What Have You Done To Our Ears To Make Us Hear Echoes

What Have You Done To Our Ears To Make Us Hear Echoes

What Have You Done To Our Ears To Make Us Hear Echoes

This debut poetry collection blends fairy tales with Korean folklore as it examines the experience of immigration and identity. In her stunning debut poetry collection, What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes?, Arlene Kim confronts the ways in which language mythologizes memory and thus exiles us from our own true histories. Juxtaposing formal choices and dreamlike details, Kim explores the entangled myths that accompany the experience of immigration—the abandoned country known only through stories, the new country into which the immigrant family must wander ever deeper, and the forked paths where these narratives meet and diverge. Sharing ground with Randall Jarrell’s later poems, and drawing on a dizzying array of sources—including Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Korean folklore, Turkish proverbs, Paul Celan, Anna Akhmatova, Antonin Dvorak’s letters, and the numerous fictions we script across the inscrutabilities of the natural world—Kim reveals how a homesickness for the self is universal. It is this persistent and incurable longing that drives us as we make our way through the dark woods of our lives, following what might or might not be a trail of breadcrumbs, discovering, finally, that “we are the only path.” Winner of the 2012 American Book Award Praise for What have you done to our ears to make us hear echoes? “Using fairy tale archetypes like axes and keys, and diverse cultural references—from the Romanovs and code ciphers to Korean birth rituals—Arlene Kim recasts the experience of family immigration in language that manages to be both lush and restrained. This is a book to savor, give your friends, and let echo in your ears for a long time to come.” —Katrina Vandenberg, author of Atlas “In this young century, American writing has rapidly changed and the impact of this book proves Arlene Kim is a part of this exciting transformation. Her poetry and prose challenge the concept of genre as they redefine the role of the imagination.” —Ray Gonzalez, author of Muy Macho

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Arlene Kim
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2011-07-12
Total Pages : 112 Pages
ISBN : 9781571318374


What Have You Done To Our Ears To Make Us Hear Echoes

What Have You Done To Our Ears To Make Us Hear Echoes

This debut book of poems explores the experience of immigration, calling up images of the abandoned country known only through stories and memories and the universal feeling of homesickness shared by those embarking on lives in new places.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Arlene Kim
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781571314406


Clear Out The Static In Your Attic

Clear Out The Static In Your Attic

An easy-to-follow guidebook. This is the ultimate collection of fun and thought provoking writing inspirations, exercises, reflections, and prompts for story writers and poets alike. This book includes prompts, examples, and helpful nuggets of creative power to set you on your way to writing the best work of your life.Your mind is like your attic -- it's already filled with everything you need to write your story or poem -- a lifetime's worth of material. We're here to help you take your memories along with the wealth of words that are already part of your life and assemble them into stories, poems, and essays. Organized around items you might find in an attic, the prompts in this book will help you find inspiration in everyday objects and experiences.

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Genre : Reference
Author : Rebecca Bridge
Publisher : SCB Distributors
Release : 2014-08-22
Total Pages : 200 Pages
ISBN : 9781938912597


The Village On Horseback

The Village On Horseback

Presents a new collection of poems along with a novella that combines myth, legend, and folklore with popular culture.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jesse Ball
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2011
Total Pages : 360 Pages
ISBN : 9781571314420


The City Our City

The City Our City

“[A] wide-ranging, fascinating series of poems that [has] the city as character at its center, the city as a collective soul, the city as idea.” —Sycamore Review A William Carlos Williams Award Finalist A Kansas City Star Top Book of the Year A Library Journal Top Winter Poetry Pick A series of semi-mythologized, symbolic narratives interspersed with dramatic monologues, the poems collected in The City, Our City showcase the voice of a young poet striking out, dramatically, emphatically, to stake his claim on “the City.” It is an unnamed, crowded place where the human questions and observations found in almost any city—past, present, and future—ring out with urgency. These poems—in turn elegiac, celebratory, haunting, grave, and joyful—give hum to our modern experience, to those caught up in the City’s immensity, and announce the arrival of a major new contemporary poet.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Wayne Miller
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2011-10-11
Total Pages : 130 Pages
ISBN : 9781571318305


The Alphabet Not Unlike The World

The Alphabet Not Unlike The World

In her accomplished second collection of poems, Katrina Vandenberg writes from the intersection of power and forgiveness. With poems named for letters of the Phoenician alphabet, and employing such innovative forms as the ancient ghazal, Vandenberg deciphers the seemingly indecipherable in this extraordinary becoming of self through language. Moving between the physical and the abstract, the individual and the collective, Alphabet Not Unlike the World unearths meaning—with astonishing beauty—from the pain of loss and separation.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Katrina Vandenberg
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2012
Total Pages : 87 Pages
ISBN : 9781571314468


Gaze

Gaze

Christopher Howell’s haunted and haunting collection, Gaze, is a book of counterpoints, swinging between moments of delicate connection (touching a girl’s wrist) and striking brutality (a boy slamming a just-caught fish against a boat’s stern to kill it “as he was taught”). Howell explores how our interior and exterior lives are entangled—the past living on inside us as we live inside the physical world that surrounds us—and he reminds us particularly of how loss releases us into the present, how in the process of living, “everybody pays.” Gaze is divided into three sections, focusing successively on the objective world, the world of inner life, and finally on the "other world" of the imagination and alternate reality. The author speaks through his own voice as well as the voices of other characters, ghosts, and creatures. Shifting between lyric and narrative poetry, the many voices come together to question and explore our perception of the world. While many similarly ambitious books unwisely set out to stake a claim on wisdom, however, these poems proceed incrementally and with humility—and thus, through their quiet and careful examinations, offer a far greater kind of wisdom.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Christopher Howell
Publisher : Milkweed Editions
Release : 2012-02-07
Total Pages : 96 Pages
ISBN : 9781571318503


The Miracle Of Self Love

The Miracle Of Self Love

Bestselling author Barbel Mohr's books have sold over a million copies worldwide. She is the creator of the Cosmic Ordering technique and author of the original book which introduced to the world this powerful way to tune into the universe and manifest all the things that you truly desire. In her final book, The Miracle of Self-Love, she goes one step further and explains that love, friendship or wealth can only become a permanent fixture in your life once you have first learned to truly love yourself. After years of experience working with seminar participants, it was clear to Barbel that the universe can only work its magic if we are feeling love and appreciation for ourselves, as well as for others. With numerous practical tools, including self-love mantras and visualization exercises, this book teaches you how to cultivate a fundamentally positive and loving relationship with yourself so that you can know the miracle of self love, and the abundance of joy that it will bring to your life.

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Barbel Mohr
Publisher : Hay House, Inc
Release : 2012-11-26
Total Pages : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9781781800584


Get Out Of That Pit

Get Out Of That Pit

From her first breath of fresh air beyond the pit, it has never been enough for Beth Moore to be free. This best-selling author and Bible teacher who has opened the riches of Scripture to millions longs for you to be free as well—to know the Love and Presence that are better than life and the power of God’s Word that defies all darkness. Beth’s journey out of the pit has been heart-rending. But from this and the poetic expressions of Psalm 40 has come the reward: a new song for her soul, given by her Saviour and offered to you in Get Out of That Pit—friend to friend. This is Beth’s most stirring message yet of the sheer hope, utter deliverance, and complete and glorious freedom of God: I waited patiently for the Lord He turned to me and heard my cry He lifted me out of the slimy pit He set my feet on a rock He put a new song in my mouth It is a story, a song—a salvation—that you can know too.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Beth Moore
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2009-08-10
Total Pages : 272 Pages
ISBN : 9781418566166


Printers Ink

Printers Ink

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Genre : Advertising
Author :
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Release : 1896
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : MINN:319510013506814