Catalog Of Unabashed Gratitude

Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude PDF
Author: Ross Gay
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822980401
Size: 37.18 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 112
View: 7345

Get Book


Catalog Of Unabashed Gratitude

by Ross Gay, Catalog Of Unabashed Gratitude Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Catalog Of Unabashed Gratitude books, Winner, 2015 National Book Critics Circle Award, poetry category Winner, 2016 Kingsley Tufts Poetry Prize Finalist, 2015 National Book Award, poetry category Finalist, 2015 NAACP Image Awards, poetry category Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude is a sustained meditation on that which goes away—loved ones, the seasons, the earth as we know it—that tries to find solace in the processes of the garden and the orchard. That is, this is a book that studies the wisdom of the garden and orchard, those places where all—death, sorrow, loss—is converted into what might, with patience, nourish us.



Bayr T 39

Bayr  t 39 PDF
Author:
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781408810514
Size: 72.58 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Arabic literature
Languages : en
Pages : 300
View: 701

Get Book


Bayr T 39

by , Bayr T 39 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Bayr T 39 books, 'Beirut39' is a Hay Festival project which aims to select and celebrate 39 of the best young Arab writers as a centrepiece of the Beirut World Capital festivities in April 2010. Following the successful launch of 'Bogotá 39', which identified many of the most interesting upcoming Latin American talents, including Wendy Guerra, Junot Diaz (Pulitzer Prize), Santiago Roncagliolo and Juan Gabriel Vásquez (short-listed for the IFFP), 'Beirut 39' will bring to worldwide attention the best work from the Arab world. The judges will select from more than 300 submissions and the writers' names will be unveiled in September 2009. The book will be published in English throughout the world (except the Arab world) by Bloomsbury, and in Arabic throughout the world and in English in the Arab World by Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing.



The Book Of Delights

The Book of Delights PDF
Author: Ross Gay
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1529349788
Size: 63.12 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 288
View: 188

Get Book


The Book Of Delights

by Ross Gay, The Book Of Delights Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Book Of Delights books, A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER As Heard on NPR's This American Life 'The delights he extols here (music, laughter, generosity, poetry, lots of nature) are bulwarks against casual cruelties . . . contagious in their joy' New York Times The winner of the NBCC Award for Poetry offers up a spirited collection of short lyric essays, written daily over a tumultuous year, reminding us of the purpose and pleasure of praising, extolling, and celebrating ordinary wonders. Among Gay's funny, poetic, philosophical delights: a friend's unabashed use of air quotes, cradling a tomato seedling aboard an aeroplane, the silent nod of acknowledgement between the only two black people in a room. But Gay never dismisses the complexities, even the terrors, of living in America as a black man or the ecological and psychic violence of our consumer culture or the loss of those he loves. More than anything other subject, though, Gay celebrates the beauty of the natural world - his garden, the flowers peeking out of the sidewalk, the hypnotic movements of a praying mantis. The Book of Delights is about our shared bonds, and the rewards that come from a life closely observed. These remarkable pieces serve as a powerful and necessary reminder that we can, and should, stake out a space in our lives for delight. *** 'These charming, digressive "essayettes" surprise and challenge more than a reader might expect . . . experiences of "delight," recorded daily for a year, vary widely but yield revealing patterns through insights about everything from nature and the body to race and masculinity.' New Yorker 'Pure balm for your soul. Savor one at a time every morning, this summer, or wolf them all down en masse on a gorgeous sunny day.' Celeste Ng 'A reminder of what the personal essay is best at: finding the profound in the mundane . . . His delight is infectious. It's hard to read Gay and not to be won over.' Seattle Times



Be Holding

Be Holding PDF
Author: Ross Gay
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
ISBN: 0822987821
Size: 64.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 68
View: 656

Get Book


Be Holding

by Ross Gay, Be Holding Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Be Holding books, Be Holding is a love song to legendary basketball player Julius Erving—known as Dr. J—who dominated courts in the 1970s and ‘80s as a small forward for the Philadelphia ‘76ers. But this book-length poem is more than just an ode to a magnificent athlete. Through a kind of lyric research, or lyric meditation, Ross Gay connects Dr. J’s famously impossible move from the 1980 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers to pick-up basketball and the flying Igbo and the Middle Passage, to photography and surveillance and state violence, to music and personal histories of flight and familial love. Be Holding wonders how the imagination, or how our looking, might make us, or bring us, closer to each other. How our looking might make us reach for each other. And might make us be reaching for each other. And how that reaching might be something like joy.



Gardenland

Gardenland PDF
Author: Jennifer Wren Atkinson
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820353183
Size: 20.38 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 272
View: 1208

Get Book


Gardenland

by Jennifer Wren Atkinson, Gardenland Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Gardenland books, Garden writing is not just a place to find advice about roses and rutabagas; it also contains hidden histories of desire, hope, and frustration and tells a story about how Americans have invested grand fantasies in the common soil of everyday life. Gardenland chronicles the development of this genre across key moments in American literature and history, from nineteenth-century industrialization and urbanization to the twentieth-century rise of factory farming and environmental advocacy to contemporary debates about public space and social justice—even to the consideration of the future of humanity’s place on earth. In exploring the hidden landscape of desire in American gardens, Gardenland examines literary fiction, horticultural publications, and environmental writing, including works by Charles Dudley Warner, Henry David Thoreau, Willa Cather, Jamaica Kincaid, John McPhee, and Leslie Marmon Silko. Ultimately, Gardenland asks what the past century and a half of garden writing might tell us about our current social and ecological moment, and it offers surprising insight into our changing views about the natural world, along with realms that may otherwise seem remote from the world of leeks and hollyhocks.



Black Aliveness Or A Poetics Of Being

Black Aliveness  or A Poetics of Being PDF
Author: Kevin Quashie
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 1478021322
Size: 67.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 244
View: 1351

Get Book


Black Aliveness Or A Poetics Of Being

by Kevin Quashie, Black Aliveness Or A Poetics Of Being Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Black Aliveness Or A Poetics Of Being books, In Black Aliveness, or A Poetics of Being, Kevin Quashie imagines a Black world in which one encounters Black being as it is rather than only as it exists in the shadow of anti-Black violence. As such, he makes a case for Black aliveness even in the face of the persistence of death in Black life and Black study. Centrally, Quashie theorizes aliveness through the aesthetics of poetry, reading poetic inhabitance in Black feminist literary texts by Lucille Clifton, Audre Lorde, June Jordan, Toni Morrison, and Evie Shockley, among others, showing how their philosophical and creative thinking constitutes worldmaking. This worldmaking conceptualizes Blackness as capacious, relational beyond the normative terms of recognition—Blackness as a condition of oneness. Reading for poetic aliveness, then, becomes a means of exploring Black being rather than nonbeing and animates the ethical question “how to be.” In this way, Quashie offers a Black feminist philosophy of being, which is nothing less than a philosophy of the becoming of the Black world.



More Hidden Women Of The Gospels

More Hidden Women of the Gospels PDF
Author: Coffey, Kathy
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608338487
Size: 73.42 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages :
View: 4368

Get Book


More Hidden Women Of The Gospels

by Coffey, Kathy, More Hidden Women Of The Gospels Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download More Hidden Women Of The Gospels books, "A companion to her previous Hidden Women of the Gospels, this new volume tells stories or "midrash" based on named or unnamed women who appear in the Gospels and Acts of the Apostles"--



Haint

Haint PDF
Author: Teri Ellen Cross Davis
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940724041
Size: 77.20 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 104
View: 1666

Get Book


Haint

by Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Haint Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Haint books, Inaugural Publication in the Giron/Valdez Series for Unique Voices in Literature / "A haint is term for the dead, but in Teri Cross Davis' hands, Haint is a book of life. Not a book of survival, though the poet survives, not a book of reckoning, though the poet comes to terms with many things. Haint is a book of choices, and witnessing. A book of learning the bodies territories, pleasures and sorrows. A book that constructs the irrepressible center of a soul, page by page, plank by plank. A book a reader will put down after reading and mutter yes to themselves, haunted."-- Cornelius Eady



Weary Kingdom

Weary Kingdom PDF
Author: DéLana R.A. Dameron
Publisher: University of South Carolina Press
ISBN: 9781611178104
Size: 25.31 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 112
View: 2205

Get Book


Weary Kingdom

by DéLana R.A. Dameron, Weary Kingdom Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Weary Kingdom books, In this new collection of poems, Weary Kingdom, DéLana R. A. Dameron maps a journey across emotional, spiritual, and geographic lines, from the familiarity of the honeysuckle South to a new world, or a new kingdom—Harlem. Her poems traverse the streets of this Black mecca with a careful eye cast toward the intimacies of the exterior. Still, as the poems move throughout the built environment, they navigate matters of death, love, love loss, and family against the backdrop of a city that has yet to become home. Indeed what looms over this weary kingdom is a longing for the certainties of a lover’s touch, the summer’s sun, and the comforts of a promised land up North. And as the poet longs, so do readers. Ultimately they grow aware of Utopia’s fragility.