Presenting a new volume of poetry from the pen of Thomas William. His previous volume, Poems on Alaska and Other Planets, was very well received both here and abroad, and this new volume, Chant of the Gemini, will certainly further and enhance his growing reputation as an important American poet. Dr. William is versatile and finds inspiration in the nooks and crannies of life, his own and others. He certainly shoots a straight, direct arrow into the heart of his poetic matter, a matter of direct truth overcoming extraneous verbosity. He is a poet more concerned with the vegetables of daily living, the potatoes and peas of life, than with its exotic orchards. Read, and you will surely enjoy.
Dr. Thomas William is a retired psychotherapist and educator; however-as his latest volume of poetry will amply demonstrate-he will never retire from being an avid student of the human condition. Nolo Contendere brings us yet another collection of brilliant insights spanning the gamut from amusing wit to tragical poignancy. Dr. William's other published works include three other volumes of poetry, Poems on Alaska and Other Planets, Chant of the Gemini, and Cryogenic Suspension; two novels, The Alaskan Saga of Thomas Churchill O'Brien and Placida House; and four books of aphorisms, Perils of Wisdom, Books I, II, III, and IV.
A must-read collection of the author’s delightfully witty and profound original aphorisms, a continuation of his previously published Perils of Wisdom. It spans the full spectrum of human experience, offering insight into Philosophy, Religion, Politics, Education, Success, Friendship, Love, Marriage, Ambition, Money, and Old Age. You can open it up anywhere at random and read it for a minute or two, or you can indulge in it for an entire evening. Either way, a perusal of this collection is guaranteed to both amuse and challenge you. It will offer you the patience to endure the travails of the journey through life, as well as uplift your spirits with mischievous new ways of looking at old comedies and tragedies—both in your own life and the lives of others. It can provoke excellent dialogue between you and your friends as you examine each jewel within, or merely give you a little “snack” for thought as you go about your daily affairs. It is an excellent gift for loved ones and a must for every library, coffee table, and night stand.
What do we, as a society, do with our aged and ailing? A fortunate few spend their last years in small, caring rest homes like Placida House, where each resident is lovingly treated like a member of the family. Baby Dog Benji rules the roost, lavishing canine warmth and affection. Lee and Svea are the expert cook and housemother, absolutely indispensable and adored by all. Henry does the maintenance and takes care of the grounds and occasionally saves somebody's life. And Dr. William is the all-wise father figure who patiently steers Placida House safely through many a storm and keeps things running on an even keel. Set aside the cares of the day for a moment, and enter the safe haven of Placida House, where there's plenty of laughter, good spirits, comic absurdity, and heartwarming spiritual growth. Here it is that men come to grips with their mortality and their prejudices, and try to answer the questions of what's it all been about and what's it all for. But mostly, here is where they at last find peace, protection, happiness, and sincere acceptance.
Ana Monnar This children's poetry book is appropriate for ages 10 and up. The book provides simple guidelines for writing poems. It also offers helpful websites. The poems throughout the book are educational. Couplets Acrostics Haikus School to Work Natural Disasters Thank God Land The Universe Character Education
A GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019, this stunning collection of new and classic poems from around the world celebrates the diversity of life on our green and blue planet, to be shared with all the family. With new poems from Raymond Antrobus, Mona Arshi, Kate Tempest, Hollie McNish, Dean Atta, Sabrina Mahfouz and more. Dive into this book and be swept away on a journey around our green and blue planet, from the peak of the snowiest mountaintop to the bottom of the deepest, bluest ocean. Meet the birds circling its skies, the beasts prowling its plains, and the people toiling in its fields and forests and cities... Explore all the worlds that make up our world, and hear the voices, past and present, that sing out from it. From haikus to sonnets, from rap to the Romantics, this joyous collection celebrates life in all corners of our beautiful planet.
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Topographies of Beginnings from Whitman to the Twenty-first Century
Author: Sascha Pöhlmann
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
Category: American poetry
An investigation of how American poetry since Whitman makes its beginnings, with what means and to which political and aesthetic ends, and how it addresses fundamental questions about what the future is and how it may be affectednow.
When Gary Snyder’s long poem Mountains and Rivers Without End was published in 1996, it was hailed as a masterpiece of American poetry. Anthony Hunt offers a detailed historical and explicative analysis of this complex work using, among his many sources, Snyder’s personal papers, letters, and interviews. Hunt traces the work’s origins, as well as some of the sources of its themes and structure, including Nō drama; East Asian landscape painting; the rhythms of storytelling, chant, and song; Jungian archetypal psychology; world mythology; Buddhist philosophy and ritual; Native American traditions; and planetary geology, hydrology, and ecology. His analysis addresses the poem not merely by its content, but through the structure of individual lines and the arrangement of the parts, examining the personal and cultural influences on Snyder’s work. Hunt’s benchmark study will be rewarding reading for anyone who enjoys the contemplation of Snyder’s artistry and ideas and, more generally, for those who are intrigued by the cultural and intellectual workings of artistic composition.