What the Living Do

What the Living Do
Title What the Living Do PDF eBook
Author Maggie Dwyer
Publisher FriesenPress
Pages 313
Release 2018-09-27
Genre Family & Relationships
ISBN 152552870X

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Until the age of twelve, Georgia Lee Kay-Stern believed she was Jewish — the story of her Cree birth family had been kept secret. Now she’s living on her own and attending first year university, and with her adoptive parents on sabbatical in Costa Rica, the old questions are back. What does it mean to be Native? How could her life have been different? As Winnipeg is threatened by the flood of the century, Georgia Lee’s brutal murder sparks a tense cultural clash. Two families wish to claim her for burial. But Georgia Lee never figured out where she belonged, and now other people have to decide for her.

What the Living Do: Poems

What the Living Do: Poems
Title What the Living Do: Poems PDF eBook
Author Marie Howe
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 91
Release 1999-04-17
Genre Poetry
ISBN 0393075907

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"A deeply beautiful book, with the fierce galloping pace of a great novel."—Liz Rosenberg Boston Globe Informed by the death of a beloved brother, here are the stories of childhood, its thicket of sex and sorrow and joy, boys and girls growing into men and women, stories of a brother who in his dying could teach how to be most alive. What the Living Do reflects "a new form of confessional poetry, one shared to some degree by other women poets such as Sharon Olds and Jane Kenyon. Unlike the earlier confessional poetry of Plath, Lowell, Sexton et al., Howe's writing is not so much a moan or a shriek as a song. It is a genuinely feminine form . . . a poetry of intimacy, witness, honesty, and relation" (Boston Globe).

What the Living Do: Poems

What the Living Do: Poems
Title What the Living Do: Poems PDF eBook
Author Marie Howe
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 92
Release 1999-04-06
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0393318869

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What do the living do? They make breakfast, shovel snow, make love, bury the dead, suffer and survive and remember and speak. Informed by the death of a beloved brother who in his dying could teach us how to be most alive, these poems touch the place where the inner life and the outer world meet--the moments when we realize that we are still living. 96 pp. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems
Title The Kingdom of Ordinary Time: Poems PDF eBook
Author Marie Howe
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 73
Release 2009-09-08
Genre Poetry
ISBN 0393346986

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Finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize: “Thought-provoking, poignant, brutal, amusing, and always beautiful.”—Elizabeth Berg Hurrying through errands, attending a dying mother, helping her own child down the playground slide, the speaker in these poems wonders: what is the difference between the self and the soul? The secular and the sacred? Where is the kingdom of heaven? And how does one live in Ordinary Time—during those apparently unmiraculous periods of everyday trouble and joy?

Magdalene: Poems

Magdalene: Poems
Title Magdalene: Poems PDF eBook
Author Marie Howe
Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Pages 80
Release 2017-03-28
Genre Poetry
ISBN 0393285316

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“Gorgeous, ferocious, lacerating, sexy, and profoundly compassionate.”—Michael Cunningham Magdalene imagines the biblical figure of Mary Magdalene as a woman who embodies the spiritual and sensual, alive in a contemporary landscape—hailing a cab, raising a child, listening to news on the radio. Between facing the traumas of her past and navigating daily life, the narrator of Magdalene yearns for the guidance of her spiritual teacher, a Christ figure, whose death she continues to grieve. Erotic, spirited, and searching for meaning, she is a woman striving to be the subject of her own life, fully human and alive to the sacred in the mortal world.

The Good Thief

The Good Thief
Title The Good Thief PDF eBook
Author Marie Howe
Publisher
Pages 54
Release 1988
Genre Poetry
ISBN 9780892551279

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The heralded debut collection of poems by the author of What the Living Do (Norton, 1997). Selected by Margaret Atwood as a winner in the 1987 Open Competition of the National Poetry Series, this unique collection was the first sounding of a deeply authentic voice. Howe's early writings concern relationship, attachment, and loss, in a highly original search for personal transcendence. Many of the thirty-four poems in The Good Thief appeared in such prestigious journals and periodicals as The Atlantic, The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Ploughshares, The Agni Review, and The Partisan Review.

Saved by a Poem

Saved by a Poem
Title Saved by a Poem PDF eBook
Author Kim Rosen
Publisher Hay House, Inc
Pages 290
Release 2009-10-01
Genre Poetry
ISBN 1401926762

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Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen’s book, the answer is a re­sounding "Yes!" Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom, and insight. Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as you might an affirmation or sacred text, which can align every level of your being. In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is an emphatic call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. Weaving teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to you so you can take it into your life and become a voice for its wisdom in the world. Inspirational audio download included! Featuring the voices of well-known authors reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance: Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Grace Yi-Nan Howe, Robert Holden, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Lesser, Thomas Moore, Christiane Northrup, Cheryl Richardson, Kim Rosen, and Geneen Roth.