After the Game and Poems

This is another strong one act play written by Dave Sweeney along with 18 new, dynamic poems. There's humor and surprise so all rise and order because Dave likes your quarters.

Author: Dave Sweeney

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1515050270


Page: 36

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This is another strong one act play written by Dave Sweeney along with 18 new, dynamic poems. There's humor and surprise so all rise and order because Dave likes your quarters.

Selected Poems 1965 1975

GAME AFTER SUPPER This is before electricity , it is when there were porches . On the sagging porch an old man is rocking . The porch is wooden , the house is wooden and grey ; in the living room which smells of smoke and mildew ...

Author: Margaret Atwood

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0395404223

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Poems deal with death, self-image, disasters, politics, children, evolution, history, the news, language, dreams, animals, and love.

Irish Poetry after Joyce

Several poems of this posthumous volume The Burning Perch (1963) posit life as a game whose time is running out ("all our games funeral games") not merely for each mortal but implicitly for the race, as the volume's title insinuates.

Author: Dillon Johnston

Publisher: Syracuse University Press

ISBN: 0815604319

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

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William Butler Yeats has been long considered the standard by which all Irish poetry is judged. Even the best of his immediate successors could not be liberated from Yeats's influence. In a new edition of his groundbreaking work, Dillon Johnston elaborates on the premise that many of Ireland's new voices do not follow the Yeatsian model—the singular lyric or odic voice; rather, they rely on Joyce for an interplay of dramatic voices. Johnston describes the world that contemporary poets have inherited: the legacies of Yeats and Joyce, the conflict of Unionism and Nationalism, the Irish language itself, and the politics of literature after World War II. He then explores the poetry of successors to both Yeats and Joyce. Austin Clarke is paired with Thomas Kinsella, Patrick Kavanagh with Seamus Heaney, Denis Devlin with John Montague, and Louis MacNeice with Derek Mahon. This edition, encompassing major poets of the last fifty-five years, includes the work of Paul Muldoon, Richard Murphy, Eavan Boland, Medbh McGuckian, and Eilean Ni Chuilleanain.

The Philosophy of Poetry

It is certain that Wordsworth would grant the more general species; after all we can be assured he would not settle for paraphrases of his poems as somehow ... after under relevant modes of attention when the poetry game is engaged.

Author: John Gibson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191045615

Category: Philosophy

Page: 256

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In recent years philosophers have produced important books on nearly all the major arts: the novel and painting, music and theatre, dance and architecture, conceptual art and even gardening. Poetry is the sole exception. This is an astonishing omission, one this collection of original essays will correct. If contemporary philosophy still regards metaphors such as 'Juliet is the sun' as a serious problem, one has an acute sense of how prepared it is to make philosophical and aesthetic sense of poems such W. B. Yeats's 'The Second Coming', Sylvia Plath's 'Daddy', or Paul Celan's 'Todesfuge'. The Philosophy of Poetry brings together philosophers of art, language, and mind to expose and address the array of problems poetry raises for philosophy. In doing so it lays the foundation for a proper philosophy of poetry, setting out the various puzzles and paradoxes that future work in the field will have to address. Given its breadth of approach, the volume is relevant not only to aesthetics but to all areas of philosophy concerned with meaning, truth, and the communicative and expressive powers of language more generally. Poetry is the last unexplored frontier in contemporary analytic aesthetics, and this volume offers a powerful demonstration of how central poetry should be to philosophy.

Poem Central

By the time these poems were written, the ode was influenced by the sonnet, a much freer form and not so “ceremonial. ... It ends with “After the Game,” when the “lights go out” and the “ghosts of players” pine for games to come ...

Author: Shirley McPhillips

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 9781571109637

Category: Education

Page: 320

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In Poem Central, Shirley McPhillips helps us better understand the central role poetry can play in our personal lives and in the life of our classrooms. She introduces us to professional poets, teachers, and students--people of different ages and walks of life--who are actively engaged in reading and making poems. Their stories and their work show us the power of poems to illuminate the ordinary, to nurture, inspire and stand alongside us for the journey. Poem Central is divided into three main parts--weaving poetry into our lives and our classrooms, reading poems, and writing poems. Shirley has structured the book in short sections that are easy to read and dip into. Each section has a specific focus, provides background knowledge, shows poets at work, highlights information on crafting, defines poetic terms, features finished work, includes classroom examples, and lists additional resources.

The Complete Poems of A R Ammons Volume 1 1955 1977

Line 2148: In an NFL game “Poetry Is the Smallest”: Dec. 23, 1975. One of the “Fifty Statements”: “Mississippi.” After line 22681⁄2 (the right column), one life of space after “trifle” in TS is here restored. Also following TS, the dots ...

Author: A. R. Ammons

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9781324003854

Category: Poetry

Page: 1152

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“One of the great American poets . . . he sounds like nobody else.”—Helen Vendler “So I said I am Ezra / and the wind whipped my throat / gaming for the sounds of my voice. . . .” So begins one of the most remarkable oeuvres in the history of American poetry. The Complete Poems of A. R. Ammons, Volume I presents the first half of Archie Randolph Ammons’s long career, including the complete texts of his three book-length poems from that period: the verse diary Tape for the Turn of the Year, the Bollingen Prize–winning Sphere: The Form of a Motion, and the daring kaleidoscope of The Snow Poems, which late in life Ammons said of all his long poems was his favorite. Here are many of Ammons’s most widely celebrated lyrics and meditations, including “Corsons Inlet,” “Still,” “Gravelly Run,” and “The City Limits.” Others are more directly inspired by his roots in the rural south, among them “Nelly Myers,” “Silver,” and “Mule Song.” Here too are conversations with mountains (as in “Classic” and “Mountain Talk”) and exchanges with the wind (“The Wide Land” and “Mansion”), materialist explanations of reality (“Mechanism” and “Catalyst”) and prayers (such as the several poems titled “Hymn”). A poet drawn to theorizing about poetry, Ammons offers both sophisticated discussions of the art (as in “Poetics” and “Essay on Poetics”) and disarming assurance: “I believe in fun.” The text of each poem has been established after careful consideration of Ammons’s manuscripts and other prepublication materials. Endnotes detail the poems’ composition and publication histories, and also helpfully annotate references made within the poems. This volume confirms Richard Howard’s judgment: “Here was a great poet, surely one of the largest to speak among us.”

Hummers Knucklers and Slow Curves

Introduction The poems collected in this volume are as varied , evocative , and mysterious as the game they attempt to ... owing in part to my limiting my choices mostly to poems published in the last twenty - five years , after the ...

Author: Don Johnson

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252061837

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 130

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Offers eighty-four poems written over the past four decades describing baseball's rich and varied forms.

Like When You Wave at a Train Poems

13 ACTUAL BASEBALL As for actual baseball, it's just not my game. I know you wish it were otherwise. I wish there were two of me, one to fulfill your expectations of a dad, the other to show you the integrity of a man being who he is ...

Author: Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore


ISBN: 9780615204901

Category: Poetry

Page: 90

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This may be my most personal book, as I wrote this collection of poems as an attempt to definitively and honestly connect in a deep way with Farid, my teenage stepson. Ah, since you're not my/ natural son, you can be my/ supernatural son! No actual genes of mine// swim in your blood, your flesh doesn't/ resemble mine, though since I've been your/ dad from the time you were two, we now have a/ definite// family resemblance, leaping over/ genetic fact like some sleek green grasshopper of/ supernatural light.

After the Dream Poems

The eighth five-book collection of poetry by poet and writer Thomas Porky McDonald, After the Dream: Poems 2009-2011, brings the author even closer to home than in his previous work, with a thought to where the world is headed.

Author: Thomas Porky McDonald


ISBN: 172834722X

Category: Poetry

Page: 382

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The eighth five-book collection of poetry by poet and writer Thomas Porky McDonald, After the Dream: Poems 2009-2011, brings the author even closer to home than in his previous work, with a thought to where the world is headed. The title poems for each of the five books in the mix, Born in the City, The Class of No Return, Touched by Life, Back to Astoria and What Lies Ahead, all speak of a man still searching to incorporate his early life into the realities of the 21st Century. Other notable pieces from each collection include "Friendships to Eternity," "Together One, as Always" (City), "While the Leaves Blew," "Always too Old to Change Anything" (Class), "When the Game Simply Took You Away," "I've Never Forgotten About Friendship" (Life), "Scenes From a Lost Neighborhood," "When Fear Overrides Our Humanity" (Astoria), "Needed in the Land of the Needy" and "A Glimpse of Bernadine" (Ahead). A solid entry from the still wandering and wondering balladeer.

Writing the Body in Motion

More than two decades after both Rhéaume's appearance in the Lightning net and the writing of Harrison's poem, that final image ... using his body as “the agent of policy”: When a fight begins, we say it is emotion, but after the game, ...

Author: Angie Abdou

Publisher: Athabasca University Press

ISBN: 9781771992282

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 194

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Sport literature is never just about sport. The genre’s potential to explore the human condition, including aspects of violence, gender, and the body, has sparked the interest of writers, readers, and scholars. Over the last decade, a proliferation of sport literature courses across the continent is evidence of the sophisticated and evolving body of work developing in this area. Writing the Body in Motion offers introductory essays on the most commonly taught Canadian sport literature texts. The contributions sketch the state of current scholarship, highlight recurring themes and patterns, and offer close readings of key works. Organized chronologically by source text, ranging from Shoeless Joe (1982) to Indian Horse (2012), the essays offer a variety of ways to read, consider, teach, and write about sport literature.

Political Religious and Love Poems

193/26 . after - game , n . 99/523 , return match . angels ' portrait of the Virgin Mary , ' Against Temptation , ' 268 . 165 / 625-36 . agayne , prep . 142/25 , against . angelus , n . 149/189 , angels . agenward , adv .

Author: Frederick James Furnivall


ISBN: UCR:31210002180840

Category: English poetry

Page: 348

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The Works of the Right Honourable Joseph Addison Poems on several occasions Poemata Dialogues upon the usefulness of ancient medals especially in relation to the Latin and Greek poets Remarks on several parts of Italy in the years 1702 1703

Our first design , my friend , has proved abortive ; Still there remains an after - game to play : My troops are mounted ; their Numidian steeds Snuff up the wind , and long to scour the desert : Let but Sempronius head us in our flight ...

Author: Joseph Addison


ISBN: HARVARD:32044086771029


Page: 8

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The Poems of T S Eliot Volume II

Well, it got to staying out Nights and trying to be a Big Bravo Cat and it took to visiting Neighbours and then it began to complain of the Food and saying it didn't like Dried Haddock & Kippers and why wasn't there more Game even when ...

Author: T. S. Eliot

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 9780571329410

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

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The Poems of T. S. Eliot is the authoritative edition of one of our greatest poets, scrupulously edited by Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue. It provides, for the first time, a fully scrutinized text of Eliot's poems, carefully restoring accidental omissions and removing textual errors that have crept in over the full century in which Eliot has been so frequently printed and reprinted. The edition also presents many poems from Eliot's youth which were published only decades later, as well as others that saw only private circulation in his lifetime, of which dozens are collected for the first time. To accompany Eliot's poems, Christopher Ricks and Jim McCue have provided a commentary that illuminates the creative activity that came to constitute each poem, calling upon drafts, correspondence and other original materials to provide a vivid account of the poet's working processes, his reading, his influences and his revisions. The first volume respects Eliot's decisions by opening with his Collected Poems 1909-1962 in the form in which he issued it, shortly before his death fifty years ago. There follow in this first volume the uncollected poems from his youth that he had chosen to publish, along with such other poems as could be considered suitable for publication. The second volume opens with the two books of poems of other kinds that he issued, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats and his translation of Perse's Anabase, moving then to verses privately circulated as informal or improper or clubmanlike. Each of these sections is accompanied by its respective commentary, and then, pertaining to the entire edition, there is a comprehensive textual history recording variants both manuscript and published. The Poems of T. S. Eliot is a work of enlightening scholarship that will delight and inform all those who read Eliot for pleasure, as well as all those who read with pleasure and for study. Here are a new accuracy and an unparalleled insight into the marvels and landmarks from The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock and The Waste Land through to Four Quartets

Poems on Life and Love in Ancient India

Occasionally the vocative seems to be part of a kind of literary game, as in poem 207, where the first three feet are in ... in which the speaker ecstatically produces one comparison after another for a girl's hair: The girl's thick, ...

Author: H?la

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 079149392X

Category: Poetry

Page: 212

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The oldest surviving anthology of lyric poems from India, the Sattasaiμ presents the many aspects of love and provides a realistic counterpart to the Kaμmasuμtra.

100 Poems Is Not Enough

She has written several books and invented an educational game called “The Smart Game” which she says really makes ... “From the First Collection” is another poetry book that contains the very first poems that LaJuan wrote when she ...

Author: LaJuan Broadneaux-Archer

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 9781463475970

Category: Poetry

Page: 212

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It was 1982, I had just discovered Reggae music (after Bob Marley’s passing), and I heard a song that changed my life for the better. The song was “Chant a Psalm a Day” by a Reggae band , Steel Pulse. Listening carefully to the lyrics of that song revived my love for writing poetry, which I had all but abandoned since 9th grade English class. So the poem “100 Poems Is Not Enough” was written and I decided this should be the title of this book of poems because this speaks so much to how I feel. Hopefully this collection of mostly short, direct to the point, plain and simple Praise Poems will comfort you and inspire you to Praise God with any and all the talents that God has given you.

For the Love of Poetry

Drama / Language Arts Extension After the students have written their poems , initiate a guessing game . Have the students , one at a time , act out the subject of their poem using a modified Charades format : After the activity being ...

Author: Nancy Lee Cecil

Publisher: Portage & Main Press

ISBN: 1895411874

Category: Poetry

Page: 136

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Grade level: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, e, i, s, t.