It lists slightly beside the highway. Whoever placed it there drove its upright deep into the earth, intimate with the tragedy of wind and driving rain. Knowing the certainty of erasure, they left it nameless, just a simple wooden cross harboring, for a while, the traces of unbearable loss. As if lit from within with white light, it glows beside the silent highway: white light stark as the grief of the bereaved, white as the clouds above, streaking, disintegrating.
New from the author of The Death of Bonnie and Clyde. The whole Michael Gills sojourned in the heart of light and he has returned to his home world with that light still clinging to his every utterance. The detail work is exquisite. Suffering and loss are given their necessary place in these stories, but so too are grace and mercy. He is associate professor of writing for the Honors College at the University of Utah where he lives in the Wasatch Foothills with his wife and daughter.
Collection of Short Fiction. New from the real-life teacher of Dead Poets Society. One Grand, Sweet Song is a collection of familiar essays in which Sam Pickering explores libraries and woods and fields. He wanders over hills and far away—to the Caribbean and Canada—but he always returns to the local, to Connecticut and his memories of a Southern childhood. He ponders writing and aging, joy and lunacy. He celebrates family and Christmas. He laughs and tells terrible lies, and jokes. He runs half-marathons, and on a farm in Nova Scotia, he tries to write his Walden.
In these pages Pickering embraces his world with great love, wrapping it in words and pulling it and the reader unforgettably close. Pickering has written 28 books and hundreds of articles. One book mulls teaching, and another is a memoir. He taught in Jordan and Syria on Fulbright grants, and lived in Britain for five years, Australia for three. Literary Nonfiction. Poetic criticism from one of our leading poets. Lawrence and Hart Crane; a long essay on the work of poet David Bottoms; and my own interview for a special feature of my work in Fifth Wednesday Journa l in Chicago, Spring He lives in Savoy, IL.
Literary Criticism. The poems of Sarah Cortez flex lean muscles to build lyric intensity and a gripping edginess often backlit by an incandescent, controlled eroticism. Cortez reveals the hidden underworld of her fellow police officers, whose lives comprise the thin blue line and whose blood sometimes splashes and blackens on summer concrete. And what of the water? A transparency we swim through, lithe white muscle, the glide of fins. We move and move forever inside reflections, refractions, ruckus from the other side. Our eyes never close. We see you coming. His poems offer a perspective on our world that is in turn celebratory, somber, joyous, dark, tender, and, most of all, doubt-plagued.
He offers no easy answers, but his questions will enrich and reward the reader. This deeply felt book is the work of a gifted poet and research physician at the height of his powers. Every heart conceals a few small secrets or, if full of amplitude and plenty, large ones.
I begin with a green bough, forsythia— supple and yellow with flower. I end there—not because I am impoverished, but because I have it all. He is the author of seven books of poems, the most recent of which is The Houstiliad, An Iliad for Houston , and three novels. Lieberman is married to the nonfiction writer Susan Abel Lieberman. They have two sons, two daughters-in-law, and five grandchildren. Consequences of a Moonless Night deepens its native primitivism through humor, surrealism, and soul-searching lyricism.
These poems take the reader on a journey where a grandmother "walks with the Beast of the Apocalypse on a leash" into visions of grief, eroticism, and an indelibly reflective reticence that continues to unfold with each reading. Message In A Bottle. A green bottle washes up on a beach. It is very old. It is not glass but something the sea has made by erasure. The message inside is written in blackberry juice. No one knows how to translate its language except by the cardio-bleats that tremored in the hand that wrote it, the hand bent by the curve of the horizon, calculating a rescue, a possible escape.
Her poems have appeared in literary journals such as DoubleTake and Louisiana Review , and she is a contributing poet in Vanishing Points. Her plays have been staged at Frenetic Theater. I am lost on a heat-shimmering quilt Just yards from an open door where My children watch for the relief of nightfall And aimless bees and flies look to me Saying, "You must know something.
Her most recent full-length collection is Her Secret Dream.
Miracle in East Texas
She lives and farms in Scott County, Virginia. A haunting memoir from the author of Harlow. In this sharply remembered portrait of the people and places that shaped him, Armand paints his seemingly negative experiences with a sympathetic and understanding brush. As the reader follows Armand through his childhood and later into adult life—when he is reunited with his mother after she makes a failed suicide attempt—a surprisingly new world of hope and possibility is rendered, despite the overwhelming challenges of this reunion. His second novel, Harlow, was published by Texas Review Press in Each piece in this thematically-linked collection assumes a unique shape, whether poetically compressed, echoing only to break the contours of mystery stories, or redolent of the forms of classical prayer.
The Texas of American Originals becomes the landscape of strife and hope, struggle and love, lost and found. The characters in the stories and novellas here learn, sometimes the hard way, the truth of T. Saints and sinners, and the blurred lines between them, drive these spare narratives set in the plains and deserts of Texas. His work has been recognized with fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.
He lives in Corvallis, Oregon. It also sparks a massive race riot and puts the mother and rookie in the crosshairs of a deranged gunman. Through initially awkward meetings there, Emma and Rusty establish a bond that they must ultimately rely on to rebuild their lives and help heal their city.
New and Forthcoming
It is a ruthlessly honest account of the new progressive South still struggling with a very old legacy of hate. From the author of Here I Stand. Speaking in voices of a farmer right out of Deliverance , a disgruntled professor of English, and his dog Harley, Pichaske says what many people think, but few have the courage to say. While he is especially strong on details of history, place, and language, the hard-nosed wisdom his narrators offer transcends place and even time.
And in dreams the ultimate purity: by now she may be fat and forty, stretch marks, grey hair, three kids. The ravages of time, you know? Look at you and me: not exactly the bright and rising stars we were twenty years ago, eh? But in dreams, the years are invisible. People never age in dreams. David Pichaske has spent fifty years as a college professor, and forty years as editor-publisher of Spoon River Poetry Press and Ellis Press.
He lives in Granite Falls, Minnesota. Best Creative Nonfiction of the South , of which this Virginia collection is the first volume, serves as a valuable resource for scholars, students, writers, and general readers interested in creative nonfiction both from specific areas of the South and across the region as a whole. The writers included in each volume come from diverse backgrounds, generations, and artistic traditions. In some cases, publisher permissions and other factors have foiled the editors from including the work of deserving writers.
- El fabricante de ataúdes (Spanish Edition).
- Chris Colfer's Ever-Expanding Land of Stories.
- Affirmative Action (Historical Guides to Controversial Issues in America).
- The Shrimad Devi Bhagvatam: The Fifth Book;
Nevertheless, the abundant literary talent across the South has lessened the impact of the occasional unfortunate omission. We welcome this new series on Southern nonfiction and look forward to visiting these fine essayists, state by state. New from Texas State Poet Laureate. While her poems range in style, topic and region, they capture each universal emotion, delving into our desire to know our place in this world; the reason for our very being. Her words are comfort and wonder and hope.
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More filters. Sort order. Sep 13, Jane rated it really liked it. It is surprising that this book is not more widely available - very much like Cranford or Lark Rise to Candleford but with a distinct Yorkshire accent. Mar 22, Mike rated it it was amazing. Found this book recently after coming across the Author, who used to live in a village where we have friends.
I really enjoyed this story, written as autobiography of a Woman who escapes the smoke and bustle of London, who on a whim, rents a tiny cottage in a little hamlet on the moors in actuality it's probably based on Hawksworth near Guiseley and the relationship she develops over the following year. It's in Jane Austen style and essentially becomes something of a love story. The description Found this book recently after coming across the Author, who used to live in a village where we have friends. The descriptions evoke a strong call to the purple headed mountains and connection with God through natural encounters.