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

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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."

Evening Song

Òran Feasgair


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

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

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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.

The Sins of the Father

A Romance of the South


Author: Thomas Dixon

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 0813138035

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still-controversial film The Birth of a Nation. It was The Sins of the Father, however, that Dixon regarded as the most aesthetically satisfying child of his Ku Klux Klan saga. In this novel he telescopes the trilogy's sprawling historical canvas into one tightly scripted narrative. A best-seller in 1912, the novel's themes of interracial sex and incest outraged many upon its publication. Nearly a century later, Dixon's work is undergoing a critical reevaluation. A new introduction by Steven Weisenburger lends a valuable historical and critical perspective to this important and divisive classic of American literature. Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is also the author of The Clansman and The Flaming Sword. Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair in Humanities at Southern Methodist University, is the author of several books, including Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child- murder from the Old South.

Composition as Identity


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.

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What a Butcher Can Teach Us about Positive Influence


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.