Patient Poets Book

Patient Poets

  • Author : Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
  • Publisher :
  • File Size : 5,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2013
  • Genre: Medical
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 0983463972


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"'Patient poets: Illness from inside out' invites readers to consider what caregivers and medical professionals may learn from poetry by patients. It offers reflections on poetry as a particularly apt vehicle for articulating the often isolating experiences of pain, fatigue, changed life rhythms, altered self-understanding, embarrassment, resistance, and acceptance. The chapters discuss poems that represent a particular dimension of the experience of illness or disability -- foreboding, isolation, fear, shame, wry humor, acceptance, deepening self-knowledge." -- Back cover.

How Poets See the World Book

How Poets See the World

  • Author : Willard Spiegelman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 11,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2005-06-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190291839


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Although readers of prose fiction sometimes find descriptive passages superfluous or boring, description itself is often the most important aspect of a poem. This book examines how a variety of contemporary poets use description in their work. Description has been the great burden of poetry. How do poets see the world? How do they look at it? What do they look for? Is description an end in itself, or a means of expressing desire? Ezra Pound demanded that a poem should represent the external world as objectively and directly as possible, and William Butler Yeats, in his introduction to The Oxford Book of Modern Verse (1936), said that he and his generation were rebelling against, inter alia, "irrelevant descriptions of nature" in the work of their predecessors. The poets in this book, however, who are distinct in many ways from one another, all observe the external world of nature or the reflected world of art, and make relevant poems out of their observations. This study deals with the crisp, elegant work of Charles Tomlinson, the swirling baroque poetry of Amy Clampitt, the metaphysical meditations of Charles Wright from a position in his backyard, the weather reports and landscapes of John Ashbery, and the "new way of looking" that Jorie Graham proposes to explore in her increasingly fragmented poems. All of these poets, plus others (Gary Snyder, Theodore Weiss, Irving Feldman, Richard Howard) who are dealt with more briefly, attend to what Wallace Stevens, in a memorable phrase, calls "the way things look each day." The ordinariness of daily reality is the beginning of the poets' own idiosyncratic, indeed unique, visions and styles.

Patient Book


  • Author : Bettina Judd
  • Publisher : Black Lawrence Press, Incorporated
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2014
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 1625579233


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Poetry. African American Studies. Women's Studies. "Bettina Judd's phenomenal debut poetry collection, PATIENT., is about recovery in many senses: recovery of the subjectivity of several historical figures, through the recovery, reconstitution, and telling of their stories among them Anarcha Westcott, Betsey Harris, Lucy Zimmerman, Joice Heth, Saartjie Baartman, and Henrietta Lacks, who were infamously 'patients' or subjects of inspection and 'plunder' by, among others, J. Marion Sims, the controversial gynecologist, and P.T. Barnum, showman and circus founder. Sims (and the speculum) and Barnum are the featured antagonists in many of these flawlessly empathetic poems, but an unnamed speaker who adds a contemporary voice to the lyric chorus implicates those in charge of her care during a present-day hospital stay at Johns Hopkins suggesting the linkage of modern medical treatment to the traumas vulnerable Black women, enslaved and not, suffered at the hands of unethical scientists and physicians in earlier eras. In the collection's opening poem, the speaker reckons, '...verdicts come in a bloodline' and she determines 'to recover' from 'an ordeal with medicine' by 'learn ing] why ghosts come to me.' She ends her testimony by asking, 'Why am I patient?' (Read that line in however many nuanced ways you want.) In this profoundly layered witnessing, the subject might be 'in the dark ghetto of my body, ' or 'an idea of metaphors that live where bodies cannot.' Yet even as Judd vividly evokes the precise brutalities visited upon the Black female body and psyche letting us see and hear women who 'quieted / broke into many pieces' these poems also speak of 'shedding something, ' 'another kind of sloughing.' Ultimately, PATIENT. enacts a healing and move toward wholeness, recovery of, as one speaker puts it, 'spirit that] flees the body and / its treacherous / tearing.'" Sharan Strange "Bettina Judd's stunning poetry invites us to imagine the experiences of enslaved women su

The Chief American Poets Book

The Chief American Poets

  • Author : Curtis Hidden Page
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 19,5 Mb
  • Release Date : 1905
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 742
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X030794994


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Illustrated Home Book of Poetry and Song Book

Illustrated Home Book of Poetry and Song

  • Author : Thomas W. Handford
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 17,7 Mb
  • Release Date : 1883
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : UIUC:30112038155211


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Breaking Addictions with Biblio Poetry Therapy Book

Breaking Addictions with Biblio Poetry Therapy

  • Author : M. D. Elliott Perlin
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • File Size : 17,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2009-06
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 114
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438972114


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Fighting Addictions ithe Biblio/Poetry Therapy is a book that reviews this therapeutic tool with respect to its application in the management of drug and other addictions. It is intended for use by caregivers who wish to utilize this form of adjunctive therapy, addicted clients who might benefit from it, family members of addicted individuals and all others interested in learning about it. The introductory poems related to the various addictions and its unique focus on this form of therapy make it a valuable tool for all types of caregivers, patients themselves, and all others who view literature and poetry especially as a therapeutic medium..

Together in a Sudden Strangeness Book
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Together in a Sudden Strangeness

  • Author : Alice Quinn
  • Publisher : Knopf
  • File Size : 17,9 Mb
  • Release Date : 2020-11-17
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 209
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593318720


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In this urgent outpouring of American voices, our poets speak to us as they shelter in place, addressing our collective fear, grief, and hope from eloquent and diverse individual perspectives. “One of the best books of poetry of the year . . . Quinn has accomplished something dizzying here: arranged a stellar cast of poets . . . It is what all anthologies must be: comprehensive, contradictory, stirring.” —The Millions **Featuring 107 poets, from A to Z—Julia Alvarez to Matthew Zapruder—with work in between by Jericho Brown, Billy Collins, Fanny Howe, Ada Limón, Sharon Olds, Tommy Orange, Claudia Rankine, Vijay Seshadri, and Jeffrey Yang** As the novel coronavirus and its devastating effects began to spread in the United States and around the world, Alice Quinn reached out to poets across the country to see if, and what, they were writing under quarantine. Moved and galvanized by the response, the onetime New Yorker poetry editor and recent former director of the Poetry Society of America began collecting the poems arriving in her inbox, assembling this various, intimate, and intricate portrait of our suddenly altered reality. In these pages, we find poets grieving for relatives they are separated from or recovering from illness themselves, attending to suddenly complicated household tasks or turning to literature for strength, considering the bravery of medical workers or working their own shifts at the hospital, and, as the Black Lives Matter movement has swept the globe, reflecting on the inequities in our society that amplify sorrow and demand our engagement. From fierce and resilient to wistful, darkly humorous, and emblematically reverent about the earth and the vulnerability of human beings in frightening times, the poems in this collection find the words to describe what can feel unspeakably difficult and strange, providing wisdom, companionship, and depths of feeling that enliven our spirits. A portion of the advance for this book was generously d

Selections from Canadian Poets Book

Selections from Canadian Poets

  • Author : Edward Hartley Dewart
  • Publisher : Montreal, Lovell
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1864
  • Genre: Canadian poetry
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:$B250902


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Our Young Folks Book

Our Young Folks

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 18,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1868
  • Genre: Children's literature
  • Pages : 808
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000052381508


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Popular children's magazine containing music, enigmas, charades, maps, stories and articles by various authors.

The World s Best Poetry Book

The World s Best Poetry

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 19,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: English poetry
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : MSU:31293107162335


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Madness and the Romantic Poet Book

Madness and the Romantic Poet

  • Author : James Whitehead
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • File Size : 5,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 2017-07-21
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191081897


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Madness and the Romantic Poet examines the longstanding and enduringly popular idea that poetry is connected to madness and mental illness. The idea goes back to classical antiquity, but it was given new life at the turn of the nineteenth century. The book offers a new and much more complete history of its development than has previously been attempted, alongside important associated ideas about individual genius, creativity, the emotions, rationality, and the mind in extreme states or disorder - ideas that have been pervasive in modern popular culture. More specifically, the book tells the story of the initial growth and wider dissemination of the idea of the 'Romantic mad poet' in the nineteenth century, how (and why) this idea became so popular, and how it interacted with the very different fortunes in reception and reputation of Romantic poets, their poetry, and attacks on or defences of Romanticism as a cultural trend generally - again leaving a popular legacy that endured into the twentieth century. Material covered includes nineteenth-century journalism, early literary criticism, biography, medical and psychiatric literature, and poetry. A wide range of scientific (and pseudoscientific) thinkers are discussed alongside major Romantic authors, including Wordsworth, Coleridge, Blake, Hazlitt, Lamb, Percy Bysshe Shelley, Keats, Byron, and John Clare. Using this array of sources and figures, the book asks: was the Romantic mad genius just a sentimental stereotype or a romantic myth? Or does its long popularity tell us something serious about Romanticism and the role it has played, or has been given, in modern culture?

Poets   Writers Book

Poets Writers

  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 19,6 Mb
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Genre: American literature
  • Pages : 552
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015068951923


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The World s Best Poetry     Book

The World s Best Poetry

  • Author : Bliss Carman
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 10,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 1904
  • Genre: English poetry
  • Pages : 1038
  • ISBN 10 : UGA:32108010962846


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The Cancer Poetry Project Book

The Cancer Poetry Project

  • Author : Karin B. Miller
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • File Size : 6,8 Mb
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: American poetry
  • Pages : 0
  • ISBN 10 : 097899468X


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A single poem?heart-rending, fearful, raging, beautiful, grotesque, even hilarious?lets us know we're not alone in dealing with cancer. This was the idea that launched The Cancer Poetry Project and drew more than 1,200 submissions from published poets, first-time poets and everyone in between. The award-winning result is a national anthology of 140 poems, plus the story and people behind each. Hailed by critics and readers alike, The Cancer Poetry Project offers not lofty verse, but accessible, extraordinary poetry. From the hopeful ?Farewell to Hair? (Terri Hanson) to the poignant ?Slow Dancing at the Med-Inn? (F. Richard Thomas) to the laugh-out-loud ?Empathetic Ode? (Dorothy Stone), there is a poem for everyone in this powerful collection. These are the words we long to say when someone we love is diagnosed. Cancer survivors find solace in its pages. And it is frequently used by cancer support groups. Truly, The Cancer Poetry Project is for anyone affected by cancer.