Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen

INTO A Light both Brilliant and unseen Conversations with Contemporary Black Poets Interviews conducted and edited by Malin Pereira The University of ...

Author: Malin Pereira

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820337135

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 276

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Pereira's collection of interviews with leading contemporary African American poets Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Thylias Moss, Harryette Mullen, Cornelius Eady, Elizabeth Alexander, Rita Dove, and Cyrus Cassells offers an in-depth look at the cultural and aesthetic perspectives of the post-Black Arts Movement generation.

Into a Light Both Brilliant and Unseen

This volume includes unpublished interviews Pereira conducted with Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Thylias Moss, Harryette Mullen, Cornelius Eady, and Elizabeth Alexander, as well as conversations with Rita Dove and Cyrus Cassells ...

Author: Malin Pereira

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820337340

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 260

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Malin Pereira's collection of eight interviews with leading contemporary African American poets offers an in-depth look at the cultural and aesthetic perspectives of the post-Black Arts Movement generation. This volume includes unpublished interviews Pereira conducted with Wanda Coleman, Yusef Komunyakaa, Thylias Moss, Harryette Mullen, Cornelius Eady, and Elizabeth Alexander, as well as conversations with Rita Dove and Cyrus Cassells previously in print. Largely published since 1980, each of these poets has at least four books. Their influence on new generations of poets has been wide-reaching. The work of this group, says Pereira, is a departure from the previous generation's proscriptive manifestos in favor of more inclusive voices, perspectives, and techniques. Although these poets reject a rigid adherence to a specific black aesthetic, their work just as effectively probes racism, stereotyping, and racial politics. Unlike Amiri Baraka's claim in "Home" that he becomes blacker and blacker, positioning race as a defining essence, these poets imagine a plurality of ideas about the relationship between blackness and black poetry. They question the idea of an established literary canon defining black literature. For these poets, Pereira says, the idea of "home" is found both in black poetry circles and in the wider transnational community of literature. A Sarah Mills Hodge Foundation Publication.

The Georgia Review

UNSEEN Conversations with ... is a major testament to the lively discussions
going on in black poetry today , and the publication of such a book is long
overdue .



ISBN: UCBK:C095211454

Category: American literature


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Engaging Tradition Making it New

Essays on Teaching Recent African American Literature Stephanie Brown, Éva
Tettenborn. The painting was made after marching in Birmingham , walking into a
light both brilliant and unseen . ( 1-8 ) In these lines , being on one's knees ...

Author: Stephanie Brown

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105131667938

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 164

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Offering a rich collection of scholarly and pedagogical approaches to new African American literature, this title is organized around the theme of transgression, focusing on those writers who challenge the reading habits and expectations of students and instructors.

Spiritual Encounters with Unusual Light Phenomena

... that) and lifted high above the high bank and tall hedge on top, as though by unseen and unfelt hands, enveloped in a wonderful living brilliant light.

Author: Mark Fox

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9780708326343

Category: Religion


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Spiritual Encounters with Unusual Light Phenomena: Lightforms is a study of unusual light phenomena based on almost four hundred unpublished accounts of modern-day encounters with strange lights collected over approximately thirty years. With echoes within the popular field of spiritual, religious and paranormal experience this book explores lights encountered during angelic experiences, near-death experiences and after-death communications. However, it goes much further and attempts to show that experiences of such unusual lights are cross-cultural, trans-historical and reported widely in the present day. By drawing on a large number of vivid, previously unpublished and dramatic testimonies this book demonstrates that experiences of light phenomena share to a remarkable degree a common core; typically manifested at times of crisis, overwhelmingly benign and loving, often resulting in ‘turning-points’ in the lives of those who experience them toward new spiritual and creative directions.

The Unseen an Invisible Evil

... at the speed of both demons raised stress levels, ... They were no match for the brilliant light or the lightning of the holy angels. On the ...

Author: Stevie Reno

Publisher: Abbott Press

ISBN: 9781458212900

Category: Fiction

Page: 236

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It all starts when three great men are murdered. Society goes into a downward spiral, and all of humanity is left guessing about the existence of true evil. No one wants to acknowledge the existence of Satan or consider that he might be a part of their lives, yet Satan is a very present force on earth. Hes always watching, and the disbelief of people only increases his power. Talk show host T. Stevens decides to boost her ratings by discussing the notion of good and evil on her program. She does her homework first. She learns all she can about Satan, and she pulls in hundreds of listenerspeople who desperately want to know if the devil has infiltrated their lives. But T. has no idea what she has set in motion. She soon finds herself surrounded by mystery and deception. She worries she may now be the target of a supernatural battle, and she is right to be concerned. Demons fight for the souls of the living, and evil is winningby a landslide. Is there hope for humanity, or will Satans final victory spell destruction and damnation for all mankind?

The Unseen

brilliant spots of red and white and orange among the brambles. ... The clouds moved above, exposing the sun, and the ball burst into brilliant light.

Author: Alexandra Sokoloff

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781405515795

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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After experiencing a precognitive dream that shatters her engagement and changes her life forever, young California psychology professor Laurel MacDonald decides to get a fresh start by taking a job at Duke University in North Carolina. She soon becomes obsessed with the long-buried files from the world-famous Rhine parapsychology experiments, which attempted to prove if ESP really exists. Along with another charismatic professor, she uncovers disturbing reports, including a mysterious case of a house supposedly haunted by a poltergeist, investigated by another research team in 1965. The two professors and two exceptionally gifted Duke students move into the grand, abandoned mansion to replicate the investigation, unaware that the entire original team ended up insane...or dead.

An Unseen Light

Black Struggles for Freedom in Memphis, Tennessee Aram Goudsouzian, Charles W. McKinneyJr ... Both John and Robert Kennedy praised the city for its peaceful ...

Author: Aram Goudsouzian

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813175539

Category: History

Page: 422

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During the second half of the nineteenth century, Memphis, Tennessee, had the largest metropolitan population of African Americans in the Mid-South region and served as a political hub for civic organizations and grassroots movements. On April 4, 1968, the city found itself at the epicenter of the civil rights movement when Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated at the Lorraine Motel. Nevertheless, despite the many significant events that took place in the city and its citizens' many contributions to the black freedom struggle, Memphis has been largely overlooked by historians of the civil rights movement. In An Unseen Light, eminent and rising scholars offer a multidisciplinary examination of Memphis's role in African American history during the twentieth century. Together, they investigate episodes such as the 1940 "Reign of Terror" when black Memphians experienced a prolonged campaign of harassment, mass arrests, and violence at the hands of police. They also examine topics including the relationship between the labor and civil rights movements, the fight for economic advancement in black communities, and the impact of music on the city's culture. Covering subjects as diverse as politics, sports, music, activism, and religion, An Unseen Light illuminates Memphis's place in the long history of the struggle for African American freedom.

Fear Itself

... a crystal-and-amber chandelier the like of which I'd never seen before or since. The light through the different crystals was both brilliant and warm.

Author: Walter Mosley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780759528116

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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Written with the voice and vision that have made Mosley one of the most entertaining writers in America, "Fear Itself" marks the return of a master at the top of his form.

Slow Poison

The snow before them had drifted to unseen heights. ... two jeeps brightened in headlights of the two jeeps brightened into brilliant orbs of yellow light.

Author: Sheila Bosworth

Publisher: The Sand Partnership


Category: Fathers and daughters

Page: 321

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A Spectrum Unseen

You know what fools we are at two-and-twenty? ... and thought about the matter six months before light came through one of the meshes suddenly—blindingly!

Author: Chad Arment


ISBN: 9781616460495



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16 stories are collected that explore the scope of invisibility in classic science fiction and fantasy. Stories range from the humorous to the horrific, with explanations for invisibility ranging from a variety of scientific miracles to natural enigmas.

My Brilliant Friend

At school I acquitted myself perfectly, I told Maestra Oliviero about my successes ... them in one of Lila's drawings: they seemed both light and strong.

Author: Elena Ferrante

Publisher: Europa Editions

ISBN: 9781609456405

Category: Fiction

Page: 331

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Now an HBO series: the first volume in the New York Times–bestselling “enduring masterpiece” about a lifelong friendship between two women from Naples (The Atlantic). Beginning in the 1950s in a poor but vibrant neighborhood on the outskirts of Naples, Elena Ferrante’s four-volume story spans almost sixty years, as its main characters, the fiery and unforgettable Lila and the bookish narrator, Elena, become women, wives, mothers, and leaders, all the while maintaining a complex and at times conflicted friendship. This first novel in the series follows Lila and Elena from their fateful meeting as ten-year-olds through their school years and adolescence. Through the lives of these two women, Ferrante tells the story of a neighborhood, a city, and a country as it is transformed in ways that, in turn, also transform the relationship between two women. “An intoxicatingly furious portrait of enmeshed friends.” —Entertainment Weekly “Spectacular.” —Maureen Corrigan, NPR’s Fresh Air “Captivating.” —The New Yorker

Original Notes on the Book of Proverbs

Understanding is a lamp , ” and “ understanding is an eye , " says the Buddhist.4 [
Compare also the pehlevi ' gatman , ' that means both ' brilliant light ' and ' the
soul , ' as either giving light or being in light ; and is called the “ light or soul ' of ...

Author: Solomon Caesar Malan



Category: Bible


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The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects

They stopped to look at the light for a few seconds thinking that it might be an exceptionally brilliant star, but both men had spent many lonely nights in ...

Author: Edward J. Ruppelt

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781616404949

Category: Social Science

Page: 260

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The Report on Unidentified Flying Objects, written by Captain Edward Ruppelt in 1956, was the first serious, unbiased account written about UFOs by anyone connected with the official government investigations of UFO phenomena. Ruppelt, who coined the term "unidentified flying objects" and headed Project Blue Book from 1951 to 1953, includes his personal investigations and findings in his extensive research on UFOs. He discusses both well-publicized UFO sightings and lesser-known accounts, as well as the inner workings of Air Force UFO research. This edition is the original 1956 edition; in 1960 Ruppelt released a second edition which seemed to weaken his original views that some UFO reports could not be explained, and reinforce the Air Force's position that there was nothing mysterious about UFOs. EDWARD J. RUPPELT (1923-1960) was the head of Project Blue Book during the Korean War, from 1951-1953. He served at the Air Technical Intelligence Center, where he took over Project Grudge, a formal investigation by the U.S. military with the goal of debunking extraterrestrial and UFO activity. Under Ruppelt's supervision, the project, later named Blue Book, experienced its most fruitful years, when investigations were properly conducted without judgment or disdain. Many UFO researchers hail him as a pioneer of UFO research and hero in the fight to earn respectability for the field.

Brilliant Corners

Despite the contributions of both Mr Jordan and Mr Monk, the film's only music ... that by Mr Monk has never seen the light of day, except in the video form ...

Author: Chris Sheridan

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313302391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 510

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World-recognized discographer Chris Sheridan draws together the most comprehensive look at Thelonious Monk's performances and recordings. Woven through the listings of Monk's work is the story of his rise to acceptance as one of the key pianists and composers of jazz and his decline in health and popularity.

Figures Unseen Selected Stories

Caroline had climbed out of the car and gone toward the wheat field to use the ... The brilliant high light carved a confusing array of shadows out of the ...

Author: Steve Rasnic Tem

Publisher: Valancourt Books

ISBN: 9781948405010

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

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In the worlds of Steve Rasnic Tem a father takes his son “fishing” in the deepest part of downtown, flayed rabbits visit a suburban back yard, a man is haunted by a surrealistic nightmare of crutches, a father is unable to rescue his son from a nightmare of trees, a bereaved man transforms memories of his wife into performance art, great moving cliffs of detritus randomly prowl the world, a seemingly pointless life finds final expression in bits of folded paper, a nuclear holocaust brings about a new mythology, an isolated man discovers he’s part of a terrifying community, a photographer discovers the unexpected in the faces of dead children, and a couple’s aging dismantles reality. Winner of the World Fantasy, British Fantasy and Bram Stoker Awards, Tem has earned a reputation as one of the finest and most original short fiction writers of our time, blending elements of horror, dark fantasy, science fiction and surreal nightmare into a genre uniquely his own. This new volume collects for the first time thirty-five of Tem’s best tales, selected by the author, and includes an introduction by Simon Strantzas.

Our Chains Unseen

didn't know, but nor did I understand how he'd commanded storms to do his bidding. ... I could see no human features in that brilliant ball of light, ...

Author: Amy Sanderson

Publisher: Amy Sanderson


Category: Fiction


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Fleet Manteios never wanted to be captain of the airship Lady Firene. Her brother has been mortally wounded, though, leaving her in charge of their beloved ship. Her first job? Find a way to do the impossible and save Daryus’ life. Reunited with Shan, himself on the run, she heads east. She hopes she’ll find a magical cure for her brother amongst Shan's dangerous former masters – if she can reach them. The eastern seas are being plagued by unnatural storms, and a captive magician seems to be behind them. Leaving Fleet with a choice. With Daryus’ time running out, she can search for a cure in lands she knows, or risk it all to follow the magician and untangle the chains around him. That way lies a whole new world, stranger and more dangerous than any skies she’s flown before. Succeed, and she’ll find someone powerful enough to save Daryus – but fail, and she’ll lose everything she loves.

In Both Wolrds

I would have called out loudly to my unseen friend, to know why I was deserted; but I feared my ... A light came into my mind as brilliant as the sun.

Author: Wm. H Holcombe

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752328356

Category: Fiction

Page: 252

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Reproduction of the original: In Both Wolrds by Wm. H Holcombe

Two Stories of the Seen and the Unseen

Yes , my boy ; I am giving my best attention to it — all is being done that I can do .
I have not come to any ... He looked at me very wistfully , with the great blue eyes
which shone so large and brilliant out of his white and worn face . “ You must trust
me ... had ready for use . There is nothing like light , ” he 54 THE OPEN DOOR .

Author: Mrs. Oliphant (Margaret)


ISBN: STANFORD:36105012193152

Category: Paranormal fiction, English

Page: 212

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Unseen Secrets

The larger one, the brilliant diamond sitting next to it, was a receiver stone. It functioned as the sender stone's opposite, in both function and strength.

Author: S. B. Sebrick

Publisher: Golden Bullet Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 337

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Among the Children of the Sky, command of the elements is the surest way to riches, influence and respect. Which is why young Keevan Stratagar, a wiry Outlander with no elemental gifts at all, spent his childhood dismissed by the powerful and feared by the ignorant. As a child, leaving Keevan alive was an act of mercy the Council couldn't refuse. Though at constant war with the Outlanders, they didn't have the heart to take the life of an infant. But Keevan is a young man now. Powerful enemies are turning their attention to the young Outlander, with lethal intentions. Even a single Outlander standing on their shores is one too many. Battling for life, friends and loyalty, Keevan must uncover the hidden might behind his Outlander power. A strength he's overlooked his entire life. It will shake the city of Issamere to its core, where one misstep could bring the might of an entire civilization down on top of Keevan and all he holds dear.