Next Line, Please

Prompts to Inspire Poets and Writers


Author: David Lehman,Angela Ball

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 150171550X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

View: 7337

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


Author: Jim Serger

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781936800155

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 136

View: 7571

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.

Line up, Please


Author: Tomoko Ohmura

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781877579998


Page: 40

View: 9780

A huge international seller in other languages Booksellers choice, Germany. Lots of humour and clues to figure out where the line is leading 'Totally engaging...It's a whale of a fun ride!' Kirkus Reviews (US) 'A whimsical and witty tour of the animal kingdom.' Publishers Weekly (US)

Evening Song

Òran Feasgair


Author: Gil Waugh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595633595

Category: Fiction

Page: 204

View: 4555

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

Hold the Line Please

The Story of the Hello Girls


Author: Sally Southall

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781858582399

Category: Telephone

Page: 180

View: 2442

Sally Southall - christened Kathleen, but always Sally. A pet name since a small child living in Handsworth Birmingham. In 1949 at the age of 17 she became a GPO telephonist at Telephone House, Birmingham until she married John two years later. In those earlier years of marriage Sally was kept fully, but very happily occupied while staying at home raising their four sons. Eventually becoming involved in local politics and what are generally described as worthy causes, she had no thought of returning to her former work until she saw the advertisement, Telephone operators given. In 1988, almost forty years since first becoming a telephonist she returned. Not now the GPO but BT, operating computers in Directory Enquiries. Ironically, on the site of the old Midland Exchange where she had been seconded for a short time 38 years earlier. Sally remained until the exchange closed in 1991. Now she has left Birmingham and the city life to retire with her husband of 52 years, to the heart of leafy Warwickshire, but is always happy to return to her roots.

London Charivari


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

Publisher: N.A


Category: Caricatures and cartoons

Page: N.A

View: 7962

The Oxford Book of American Poetry


Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019516251X

Category: Poetry

Page: 1132

View: 1766

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

The Linux Command Line

A Complete Introduction


Author: William E. Shotts, Jr.

Publisher: No Starch Press

ISBN: 1593273894


Page: 480

View: 9073

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"

Please Please the Bees


Author: Gerald Kelley

Publisher: Albert Whitman and Company

ISBN: 080755183X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5507

Benedict has a pretty sweet life for a bear. Every morning the bees leave a jar of honey on his doorstep, and every day he has honey for breakfast and honey in his tea. It’s an important part of his day. But all that changes when the bees go on strike. Now it’s up to Benedict to listen to the bees, and he realizes there’s a lot more he could be doing to help them. So he fixes up the hive and learns to be a better beekeeper. Will the bees be pleased?

Sun Bear


Author: Matthew Zapruder

Publisher: House of Anansi

ISBN: 1770894608

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

View: 1896

The fourth collection from the celebrated American poet and editor, Matthew Zapruder. Matthew Zapruder’s poems begin in the faint inkling, in the bloom of thought, and then unfold into wide-reaching meditations on what it means to live in the contemporary moment, among plastic, statistics, and diet soda. Written in a direct, conversational style, the poems in Sun Bear display full-force why Zapruder is one of the most popular poets in America. From “I Drink Bronze Light”: Great American summer lakes right now I am flying above you through a rare cloudless transparent sky back to the city where it is always cold even in summer the round hole I press my face against shows only a blue expanse with white sails below speckled exactly the way the Aegean would have been three thousand years ago if one could have seen it from above maybe riding in the dark claw of a god who didn’t care. . . .

Votes & Proceedings


Author: New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Council

Publisher: N.A


Category: New South Wales

Page: N.A

View: 2605

Mother/Daughter Monologues Volume 1: Babes and Beginnings


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


ISBN: 0557094224

Category: American drama

Page: 108

View: 4335

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.

Spillover: Animal Infections and the Next Human Pandemic


Author: David Quammen

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393066800

Category: Medical

Page: 587

View: 4165

Examines the emergence and causes of new diseases all over the world, describing a process called “spillover” where illness originates in wild animals before being passed to humans and discusses the potential for the next huge pandemic. 70,000 first printing.

The Sins of the Father

A Romance of the South


Author: Thomas Dixon

Publisher: N.A


Category: United States

Page: 462

View: 2316

Between the Lines


Author: Jodi Picoult,Samantha van Leer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451635753

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 352

View: 3262

Told in their separate voices, sixteen-year-old Prince Oliver, who wants to break free of his fairy-tale existence, and fifteen-year-old Delilah, a loner obsessed with Prince Oliver and the book in which he exists, work together to seek his freedom.

Composition as Identity


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

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191022160

Category: Philosophy

Page: 240

View: 5012

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.