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Tales from the Tibetan Operas (Library of Tibetan Classics #31)

by Gavin Kilty

Eight Tibetan opera narratives express Buddhist concepts in myths and stories for the enjoyment and edification of readers of all ages.Timeless Buddhist ideas come to life in the myths and stories in Tales from the Tibetan Operas. Poetically vibrant, these eight classic lhamo stories have continued to delight and edify Tibetan audiences of all backgrounds, from village children to learned scholar-monks and Dalai Lamas. Western readers can now also get a glimpse into ancient Indian and Tibetan history and mythology through these cultural touchstones. The operas revolve around the drives of the human condition: the desire for power, the irresistible seduction of attraction, thoughts of revenge, attachment to family, the fear of separation and pain, the wish to be free from oppression. On visual display are the human and nonhuman characters of history and folklore — kings, queens, conniving ministers, ordinary folk, yogis, monks, and powerful beings from other realms such as gods and nagas — engaged in plotting, kidnapping, fighting and death, journeys to faraway lands, separation, and reconciliation, often with a quest for seemingly impossible treasure. The suspenseful tales have many dramatic plot twists, but they all end in happiness, where the good achieve their goals and the bad receive their just desserts. The operas thus bring to the people the fundamental ethical laws of behavior and teachings of natural justice based on Buddhist doctrine. The book features more than fifty gorgeous photos of the operas being performed in Tibet and India.

Tap Out: Poems

by Edgar Kunz

"Charts the gritty, physical terrain of blue-collar masculinity."―New York Times New & Noteworthy “A whirlwind debut. Stories of sclerotic lives told in wrought images, Kunz arrives with real poetic talent.”—The Millions, “Must Read Poetry” A fierce debut collection from NEA and Stegner fellow Edgar Kunz―spare and intimate narrative poems that sprawl between oxys and Bitcoin, crossing the country restlessly as they struggle to reconcile a troubled young adulthood with the working poor New England of his youth Approach these poems as short stories, plainspoken lyric essays, controlled arcs of a bildungsroman, then again as narrative verse. Tap Out, Edgar Kunz’s debut collection, reckons with his working‑poor heritage. Within are poignant, troubling portraits of blue‑collar lives, mental health in contemporary America, and what is conveyed and passed on through touch and words―violent, or simply absent. Yet Kunz’s verses are unsentimental, visceral, sprawling between oxys and Bitcoin, crossing the country restlessly. They grapple with the shame and guilt of choosing to leave the culture Kunz was born and raised in, the identity crises caused by class mobility. They pull the reader close, alternating fierce whispers and proud shouts about what working hands are capable of and the different ways a mind and body can leave a life they can no longer endure. This hungry new voice asks: after you make the choice to leave, what is left behind, what can you make of it, and at what cost?

Teacher/Pizza Guy (Made in Michigan Writers Series)

by Jeff Kass

Teacher/Pizza Guy is a collection of autobiographical poems from the 2016–17 school year in which Jeff Kass worked as a full-time English teacher and a part-time director for a literary arts organization and still had to supplement his income by delivering pizzas a few nights a week. In the collection, Kass is unapologetically political without distracting from the poems themselves but rather adds layers and nuances to the fight for the middle class and for educators as a profession. The timing of this book is beyond relevant. As a public high school teacher in America, Kass’s situation is not uncommon. In September 2018, Time published an article detailing how many public school teachers across the country and in a variety of environments work multiple jobs to help make ends meet. Teacher/Pizza Guy chronicles Kass’s experience of teaching, directing, feeding people, and treading the delicate balance of holding himself accountable to his wife and kids, his students, his customers, and his own mental and physical health while working three jobs in contemporary America. The journey of that year was draining, at times daunting, at times satisfying, but always surprising. Many of the ideas for these poems were initially scribbled onto the backs of pizza receipts or scratched out during precious free moments amidst the chaos of the school day. A driving force behind the book is Philip Levine’s poem "What Work Is," which Kass believes attempts to examine not only the dignity and complexity of what we think physical, tangible work is but also the exhausting, albeit sometimes fulfilling nature of emotional work. Teacher/Pizza Guy is a funny and relatable collection for readers, thinkers, educators, and pizza lovers everywhere.

Telescope: Selected Poems

by Michael Heller

An original selection of work by one of America's greatest living poets.For more than fifty years, Michael Heller has been building one of the most impressive bodies of work in contemporary American poetry. His poems, shaped by Jewish and Buddhist thought and simultaneously lyrical and philosophical, engage the political and the natural world in an ongoing consideration of the responsibility and imaginative freedom of the poet. Profoundly reflective and deeply sensual, Heller is simply one of the best poets writing today. This new selection of his work, the first in many years, provides a perfect vantage from which to contemplate his achievement.

Teoría de los cuerpos: Descripción explícita de la correspondencia

by Zahara

Teoría de los cuerpos es un análisis poético de las maneras de relacionarnos que tenemos los seres humanos: cuerpos que se mueven, se repelen y se imantan con sus iguales por razones a veces difíciles de comprender. «Intenté entender qué nos sucedía desde todos los ángulos posibles. Observé el ansia, la espera, el deseo, la tristeza, el vacío. La carne, áspera a veces, rugosa; el pulso caliente, la búsqueda a toda costa. »Reconozco que allí no había respuestas. Encontré otras vidas dentro de un solo cuerpo y cómo su relación con los otros condicionaba su propia existencia. Así a veces se sentía sustraído, partido o en expansión con ellos. »Busqué dentro lo que siempre había sentido fuera. Tuve que abrirme con mis propias manos, dejar que otras también lo hicieran. Y solo cuando atravesé el dolor y la nostalgia, el placer y la soberbia, descubrí que lo que había ahí enterrado era real, que absolutamente todo era cierto.»Zahara _____________ A través de poemas, textos más narrativos y semaforismos, la cantante y escritora Zahara demuestra una vez más que el talento no se compartimenta. Crea, a través de este poemario dividido en tres partes («Clausuras de un cuerpo», «Correspondencias de los cuerpos» y «Extensión de un cuerpo»), su propia interpretación de la teoría matemática de los cuerpos, que estudia sus propiedades. Un libro que sorprende por su originalidad y su calidad y que, al mismo tiempo, contiene todos los ingredientes a los que ella nos tiene acostumbrados y que tanto nos gustan: su humor, un toque de surrealismo, el exceso, el amor, el dolor, el deseo e incluso la náusea, mezclados y agitados en su justa medida. De Trabajo, piso, pareja se ha dicho...«Hay debuts literarios que logran sorprender a propios y extraños. Da igual que ya conocieras la faceta musical de Zahara: no estás preparado para Trabajo, piso, pareja, un fresco íntimo sobre la vida de una relación que actúa como un diagnóstico íntimo de algunas patologías generacionales.»Revista GQ «Un certero retrato generacional de los anhelos y las decepciones de los treintañeros.».El Confidencial «Un relato a dos voces sobre la conciliación romántica y profesional en una época en la que está mal visto enamorarse, en la que el trabajo es la prioridad y el desapego familiar la norma. Todo envuelto en el papel de una sociedad en la que sostener en pie una relación es más difícil que conseguir que un castillo de naipes sobreviva a una ligera brisa.»Vogue

Teoría de los cuerpos: Descripción explícita de la correspondencia

by Zahara

Teoría de los cuerpos es un análisis poético de las maneras de relacionarnos que tenemos los seres humanos: cuerpos que se mueven, se repelen y se imantan con sus iguales por razones a veces difíciles de comprender. «Intenté entender qué nos sucedía desde todos los ángulos posibles. Observé el ansia, la espera, el deseo, la tristeza, el vacío. La carne, áspera a veces, rugosa; el pulso caliente, la búsqueda a toda costa. »Reconozco que allí no había respuestas. Encontré otras vidas dentro de un solo cuerpo y vi cómo su relación con los otros condicionaba su propia existencia. Así a veces se sentía sustraído, partido o en expansión con ellos. »Busqué dentro lo que siempre había sentido fuera. Tuve que abrirme con mis propias manos, dejar que otras también lo hicieran. Y solo cuando atravesé el dolor y la nostalgia, el placer y la soberbia, descubrí que lo que había ahí enterrado era real, que absolutamentetodo era cierto.»Zahara _____________ A través de poemas, textos más narrativos y semaforismos, la cantante y escritora Zahara demuestra una vez más que el talento no se compartimenta. Crea, a través de este poemario dividido en tres partes («Clausuras de un cuerpo», «Correspondencias de los cuerpos» y «Extensión de un cuerpo»), su propia interpretación de la teoría matemática de los cuerpos, que estudia sus propiedades. Un libro que sorprende por su originalidad y su calidad y que, al mismo tiempo, contiene todos los ingredientes a los que ella nos tiene acostumbrados y que tanto nos gustan: su humor, un toque de surrealismo, el exceso, el amor, el dolor, el deseo e incluso la náusea, mezclados y agitados en su justa medida. De Trabajo, piso, pareja se ha dicho...«Hay debuts literarios que logran sorprender a propios y extraños. Da igual que ya conocieras la faceta musical de Zahara: no estás preparado para Trabajo, piso, pareja, un fresco íntimo sobre la vida de una relación que actúa como un diagnóstico íntimo de algunas patologías generacionales.»Revista GQ «Un certero retrato generacional de los anhelos y las decepciones de los treintañeros.».El Confidencial «Un relato a dos voces sobre la conciliación romántica y profesional en una época en la que está mal visto enamorarse, en la que el trabajo es la prioridad y el desapego familiar la norma. Todo envuelto en el papel de una sociedad en la que sostener en pie una relación es más difícil que conseguir que un castillo de naipes sobreviva a una ligera brisa.»Vogue

Terminator: Poems, 2008-2018

by Richard Kenney

Love, science, and politics collide in this sharp assessment of who we are now, in a generous selection of work by the award-winning poet.The terminator--the line, perpendicular to the equator, that divides night from day--is the organizing concept for this collection, which examines a world where "pert, post-apocalyptic / entertainment trades have trod the pocked / planet raw." Kenney's division of light verse from darker poems serves to remind us that what makes us laugh is often dead serious, and what's most serious can be best understood through wordplay, an ironic eye, the cleaving and joining magically effected by metaphor. With grace and candor, Richard Kenney thumbs through our troubles like a precious but scratched collection of vinyl: "the nature of emotion's analog, while languages are digital." From "Siri, Why Do I Wear a Necktie?" to the eternal springing of love ("Magnetic swipe to the blinking lock / is me to you"), Kenney reminds us that art's the best weapon to maintain our wits in very challenging times.

There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Book

by Jomike Tejido

The True Story of the 3 Little Pigs meets There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly in this clever, irreverent update of our most beloved children's classics. The little old woman who lives in a book has lost her children! But instead of sitting around and waiting for them to show up, in a refreshingly empowering, feminist take on the classic tale, she departs on a mission to find her kids herself--even if it means popping into every other fairy tale and nursery rhyme in town! She'll enlist the help of Humpty Dumpty, Jack and his beanstalk, Princess Beauty, the Three Bears, and more familiar characters in her quest to rescue her kids. This silly, irreverent picture book is a clever jaunt through our most beloved children's stories--and it's sure to become the next modern day classic.

This is the Construction Worker

by Laura Godwin

Young readers will delight in this step-by-step journey as a construction worker goes about her day on the job. With compelling details, vibrant color, and a driving rhythm, This is the Construction Worker builds up excitement as the high rise project in the illustrations grows taller and taller. Emphasizing teamwork and camaraderie, this story is a great read for home and the classroom, perfect for vehicle lovers and all young fans of busy activity!

This Is the Emergency Present

by Vincent Pagé

Poems about modern romance by a modern romantic <P><P> Moving through a human landscape that exists both in the past and present, the speaker/speakers in This is the Emergency Present attempt to unearth an understanding about love, romanticism, and connection. Using chemistry and physics, the early works of Pablo Neruda, and the abstract broken language around him, Vincent Pagé attempts to define something tangible about presence and absence. By asking "at what point in a transition/ does one thing become the other thing?" he challenges us to consider what it means to be here, and at what point are we finally there?

This Luminous: New and Selected Poems

by Allan Peterson

Praise for Previous Work “Peterson is one of our most valuable poet-thinkers and thinker-poets, a writer who can show us how much is within our grasp and much is beyond it.”—LA Review of Books “His observing eye, as astute as the most finely honed telephoto lens, is such that he’s able to transform even the ordinary into something so exquisite it provokes wonder and awe.”—Mary Jo Bang “Like ‘Brazil’s undiscovered caverns of amethyst,’ Allan Peterson’s Fragile Acts is a major find.”—John Ashbery “He puts music to the tension between the desperate human experience and the cool removal of the cosmos. His poems are refreshingly discrete artifacts—perfected and edgy—raw at the same time.”—Laura Kasischke “Allan Peterson’s meditations on domestic tranquility and ecocatastrophe are so smart that they could actually make you smarter.”—Boston Review “Soul-poppingly magnetic.”—The Rumpus From the vast complexities of a world in which synesthesia is our natural translator, Allan Peterson’s poems convey the consistent message that the ordinary isn’t. Selected from books and chapbooks covering almost thirty years of writing, Peterson’s work draws heavily from landscapes like the Gulf Coast, the sciences, history, and the author’s background in visual arts. Details of perception and observation demonstrate why these reflective works, often dense with images and intuitive jumps, have received national and international recognition.

This Wound Is a World: Poems

by Billy-Ray Belcourt

The new edition of a prize-winning memoir-in-poems, a meditation on life as a queer Indigenous man—available for the first time in the United States “i am one of those hopeless romantics who wants every blowjob to be transformative.” Billy-Ray Belcourt’s debut poetry collection, This Wound Is a World, is “a prayer against breaking,” writes trans Anishinaabe and Métis poet Gwen Benaway. “By way of an expansive poetic grace, Belcourt merges a soft beauty with the hardness of colonization to shape a love song that dances Indigenous bodies back into being. This book is what we’ve been waiting for.” Part manifesto, part memoir, This Wound Is a World is an invitation to “cut a hole in the sky / to world inside.” Belcourt issues a call to turn to love and sex to understand how Indigenous peoples shoulder their sadness and pain without giving up on the future. His poems upset genre and play with form, scavenging for a decolonial kind of heaven where “everyone is at least a little gay.” Presented here with several additional poems, this prize-winning collection pursues fresh directions for queer and decolonial theory as it opens uncharted paths for Indigenous poetry in North America. It is theory that sings, poetry that marshals experience in the service of a larger critique of the coloniality of the present and the tyranny of sexual and racial norms.

Three Stories and Ten Poems (Dover Thrift Editions Ser.)

by Ernest Hemingway

Experience a taste of one of the English language’s foremost writers of the 20th century. Originally published in 1923, Ernest Hemingway’s Three Stories and Ten Poems feature some of the expatriate’s lesser known, but still wonderful, works. The stories and poems include: “Up in Michigan”“Out of Season”“My Old Man”“Chapter Heading”“Montparnasse”“Roosevelt”And more! Originally privately published in Paris, Three Stories and Ten Poems holds an interesting history. The three stories “Up in Michigan,” “Out of Season,” and “My Old Man” were first seen in this collection, but “Up in Michigan” was banned and not considered publishable in America until 1938 because of its blatant sexuality. In addition, this original publication of the three stories is all that remains of Hemingway’s early works after his suitcase containing the originals was stolen.

Tierras de Cuéllar

by Jesús Bayón de la Fuente

Conoce la villa de Cuéllar, una isla de arte mudéjar en un Mar de pinares. En la provincia de Segovia, comunidad autónoma de Castilla y León. Las páginas de este libro de poemas, como su mismo título indica, discurren sobre unas tierras castellanas, que llenaron mi infancia, parte de mi juventud, mi madurez y mi senectud. Comienza con un poema sobre el río Cega que surca la tierra de pinares y los campos que pertenecen a la villa de Cuéllar. Continúa hablando, en términos poéticos, de lugares y vistas singulares de Cuéllar, sus torres, campanarios, castillo, arcos defensivos o de entrada, tanto a la ciudad como a la ciudadela, cubos defensivos, e iglesias o conventos; sin olvidar sus charcas, lomas, montes, alamedas, pinares y dehesas. Igualmente se componen poemas sobre sus más famosas fiestas -los encierros de toros- más antiguos de España; fiestas que ningún natural de Cuéllar desea faltar a ellas ni una sola vez ensu vida. Finaliza la obra con un poema sobre la muy insigne poetisa cuellarana doña Alfonsa de la Torre y Rojas. Entre las páginas de poesía se encuentran colocadas un sinfín de fotografías sobre monumentos, campos, árboles y otros lugares de estas tierras de Cuéllar.

Tin House 79: 20thanniversary

by Rob Spillman Win McCormack Holly MacArthur

Stop to admire the roses, thorns and all, with new fiction from the likes of Jo Ann Beard and Aleksandar Hemon; poets including Gabrielle Calvocoressi, Jericho Brown; essays by Amy Lam and John Freeman; and much more.

The Tiny Journalist (American Poets Continuum Series #170)

by Naomi Shihab Nye

“A moving testament to the impact one person can have and the devastating effects of occupation.” —Washington Post Best Poetry Books of 2019 Internationally beloved poet Naomi Shihab Nye places her Palestinian American identity center stage in her latest full-length poetry collection for adults. The collection is inspired by the story of Janna Jihad Ayyad, the "Youngest Journalist in Palestine," who at age 7 began capturing videos of anti-occupation protests using her mother's smartphone. Nye draws upon her own family's roots in a West Bank village near Janna's hometown to offer empathy and insight to the young girl's reporting. Long an advocate for peaceful communication across all boundaries, Nye’s poems in The Tiny Journalist put a human face on war and the violence that divides us from each other.

Tormenta sostenida

by Andrea Springs

Todas las canciones hablan de ti. La primera canción nunca se olvida. Se guarda en un rincón, apartada, sin interferir en tu vida, hasta que, de nuevo y por pura casualidad, vuelves a escucharla; y te hace sonreír y se te atragantan los recuerdos y personas asociadas a ella. <P><P>La música tiene el poder de hacer sentir. Esto lo descubrí hace años, cuando la niña que fui se subía al pequeño escenario cada Navidad. Lo que no sabía es que, con el tiempo, la música me salvaría de nuevo. Hace tiempo que necesito escribir lo que mi voz no es capaz de pronunciar, las tormentas que todos llevamos y unos son capaces de verbalizar y otros, como yo, necesitamos escribirlas para sostenernos. <P><P>En este libro te empaparás del agua salada que rodea mi vida que, como el mar Cantábrico, la primera impresión es un témpano de hielo, pero solo hace falta quedarse un rato para desmontar la coraza.

Tracing the Horse: A Suburban Bestiary (New Poets of America #43)

by Diana Marie Delgado

Set in Southern California's San Gabriel Valley, Diana Marie Delgado’s debut poetry collection follows the coming-of-age of a young Mexican-American woman trying to make sense of who she is amidst a family and community weighted by violence and addiction. With bracing vulnerability, the collection chronicles the effects of her father’s drug use and her brother’s incarceration, asking the reader to consider reclamation and the power of the self.

The Tradition

by Jericho Brown

The Tradition details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown’s poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we’ve become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive.

Translating across Sensory and Linguistic Borders: Intersemiotic Journeys between Media

by Ricarda Vidal Madeleine Campbell

This book analyses intersemiotic translation, where the translator works across sign systems and cultural boundaries. Challenging Roman Jakobson’s seminal definitions, it examines how a poem may be expressed as dance, a short story as an olfactory experience, or a film as a painting. This emergent process opens up a myriad of synaesthetic possibilities for both translator and target audience to experience form and sense beyond the limitations of words. The editors draw together theoretical and creative contributions from translators, artists, performers, academics and curators who have explored intersemiotic translation in their practice. The contributions offer a practitioner’s perspective on this rapidly evolving, interdisciplinary field which spans semiotics, cognitive poetics, psychoanalysis and transformative learning theory. The book underlines the intermedial and multimodal nature of perception and expression, where semiotic boundaries are considered fluid and heuristic rather than ontological. It will be of particular interest to practitioners, scholars and students of modern foreign languages, linguistics, literary and cultural studies, interdisciplinary humanities, visual arts, theatre and the performing arts.

Tratado de Açoites: Tratado de Agressões

by Mois Benarroch

No seu melhor, Mois Benarroch sinaliza sobre o hebraico e que a língua não pertence a ninguém. Esta é sua virtude, que nela tudo pode ser feito, e Benarroch escreve maravilhosa poesia: “havia aqueles que agrediam e havia aqueles que ficavam em silêncio”. Essa é todo o poema. Não há três campos – como dos agredidos, dos agressores e dos silenciados - mas sim apenas dois, e a nova distribuição que promovem essas linhas não permite ao leitor nenhum momento de descanso. Com quem ele está? Em volta do silêncio está construído o poema: o silêncio dos agredidos e seus irmãos que observam de fora, conhecendo como "é justa" a dor do agredido. Esse poema é maravilhoso. Do livro eu sugiro começar a ler sobre o poeta, judeu de origem marroquina, não porque ele conte das agressões que recebeu em sua infância, e também não por causa de Amir Peretz, mas sim que seja notado o simples fato de que nada na sociedade israelense – que todos agora compreendem isso, mesmo que por um breve momento – não está neutralizado da profunda dor que permeia sob a pele, na terra, nas cinzas. Nada o sufoca, exceto o agrupamento dos agressores, é claro. Leiam este curto poema e visualizem quanta profundidade e quanta dor estão nele presentes, quantas bocas malditas, que de repente, serão vistas sob outro ponto de vista. Yitzhak Laor

Treasure Hunt

by Mark Roughsedge

Tide pools are filled with such amazing creatures! Young children will love looking at beautiful art as they learn about all the different animals that live in these treasure troves.

Treemagination: tree poems by Kuzhur Wilson

by Kuzhur Wilson

Een collectie van poezie geschreven door Kuzhur Wilson, over de schoonheid van bomen. Innerlijke gedachten van een prijs winnaar in poezie, van een blogger, podcaster en media persoon. Zijn gedichten zijn vertaald in het Tamil, Engels, Arabisch, Duits, Portugees en Spaans. Zijn gedichten maken deel uit van de syllabus in vele Malayalam universiteiten.

Trinity Jones: The Queen of The Ghetto A Fictional Poetic Memoir

by Tiffanya Richardson

In a world where everyone seems to be chasing a dream, we find our main character, Queen Trinity violently sprinting trying to escape her past. For Queen, her very existence has turned into a never-ending nightmare. Passionate and hopelessly creative, this lost poem from Oakland California finds comfort in expression through the art of written word. On the surface she appears to be a confident Queen despite a few wrong turns, but her story lies beneath the surface. No matter how hard she tries, she can’t seem to manifest the dreams that she often plagued by. Her faith in Jesus provides her with wings and guidelines she needs to fly, but will she have the courage to live boldly enough to stop dreaming, and actually take flight?

Trio di Giada

by Maki Starfield

Trio di giada Le poetesse cinese Xiao Xiao, Dumu Luofei e la poetessa giapponese Maki Stafield hanno tenuto un trilogo su "Giada". Nel capitolo "Donna Giada", hanno mostrato una donna contemporanea, misteriosa e appassionata atteggiamento e pensiero. Nel capitolo "Giada Spirituale", hanno mostrato la preziosa giada di pietra, guarendo da sola, la loro vita e il modo di vivere. Le loro chiacchiere sembravano infinite ...

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