I Always Carry My Bones

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Author: Felicia Zamora

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609387761

Category: Poetry

Page: 89

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The poems in I Always Carry My Bones tackle the complex ideation of home—the place where horrid and beautiful intertwine and carve a being into existence—for marginalized and migrant peoples. Felicia Zamora explores how familial history echoes inside a person and the ghosts of lineage dwell in a body. Sometimes we haunt. Sometimes we are the haunted. Pierced by an estranged relationship to Mexican culture, the ethereal ache of an unknown father, the weight of racism and poverty in this country, the indentations of abuse, and a mind/physicality affected by doubt, these poems root in the search for belonging—a belonging inside and outside the flesh. This powerful collection is a message of longing for a sanctuary of self, the dwelling of initial energy needed for the collective fight for human rights.

She Will Always Carry On

... the rest I had experienced both issues with my bladder and bowel and not eating still I slept constantly most days ... my bones began to stick out of my chest, stomach and butt My bones stuck out so much that it hurt to even sit ...

Author: Maddy Ritchie

Publisher: Evolve Global Publishing

ISBN: 9781635876543

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 136

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At the age of 17 only a week out from graduating from high school Maddy Ritchie was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma. She was given most likely three months to live and had to undergo 12 months of the most enduring and intense treatment regime to have some sort of chance at life. Through her horrific adversity she found hope and healing through writing, she is raw and real when it comes to the truth of cancer on the individual and the others that surround them. A young girl of feeling self conscious, lack of purpose, materialism and taking many things for granted her cancer diagnosis flipped her world upside down. It changed her as a person forever but for a good reason. Her determination inspired many, she wanted to share her personal story with the world in hopes people will understand, relate and be more aware of the real issues and stigma’s that surround cancer in todays society. She found through the power of her mind and within herself that she serves a purpose and that she can recover even when the odds were so against her. Maddy Ritchie is a #1 international best selling author of “She Will Always Carry On”. Maddy writes about the good and the bad days of her experience, how to cope with such grief and uncertainty, relationships, and how to look at your adversity positively and the power of the mind! Maddy is an inspirational and engaging Speaker on overcoming extreme adversities. Her openness with her personal life, what she faces everyday and her passion about making a change in the world is one that stands out from the crowd. She talks openly about her pain and devastation the cancer left on her body, the lack of funding and inequality certain cancers face today, and that even through horrific times we all can make it through by determination and the mind.

The Best American Poetry 2022

FELICIA ZAMORA is the author of six books of poetry, including I Always Carry My Bones, winner of the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize (University of Iowa Press, 2021); Quotient (Tinderbox Editions, 2022); Body of Render, Benjamin Saltman Award ...

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982186692

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Matthew Zapruder picks the poems for the 2022 edition of The Best American Poetry, “a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). Since 1988, The Best American Poetry series has been “one of the mainstays of the poetry publication world” (Academy of American Poets). Each volume presents a selection of the year’s most brilliant, striking, and innovative poems, with comments from the poets themselves lending insight into their work. For The Best American Poetry 2022 guest editor Matthew Zapruder, whose own poems are “for everyone, everywhere...democratic in [their] insights and feelings” (NPR), has selected the seventy-five new poems that represent American poetry today at its most dynamic. Chosen from print and online magazines, from the popular to the little-known, the selection is sure to capture the attention of both Best American Poetry loyalists and newcomers to the series. The series and guest editors contribute valuable introductory essays that illuminate the current state of American poetry.

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead

And then something happens inside my body , my bones begin to ache . It's an unpleasant ache , sickening — that's the word I'd use ... Glucose is capable of soothing it for a while , so I always carry a small bottle of it in my pocket .

Author: Olga Tokarczuk

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780525541356

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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WINNER OF THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE "A brilliant literary murder mystery." —Chicago Tribune "Extraordinary. Tokarczuk's novel is funny, vivid, dangerous, and disturbing, and it raises some fierce questions about human behavior. My sincere admiration for her brilliant work." —Annie Proulx In a remote Polish village, Janina devotes the dark winter days to studying astrology, translating the poetry of William Blake, and taking care of the summer homes of wealthy Warsaw residents. Her reputation as a crank and a recluse is amplified by her not-so-secret preference for the company of animals over humans. Then a neighbor, Big Foot, turns up dead. Soon other bodies are discovered, in increasingly strange circumstances. As suspicions mount, Janina inserts herself into the investigation, certain that she knows whodunit. If only anyone would pay her mind . . . A deeply satisfying thriller cum fairy tale, Drive Your Plow over the Bones of the Dead is a provocative exploration of the murky borderland between sanity and madness, justice and tradition, autonomy and fate. Whom do we deem sane? it asks. Who is worthy of a voice?


Felicia Zamora s author of I Always Carry My Bones , winner the 2020 Iowa Poetry Prize , Body of Render , winner of the Benjamin Saltman Award , and Of Form & Gather , winner of the Andrés Montoya Poetry Prize .

Author: Alexis Pauline Gumbs

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9781946511553

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 192

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Some of today's most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others. It is rare now for people to stay where they were raised, and when we encounter one another--whether in person or, increasingly, online--it is usually in contexts that obscure if not outright hide details about our past. But even in moments of pure self-invention, we are always shaped by the past. In Ancestors, some of today's most imaginative writers consider what it means to be made and fashioned by others. Are we shaped by grandparents, family, the deep past, political forebears, inherited social and economic circumstances? Can we choose our family, or is blood always thicker? And looking forward, what will it mean to be ancestors ourselves, and how will our descendants remember us? Contributors Bennet Bergman, Sam Bett, Tyree Daye, Diamond Forde, Duana Fullwiley, José B. González, Racquel Goodison, Terrance Hayes, Day Heisinger-Nixon, Tyehimba Jess, Christina Knight, Emily Lordi, Vuyelwa Maluleke, Reginald McKnight, Cheswayo Mphanza, Achal Prabhala, Domenica Ruta, Metta Sáma, Sonia Sanchez, Izumi Suzuki, Deborah Taffa, Kyoko Uchida, Ocean Vuong, Binyavanga Wainaina, Yeoh Jo-Ann, Felicia Zamora

The Last Unkillable Thing

... The Last Unkillable Thing Felicia Zamora, I Always Carry My Bones 2015 John Blair, Playful Song Called Beautiful Lindsay Tigue, System of Ghosts 2016 Adam Giannelli, Tremulous Hinge Timothy Daniel Welch, Odd Bloom Seen from Space.

Author: Emily Pittinos

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781609387648

Category: Poetry

Page: 81

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""What will be possible / when I'm no longer sorry?" asks the speaker of THE LAST UNKILLABLE THING after the sudden death of a parent. "What do lost daughters burst into?" In this debut collection by Emily Pittinos, the speaker is tasked with relearning the ways of loneliness, family, sex, and wilderness as a person who feels thoroughly and abruptly without. Shaped by both concision and unfolding sequences, THE LAST UNKILLABLE THING is a journey across landscapes of mourning where "in [the] periphery, every shadow / is a new dead thing." The light of these poems takes on the tint of grief, and through that light the speaker reexamines what remains: her changed self, her desire, the midwestern flora, the unyielding snow. Interior and exterior ecologies blur until loss becomes a place of its own, and the only inevitability. "Doesn't it hurt," Pittinos writes, "to be human. I'm so human, I could die.""--

Once a Month

... I should have to oiling , and putting himself into tip - top leave my bones in that confounded order . desert . I always carry pen , ink , and That's a wonderful valise of yours , " paper with me on my travels , and I I observed .



ISBN: STANFORD:36105127157878



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Skeleton Key

Like Prometheus's grief over Bastian, I suspected I would always carry an echo of it with me in my bones. It was the feeling of watching countless Marked die, each of them loved fiercely and tenderly, each of them irreplaceable.

Author: Zoe Cannon

Publisher: Z.J. Cannon


Category: Fiction

Page: 373

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The epic conclusion to the Hound of Hades series! Armies in the streets. Allies disintegrating at the wave of a hand. An old enemy is making a play for New York—and they’ve found a loophole in the laws of the universe. One that gives them access to a source of power none of the other gods can use… or stand against. But one person can. Bastian Reid—the magic-wielding demigod and mastermind behind Humanity Ascendant’s plan to defeat the gods. Oh, and he happens to be Mal’s ex. But his help carries a steep price. If he and Humanity Ascendant succeed, they’ll have the power to defeat the gods. And without the gods to keep them in check, their magic will plunge the human world into a blood-drenched struggle for power that makes the wars between the gods look tame. Mal isn't just fighting for Hades anymore. She's fighting for the future of humanity.

Carry My Bones Northwest

Two of them crashed together heavily on the headland , and by their yells must have hurt one another . ' ' I hope they did , ' said Mrs Isbister , ' and are in their beds now . But they'll be back . There'll be no end to it .

Author: W. Towrie Cutt


ISBN: PSU:000005453771

Category: Orkney (Scotland)

Page: 144

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'Why do you always carry your blade? ... Guessing at Margan's thoughts exhausted me to my bones. Another hour of ruminating saw me to bed, but as I passed Margan's room, my feelings for him seized my legs, and I stood there helplessly, ...

Author: K. J. Colt

Publisher: K. J. Colt




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