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Spreading The Word

Author : Ross Talarico
ISBN : 0822315890
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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In 1985 poet Ross Talarico began a grassroots program in creative expression in Rochester, New York. As the program came together, so did the community—young and old, poor and privileged, even those who could not read or write but wanted to tell their stories. This book is a testimony to the poetry that experience produced. An exhilarating account of a successful experiment in promoting community self-expression, Spreading the Word interweaves the participants’ stories with Talarico’s own life, his struggle as a poet, and the drama of his workshops. The book will be both a resource and an inspiration for teachers of writing, writers, and those who simply wish to learn to write. Drawing on his workshops in Rochester, Talarico describes a unique approach for eliciting poetry from people of many ages and backgrounds—particularly underpriviledged urban kids and the elderly. The process—from dialogue to self-expression to publication to public event—illuminates the urgency and meaning of releasing the spirit captured in each man and woman and child’s experience. "Some people say that Ross Talarico has done the impossible," the Today Show remarked of his success in Rochester; and with this book Talarico offers the same opportunity to others. Teachers, community leaders, parents, and children will be able to follow his practical, hands-on approach to encouraging self-expression in diverse, even unlikely, settings. They will see here how poetry is indeed relevant, ever more crucial to our identity as the culture evolves—how it is, finally, the place where the inarticulate can come to speak for themselves.
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Democracy In Contemporary U S Women S Poetry

Author : N. Marsh
ISBN : 9780230607156
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book reads the work of contemporary women poets against recent debates in third wave feminism and democratic theory in exploring the range of ways in which women poets have interrogated the complexities of being public in contemporary U.S culture.
Category: Literary Criticism

English Journal

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ISBN : UOM:39015069091976
Genre : English language
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Category: English language

Italian Americana

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ISBN : UOM:39015059620891
Genre : Italian Americans
File Size : 77.68 MB
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Category: Italian Americans


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ISBN : UCSC:32106012887730
Genre : Academic libraries
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Contemporary American Women Poets

Author : Catherine Cucinella
ISBN : 0313317836
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In mapping the achievements of contemporary American women poets, this reference helps liberate them from restrictive conventional views and illustrates the tremendous diversity of their works. Included are alphabetically arranged entries on nearly 70 American women poets who published significant works after 1945.
Category: Literary Criticism

Once Upon A Time

Author : Ross Talarico
ISBN : 1586540424
Genre : Reference
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This marvelous follow-up to the author's Mina P. Shaughnessy prize-winning "Spreading the Word: Poetry + the Survival of Community in America" will inspire groups of people from communities around the country to begin storytelling and belong to a network that allows them to communicate and find a place to create and share their stories. Unforgettable stories by real people. Ross Talarico was the Langston Hughes Poet/Scholar at the University of Kansas and now lives and teaches in Southern California.
Category: Reference

Negative Theology And Utopian Thought In Contemporary American Poetry

Author : Jason Lagapa
ISBN : 9783319552842
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book explores the utopian imagination in contemporary American poetry and the ways in which experimental poets formulate a utopian poetics by adopting the rhetorical principles of negative theology, which proposes using negative statements as a means of attesting to the superior, unrepresentable being of God. With individual chapters on works by such poets as Susan Howe, Nathaniel Mackey, Charles Bernstein, and Alice Notley, this book illustrates how a strategy of negation similarly proves optimal for depicting the subject of utopia in literary works. Negative Theology and Utopian Thought in Contemporary American Poetry: Determined Negations contends that negative statements in experimental poetry illustrate the potential for utopian social change, not by portraying an ideal world itself but by revealing the very challenge of representing utopia directly.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Reptilian Interludes And A Child S Prayer

Author : Ross Talarico
ISBN : 1884419933
Genre : Poetry
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Talarico's poetry bridges the gap between the scientific approach to life andthat advocated by the humanities.
Category: Poetry