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 in Line Please

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.

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

The New Hope Series Box Set:

New Hope Series

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Author: Britney King

Publisher: Britney King

ISBN: 1540141136

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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In the tradition of Gone Girl and Behind Closed Doors comes a gripping, twisted, furiously clever read that demands your attention, and keeps you guessing until the very end. For fans of the anti-heroine and stories told in unorthodox ways, The Social Affair delivers us the perfect dark and provocative villain. The only question—who is it? The Social Affair | Book One A timeless, perfect couple waltzes into the small coffee shop where Izzy Lewis works. Instantly enamored, she does what she always does in situations like these: she searches them out on social media. Just like that—with the tap of a screen— she's given a front row seat to the Dunns' picturesque life. This time, she's certain she's found what she's been searching for. This time, she'll go to whatever lengths it takes to ensure she gets it right—even if this means doing the unthinkable. Intense and original, The Social Affair is a disturbing psychological thriller that explores what can happen when privacy is traded for convenience. The Replacement Wife | Book Two Statistically speaking, fifty percent of marriages end in divorce. What are the odds for murder? Widower Tom Anderson is a savant with more affinity for numbers than people. Problem is, one is a lonely number. Thankfully, he solved for X by finding the perfect woman. It wasn't easy. Tom is very specific. He has to be. Having checked 'find trophy wife' off his list, life was moving along swimmingly. Until that perfect woman let it slip—she has a past. One she kept hidden, almost perfectly. Sure, she lied—she fudged the numbers. Most women do. Now, Tom has buyers' remorse and according to cult rules only two options: get rid of her—or single-handedly erase her past. She's a liar. But she does keep house well. And she makes a mean lasagna. Decisions, decisions. Razor-sharp and utterly gripping, this electrifying story explores the lengths one will go in the pursuit of perfection, little white lies that can turn lethal, and the danger lurking behind the smiles of those we trust most. Speak of the Devil | Book Three In the upscale suburb where Vanessa Bolton lives, she's your average suburban housewife. She does her grocery shopping on Tuesday, Thursday mornings are reserved for Pilates, Sundays for church. At home, she's an impeccable housekeeper and a mother with a mediocre track record. But in discreet hotel rooms throughout the city, she can be whatever you want her to be—provided you can afford the hourly fee. In the rapidly expanding cult to which she belongs, Vanessa has been assigned the role of a "Siren"—a recruiter trained to use seduction to elicit compliance from her marks. Vanessa's latest assignment—an unsuspecting chemist merely looking for something without strings—proves to be her toughest yet. Unwilling to neatly slide into the roles society has prescribed for them, the two collide in a sensual and savage affair that threatens not only their own lives but also those they seek to protect most. Featuring "tantalizing suspense, pulse-pounding danger, sex, and double-dealing," Speak of the Devil is a timely and riveting psychological thriller that is impossible to put down.

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.

Composition as Identity

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Author: A. J. Cotnoir,Donald L. M. Baxter

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

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Composition is the relation between a whole and its parts—the parts are said to compose the whole; the whole is composed of the parts. But is a whole anything distinct from its parts taken collectively? It is often said that 'a whole is nothing over and above its parts'; but what might we mean by that? Could it be that a whole just is its parts? This collection of essays is the first of its kind to focus on the relationship between composition and identity. Twelve original articles—written by internationally renowned scholars and rising stars in the field—argue for and against the controversial doctrine that composition is identity. An editor's introduction sets out the formal and philosophical groundwork to bring readers to the forefront of the debate.

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.

Yahweh

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Author: Rhoan Flowers

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1468525107

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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I was asked why I chose such a daring title and without any consideration said, "In respects to the big man." I was brought up going to Kindom Hall with my grandparents, who were relegious people that taught me the essentials of life, which are God, family, love, honest and respect. As a teenager I broke away from my youthful teachings, as the reality and hardships of life began materializing themselves. I became a product of the system, but instead of being derailed I learnt to adapt and used my core principles to carve the future. Like every other child I've dreamt of the pinnacle to which I can reach, but never able to attain as an adult. The objective of this novel is to bring God in the lives of many, who have forgotten the core principles of what makes us human, yes we are all imperfect, but that doesn't mean we are supposed to behave like cannibals. 'The Last Bible', which is how I've related to this novel, paints a graphic picture of the end of the modern world through the narrator's eyes and other events. 'The big man', or God as most popularly known, is my only inspiration for writing this novel, which I've dedicated to my family, friends and fallen soldiers. Spirituality is the cornerstone of our beliefs, for a species that have no idea exactly from where we came. There will always be those eager to debate the truth, as will there always be Atheists, but regardless of the impurities of those with whom we pray, namely pastors, never abandon God. Mankind has done terrible things in the name of God, but that is because thier God is Lucifer and not the true God Yahweh. Therefore, I say love and praise God unconditionally. Jah!!!

Growing up Ebony and Ivory

A Conversation Between Two Women

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Author: Lim DePriest,Joyce Elizabeth Norman

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452030722

Category: Social Science

Page: 116

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Here is that conversation about race that needs to transpire. And it goes like this: a black woman grows up in the segregated south and moves to Chicago becoming successful in the corporate world then retires and decides to substitute teach. There she meets a white woman around her age who grew up far north in Minnesota. From one end of the Mississippi River to the other, they have seen so many changes in their lives. They talk about their marriages (6 together) their lives, and the topic of diversity. They like to laugh in their discussionsmaybe cry a little. So here you have it: a book that discusses what race has to do with growing up and developing friendship and love in our society: Growing up Ebony and Ivory.

Full Figured 5: Plus Size Divas

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Author: Brenda Hampton,Rose Jackson-Beavers

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1622861094

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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With his Full Figured series, Carl Weber brings together some of Urban Books' hottest authors to entertain readers with their stories about the lives and loves of beautiful full-figured women. When Desa Rae Jenkins ended her tumultuous relationship with Roc, it seemed like the appropriate thing to do; but now she's second-guessing her decision. Roc moved away to Kansas City, leaving street life back in St. Louis up to the brothas who can handle it. He continues to live his life on the edge, though, and when he returns to St. Louis, Desa Rae shows up at his doorstep to reconcile. Roc is reluctant to go there with the one woman who ripped his heart from his chest. He's determined not to let Desa Rae wiggle her way back in, but this full-sized diva is a heavy-hitter who won't give up without putting up a good fight. Win or lose, she refuses to back down, but with Roc's baby mama still in the way, there can be only one winner. When Malika Williamson hired Travis Ingram, she never imagined that he'd be doing a lot more than just maintaining the company's computer system. Not only has he ignited a fire in Malika's heart, but his mere presence causes backstabbing, confusion, and sexual tension at the office. Malika finds herself transformed from upstanding and happily married to an oversexed, overheated adulteress. Will this full-figured beauty be able to control the passion that threatens to destroy everything she's worked so hard to achieve?

Jeremy Daniels And Those Magical Little Bambles

The Secrets Are Revealed

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Author: David Musick

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595381081

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 156

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Jeremy Daniels is a normal boy living a normal life. All he wants is to get through school and play outdoors. One autumn afternoon, he is walking through the forest with his friend, Meagan Johnson. They suddenly make a startling discovery. We are not alone. Someone is living in the forest. An entire town hidden from human eyes. A tiny magical city. They arrive in autumn when the first leaves fall from the trees and they must leave when the first buds arrive in the spring. This is Bambleton, home of the Bambles. The tiny people are back! All of the fun loving Bambles have returned and this time, are traveling to the western desert with Jeremy and his friends. Who do they find is harming nature? How can the Bambles defeat these powerful evil people? Feel the terrible wrath of the Wave of Justice. Jeremy and Meagan learn these answers and more. They also are not prepared for the biggest surprise of all. The secrets are revealed.

Word 2002

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Author: Udo Bretschneider

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781585071104

Category: Computers

Page: 160

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Excel 2002 is the perfect reference guide for any Excel user, with high quality, full-color visuals that get to the point Fast! You'll learn everything from basic functionality to more advanced features that can help anyone at home or work. Learn how to create everything from financial worksheets to charts and graphs and find out how to make Excel work the numbers for you. Step-by-step instructions, easy to follow examples and useful tips and tricks will turn you into an Excel expert in a Flash! -- Calculate with basic math; Excel as a currency calculator -- Excel as a database: split tables - sort and filter data -- Create charts and graphs efficiently -- Costs, Accounts & Co.: overview with credit comparison

Inside Me...

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Author: Dirk De Bock

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479720313

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

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Number three Inside Me is looking at you, it comes as no surprise to me. Im glad to be able to show you more of my stuff, hope youll like this little book as well. I still use the same old patterns, same way of writing. I feel good with the arrangements of my poems, only the ideas are new, everytime again of course. Its understandable that my work becomes recognizable, sometimes I try to make something different. Still I can feel that when I read a poem that Ive written, it gives me shivers, but in a good way as I intend to and so do others to whom Ive shown my new works. Still working together with Xlibris, they have helped me with my first two little poetry works, so I decided to start this third book and publish it again with Xlibris.

London Charivari

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Author: Henry Mayhew,Mark Lemon,Tom Taylor,Shirley Brooks,Sir Francis Cowley Burnand,Sir Owen Seaman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: N.A

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The Boy in the Black Suit

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Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442459522

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

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A 2016 Coretta Scott King Author Honor book. Just when seventeen-year-old Matt thinks he can’t handle one more piece of terrible news, he meets a girl who’s dealt with a lot more—and who just might be able to clue him in on how to rise up when life keeps knocking him down—in this “vivid, satisfying, and ultimately upbeat tale of grief, redemption, and grace” (Kirkus Reviews) from the Coretta Scott King – John Steptoe Award–winning author of When I Was the Greatest. Matt wears a black suit every day. No, not because his mom died—although she did, and it sucks. But he wears the suit for his gig at the local funeral home, which pays way better than the Cluck Bucket, and he needs the income since his dad can’t handle the bills (or anything, really) on his own. So while Dad’s snagging bottles of whiskey, Matt’s snagging fifteen bucks an hour. Not bad. But everything else? Not good. Then Matt meets Lovey. Crazy name, and she’s been through more crazy stuff than he can imagine. Yet Lovey never cries. She’s tough. Really tough. Tough in the way Matt wishes he could be. Which is maybe why he’s drawn to her, and definitely why he can’t seem to shake her. Because there’s nothing more hopeful than finding a person who understands your loneliness—and who can maybe even help take it away.

Longsuffering Through Emotional Wounds

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Author: DeShawn Dorsey

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477103457

Category: Fiction

Page: 91

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Love, loss and acceptance, these are the three challenges that JT and Mac has to face in their battle for visitation rights over their children. Its a hurdle around every corner for these guys to jump over, no matter how many times they try to make things right with their children; their baby mommas stands in the way. How far will JT or Mac go to resolve the problem?