Sleeping on the Wing

This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry.

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780307764911

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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This book is specifically for high school students, though it is useful to college students and anyone interested in the art and craft of poetry. Koch and Farrell, experienced teachers as well as poets, write about poetry in such a way that students will find it accessible and interesting. The book includes selections of poetry by twenty-three poets, among them Dickinson, Hopkins, Pound, Williams and Eliot, as well as Ginsberg, O'Hara, Baraka and Ashbery. There is also the translated work of such modern European poets such as Lorca, Rilke, Rimbaud, Apollinaire and Mayakowsky.

Sleeping on the Wing

Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets.

Author: Kenneth Koch

Publisher: Random House (NY)

ISBN: 0394509749

Category: Beat generation in literature

Page: 313

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Selections from the work of twenty-three modern poets, from Emily Dickinson and Gerard Manley Hopkins to Gary Snyder and Leroi Jones, including translations of poems by five European poets.

The Collected Poems of Frank O Hara

SLEEPING ON THE WING Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness, as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries "Sleep! O for a long sound sleep and so forget it ...

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520201663

Category: Poetry

Page: 586

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Available for the first time in paperback, The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara reflects the poet's growth as an artist from the earliest dazzling, experimental verses that he began writing in the late 1940s to the years before his accidental death at forty, when his poems became increasingly individual and reflective.

A World on the Wing The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds

Rattenborg, Niels C. “Sleeping on the Wing.” Interface Focus 7, no. 1 (2017): 20160082. ———, Bryson Voirin, Sebastian M. Cruz, Ryan Tisdale, ...

Author: Scott Weidensaul

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393608915

Category: Nature

Page: 400

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An exhilarating exploration of the science and wonder of global bird migration. In the past two decades, our understanding of the navigational and physiological feats that enable birds to cross immense oceans, fly above the highest mountains, or remain in unbroken flight for months at a stretch has exploded. What we’ve learned of these key migrations—how billions of birds circumnavigate the globe, flying tens of thousands of miles between hemispheres on an annual basis—is nothing short of extraordinary. Bird migration entails almost unfathomable endurance, like a sparrow-sized sandpiper that will fly nonstop from Canada to Venezuela—the equivalent of running 126 consecutive marathons without food, water, or rest—avoiding dehydration by "drinking" moisture from its own muscles and organs, while orienting itself using the earth’s magnetic field through a form of quantum entanglement that made Einstein queasy. Crossing the Pacific Ocean in nine days of nonstop flight, as some birds do, leaves little time for sleep, but migrants can put half their brains to sleep for a few seconds at a time, alternating sides—and their reaction time actually improves. These and other revelations convey both the wonder of bird migration and its global sweep, from the mudflats of the Yellow Sea in China to the remote mountains of northeastern India to the dusty hills of southern Cyprus. This breathtaking work of nature writing from Pulitzer Prize finalist Scott Weidensaul also introduces readers to those scientists, researchers, and bird lovers trying to preserve global migratory patterns in the face of climate change and other environmental challenges. Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork, in A World on the Wing Weidensaul unveils with dazzling prose the miracle of nature taking place over our heads.

Hyperscapes in the Poetry of Frank O Hara

... and wrote ' Sleeping on the Wing'a beauty , in a matter of minutes . ( Schuyler 1980 , pp . 81-2 ) I remember seeing Frank O'Hara write a poem once .

Author: Hazel Smith

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853239940

Category: Social Science

Page: 230

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Flaneur, art curator, homosexual, and forerunner of postmodernist poetics, O'Hare was one of the most heralded poets of the twentieth century. In this book, Smith (English, U. of New South Wales) builds a new conceptual framework of poststructuralist, postmodern geography and queer theory, with which to analyze O'Hara's achievements and relevance. The book presents excerpts from interviews with O'Hara's friends, an analysis of his manuscripts and previously unpublished information about his collaborators. Distributed by ISBS. c. Book News Inc.

Frames of Mind

Speculation that swifts fly all night and sleep on the wing persisted for many
years before being accepted as fact. It is illustrative of the perversity of human
nature that the improbable legend of swallows hibernating in lakes was believed
for ...

Author: Judith Summerfield


ISBN: 0394337956

Category: Composition (Language arts)

Page: 378

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Larque on the Wing

LARK DID NOT GO BACK TO CAMP UNTIL DAYBREAK she slipped in, Shadow was there, sleeping beside Argent. Lark lay down beside Sky.

Author: Nancy Springer

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781453248461

Category: Fiction

Page: 279

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A middle-aged housewife whose rebellious inner child runs away with her talent transforms herself into a fearless young gay man in this winner of the James Tiptree Jr. Award. Larque Harootunian is having a midlife crisis like no other—but then again, there is much about the frumpy, middle-aged housewife and mother that could never be considered ordinary. Larque’s lifelong ability to generate “dopplegangers,” for example—physical manifestations of her thoughts and emotions—has been a constant source of stress. And now she is being tormented by Skylark, a re-creation of her younger self, an angry inner child who is tormenting Larque about abandoning her youthful ambitions while running away with her artistic abilities, thereby depriving the older Larque of a livelihood as a painter of kitsch. But perhaps this is Larque’s opportunity to explore her options. Acquiescing to Sky’s demands that she change herself, Larque tries on a series of different personas—to the consternation of her mother, husband, and teenage sons—and finds her way to Popular Street. There, among the devil-may-care misfits, Larque can be Lark, a handsome young gay man, and quite possibly discover what her life is really about. In her critically acclaimed contemporary fantasy, multiple award–winning author Nancy Springer breaks through boundaries while provocatively comingling the real and the surreal. Larque on the Wing is a marvel—a moving, funny, surprising, and transcendent tale of one woman’s strange quest to come to terms with who she truly is.

In Memory of My Feelings

Sleeping on the Wing Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness , as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries " Sleep ! O for a long sound sleep and so forget ...

Author: Russell Ferguson

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520222431

Category: Art

Page: 160

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In Memory of My Feelings: Frank O'Hara and American Art is a reexamination of the relationship between art and poetry at a crucial moment in American art. It also offers new insights into the charismatic figure of Frank O'Hara and his world and interests, which included art, music, theater, dance, film, and mass culture.

Animals Are Sleeping

At night, they fly above a pocket of warm air (about 3,000 to 6,000 feet above ground) and flap their wings about every four seconds as they sleep.

Author: Suzanne Slade

Publisher: Arbordale Publishing

ISBN: 9781934359105

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Short, lyrical text provides fascinating information, such as location, position, and duration of sleep of animals living in different habitats, including the interesting sleeping habits of animals that live on land, in water, and fly through the air. Simultaneous.

Beat about the Bush

Contrary to popular belief, the head is not tucked in under the wing when sleeping. In fact, there is not a single specific sleeping posture / pose that all ...

Author: Trevor Carnaby

Publisher: Jacana Media

ISBN: 9781770092419

Category: Nature

Page: 764

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Revealing fascinating insights into the mysterious lives of birds native to the mother continent, this remarkable guide exhibits the many vibrantly colorful species found in the South African bush. Providing an in-depth discourse on all aspects of bird life--detailing their myriad forms, survival strategies in a harsh landscape, breeding and feeding behaviors, movements, migrations, preferred habitat, unique behavioral patterns, and vocalizations--this comprehensive manual also expertly advises on how to easily and accurately identify each individual species. Populated with more than 900 brilliantly vivid photographs and exhaustively researched to fill the gap in existing literature and field guides, this essential reference will delight nature lovers, tourists, birdwatchers, and bush lovers alike.

Meditations in an Emergency

Sleeping. on. the. Wing. Perhaps it is to avoid some great sadness, as in a Restoration tragedy the hero cries "Sleep! O for a long sound sleep and so ...

Author: Frank O'Hara

Publisher: Grove Press

ISBN: 0802134521

Category: Poetry

Page: 52

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Poems deal with nature, motion pictures, human behavior, the arts, parties, and other cultures

The Sleep Instinct

It is reasonable to suppose that these birds do not sleep on the wing since it would serve little purpose in terms either of resource conservation or of ...

Author: Ray Meddis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315312873

Category: Psychology

Page: 154

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Most of us believe that we sleep in order to rest our tired bodies and minds. Originally published in 1977, this centuries-old common-sense view is challenged by Ray Meddis, who describes and argues for a controversial new theory of the nature and function of sleep. The theory seeks to replace the old view with the idea that sleep may no longer serve any important function in modern man. Whereas the sleep instinct helps animals to survive by driving them to hide away for as long as possible each day, this is no longer a valuable asset in civilised surroundings. Nevertheless, as the author explains, we still feel driven by a primeval urge beyond conscious control to crawl away every evening to the security of our beds to wait out the dangerous hours of darkness which were such a threat to our ancestors. Contrary to contemporary wisdom, he also argues that dreaming is a primitive and particularly valueless kind of sleep – a crude a dangerous heritage from our reptilian ancestors which is kept to a bare minimum in most adult warm-blooded creatures. Ray Meddis writes in a non-technical style and succeeds admirably in making the science of sleep and intensive research studies on sleep accessible and even exciting for the general reader as well as for the scientist. He shows that not everyone is bound by a felt need for sleep; in fact, some human beings discussed at length in the book thrive on less than two hours sleep a night without any ill effects. The implications of the research described are little short of sensational; in particular, Dr Meddis believes that it is well within the bounds of possibility that future research will show us how changes can be brought about in normal people to free them from the bondage of their sleep instincts. This new perspective also leads directly into a radical reappraisal of the nature of insomnia and new possibilities for treatment.

Able Writers in Your School

Amazing facts about animals Swifts by Sam Swifts sleep on the wing, now that's an amazing thing. Imagine if you were sleeping while you were at school, ...


Publisher: Brilliant Publications

ISBN: 9780857472021



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Able Writers in Your School will help you to develop the potential of your gifted pupils - and all the other pupils in your school as well!It passes on ideas, practical advice and lesson plans that the authors, Brian Moses and Roger Stevens, have found to work especially well with the groups of able writers they have taught over the last few years. Over 70 inspirational examples of children?'s work show how the ideas work in practice and raise the standard of children?'s work.Suggestions for poetry range from taking an idea and stretching it, making thefamiliar scary and dealing with serious issues. The chapters on prose includecreating a realistic character, building conflict, looking at point of view anddeveloping dialogue.Brian Moses is one of Britain?'s best-loved children?'s poets and has published over 160 books and performed in over 2000 schools across the UK and Europe.Roger Stevens is a children?'s author, poet and performer who visits schools, libraries, festivals and museums all over the UK. His poems for children appear in more than 200 anthologies and recent books include the anthology Let?'s Recycle Grandad (A&C Black) and the solo collection Why Otters Don t Wear Socks(Macmillan). Many of the ideas in this book originate from the Able Writers Scheme set up byBrian Moses in 2002. The scheme enables gifted children from clusters of schools to benefit from working with professional writers. Able Writers in Your School gives you the chance to stretch your able writers in any direction their creativity takes them.

Collage in Twentieth Century Art Literature and Culture

aesthetic', operating 'as a formal principle in and for his writing'.67 one of the best examples of this is the poem 'Sleeping on the wing' (CP, ...

Author: Dr Rona Cran

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 9781472446855

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a potentially destabilizing crisis in representation. Cornell, convinced that he was an artist and yet hampered by his inability to draw or paint, used collage to gain access to the art world and to show what he was capable of given the right medium. Burroughs' formal problems with linear composition were turned to his advantage by collage, which enabled him to move beyond narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used collage to navigate an effective path between plastic art and literature, and to choose the facets of each which best suited his compositional style. Bob Dylan's self-conscious application of collage techniques elevated his brand of rock-and-roll to a level of heightened aestheticism. Throughout her book, Cran shows that to delineate collage stringently as one thing or another is to severely limit our understanding of the work of the artists and writers who came to use it in non-traditional ways.

Trumpet on the Wing

My boys and me drove down . The place I had signed to play for in Miami was the
Tropical Jungles , a night club on the outskirts of town . I was sleeping on the
back seat of the car as we drove up to the place . I heard one of the guys say : "
My ...

Author: Wingy Manone


ISBN: UCAL:B4325505

Category: Jazz

Page: 256

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As Kingfishers Catch Fire

Swifts live and sleep and mate on the wing, only coming down to earth to build their nests, which are formed of flotsam – threads, leaves, spider-webs, ...

Author: Alex Preston

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472152251

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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'Delightful . . . an original look at the literature inspired by Britain's birdlife' the Guardian, Best Nature Books of 2017 '[The] pages light up with feathered magic' Evening Standard When Alex Preston was 15, he stopped being a birdwatcher. Adolescence and the scorn of his peers made him put away his binoculars, leave behind the nature reserves and the quiet companionship of his fellow birders. His love of birds didn't disappear though. Rather, it went underground, and he began birdwatching in the books that he read, creating his own personal anthology of nature writing that brought the birds of his childhood back to brilliant life. Looking for moments 'when heart and bird are one', Preston weaves the very best writing about birds into a personal narrative that is as much about the joy of reading and writing as it is about the thrill of wildlife. Beautifully illustrated and illuminated by the celebrated graphic artist Neil Gower, As Kingfishers Catch Fire is a book to love and to hold, to return to again and again, to marvel at the way that authors across the centuries have captured the endless grace and variety of birds. It will make you look at birds, at the world, in a newer, richer light. 'A joyful and a wondrous book . . . Each bird illustrated by Gower in a mixture of gouache and watercolour that brings to mind both William Morris and Eric Ravilious' the Observer 'I can see it under the Christmas tree of every family with a bird feeder and a copy of the RSPB Handbook . . . Preston captures his birds beautifully' The Times

The Neuroscience of Sleep and Dreams

In any case, unilateral eye closure (or keeping one eye and hemisphere awake) functions to allow the animal to “sleep on the wing.

Author: Patrick McNamara

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107171107

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 271

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Introduces the neuroscience of sleep and dreams, including an investigation into their potential evolutionary and social functions.

The Last Word

BIRDZZZ a Why do birds never fall off their perches when sleeping . ... tucking its head under its wing , and falling into a deep sleep .

Author: Mick O'Hare

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0192861999

Category: Reference

Page: 229

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Answers questions about plants, animals, illusions, machines, household science, and the human body

Science Digest

Sleeping dogs , apes , cats , horses and other mammals utter sounds and make
movements that , in man , would be ... The popular idea that birds sleep on
branches of trees with their heads tucked under their wings does not hold true for
many ...



ISBN: UCBK:B000574410

Category: Science


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