Next Line, Please

Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers

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Author: David Lehman,Angela Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150171550X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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In this book, David Lehman, the longtime series editor of the Best American Poetry, offers a masterclass in writing in form and collaborative composition. An inspired compilation of his weekly column on the American Scholar website, Next Line, Please makes the case for poetry open to all. Next Line, Please gathers in one place the popular column’s plethora of exercises and prompts that Lehman designed to unlock the imaginations of poets and creative writers. He offers his generous and playful mentorship on forms such as the sonnet, haiku, tanka, sestina, limerick, and the cento and shares strategies for how to build one line from the last. This groundbreaking book shows how pop-up crowds of poets can inspire one another, making art, with what poet and guest editor Angela Ball refers to as "spontaneous feats of language." How can poetry thrive in the digital age? Next Line, Please shows the way. Lehman writes, "There is something magical about poetry, and though we think of the poet as working alone, working in the dark, it is all the better when a community of like-minded individuals emerges, sharing their joy in the written word."

Next Line, Please

Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers

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Author: David Lehman,Angela Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150171550X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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In this book, David Lehman, the longtime series editor of the Best American Poetry, offers a masterclass in writing in form and collaborative composition. An inspired compilation of his weekly column on the American Scholar website, Next Line, Please makes the case for poetry open to all. Next Line, Please gathers in one place the popular column’s plethora of exercises and prompts that Lehman designed to unlock the imaginations of poets and creative writers. He offers his generous and playful mentorship on forms such as the sonnet, haiku, tanka, sestina, limerick, and the cento and shares strategies for how to build one line from the last. This groundbreaking book shows how pop-up crowds of poets can inspire one another, making art, with what poet and guest editor Angela Ball refers to as "spontaneous feats of language." How can poetry thrive in the digital age? Next Line, Please shows the way. Lehman writes, "There is something magical about poetry, and though we think of the poet as working alone, working in the dark, it is all the better when a community of like-minded individuals emerges, sharing their joy in the written word."

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What a Butcher Can Teach Us about Positive Influence

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Author: Jim Serger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936800155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

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Influence is an hourly act. Positive or negative; we all crave for guidance in one fashion or another. We glance to our parents, we watch to our coaches, and we glance to our teachers for reassurance and for counseling. We desire the pats on the back, the at-a-boy moments and of course recognition, when we do something enormous. However, personal influence is much more than a cheerleader, more than a ring-side coach; it's one that is the way, for they show the way, through their daily regiment. We often look to the rich-and-famous, the star-athlete, or the politician as a beacon. Yet, the ones who greatly impact your life are the day-to-day people with who you interact with. As we push further and further deep into our roots as to why we turned out the way were are, we must really give thanks to the local adults who molded us, groomed us, guided us and of course who showed compassion for us. Our journey in life is a set of stages; it's one door after another that we have to unlock and face fears, trials and of course celebrate. Our soul purpose in life is to guide and educate the next generation; shape them into hard-working individuals. Allow them to stumble, yet, support them. Allow them to achieve, yet, settle them down. It's a game that has been played for thousands of years, the game of influence. Positive influence has a far greater impact than negative influence. This book will show you what can happen when one is encouraged, when one is challenged and pushed through positive guidance. This account will establish that it's up to us in the long run. But, it's the small stories and the journey thorough positive influence, which allowed us to triumph. The local butcher; small, but influential in the BIG game of life.

The Oxford Book of American Poetry

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Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019516251X

Category: Poetry

Page: 1132

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Redefines the great canon of American poetry from its origins in the 17th century right up to the present.

Best American Poetry 2018

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Author: David Lehman,Dana Gioia

Publisher: Scribner

ISBN: 1501127802

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Celebrating thirty years, the 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry—“a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune)—collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. In a review of Best American Poetry 2017, The Washington Post said, “The poems, ordered alphabetically by author, have a wonderful cohesion and flow, as if each contributes to a larger narrative about life today.” The guest editor for 2018, Dana Gioia, has an unconventional poetic background. Gioia has published five volumes of poetry, served as the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and currently sits as the Poet Laureate of California, but he is also a graduate of Stanford Business School and was once a Vice President at General Foods. He has studied opera and is a published librettist, in addition to his prolific work in critical essay writing and editing literary anthologies. Having lived several lives, Gioia brings an insightful, varied, eclectic eye to this year’s Best American Poetry. With his classic essay “Can Poetry Matter?”, originally run in The Atlantic in 1991, Gioia considered whether there is a place for poetry to be a part of modern American mainstream culture. Decades later, the debate continues, but Best American Poetry 2018 stands as evidence that poetry is very much present, relevant, and finding new readers.

Evening Song

Òran Feasgair

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Author: Gil Waugh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595633595

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

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Evening Song is a blend of Scottish language and history, original Celtic music, Einsteins relativity, a murder mystery, and a tale of eternal love. "You'll no longer think of Canada as a prosaic place after reading Gil Waugh's tale of a magical Ottawa. His story mixes the metaphysical and the mysterious, the human and the transcendent, in a fascinating and compelling blend." Robert J. Sawyer, Best Novel Hugo and Nebula Award Winner Evening Song is a provocative and compelling piece of storytelling. A multi- voice, time-shifting narrative, this techno-fantasy mystery hits all the right notes! Waugh uses his deft touch to combine an intricate plot with fascinating characters while exploring such diverse issues as time and space, memory and reality, genetic engineering and more. A very satisfying and enriching read. Joy Sallans, Educator and Writer Gil Waugh offers fans of redoubtable Karen Simpson another riveting mystery in the series with the eerie, futuristic Evening Song. Chapters online editors Strap on your seatbelt for this wonderful tale of intrigue and murder. Waugh will pull you along on a multi-media experience which explores the limits of science, technology, the Internet, time travel and more... Greg Bociek, M.D. M.Sc. FRCP(C) Evening song is a gripping and fast paced detective thriller with a science-fiction undertone. Doug McKercher, Publisher, Formian Press Travel with Karen and Steve half way around the world and experience investigation and observation techniques. This book is true to form. John Sullivan, General Manager, Triangle Investigation Agency

Best American Poetry 2017

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Author: David Lehman,Natasha Trethewey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501127632

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky). Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives.” Marilyn Nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.” With her selections and introductory essay for The Best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture. The Best American Poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year. With Trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series.

Mother/Daughter Monologues Volume 1: Babes and Beginnings

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Author: International Centre for Women Playwrights,Emily Cicchini,Gretchen Elizabeth Smith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557094224

Category: American drama

Page: 108

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This is the first anthology in a four-volume set of dramatic monologues exploring the Mother/Daughter experience. Each volume reflects a different stage of a woman's life: Babes and Beginnings includes female characters from pre-teens to late twenties. This anthology features the work of playwrights Bara Swain, Barbara Lindsay, Cassandra Lewis, Chris Shaw Swanson, Christy A. Brothers, Elaine Romero, Elizabeth Whitney, Isabella Russell-Ides, James Venhaus, Jo J. Adamson, Kaite O'Reilly, Karen Jeynes, Kevin Six, Kimberly Del Busto, Maggie Gallant, Margaret Bail, Mark Harvey Levine, Martha Patterson, Mary O'Malley, Meg Haley, Michele Raper Rittenhouse, Monica Bauer, Nina Solomita, Patricia Montley, Rachel Rubin Ladutke, Robin Rice Lichtig, Sera Weber-Striplin, Steven Bergman, SuzAnne C. Cole, Thomas M. Kelly, and Virginia (Ginger) Fleishans. Foreword by Dr. Gretchen Elizabeth Smith.

Bright Line Eating

The Science of Living Happy, Thin & Free

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Author: Susan Peirce Thompson, PHD

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 1401952542

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 320

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Bright Line Eating has helped thousands of people from over 75 countries lose all their excess weight and keep it off. Are you ready to join them? In this book, Susan Peirce Thompson, Ph.D. shares the groundbreaking weight-loss solution based on her highly acclaimed Bright Line Eating Boot Camps. Rooted in cutting-edge neuroscience, psychology, and biology, Bright Line Eating explains why people who are desperate to lose weight fail again and again: It’s because the brain blocks weight loss. Bright Line Eating (BLE) is a simple approach designed to reverse that process. By working with four “Bright Lines” — clear, unambiguous, boundaries — Susan Peirce Thompson shows us how to heal our brain and shift it into a mode where it is ready to shed pounds, release cravings, and stop sabotaging our weight loss goals. Best of all, it is a program that understands that willpower cannot be relied on, and sets us up to be successful anyway. Through the lens of Susan’s own moving story, and those of her Bright Lifers, you’ll discover firsthand why traditional diet and exercise plans have failed in the past. You’ll also learn about the role addictive susceptibility plays in your personal weight-loss journey, where cravings come from, how to rewire your brain so they disappear, and more. Susan guides you through the phases of Bright Line Eating —from weight loss to maintenance and beyond —and offers a dynamic food plan that will work for anyone, whether you’re vegan, gluten-free, paleo, or none of the above. Bright Line Eating frees us from the obesity cycle and introduces a radical plan for sustainable weight loss. It’s a game changer in a game that desperately needs changing. “Bright Line Eating ushers in an end to cravings, an end to dieting, an end to that constant, exhausting, soul-sucking loop in your head about food and calories and pounds. . . . Living Happy, Thin, and Free is your birthright.” — Susan Peirce Thompson

Deep Learning

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Author: Ian Goodfellow,Yoshua Bengio,Aaron Courville

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262337371

Category: Computers

Page: 800

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"Written by three experts in the field, Deep Learning is the only comprehensive book on the subject." -- Elon Musk, cochair of OpenAI; cofounder and CEO of Tesla and SpaceX Deep learning is a form of machine learning that enables computers to learn from experience and understand the world in terms of a hierarchy of concepts. Because the computer gathers knowledge from experience, there is no need for a human computer operator to formally specify all the knowledge that the computer needs. The hierarchy of concepts allows the computer to learn complicated concepts by building them out of simpler ones; a graph of these hierarchies would be many layers deep. This book introduces a broad range of topics in deep learning. The text offers mathematical and conceptual background, covering relevant concepts in linear algebra, probability theory and information theory, numerical computation, and machine learning. It describes deep learning techniques used by practitioners in industry, including deep feedforward networks, regularization, optimization algorithms, convolutional networks, sequence modeling, and practical methodology; and it surveys such applications as natural language processing, speech recognition, computer vision, online recommendation systems, bioinformatics, and videogames. Finally, the book offers research perspectives, covering such theoretical topics as linear factor models, autoencoders, representation learning, structured probabilistic models, Monte Carlo methods, the partition function, approximate inference, and deep generative models. Deep Learning can be used by undergraduate or graduate students planning careers in either industry or research, and by software engineers who want to begin using deep learning in their products or platforms. A website offers supplementary material for both readers and instructors.

Diary of a Young Girl

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Author: Anne Frank

Publisher: ENRICH CULTURE GROUP LIMITED

ISBN: 9887739537

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

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The Diary of a Young Girl is a book of the diary kept by Anne Frank while she was in hiding for two years with her family during the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands. Published in 1947, the diary received widespread critical and popular attention. The book is included in several lists of the top books of the 20th century.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two

The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production Special Rehearsal Edition

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Author: J. K. Rowling,John Tiffany,Jack Thorne

Publisher: Arthur A. Levine Books

ISBN: 9781338099133

Category:

Page: 336

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The Eighth Story. Nineteen Years Later. Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, John Tiffany, and Jack Thorne, a new play by Jack Thorne, "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" is the eighth story in the Harry Potter series and the first official Harry Potter story to be presented on stage. The play will receive its world premiere in London's West End on July 30, 2016. It was always difficult being Harry Potter and it isn't much easier now that he is an overworked employee of the Ministry of Magic, a husband and father of three school-age children. While Harry grapples with a past that refuses to stay where it belongs, his youngest son Albus must struggle with the weight of a family legacy he never wanted. As past and present fuse ominously, both father and son learn the uncomfortable truth: sometimes, darkness comes from unexpected places. This Special Rehearsal Edition will be available to purchase until early 2017, after which a Definitive Edition of the script will go on sale.

Please

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Author: Jericho Brown

Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose

ISBN: 9781930974791

Category: Poetry

Page: 69

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Drunk on its own rhythms and full of imaginative and often frightening imagery, Please is the album playing in the background of the history and culture that surround African American/male identity and sexuality.

Dog Man (Captain Underpants: Dog Man #1)

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Author: Dav Pilkey

Publisher: Graphix

ISBN: 9780545581608

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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New from the creator of Captain Underpants, it's Dog Man, the crime-biting canine who is part dog, part man, and ALL COP! There's a new breed of justice in town, and he's ready to sniff out criminals -- as soon as he stops chasing his own tail! George and Harold have created a new hero who digs into deception, claws after crooks, and rolls over robbers. When Greg the police dog and his cop companion are injured on the job, a life-saving surgery changes the course of history, and Dog Man is born. With the head of a dog and the body of a human, this heroic hound has a real nose for justice. But can he resist the call of the wild to answer the call of duty?

Invisible Tender

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Author: Jennifer Clarvoe

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 9780823220885

Category: Poetry

Page: 73

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Jennifer Clarvoe's Invisible Tender is the first winner of the annual Poets Out Loud Prize for a book of poetry published each year by Fordham University Press in coordination with Fordham's Poets Out Loud program. Poet J.D. McClatchy, the judge for the 1999 Prize, chose Invisible Tender from among nearly 500 manuscripts entered by poets from around the world. His introduction is included in the volume. The poems collected in Invisible Tender chart the terrains of childhood recollection and adult loss, of meditation and celebration. Intensely lyrical, both employing and altering traditional poetic meters and forms, Clarvoe's poems are rich in philosophical reflection in subjects ranging from art and, popular culture to the elusive languages of the natural world.

The Linux Command Line

A Complete Introduction

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Author: William E. Shotts, Jr.

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273894

Category: COMPUTERS

Page: 480

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You've experienced the shiny, point-and-click surface of your Linux computer—now dive below and explore its depths with the power of the command line. The Linux Command Line takes you from your very first terminal keystrokes to writing full programs in Bash, the most popular Linux shell. Along the way you'll learn the timeless skills handed down by generations of gray-bearded, mouse-shunning gurus: file navigation, environment configuration, command chaining, pattern matching with regular expressions, and more. In addition to that practical knowledge, author William Shotts reveals the philosophy behind these tools and the rich heritage that your desktop Linux machine has inherited from Unix supercomputers of yore. As you make your way through the book's short, easily-digestible chapters, you'll learn how to: * Create and delete files, directories, and symlinks * Administer your system, including networking, package installation, and process management * Use standard input and output, redirection, and pipelines * Edit files with Vi, the world’s most popular text editor * Write shell scripts to automate common or boring tasks * Slice and dice text files with cut, paste, grep, patch, and sed Once you overcome your initial "shell shock," you'll find that the command line is a natural and expressive way to communicate with your computer. Just don't be surprised if your mouse starts to gather dust. A featured resource in the Linux Foundation's "Evolution of a SysAdmin"

Master the Art of Presentations (Collection)

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Author: Jerry Weissman

Publisher: FT Press

ISBN: 0133739937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 481

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World-renowned presentation coach Jerry Weissman has spent 20 years helping top executives succeed in the most important business presentations of their lives. Here’s what he’s learned: the best way to get his message across is to show his techniques in action. In Presentation in Action , Weissman does just that: he teaches how to make spectacularly successful presentations by showing exactly how great presenters have done it. Weissman dives into his library of outstanding presentations, sharing examples from current events, politics, science, art, music, literature, cinema, media, sports, and even the military. His compelling examples don’t just demonstrate what’s universal about effective human communication: they also reveal powerful ways to solve the specific challenges presenters encounter most often. This book’s five sections focus on each element of the outstanding contemporary presentation: Content: Mastering the art of telling your story; Graphics: Designing PowerPoint slides that work brilliantly; Delivery skills: How to make actions speak louder than words; Q+A: How to handle tough questions; Integration: How to put it all together. Now, in Winning Strategies for Power Presentations, Weissman identifies the elements of a great presentation, distilling 75 best practices from the world's best persuaders into bite-sized chapters designed to be easy-to-read -- and equally easy to apply. Following on the heels of Weissman's best-selling Presentations in Action, this book presents powerful new insights into the four key areas of delivering winning presentations: contents, graphics, delivery, and Q-and-A sessions. Throughout, Weissman's compelling case studies range from Jon Stewart to venture capitalist John Doerr, Stephen King to Mark Twain, Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Netflix CEO Reed Hastings. Weissman also includes brand-new advice on a wide spectrum of "special presentation" issues, ranging from developing a richer public speaking voice to delivering scripted speeches, interviewing like a TV anchorperson to demonstrating products more successfully.