Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays

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.

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555973292

Category: Literary Collections

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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.

The News from Poems

Essays on the 21st-Century American Poetry of Engagement Jeffrey Gray, Ann Keniston ... Tony Hoagland's “Getting the World into the Poem” also appeared in Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, from Graywolf Press, 2014.

Author: Jeffrey Gray

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472053186

Category: Literary Criticism

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The News from Poems examines a subgenre of recent American poetry that closely engages with contemporary political and social issues. This “engaged” poetry features a range of aesthetics and focuses on public topics from climate change, to the aftermath of recent wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, to the increasing corporatization of U.S. culture. The News from Poems brings together newly commissioned essays by eminent poets and scholars of poetry and serves as a companion volume to an earlier anthology of engaged poetry compiled by the editors. Essays by Bob Perelman, Steven Gould Axelrod, Tony Hoagland, Eleanor Wilner, and others reveal how recent poetry has redefined our ideas of politics, authorship, identity, and poetics. The volume showcases the diversity of contemporary American poetry, discussing mainstream and experimental poets, including some whose work has sparked significant controversy. These and other poets of our time, the volume suggests, are engaged not only with public events and topics but also with new ways of imagining subjectivity, otherness, and poetry itself.

Best American Poetry 2016

A volume of selected poems, The Names of Things: New and Selected Poems, was published in 2006 by the Waywiser Press ... His second book of prose, Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays, was published by Graywolf in 2014.

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501127564

Category: Poetry

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Collects poems chosen by editor Edward Hirsch as the best of 2016, featuring poets such as Rick Barot, Emily Fragos, Philip Levine, and Adrienne Su.

Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God

... Dynasty What Narcissism Means to Me Donkey Gospel Sweet Ruin ESSAYS Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays Real Sofistikashun: Essays on Poetry and Craft PRIEST TURNED THERAPIST TREATS FEAR OF GOD Tony Hoagland POEMS.

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555979973

Category: Poetry

Page: 88

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“Hoagland’s verse is consistently, and crucially, bloodied by a sense of menace and by straight talk.” —The New York Times My heroes are the ones who don’t say much. They don’t hug people they just met. They don’t play louder when confused. They use plain language even when they listen. Wisdom doesn’t come to every Californian. Chances are I too will die with difficulty in the dark. If you want to see a lost civilizaton, why not look in the mirror? If you want to talk about love, why not begin with those marigolds you forgot to water? —from “Real Estate” Tony Hoagland’s poems interrogate human nature and contemporary culture with an intimate and wild urgency, located somewhere between outrage, stand-up comedy, and grief. His new poems are no less observant of the human and the worldly, no less skeptical, and no less amusing, but they have drifted toward the greater depths of open emotion. Over six collections, Hoagland’s poetry has gotten bigger, more tender, and more encompassing. The poems in Priest Turned Therapist Treats Fear of God turn his clear-eyed vision toward the hidden spaces—and spaciousness—in the human predicament.

Application for Release from the Dream

Books by Tony Hoagland Poetry Application for Release from the Dream Unincorporated Persons in the Late Honda Dynasty What Narcissism Means to Me Donkey Gospel Sweet Ruin Essays Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays Real ...

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher: Graywolf Press

ISBN: 9781555979089

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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The eagerly awaited, brilliant, and engaging new poems by Tony Hoagland, author of What Narcissism Means to Me The parade for the slain police officer goes past the bakery and the smell of fresh bread makes the mourners salivate against their will. —from "Note to Reality" Are we corrupt or innocent, fragmented or whole? Are responsibility and freedom irreconcilable? Do we value memory or succumb to our forgetfulness? Application for Release from the Dream, Tony Hoagland's fifth collection of poems, pursues these questions with the hobnailed abandon of one who needs to know how a citizen of twenty-first-century America can stay human. With whiplash nerve and tender curiosity, Hoagland both surveys the damage and finds the wonder that makes living worthwhile. Mirthful, fearless, and precise, these poems are full of judgment and mercy.

Best American Poetry 2017

Hayes writes: “If 'Ars Poetica with Bacon' was a painting, its focal point might stir somewhere in the vicinity of 'we have no wounds ... both from Graywolf, Real Sofistakashun and Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays.

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501127779

Category: Poetry

Page: 256

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Edited by Pulitzer Prize-winner and nineteenth US Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey, The Best American Poetry 2017 brings together the most notable poems of the year in the series that offers “a vivid snapshot of what a distinguished poet finds exciting, fresh, and memorable” (Robert Pinsky). Librarian of Congress James Billington says Natasha Trethewey “consistently and dramatically expanded the power” of the role of US Poet Laureate, holding office hours with the public, traveling the country, and reaching millions through her innovative PBS NewsHour segment “Where Poetry Lives.” Marilyn Nelson says “the wide scope of Trethewey’s interests and her adept handling of form have created an opus of classics both elegant and necessary.” With her selections and introductory essay for The Best American Poetry 2017, Trethewey will be highlighting even more “elegant and necessary” poems and poets, adding to the national conversation of verse and its role in our culture. The Best American Poetry is not just another anthology; it serves as a guide to who’s who and what’s happening in American poetry and is an eagerly awaited publishing event each year. With Trethewey’s insightful touch and genius for plumbing the depths of history and personal experience to shape striking verse, The Best American Poetry 2017 is another brilliant addition to the series.

How to Love the World

He also published two collections of essays about poetry: Real Sofistakashun (2006) and Twenty Poems That Could Save America and Other Essays (2014). Jane Hirshfield's ninth and most recently published collection is Ledger (Knopf, ...

Author: James Crews

Publisher: Storey Publishing

ISBN: 9781635863871

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

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What the world needs now – featuring poems from inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith and more. More and more people are turning to poetry as an antidote to divisiveness, negativity, anxiety, and the frenetic pace of life. How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope offers readers uplifting, deeply felt, and relatable poems by well-known poets from all walks of life and all parts of the US, including inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, Ross Gay, Tracy K. Smith, and others. The work of these poets captures the beauty, pleasure, and connection readers hunger for. How to Love the World, which contains new works by Ted Kooser, Mark Nepo, and Jane Hirshfield, invites readers to use poetry as part of their daily gratitude practice to uncover the simple gifts of abundance and joy to be found everywhere. With pauses for stillness and invitations for writing and reflection throughout, as well as reading group questions and topics for discussion in the back, this book can be used to facilitate discussion in a classroom or in any group setting. This publication conforms to the EPUB Accessibility specification at WCAG 2.0 Level AA.

The Garden of Leaders

Twenty Poems that Could Save America and Other Essays. Minneapolis: Graywolf Press, 201–219. Jaspers, Karl (1945/2001). The Question of German Guilt. Trans. E. B. Ashton. New York: Fordham University Press. Landy, Joshua (2012).

Author: Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190883669

Category: Philosophy

Page: 224

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The Garden of Leaders explores two related questions: What is leadership? And what sort of education could prepare young people to be leaders? Paul Woodruff argues that higher education--particularly but not exclusively in the liberal arts--should set its main focus on cultivating leadership in students. Woodruff advances a new view of liberal arts education that places leadership at the root of everything it does, so that students will be prepared to lead in their lives and careers--and not necessarily in management roles. Woodruff views the contemporary university as sorely lacking an emphasis on leadership, and presents three core sets of recommendations for how they can and should foster it. First, Woodruff posits co-curricular groups, activities, and projects as essential activities for students to gain confidence and leadership skills. Administrations should encourage students to engage in activities outside the classroom, convert coached sports teams into student-led clubs as far as possible, and discourage social organizations that are segregated by race or sex. Second, Woodruff advocates for a different curriculum for all undergraduates, no matter their major-arguing that they need to be taught leadership in the forms of key skills including communication (including good writing, listening, and speaking), as well as exposure to key material in history literature, social science, and ethics. Students should be asked to consider the hardest ethical dilemmas that leaders face, toggling between Machiavelli and great ethical thinkers such as Confucius and Socrates. Third, Woodruff calls for the teaching methods used by instructors to re-orient themselves around the question of leadership, particularly by emphasizing teamwork. Professors should respect their students' independence, avoid tyrannical teaching, and remember that all teachers teach ethics simply by the examples they set in dealing with students. Whether in engineering, music, or classics, The Garden of Leaders advances leadership as a core value that should be at the heart of the educational enterprise-contending that while a college campus can be many things, it should at the very least be a ground upon which new leaders can grow.

The Best American Poetry 2014

His second book ofprose essays, Twenty Poems That Could SaveAmerica and Other Essays, will be published by Graywolf Press in 2014. Several years ago he founded FivePowersPoetry.com, a short-form program for coaching high school teachers ...

Author: David Lehman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476708188

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Edited by the National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes, the foremost annual anthology of contemporary American poetry returns: “A ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune). The first book of poetry that Terrance Hayes ever bought was the 1990 edition of The Best American Poetry, edited by Jorie Graham. Hayes was then an undergrad at a small South Carolina college. He has since published four highly honored books of poetry, is a professor of poetry at the University of Pittsburgh, has appeared multiple times in the series, and is one of today’s most decorated poets. His brazen, restless poems capture the diversity of American culture with singular artistry, grappling with facile assumptions about identity and the complex repercussions of race history in this country. Always eagerly anticipated, the 2014 volume of The Best American Poetry begins with David Lehman’s “state-of-the-art” foreword followed by an inspired introduction from Terrance Hayes on his picks for the best American poems of the past year. Following the poems is the apparatus for which the series has won acclaim: notes from the poets about the writing of their poems.

The Underground Poetry Metro Transportation System for Souls

Tony Hoagland's essays, full of sharp wit and astute observations, draw out the poetry hiding everywhere in American culture.

Author: Tony Hoagland

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780472037575

Category: Poetry

Page: 164

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Tony Hoagland's essays, full of sharp wit and astute observations, draw out the poetry hiding everywhere in American culture.