Blue Iris

Author : Mary Oliver
ISBN : 9780807096604
Genre : Poetry
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For poet Mary Oliver, nature is full of mystery and miracle. From the excitation of birds in the sky to the flowers and plants that are "the simple garments" of the earth, the natural world is her text of both the earth's changes and its permanence. In Blue Iris, Mary Oliver collects ten new poems, two dozen of her poems written over the last two decades, and two previously unpublished essays on the beauty and wonder of plants. The poet considers roses, of course, as well as poppies and peonies; lilies and morning glories; the thick-bodied black oak and the fragrant white pine; the tall sunflower and the slender bean. James Dickey has said of her, "Far beneath the surface-flash of linguistic effect, Mary Oliver works her quiet and mysterious spell. It is a true spell, unlike any other poet's, the enchantment of the true maker." In Blue Iris, she has captured with breathtaking clarity the true enchantment and mysterious spell of flowers and plants of all sorts and their magnetic hold on us. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Poetry

The Truro Bear And Other Adventures

Author : Mary Oliver
ISBN : 9780807097083
Genre : Poetry
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The Truro Bear and Other Adventures, a companion volume to Owls and Other Fantasies and Blue Iris, brings together ten new poems, thirty-five of Oliver's classic poems, and two essays all about mammals, insects, and reptiles. The award-winning poet considers beasts of all kinds: bears, snakes, spiders, porcupines, humpback whales, hermit crabs, and, of course, her beloved but disobedient little dog, Percy.
Category: Poetry

Plants In Contemporary Poetry

Author : John Ryan
ISBN : 9781317287551
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Positioned within current ecocritical scholarship, this volume is the first book-length study of the representations of plants in contemporary American, English, and Australian poetry. Through readings of botanically-minded writers including Les Murray, Louise Glück, and Alice Oswald, it addresses the relationship between language and the subjectivity, agency, sentience, consciousness, and intelligence of vegetal life. Scientific, philosophical, and literary frameworks enable the author to develop an interdisciplinary approach to examining the role of plants in poetry. Drawing from recent plant science and contributing to the exciting new field of critical plant studies, the author develops a methodology he calls "botanical criticism" that aims to redress the lack of emphasis on plant life in studies of poetry. As a subset of ecocriticism, botanical criticism investigates how poets engage with plants literally and figuratively, materially and symbolically, in their works. Key themes covered in this volume include plants as invasives and weeds in human settings; as sources of physical and spiritual nourishment; as signifiers of region, home, and identity; as objects of aesthetics and objectivism; and, crucially, as beings with their own perspectives, voices, and modes of dialogue. Ryan demonstrates that poetic imagination is as essential as scientific rationality to elucidating and appreciating the mysteries of plant-being. This book will appeal to a multidisciplinary readership in the fields of ecocriticism, ecopoetry, environmental humanities, and ecocultural studies, and will be of interest to researchers in the emerging area of critical plant studies.
Category: Literary Criticism

Poem Central

Author : Shirley McPhillips
ISBN : 9781571109637
Genre : Education
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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.
Category: Education

The Intersubjective Turn

Author : Olen Gunnlaugson
ISBN : 9781438467689
Genre : Education
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Examines key theoretical aspects of the emerging field of second-person contemplative education. A first of its kind, this book maps out current academic approaches in higher education to second-person contemplative education, which addresses contemplative experience from an intersubjective perspective. Until recently, contemplative studies has emphasized a predominantly first-person standpoint, but the expansion and embrace of second-person methods provides a distinctive learning context in which collective wisdom and shared learning can begin to emerge from dialogue among students and groups in the classroom. The contributors to this volume, leading researchers and practitioners from a variety of institutions and departments, examine the theoretical and philosophical foundations of second-person contemplative approaches to instruction, pedagogy, and curricula across various scholarly disciplines.
Category: Education

Susan Coolidge Ultimate Collection 7 Novels 35 Short Stories Essays Poems Including Complete Katy Carr Series Illustrated

Author : Susan Coolidge
ISBN : 9788026853657
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
File Size : 71.62 MB
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This carefully crafted ebook: äóìSUSAN COOLIDGE Ultimate Collection: 7 Novels, 35+ Short Stories, Essays & Poems; Including Complete Katy Carr Series (Illustrated)äó� is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: Susan Coolidge (Biography) Katy Carr Chronicles: What Katy Did What Katy Did at School What Katy Did Next Clover In the High Valley äóìCurly Locksäó� (A Short Story) Other Novels: A Little Country Girl Eyebright: A Story Short Stories & Collections: Nine Little Goslings Just Sixteen Not Quite Eighteen A Round Dozen Who Ate the Pink Sweetmeat? Little Rogeräó»s Night in the Church The Engineeräó»s Story Non-Fiction The Letters of Jane Austen A Short History of the City of Philadelphia, From Its Foundation to the Present Time Poems: Verses (Poetry Collection) A Few More Verses Last Verses Five Giving to All, Thou Gavest As Well to Me Benediction Five Little Buds Grouped Round the Parent Stem Susan Coolidge, pen name of Sarah Chauncey Woolsey (1835äóñ1905), was an American children's author who is best known for her Katy Carr Series. The fictional Carr family of this series was modeled after Woolsey's own family and the protagonist Katy Carr was inspired by Woolsey herself; while the brothers and sisters äóìLittle Carrsäó� were modeled on her four younger siblings.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Library Journal

Author :
ISBN : UOM:39015063375029
Genre : Libraries
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Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.
Category: Libraries


Author : Harriet Monroe
ISBN : UCSC:32106018607918
Genre : American poetry
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Category: American poetry

Winter Hours

Author : Mary Oliver
ISBN : 0395850878
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 28.63 MB
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A winner of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize presents a lyrical, intensely personal collection of essays and poetry that covers such topics as turtle eggs, her favorite poets, housebuilding, the flight of swans, and her own remarkable literary endeavors. 15,000 first printing.
Category: Literary Collections

Poetry Criticism

Author :
ISBN : PSU:000060764539
Genre : Poetry
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Category: Poetry