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Incidents of Scattering (USED)

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Poetry. INCIDENTS OF SCATTERING explores the poem as site of scientific inquiry and the stuff of science as domain of poetic inquiry. The poems manifest a rich literature of observation--the Victorian John Tyndall's studies of glaciers moving, contemporary discoveries from micro-sound to Earth- like planets near other suns, what the poet herself reports--ordered and illuminated in her voice. They bear the minute and the mammoth, the details of sound and surface, the heat of love and the cool of dispute. Each poem addresses the beloved as the very process of seeing, wondering, touching, putting into song.

Let's begin with the simplest facts: 'Dust & your body'--how the body must also revert to that from which it came. Such is the cosmic equation at the very heart of Karen Lepri's wonderful debut, INCIDENTS OF SCATTERING. Lepri takes the self as 'fig. I, ' subjectivity's iota that necessitates the existence of a world and others in it. As in myth, the erotic reveals itself as a cosmogonic principle, and the work of the poem is nothing less than to discover the laws of this world. In returning to Victorian science, Lepri attends to an ever-diminishing point in which a fact returns to the ether and makes itself available for something stranger than description: that cycle of poetic vitality in which our effort to categorize transforms into wonder's staggering forms of attention. I might call Lepri's discovery 'empirical intimacy.'--Dan Beachy-Quick

Jesus, Her Friend

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Kallisti

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Kissing the Shuttle

Kissing the Shuttle

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Original poetry, compelling photographs, and contextual summaries depict the rise of textile mills and King Cotton in the 19th century through the turn of the 20th. With industrialization came a matrix of events, sometimes deadly, always in the name of prosperity: Labor ''paced'' for the first time to feed the world's frenzy for finished cloth. Northern collusion in slave-grown southern cotton. The tuberculosis epidemic.

Original poetry, compelling photographs, and illuminating historical summaries depict the rise of textile mills and King Cotton in the 19th century through the turn of the 20th. With industrialization came a matrix of events, sometimes deadly, always in the name of prosperity: Labor "paced' for the first time to feed the world's frenzy for finished cloth. Northern collusion in slave-grown southern cotton. The tuberculosis epidemic. Kissing the shuttle (the “kiss of death”) was a common weaving practice that spread TB. Through the eyes of a young girl inspired by the author’s ancestors, experience daily life in a mill and mill village, a TB sanatorium, and a Rhode Island “open-air” school—the nation’s first. Discover how Rhode Island led a public health movement, one that remains relevant today. Called “a blend of both triumph and tragedy” by Rhode Island’s Historian Laureate, this book by an award winning poet and occupational therapist will inform, surprise, and entertain fans of history and poetry alike.

Kissing the Shuttle – A Lyric History ISBN 978-0-692-06921-9

Learning to Swim (USED)

Learning to Swim (USED)

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Six-year-old Annie's world is shattered when she is forced to carry a horrible secret: Under the pretense of reading to her, an older boy molests her, threatening her if she ever tells. Only when her mother pries out the secret is Annie released from her horror and isolation. Slowly she begins to heal, and before the summer is over, she even learns to swim.

Letters to Taranta-babu

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Poetry. Translated from the Turkish by Randy Blasing and Mutlu Konuk. This is the first complete English translation of Hikmet's 1935 book that denounced the imminent Italian invasion of Ethiopia. It is this book that let the Turkish military to begin persecuting Hikmet for his anti-Fascist views. Three years later, the military would sentence him to 28 years in prison for his politics.

Life Spirals

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Love Poems of Robert Herrick and John Donne (USED)

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Loving Through Heartsongs (USED)

Loving Through Heartsongs (USED)

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Mattie J. T. Stepanek has won the hearts of millions with his inspiring poems from his first two New York Times bestsellers. Now he's ready to spread a little love with Loving Through Heartsongs, a beautiful collection of poems written about innocence and trusting love from a child's perspective. Mattie's struggle with muscular dystrophy has never kept him from feeling deep love for his family, friends, country, and faith--heartfelt emotions that are reflected throughout these pages.
Melodies of the Heart

Melodies of the Heart

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In this collection of poetry crafted by writer, author and poet Ana Arelys Cruz Cabrera, the reader will first be struck by her profound sense of place. In fact, throughout this work, it is often impossible to distinguish the profound love of her native Dominican Republic from the love of her adopted country, the United States. Perhaps it is a needless undertaking to even attempt to define this distinction. In a tangible sense, her work reflects the raw patriotism she demonstrates in her daily life - a life faithful to active community involvement, volunteerism and leadership in every community she serves. Throughout this work, the heart and soul of Ana Arelys's voice and ear shine through plainly, planted firmly in the traditional and shared American and Dominican values of family, legacy and spirit. These themes weave all through this work, binding it together, offering the reader a richness of message that only her unique voice could intend. Ana Arelys selects each word with great care, much like a composer might choose each note of a sonata, and whether consumed in silence or spoken aloud in either English or Spanish, her poems speak to a spectrum of human conditions. Friendship, justice, love, sorrow and even death, appear and perform as lively supporting actors on a stage, built from more universal messages. It has been said that the aim of poetry is to teach and delight. If so, then in Melodies of the Heart, we propose that Ana Arelys has achieved both.