda Lovelace, a poetry collection in four parts: the princess, the damsel, the queen, and you. The first three sections piece together the life of the author while the final section serves as a note to the reader. This moving book explores love, loss, grief, healing, empowerment, and inspiration.
The OdysseyHomer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox
The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an edition to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. From the Hardcover edition.
I Still Want ItDerrick Jaxn
In "I Still Want It", Derrick Jaxn delivers a life-changing collection of poems immersed in raw, passionate, but brave vulnerability. Dark truths of his lustful past, revelations during his ongoing battle with heartbreak, and empowering words of wisdom leave readers with a renewed faith in a love they may have lost hope in finding. His signature way with words seasons all 178 pages of "I Still Want It" which will not only evoke a cocktail of emotions but leave the unforgettable and gratifying taste that Derrick is known for in his previous titles.
The Universe of UsLang Leav
Planets, stars, and constellations feature prominently in this beautiful, original poetry collection from Lang Leav. Inspired by the wonders of the universe, the best-selling poetess writes about love and loss, hope and hurt, being lost and found. Lang's poetry encompasses the breadth of emotions we all experience and evokes universal feelings with her skillfully crafted words.
Rest in the Mourningr.h. Sin
The calm before and after the storm. Rest in the Mourning is a steady and profound stream of conscious thoughts and emotion. Documenting unhealthy relationships and why the heart ends up in the hands of those deemed unworthy. It speaks to the heart's ability to hold on to relationships that no longer deserve our energy as well as what happens when we are ready to let go. Rest in the Mourning is about self-care and self-love.
All The Words I Should Have SaidRania Naim
Rania Naim’s first poetry collection “All The Words I Should Have Said” explores the deeper struggles of love and heartbreak and the challenges of moving on and finding one’s strength again after loss. And the truth behind the words we said and the words we never did. The book is a reflection of what we wish we could tell the ones who loved us, the ones who hurt us, the ones who made us question ourselves and the ones who never told us how they truly felt. “All The Words I Should Have Said” is a collection of deep and heartfelt poems that we’ve all wanted to say but never knew how. Praise for “All The Words I Should Have Said”: In “All The Words I Should Have Said,” Rania takes her readers on a personal and gut-wrenching journey through love, loss, and everything in between. Naim's words are carefully crafted, and her stunning poems will leave you breathless. This book is truly a masterpiece that you won't be able to put down the second you lay your eyes on it. —Lauren Jarvis-Gibson, Writer at Thought Catalog and author of “In Regards To Forever”
But Before You LeaveKirsten Corley
We all have experiences we struggle to put into words. Whether that be heartbreak, loss, mourning, or internal battles, it's a common theme among all of us as humans. Whether or not you have the ability to understand and put into words, what it is you're going through, this book does that for you. It gives you strength on your worst days, understanding on your weakest days and reminds you more than anything, to keep going.
I Wrote This For You: Just the Wordspleasefindthis
The follow-up to the #1 bestseller, I Wrote This For You: Just The Words presents twice the number of entries with over 400 works from the internationally acclaimed poetry and photography project; including several new and never before seen poems. While focussing on the words from the project, new photography launches each section which portray everyone's journey through the world: Love Found, Being In Love, Love Lost, Hope, Despair, Living and Dying.
Dreaming Under the Old StarsTristan Stone Williams
Dreaming Under The Old Stars is a collection of poetry written by Tristan Stone Williams regarding life and his experiences with growing up. The subjects including: love, life, and the pains with loneliness as well as mental illness. Greatly inspired by Rupi Kaur and Tyler Knott Gregson, he started posting his poetry on his Instagram page. From this, he has gathered thousands of followers to read his poetry everyday. From poems on life, haikus on life, and love letters; this compilation of poetry is his first of many to come.
Whiskey Words & a Shovel IIIr.h. Sin
r.h. Sin’s final volume in the Whiskey, Words, and a Shovel series expands on the passion and vigor of his first two installments. His stanzas inspire strength through the raw, emotional energy and the vulnerability of his poems. Relationships, love, pain, and fortitude are powerfully rendered in his poetry, and his message of perseverance in the face of emotional turmoil cuts to the heart of modern-day life. At roughly 300 pages, this culminating volume will be his lengthiest yet.
In her third poetry collection, Ari Eastman takes us through a very personal journey of growing up, loss, love, and surviving it all. This book is a must read for anyone who has experienced tremendous grief. Eastman has put together a book that not only exposes the bruises so many of us face, but also one that kisses those same sore spots. Heartbreaking, brutally honest, and surprisingly hopeful, “Bloodline” is a collection that will stay with you long after reading.
Early PoemsWilliam Carlos Williams
One of the most original and widely imitated poets of the twentieth century, William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) wrote verse firmly rooted in concrete experience and the particulars of everyday life. A practicing physician for more than 40 years, Williams worked in the idiom of modern American speech ― unlike his friend and mentor, Ezra Pound ― and his poems are redolent with a warmth and generosity of spirit. The Beat poets were particularly impressed with the accessibility of his language, and Williams's widely quoted dictum, "No ideas but in things," influenced a generation of American poets. This fine selection offers readers the opportunity to study and enjoy the richness and variety of Williams's early work. More than 70 poems, published between 1917 and 1921, include "Peace on Earth," "Tract," "El Hombre," "Danse Russe," "Keller Gegen Dom," "Willow Poem," "Queen-Anne's-Lace," "Portrait of a Lady," "The Widow's Lament in Springtime," and many others.
Daughter, DaedalusAlison D. Moncrief Bromage
Daughter, Daedalus is a siren song composed of loss and beauty. Moncrief Bromage uses detailed themes of mothering and barrenness so wonderfully interwoven that readers will feel the pain and want as seeming simultaneously just out of reach and attached to the soul. In her collection of apostrophes and open letters to the mythic inventor Daedalus and her daughter, Moncrief Bromage hauntingly presents intersections between the natural laws of the physical world and the powers of mystery, creation, and myth.
Today's PoemsMartin Lawrence
This book is a mix of poems about life in 1960 until 2005. You will find plans, trains and rivers with in the covers of this book.
Broken: (The Relationship Poems)Yari Garcia
This eBook contains the poems that bled out of me after some bad relationships in my early 20's. If you like angst-ridden, raw, after-break-up poetry, this book will be perfect for you. It’s great for those who have just been through a painful breakup, and just need a way to vent their emotions and brood before moving on. Enjoy! Yari
Beowulf (Bilingual Edition)Seamus Heaney
New York Times bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from the seemingly invincible monster Grendel and, later, from Grendel's mother. He then returns to his own country and dies in old age in a vivid fight against a dragon. The poem is about encountering the monstrous, defeating it, and then having to live on in the exhausted aftermath. In the contours of this story, at once remote and uncannily familiar at the beginning of the twenty-first century, Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney finds a resonance that summons power to the poetry from deep beneath its surface. Drawn to what he has called the "four-squareness of the utterance" in ?Beowulf? and its immense emotional credibility, Heaney gives these epic qualities new and convincing reality for the contemporary reader.
The OdysseyRobert Fitzgerald & Homer
Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.
The Raven and Other PoemsEdgar Allan Poe
The Raven and Other Poems by Edgar Allan Poe is a collection of frightening poems including The Raven, The Bells, Annabel Lee, and much more.
The Road Not TakenRobert Frost
The Road Not Taken and Other Poems by Robert Frost is a collection of classic poems including The Road Not Taken, Mending Walls, Birches, and many more.
Love & MisadventureLang Leav
The journey from love to heartbreak to finding love again is personal yet universal. Lang Leav's evocative love poetry speaks to the soul of anyone who is on this journey. Leav has an unnerving ability to see inside the hearts and minds of her readers. Her talent for translating complex emotions with astonishing simplicity has won her a cult following of devoted modern poetry fans from all over the world. Forget the dainty, delicate love poems of yore; these little poems pack a mighty punch. Lang Leav is a poet and internationally exhibiting artist. Her work expresses the intricacies of love and loss. Love & Misadventure is her first poetry collection.
To Be In LoveBryan Simpson
A book of twenty-one poems, this assortment deals with the subject of love in its many different forms, from wanting love, to having love and losing love. This book is basically an excerpt, one section, of the larger collection, Love, Life and Death.
Letters, To The Men I Have LovedMirtha Michelle Castro Marmol
When people part ways where does the LOVE go? Mirtha Michelle Castro Marmol is a Dominican born actress and contemporary poet. At the age of five her family migrated to Miami, Florida. She wrote her first poem at the age of six and since then cultivated a passion for poetry. "Letters, To The Men I Have Loved" is her debut as an author. In it she expresses her feelings through distinct letters and poems to various men whom she considers motivated personal growth and her transition from young adult to womanhood. With words she paints a vivid picture of feelings such as passion, forgiveness, lust, and hope. Gracefully playing with the universal theme of the pursuit of love and the desire for change that can resonate with women all around the world.
The IliadHomer, Robert Fagles & Bernard Knox
This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.
Dear WomanMichael E. Reid
Dear Woman is where poetry meets inspiration. This is a book of quotes, letters, short stories, and poems written to provide education, motivation, encouragement, and a little tough love to women of all ages. Dear Woman is a journey through womanhood that visits some of the deepest and darkest corners of women's lives, with hopes of shedding a little light and love. This book is written from the perspective of a man who wants nothing more than for you to be the best woman possible, regardless of circumstance. It is one man's gift to the world, with hopes that no matter how the world may treat a woman, you should not stop being a woman in it.
Paradise LostJohn Milton
Paradise Lost by John Milton is an epic poem concerning the Biblical Fall of Man centered around the temptation of Adam and Eve and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
BeowulfAnonymous, Burton Raffel & Roberta Frank
Before there was Game of Thrones , there was Beowulf ... SONG OF BATTLE AND KINGS Beowulf is one of the earliest extant poems in a modern European language, composed in England before the Norman Conquest. As a social document this great epic poem is invaluable—reflecting a feudal world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. As a work of art, it is unique. Beowulf rings with beauty, power, and artistry that have kept it alive for a thousand years. The noble simplicity of Beowulf 's anonymous Anglo-Saxon singer is recaptured in this vivid translation by Burton Raffel. Translated and with an Introduction by Burton Raffel and an Afterword by Roberta Frank
I Wrote This For Youpleasefindthis
"I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn't get it." Started 2007, I Wrote This For You is an acclaimed exploration of hauntingly beautiful words, photography and emotion that's unique to each person that reads it. This book gathers together nearly 200 of the most beautiful entries into four distinct chapters; Sun, Moon, Stars, Rain. Together with several new and exclusive entries that don't appear anywhere else, each chapter of I Wrote This For You focuses on a different facet of life, love, loss, beginnings and endings.
The Essential Rumi - reissueColeman Barks
This revised and expanded edition of The Essential Rumi includes a new introduction by Coleman Barks and more than 80 never-before-published poems. Through his lyrical translations, Coleman Barks has been instrumental in bringing this exquisite literature to a remarkably wide range of readers, making the ecstatic, spiritual poetry of thirteenth-century Sufi Mystic Rumi more popular than ever. The Essential Rumi continues to be the bestselling of all Rumi books, and the definitive selection of his beautiful, mystical poetry.
The ProphetKhalil Gibran
The Prophet is a book of 26 poetic essays written in English by Kahlil Gibran.
101 Great American PoemsThe American Poetry & Literacy Project
Rich treasury of verse from the 19th and 20th centuries, selected for popularity and literary quality, includes Poe's "The Raven," Whitman's "I Hear America Singing," as well as poems by Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Emily Dickinson, T. S. Eliot, Marianne Moore, many other notables.
The Tell-Tale HeartEdgar Allan Poe
"The Tell-Tale Heart" is a short story by Edgar Allan Poe first published in 1843. It follows an unnamed narrator who insists on his sanity after murdering an old man with a "vulture eye". The murder is carefully calculated, and the murderer hides the body by cutting it into pieces and hiding it under the floorboards. Ultimately the narrator's guilt manifests itself in the hallucination that the man's heart is still beating under the floorboards. It is unclear what relationship, if any, the old man and his murderer share. It has been suggested that the old man is a father figure or, perhaps, that his vulture eye represents some sort of veiled secret. The ambiguity and lack of details about the two main characters stand in stark contrast to the specific plot details leading up to the murder. The story was first published in James Russell Lowell's The Pioneer in January 1843. "The Tell-Tale Heart" is widely considered a classic of the Gothic fiction genre and one of Poe's most famous short stories.
La Divina Comedia (Spanish Edition)Dante Alighieri
La Divina Comedia (en italiano: Divina Commedia) es un poema épico escrito por Dante Alighieri. Se desconoce la fecha exacta en que fue escrito aunque las opiniones más reconocidas aseguran que el Infierno pudo ser compuesto entre 1304 y 1307 o 1308, el Purgatorio de 1307 o 1308 a 1313 o 1314 y por último, el Paraíso de 1313 o 1314 a 1321, fecha del fallecimiento del poeta. Se considera por tanto que la redacción de la primera parte habría sido alternada con la redacción del Convivium y De Vulgari Eloquentia, mientras que De Monarchia pertenecería a la época de la segunda o tercera etapa, a la última de las cuales hay que atribuir sin duda la de dos obras de menor empeño: la Cuestión del agua y la tierra y las dos églogas escritas en respuesta a sendos poemas de Giovanni del Virgilio. - Extraído de Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre
Works of Robert FrostRobert Frost
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically, chronologically and by category, making it easier to access individual books, stories and poems. This collection offers lower price, the convenience of a one-time download, and it reduces the clutter in your digital library. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of Contents: A Boy's Will (1913) Into My Own Ghost House My November Guest Love and a Question A Late Walk Stars Storm Fear Wind and Window Flower To the Thawing Wind A Prayer in Spring Flower-gathering Rose Pogonia Asking for Roses Waiting--Afield at Dusk In a Vale A Dream Pang In Neglect The Vantage Point Mowing Going for Water Revelation The Trial by Existence In Equal Sacrifice The Tuft of Flowers Spoils of the Dead Pan with Us The Demiurge's Laugh Now Close the Windows A Line-storm Song October My Butterfly Reluctance North of Boston (1914) The Pasture Mending Wall The Death of the Hired Man The Mountain A Hundred Collars Home Burial The Black Cottage Blueberries A Servant to Servants After Apple-picking The Code The Generations of Men The Housekeeper The Fear The Self-seeker The Wood-pile Good Hours Mountain Interval (1916; revised 1920) The Road Not Taken Christmas Trees An Old Man's Winter Night The Exposed Nest A Patch of Old Snow In the Home Stretch The Telephone Meeting and Passing Hyla Brook The Oven Bird Bond and Free Birches Pea Brush Putting in the Seed A Time to Talk The Cow in Apple Time An Encounter Range-finding The Hill Wife The Bonfire A Girl's Garden Locked Out The Last Word of a Bluebird "Out, Out—" Brown's Descent, or the Willy-nilly Slide The Gum-gatherer The Line-gang The Vanishing Red Snow The Sound of the Trees Miscellaneous Poems to 1920 "The Ax-Helve" "Fire and Ice" "The Flower Boat" "For Once, Then, Something" "Fragmentary Blue" "Good-by and Keep Cold" "The Lockless Door" "The Need of Being Versed in Country Things" "Not to Keep" "Place for a Third" "Plowmen" "The Runaway" "To E.T." "The Valley's Singing Day" "Wild Grapes"
Works of T. S. EliotT S Eliot
This collection was designed for optimal navigation on iPad and other electronic devices. All books included in this collection feature a hyperlinked table of contents and footnotes. The collection is complimented by an author biography. Table of Contents T. S. Eliot Biography List of Works in Alphabetical Order Poetry Prufrock and Other Observations: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Portrait of a Lady Preludes Rhapsody on a Windy Night Morning at the Window The Boston Evening Transcript Aunt Helen Cousin Nancy Mr. Apollinax Hysteria Conversation Galante La Figlia Che Piange Poems: Gerontion Burbank with a Baedeker: Bleistein with a Cigar Sweeney Erect A Cooking Egg Le Directeur Melange Adultere De Tout Lune De Miel The Hippopotamus Dans Le Restaurant Whispers of Immortality Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service Sweeney Among the Nightingales The Waste Land Short Story Eeldrop and Appleplex Essay Ezra Pound: His Metric and Poetry
Leaves of GrassWalt Whitman
"I sing the body electric." Poetry, according to Aristotle, is the rendering not of actual events but of such things as might or could happen in accordance with probability or necessity. When this is turned into an act of great beauty, the cleansing and quieting of the mind and soul can ensue. “Come, said my soul, Such verses for my Body let us write, (for we are one,) That should I after return, Or, long, long hence, in other spheres, There to some group of mates the chants resuming, (Tallying Earth’s soil, trees, winds, tumultuous waves,) Ever with pleas’d smile I may keep on, Ever and ever yet the verses owning–as, first, I here and now Signing for Soul and Body, set to them my name, Walt Whitman" The work of a lifetime and Walt Whitman’s masterpiece, Leaves of Grass was originally a small book that Whitman intended to be so small as to be carried in a pocket. An ode to the human body and the mind thus materialized, the book combines the rhythms of the earth and the sea with the charge of a deep, philosophical gaze upon the immediacy of the human body and mind in the world of the elements. “Being one with nature,” Withman’s aim, is the idea behind the poems in the book, some of the most beautiful that have ever been written in the English language. Here’s what he asks in I Sing the Body Electric: "And if the body does not do fully as much as the soul? And if the body were not the soul, what is the soul?" This is a book that will question you, as it questions itself. It is a book that will make you ponder and will make you see. Leaf by leaf, it will open up to you in all its sensuality and uniqueness which was perceived, at the time of its publication, as oddity and extravagance. Those of you who read poetry and especially those of you who don’t, know that this is one of those rarest books which can make you happy.
Poems by T.S. Eliot Audio EditionT.S. Eliot
Poems by T.S. Eliot Audio Edition, is an anthology of 15 original poems by T.S. Eliot. This selection features embedded audio of all poems, so you can listen a read along. This volume includes: "The Wasteland", "Portrait of a Lady", "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock, and many more.
Romantic ConfessionsRobert Ropars
Romantic Confessions is a collection of poetry and haiku about love, romance, and passion. The works included explore the ways each of these elements impact us whether newly discovered or lost. The deeply personal writing never retreats from confronting the raw emotions of the heart. The joys and pains are explored and embraced.
Seeds Planted in ConcreteBianca Sparacino
Through illustration and poetry, Seeds Planted In Concrete is Bianca Sparacino’s raw testament to the beauty that is found within the contrasts of life. By writing truthfully about the intricacies of both love and loss, Sparacino’s first collection of work is one that will speak to the very depths of those who read it, inspiring a will to love, and live. This collection is a manifesto of the journey every human being takes throughout their life; an assembly of words that celebrates the resilience of the human heart through stages of hurting, feeling, healing and loving. This special edition of Seeds Planted in Concrete includes enhanced illustrations, available for iBooks only.
Beautiful ChaosRobert M. Drake
Volume 3 of Robert M. Drakes entries. This book employs the comparative method to understand societal collapses to which environmental problems contribute to the common youth and society as a whole. In his writing, Robert M. Drake hauntingly describes the issues we are all facing today. We all are broken and broken is its own kind of beautiful.
The Canterbury TalesGeoffrey Chaucer
In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.
Black ButterFlyRobert M. Drake
The Black Butterfly is a symbol of transformation and rebirth after death. Drake wrote this book for those who have lost someone in death and in life. This book is a collection of memories and experiences Drake lived after the death of one of his brothers. He promised he would write him a few words after he failed to complete the task while his brother was alive. This book is everything... this book is for all who are breathing and for all who are no longer here. This book is for you.
Dead Man's FloatJim Harrison
"Harrison's poems succeed on the basis of an open heart and a still-ravenous appetite for life." The Texas Observer The title Dead Man's Float is inspired by a technique used by swimmers to conserve energy when exhausted, to rest up for the long swim to shore. In his fourteenth volume of poetry, Jim Harrison presents keen awareness of physical pains, delights in the natural world, and reflects on humanity's tentative place in a universe filled with ninety billion galaxies. By turns mournful and celebratory, these fearless and exuberant poems accomplish what Harrison's poems always do: wake us up to the possibilities of being fully alive. "Forthright and unaffected, even brash, Harrison always scoops us straight into the world whether writing fiction or nonfiction. This new collection [ Dead Man's Float ] takes its cue from a technique swimmers use to conserve energy in deep water, and Harrison goes in deep, acknowledging our frailness even as he seamlessly connects with a world that moves from water to air to the sky beyond." Library Journal Harrison pours himself into everything he writes in poems, you do meet Harrison head-on. As he navigates his seventies, he continues to marvel with succinct awe and earthy lyricism over the wonders of birds, dogs, and stars as he pays haunting homage to his dead and contends with age’s assaults. The sagely mischievous poet of the North Woods and the Arizona desert laughs at himself as he tries to relax by imagining that he’s doing the dead man’s float only to sink into troubling memories Bracingly candid, gracefully elegiac, tough, and passionate, Harrison travels the deep river of the spirit, from the wailing precincts of a hospital to a green glade of soft marsh grass near a pool in a creek” to the moon-bright sea.” Donna Seaman, Booklist "Harrison doesn't write like anyone else, relying entirely on the toughness of his vision and intensity of feeling." Publishers Weekly Warbler This year we have two gorgeous yellow warblers nesting in the honeysuckle bush. The other day I stuck my head in the bush. The nestlings weigh one twentieth of an ounce, about the size of a honeybee. We stared at each other, startled by our existence. In a month or so, when they reach the size of bumblebees they'll fly to Costa Rica without a map. Jim Harrison , one of America's most versatile and celebrated writers, is the author of over thirty books of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction including Legends of the Fall , the acclaimed trilogy of novellas. With a fondness for open space and anonymous thickets, he divides his time between Montana and southern Arizona.
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