Saved by a Poem

Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen’s book, the answer is a re­sounding "Yes!

Author: Kim Rosen

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781401926762

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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Can someone really be saved by a poem? In Kim Rosen’s book, the answer is a re­sounding "Yes!" Poetry, the most ancient form of prayer, is a necessary medicine for our times: a companion through difficulty; a guide when we are lost; a salve when we are wounded; and a conduit to an inner source of joy, freedom, and insight. Whether you are a lover of poetry or have yet to discover its power, Rosen offers a new way to experience a poem. She encourages you to feel the poem as you might an affirmation or sacred text, which can align every level of your being. In an uncertain world, Saved by a Poem is an emphatic call to cultivate the ever-renewable resources of the heart. Through poetry, the unspeakable can be spoken, the unendurable endured, and the miraculous shared. Weaving teaching, story, verse, and memoir, Rosen guides you to find a poem that speaks to you so you can take it into your life and become a voice for its wisdom in the world. Inspirational audio download included! Featuring the voices of well-known authors reading a favorite poem and discussing its personal significance: Joan Borysenko, Andrew Harvey, Jane Hirshfield, Marie Howe, Grace Yi-Nan Howe, Robert Holden, Stanley Kunitz, Elizabeth Lesser, Thomas Moore, Christiane Northrup, Cheryl Richardson, Kim Rosen, and Geneen Roth.

How Poetry Saved My Life

The prose and poems I've collected here represent nearly fifteen years of collected writing. I never intended this work to amount to a How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler's Memoir—I simply continued to write until my wonderful publisher ...

Author: Amber Dawn

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 9781551525013

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

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City of Vancouver Book Award winner Lambda Award winner Amber Dawn’s sophomore book reveals a poignant and personal landscape—the terrain of sex work, queer identity, and survivor pride. This memoir told in prose and poetry offers a frank, multifaceted portrait of the author’s experience, from hustling the streets of Vancouver in the mid-90s to her present life as an outspoken feminist storyteller.

Saved by the Dead Poems by Robert Cooperman

No sense making the day worse than it has to be, on this t-shirt First of December, when snow should be falling to save our fragile planet from boiling over, drying up. Finally, he drives off, and I drop in my letters.

Author: Robert Cooperman

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9780998548753

Category: Poetry


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A poetic journey that transcends nostalgia and explores the residual impact of the 1960's counterculture in 21st century America.

Poetry Will Save Your Life

I found love and tenderness in certain poems, in others cruelty and brutality—no matter what they took as their subjects. And I felt, in a strange way, that poetry saved me from the less interesting, emptier life I'd have lived had I ...

Author: Jill Bialosky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451693218

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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From a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet comes “a delightfully hybrid book: part anthology, part critical study, part autobiography” (Chicago Tribune) that is organized around fifty-one remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, and Sylvia Plath. For Jill Bialosky, certain poems stand out like signposts at pivotal moments in a life: the death of a father, adolescence, first love, leaving home, the suicide of a sister, marriage, the birth of a child, the day in New York City the Twin Towers fell. As Bialosky narrates these moments, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, compassion, and connection, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky recalls when she encountered each formative poem, and how its importance and meaning evolved over time, allowing new insights and perceptions to emerge. While Bialosky’s personal stories animate each poem, they touch on many universal experiences, from the awkwardness of girlhood, to crises of faith and identity, from braving a new life in a foreign city to enduring the loss of a loved one, from becoming a parent to growing creatively as a poet and artist. Each moment and poem illustrate “not only how to read poetry, but also how to love poetry” (Christian Science Monitor). “An emotional, sometimes-wrenching account of how lines of poetry can be lifelines” (Kirkus Reviews), Poetry Will Save Your Life is an engaging and entirely original examination of a life while celebrating the enduring value of poetry, not as a purely cerebral activity, but as a means of conveying personal experience and as a source of comfort and intimacy. In doing so the book brilliantly illustrates the ways in which poetry can be an integral part of life itself and can, in fact, save your life.

Can Poetry Save the Earth

A Field Guide to Nature Poems John Felstiner. Some say the world will end in fire, ... The way a crow Shook down on me The dust of snow From a hemlock tree Has given my heart A change of mood And saved some part Of a day I had rued.

Author: John Felstiner

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300155532

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 440

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In forty brief and lucid chapters, Felstiner presents those voices that have most strongly spoken to and for the natural world. Poets- from the Romantics through Whitman and Dickinson to Elizabeth Bishop and Gary Snyder- have helped us envision such details as ocean winds eroding and rebuilding dunes in the same breath, wild deer freezing in our presence, and a person carving initials on a still-living stranded whale.

Oswaal CBSE MCQs Chapterwise For Term I II Class 10 Set of 6 Books English Mathematics Standard Science Social Science Hindi B Sanskrit With the largest MCQ Question Pool for 2021 22 Exam

What was saved for the poet? (A) His whole day (B) A few days (C) Some part of the day (D) The whole week Ans. Option (C) is correct. Explanation: The poet had already wasted a part of his day grieving over a moment of sorrow, ...

Author: Oswaal Editorial Board

Publisher: Oswaal Books and Learning Private Limited

ISBN: 9789354630002

Category: Study Aids

Page: 682

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• Strictly as per the new term wise syllabus for Board Examinations to be held in the academic session 2021-22 for class 10 • Multiple Choice Questions based on new typologies introduced by the board- I. Stand- Alone MCQs, II. MCQs based on Assertion-Reason III. Case-based MCQs. • Include Questions from CBSE official Question Bank released in April 2021 • Answer key with Explanations

Write a Poem Save Your Life

Poem,. Save. Your. Life. “This is more than a book. It is a doorway, a trail guide, a muse, a container of magic treasures, a friend. One you will want to keep close to you. From her own humble beginnings, Meredith Heller gorgeously ...

Author: Meredith Heller

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN: 9781608687497

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 272

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“Join Heller on her quest to help save the world, one poet at a time.” — from the foreword by Susan G. Wooldridge Write a Poem, Save Your Life helps writers of all ages and experience levels navigate their way through all aspects of life. With writing prompts, tools, encouragement, and moving student examples, Meredith Heller gently guides us in the art of using poetry to figure out who we are and what matters to us and to heal the deeper issues many of us face, such as depression, addiction, health and body image issues, low self-esteem, trauma, gender and sexual identity issues, and home and family problems. Along the way, we learn that writing poems helps us believe in ourselves, make positive life choices, and find direction, purpose, and meaning.

Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

Poems. That. Could. Save. America. What went wrong? Somehow, we blew it. We never quite got poetry inside the American school system and thus never quite inside the culture. Many brave people have tried, tried for decades, ...

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555973292

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 256

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A fearless, wide-ranging book on the state of poetry and American literary culture by Tony Hoagland, the author of What Narcissism Means to Me Live American poetry is absent from our public schools. The teaching of poetry languishes, and that region of youthful neurological terrain capable of being ignited only by poetry is largely dark, unpopulated, and silent, like a classroom whose shades are drawn. This is more than a shame, for poetry is our common treasure-house, and we need its vitality, its respect for the subconscious, its willingness to entertain ambiguity, its plaintive truth-telling, and its imaginative exhibitions of linguistic freedom, which confront the general culture's more grotesque manipulations. We need the emotional training sessions poetry conducts us through. We need its previews of coming attractions: heartbreak, survival, failure, endurance, understanding, more heartbreak. —from "Twenty Poems That Could Save America" Twenty Poems That Could Save America presents insightful essays on the craft of poetry and a bold conversation about the role of poetry in contemporary culture. Essays on the "vertigo" effects of new poetry give way to appraisals of Robert Bly, Sharon Olds, and Dean Young. At the heart of this book is an honesty and curiosity about the ways poetry can influence America at both the private and public levels. Tony Hoagland is already one of this country's most provocative poets, and this book confirms his role as a restless and perceptive literary and cultural critic.

Poems that Will Save Your Life

written, as the poet says, 'on hearing the bells ring on the passage of the constitutional amendment abolishing slavery'. Reading this poem, nearly fifteen decades after its composition, one shares inthe joy felt by a man who had ...

Author: John Boyes

Publisher: Arcturus Publishing

ISBN: 9781848583863

Category: Poetry


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Hope is the thing with feathers That perches in the soul, And sings the tune without the words, And never stops at all. - Emily Dickenson From time immemorial, poetry has provided its readers with a source of comfort and encouragement in times of need. In this superb anthology can be found the best of the English-speaking world's inspir...

Save the Last Dance Poems

New and Selected Poems Odd M ercy Bread Without Sugar LeavingAnother Kingdom.- Selected Poems Two Long Poems Lovesick Paradise Poems The Red Coal Lucky Life Rejoicings The Naming ofBeasts SAVE 14% LAST DANCE POEMS GOrald Stern E' W. W..

Author: Gerald Stern

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393337310

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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A collection of poetic works by the National Book Award-winning author of Everything Is Burning is comprised of intimately personal pieces that continue the satirical and redemptive vision of his previous collection, in a volume that is complemented by a longer piece, "The Preacher," in which the writer meditates on the book of Ecclesiastes. Reprint.