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The Pocketknife Bible

The Poems and Art of Anis Mojgani

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: Write Bloody Pub

ISBN: 9781938912528

Category: Art

Page: 110

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Like much of Anis Mojgani's work, The Pocketknife Bible asks the reader to align one-self with rediscovering wonder. For the first time, Mojgani has given us a collection which combines his poems with his illustrations, at times using them to infuse and inform one another. The poems and pictures of The Pocketknife Bible climb through the child-like heart of its author to bring stories from the well that are enhanced by the imagery. This book is a celebration of childhood and family, or rather the mythology of what that entails, exploring the intersection of how we may have once seen the world and how we remember how we saw it. This is an almost-children's book for those who might no longer be young, but could use a map to find their way back to that world.

Over the Anvil We Stretch

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904884

Category: Poetry

Page: 119

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Over The Anvil We Stretch contains swampy, powerful poems that are as exciting as the pocket knife you got for your birthday, the three legged frog on the lawn and the jar of marbles your mother kept in the kitchen. Mojgani's poems are the sound of the river and the stars burning above. He manages to capture the axe in the stump with blood still on the handle. Anis Mojgani has drawn a map of the country in the shape of his wild surreal poems. These are memories of a life, captured through the blue green filter of the bayou. Mojgani's latest poems are tinged with the sound of crickets spying on us in the darkness. They move forward honestly, brutally and sweetly. The reader will be led into briar patches as well as the moonlight just on the other side. Anvil is a book of poetic truth, packed with humor and insight. It is a juggling act of the epic and the intimate. I read it and it echoes. Shut up so I can hear more. -David Gordon Green, filmmaker, All the Real Girls and The Pineapple Express Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy! --Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons He's probably the best poetry slammer alive. The intellect, optimism and humility with which he speaks feel like proof of the relevance of "spoken word" as a genre. He processes the world in slices of beauty, frustration and sympathy... -Willamette Week Newspaper

Songs from Under the River

A Collection of Poetry

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 193891225X

Category: American poetry

Page: 99

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After six years of touring the country, Anis has combed through out-of-print editions to put together a best-of collection for his third Write Bloody release. Popular poems (Some with over 200,000 "Likes" on YouTube) such as "Direct Orders," "Shake the Dust," "Here Am I" and more, are collected here alongside lost poems, favorite poems and new unpublished works. The book showcases what audiences have come to expect from Anis-uplifting words, playful surrealism, and the journey through imagination. Songs From Under the River allows fans and new readers alike the chance to follow the trajectory of Anis' development, themes, and style of work over his 15 year career.

The Feather Room

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904752

Category: Poetry

Page: 157

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Science, birds, Billy the Kid, and lots of feathers surround The Feather Room, Anis Mojgani's follow up to his Pushcart-nominated work, Over the Anvil We Stretch. In The Feather Room, Mojgani further explores storytelling in poetic form while traveling farther down the path of magic realism, endowing his tales with a greater sense of fantasy and brightness. The work recounts loss and heartbreak while discovering lightness and beauty on the other side. Throughout the book, Mojgani opens tree trunks to reveal chandeliers. He leads us through the rooms inside himself, using poems to part curtains and paint walls. He is lifting windows to let the fantasy indoors. Anis Mojgani, Andrea Gibson, you and other young poets of their talent are the future of American poetry and frankly, that fills me with joy! --Thomas Lux, Guggenheim Fellow & recipient of the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award for his book Split Horizons Mojgani is not your typical national poetry slam champion...The playfulness, startling originality, and lyric optimism are all gravy. He's simply the best there is right now. -Taylor Mali, "The Last Time As We Are" Anis shook the dust off me and everyone else in the audience with the beauty of his words. -Saul Williams, "Said the Shotgun to the Head"

In the Pockets of Small Gods

Author: Anis Mojgani

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912918

Category: POETRY

Page: N.A

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Junkyard Ghost Revival

Author: Anis Mojgani,Derrick Brown

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 193590454X

Category: Poetry

Page: 157

View: 7225

This book contains poetry from a small team of wildly unique, talented and award-winning authors who have been touring the world for years. They have united for a once in a lifetime tour to perform their work and to charge the hearts of America with gut-splitting, lust wrangling, socially active verse. This is the Junkyard Ghost Revival.

The Elephant Engine High Dive Revival

Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz,Roger Bonair-Agard,Derrick Brown,Anis Mojgani,Andrea Gibson

Publisher: Write Bloody Pub

ISBN: 9780982148891

Category: Poetry

Page: 203

View: 9162

Tour Anthology of poets, teaming up for a tour of the US in a small van. Heart charging, socially active verse.

Helium

Author: Rudy Francisco

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735352

Category: Poetry

Page: 95

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Helium is the debut poetry collection by internet phenom Rudy Francisco, whose work has defined poetry for a generation of new readers. Rudy's poems and quotes have been viewed and shared millions of times as he has traveled the country and the world performing for sell-out crowds. Helium is filled with work that is simultaneously personal and political, blending love poems, self-reflection, and biting cultural critique on class, race and gender into an unforgettable whole. Ultimately, Rudy's work rises above the chaos to offer a fresh and positive perspective of shared humanity and beauty.

peluda

Author: Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735298

Category: Poetry

Page: 43

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One of the most original performance poets of her generation, Melissa Lozada-Oliva has captivated crowds across the country and online with her vivid narratives. Humorous and biting, personal and communal, self-deprecating and unapologetically self-loving, peluda (meaning "hairy" or "hairy beast") is the poet at her best.The book explores the relationship between femininity and body hair as well as the intersections of family, class, the immigrant experience, Latina identity, and much more, all through Lozada-Oliva's unique lens and striking voice. Peluda is a powerful testimony on body image and the triumph over taboo.

The Future

Author: Neil Hilborn

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735395

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair

Author: William Evans

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735344

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

View: 6666

Still Can't Do My Daughter's Hair is the latest book by author William Evans, founder of Black Nerd Problems. Evans is a long-standing voice in the performance poetry scene, who has performed at venues across the country and been featured on numerous final stages, including the National Poetry Slam and Individual World Poetry Slam. Evans's commanding, confident style shines through in these poems, which explore masculinity, fatherhood, and family, and what it means to make a home as a black man in contemporary America.

me Aunt Jemima and the nailgun.

Author: Aziza Barnes

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735026

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Sharp as a set of teeth, illuminating like a bullet hole in a window, Aziza Barnes is a daring and vital voice. Her poems have that rare combination of inviting you in while rewarding you for revisiting her words. She is a poet who understands that writing is bloody and poetry is missed punches in dreamtime. Read these poems and look at her go. Bao Phi, author of Song I Sing

Stunt Water

The Buddy Wakefield Reader 1991-2011

Author: Buddy Wakefield

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938912610

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 168

View: 2595

Stunt Water is Wakefield's first 20 years of spoken word and lyrics collected from his original three now out-of-print books. It is a vulnerable cross section of his writing that moves from disarmingly human to sudden bursts of beast, able to seamlessly blend back into grounded stories of humor, heartache and identity using crisp, innovative and unforgettable metaphors. If you can only buy one Buddy Wakefield book, this collection is the most comprehensive of his most compelling works to date. His craft mimics the intrigue of propellers when they make themselves invisible. Buddy's honest story is a one-man relay race to the light; that of a boy at gentleman practice who sometimes wants to blend in so badly he forgets his purpose has already arrived and there is no need to fight a war that's long been over. The reader must be prepared for the recurring nightmares from which Buddy wakes up only to realize that whatever supposedly awful thing was stalking him was actually just trying to help.

Nothing Is Okay

Author: Rachel Wiley

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735387

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

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Counting Descent

Author: Clint Smith

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912667

Category: Blacks

Page: N.A

View: 7494

Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.

Give Me a God I Can Relate To

Author: Blythe Baird

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1329525140

Category: Poetry

Page: N.A

View: 7971

This is the first book by actress, poet, and feminist Blythe Baird. In 2014, she represented Chicago as the youngest competitor at the National Poetry Slam. Her work has been published or featured by The Huffington Post, Write Bloody, EverydayFeminism, Button Poetry, Chicago Literati, Banango Street, and Wicked Banshee, among others.

Black Movie

Author: Danez Smith

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1943735093

Category: Poetry

Page: 40

View: 3568

Poetry. African American Studies. "These harrowing poems make montage, make mirrors, make elegiac biopic, make 'a dope ass trailer with a hundred black children / smiling into the camera & the last shot is the wide mouth of a pistol.' That's no spoiler alert, but rather, Smith's way--saying & laying it beautifully bare. A way of desensitizing the reader from his own defenses each time this long, black movie repeats."--Marcus Wicker "Danez Smith's BLACK MOVIE is a cinematic tour-de-force that lets poetry vie with film for the honor of which medium can most effectively articulate the experience of Black America."--Rain Taxi

This Way to the Sugar

Author: Hieu Minh Nguyen

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912586

Category: Families

Page: 180

View: 7891

Stunt Water is Wakefield's first 20 years of spoken word and lyrics collected from his original three now out-of-print books. It is a vulnerable cross section of his writing that moves from disarmingly human to sudden bursts of beast, able to seamlessly blend back into grounded stories of humor, heartache and identity using crisp, innovative and unforgettable metaphors. If you can only buy one Buddy Wakefield book, this collection is the most comprehensive of his most compelling works to date. His craft mimics the intrigue of propellers when they make themselves invisible. Buddy s honest story is a one-man relay race to the light; that of a boy at gentleman practice who sometimes wants to blend in so badly he forgets his purpose has already arrived and there is no need to fight a war that s long been over. The reader must be prepared for the recurring nightmares from which Buddy wakes up only to realize that whatever supposedly awful thing was stalking him was actually just trying to help."

No Matter the Wreckage

Author: Sarah Kay,Professor of French Literature Sarah Kay

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912578

Category: American poetry

Page: 145

View: 1626

Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.

The Prince of Ill Luck

Book One of the Warhorse of Esdragon

Author: Susan Dexter

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781548871031

Category:

Page: 392

View: 9222

Just his luck... Leith, Prince of the Isles, had survived attempted infanticide, abandonment, earthquake, shipwreck and starvation... ill luck had followed him close as his shadow from his birth, a curse as much a part of him as his mismatched eyes. When he found a fabulous black horse and won the hand of a beautiful maiden, he had no reason to expect his luck had changed. His promised bride had no intention of marrying him? All Leith wanted was to be cured of his curse. If Kessallia's mother truly was a witch, Leith had reason to hope. A witch could lift a curse. Couldn't she? Kessallia, daughter of the Duke of Esdragon, just wanted to find her parents. If her mother was dead, as she had been told, why had her father abandoned his land and his daughter to seek her out? If her mother was a witch, could she teach her daughter to cope with the fearful visions that had begun to assail her? Kess needed to find her parents...but did that mean she needed to marry a cursed castaway, just because she'd pledged her word?

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