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Voices of the Earth: People Helping People

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Voices of the Earth: The Future of Our Planet

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Voices of the Earth: The Future of Our Planet II

Voices of the Earth: The Future of Our Planet II

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This publication is a collection of original works by poets of all age levels and backgrounds focusing on the themes of resilience, sustainable living and adapting to a changing climate. This book, which includes an introduction by Lauren Parmelee, Senior Director of Education of the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, also contains a list of volunteer opportunities with and and vital information about some of the key environmental agencies in Rhode Island, which are preserving and protecting open spaces, endangered species and our precious natural habitats and resources for future generations.
Warm from the Thicket

Warm from the Thicket

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Upon the death of her mother in October, 2013, Elisabeth King began relieving her journey through grief with writing. Each expression represents a day in the life of the healing process; some are joyful while others still weigh heavy on a weary soul. This book is a representation of raw emotion, reflection, motherhood, childhood and the belief that through darkness comes light. Through sadness comes solace. Through life comes all things and the process should be acknowledged and honored.

Welkin (USED)

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Poetry. Aaron McCollough has reclaimed (that is, radically reclaimed) a certain ancientness of praise and quest, credence and address, for our fractured present. The resulting poems resonate with a singular music, urgency, and substance. In short, WELKIN is both an inventive and immediately rewarding collection, and one rich with promise--Michael Palmer. Aaron McCollough was raised in Tennessee and holds degrees from the University of the South, North Carolina State University, and the University of Iowa Writers' Workshop. He is currently doing doctoral work at the University of Michigan. WELKIN was the winner of the Sawtooth Prize in Poetry for 2002, selected by Brenda Hillman.
What the Body Told (USED)

What the Body Told (USED)

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What the Body Told is the second book of poetry from Rafael Campo, a practicing physician, a gay Cuban American, and winner of the National Poetry Series 1993 Open Competition. Exploring the themes begun in his first book, The Other Man Was Me, Campo extends the search for identity into new realms of fantasy and physicality. He travels inwardly to the most intimate spaces of the imagination where sexuality and gender collide and where life crosses into death. Whether facing a frenetic hospital emergency room to assess a patient critically ill with AIDS, or breathing in the quiet of his mother's closet, Campo proposes with these poems an alternative means of healing and exposes the extent to which words themselves may be the most vital working parts of our bodies. The secret truths in What the Body Told, as the title implies, are already within each of us; in these vivid and provocative poems, Rafael Campo gives them a voice.

Lost in the Hospital
It's not that I don't like the hospital.
Those small bouquets of flowers, pert and brave.
The smell of antiseptic cleansers.
The ill, so wistful in their rooms, so true.
My friend, the one who's dying, took me out
To where the patients go to smoke, IV's
And oxygen tanks attached to them--
A tiny patio for skeletons. We shared
A cigaratte, which was delicious but
Too brief. I held his hand; it felt
Like someone's keys. How beautiful it was,
The sunlight pointing down at us, as if
We were important, full of life, unbound.
I wandered for a moment where his ribs
Had made a space for me, and there, beside
The thundering waterfall of is heart,
I rubbed my eyes and thought "I'm lost."


Where I'm Coming From

Where I'm Coming From

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Jay Walker is reaching out to the world through his poetry, speaking on world issues & reflecting on all the aspects & events of his life & his art. Where I'm Comin' From is not a love letter to Rhode Island; it's a declaration of the status of his emotional journey to the ultimate destination of peace, love & nakedness for all.

Whirling Top; A Black Toymaker's Journey Through a Maze of Racism in America

Whirling Top; A Black Toymaker's Journey Through a Maze of Racism in America

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Timely, inventive and insightful, The Whirling Top is an eloquently written maze of poetry from the perspective of childhood innocence to manhood amid a world of subtle and overt racism. Morris captures his passion for children's playthings against the inescapable contrasts and foils of a long history of injustice, scripted from the heart, soul and journey as a black toymaker living in America. Morris is an award winning industrial Designer / Inventor featured in Black Enterprise Magazine as one of "America's Top Black Designers." He is credited for numerous awards in the toy industry including the patented Toy Oven, the Easy-Bake, Real Meal Oven, which won the 2003 Best Toy Parenting magazine Toy of the Year Award. Morris is also listed as inventor on patents of major classic brands such as Play-Doh, Lite-Brite, Tonka, Fisher-Price toys and more. His toy design efforts helped to achieve Best Licensed "Toy of the Year" for the most successful marriage between a property and a toy for the Hasbro, Inc. 2001 "Bob the Builder Electronic Talking Scoop" as derived from the Bob the Builder children's television series. Aside from his daily work as a toy designer, Morris is a skilled paper sculpture artist and in 1994 he was commissioned by the Hasbro Children's Foundation to create works of art as awards to honor the late American journalist and television news Anchor Peter Jennings and the staff at ABC news for their contributions to children's news coverage around the world.
Whispers From The Tree of Life (USED)

Whispers From The Tree of Life (USED)

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Frances L. O'Donnell received one of the first annual "Dorry Awards" for her Poetry book "Whispers from The Tree of Life," honoring the very best in local literature, book of the year award on September 27, 2016. Whispers from The Tree of Life also received an Honorable Mention from The Paris Book Festival Competition on May 17, 2016. In Whispers from the tree of life, Fran O'Donnell's poetry sparkles with the deeply hued jewels of her mind and heart. Her poetry reflects myriad colors and feelings combined with keen observations. Fran's poetry beguiles in its playful simplicity and surprises with its transcendent meaning. Fran celebrates the beauty of the natural world and a hunger to connect with it. The poet invites us not to be afraid of life but to embrace it tenderly with love and gratitude. Most importantly, she encourages us to discover our own bright star. Eileen M. Stefani MA. English --- Phi Beta Kappa Connecticut College Artist ---Natural Science illustration Society

World War II

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