Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121863

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

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"Following...their anthology, Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature."--
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100 Men on the Words That Move Them

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712794

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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A life-enhancing tour through classic and contemporary poems that have made men cry: “The Holdens remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse….It’s plain fun” (The Wall Street Journal). Grown men aren’t supposed to cry…Yet in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men—distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights—confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to haunt them. Although the majority are public figures not prone to crying, here they admit to breaking down, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves. Their selections include classics by visionaries, such as Walt Whitman, W.H. Auden, and Philip Larkin, as well as modern works by masters, including Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and poets who span the globe from Pablo Neruda to Rabindranath Tagore. The poems chosen range from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first, with more than a dozen by women, including Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. All are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope’s famous phrase, “what oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d.” From J.J. Abrams to John le Carré, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth to the late Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world. “Everyone who reads this collection will be roused: disturbed by the pain, exalted in the zest for joy given by poets” (Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature).
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Author: Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471153789

Category: Poetry

Page: 528

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There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this invaluable ritual as grown-ups to the detriment of our well-being and good health? In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, challenges how we think about life, a third of which is spent asleep. He deftly explores not only the science of sleep but also why we endlessly tell stories – even to ourselves, as we dream. Holden combines his own illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Poems and short stories, fairy tales and fables, reveries and nocturnes – from William Shakespeare to Haruki Murakami, Charles Dickens to Roald Dahl, Rabindranath Tagore to Nora Ephron, Vladimir Nabokov to Neil Gaiman – are all woven together to replicate the journey of a single night’s sleep. Some of today’s greatest storytellers reveal their choice of the ideal grown-up bedtime story: writers such as Margaret Drabble, Ken Follett, Tessa Hadley, Robert Macfarlane, Patrick Ness, Tony Robinson and Warsan Shire. Fold away your laptop and shut down your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you’ll return to again and again. Full of laughter and tears, moonlight and magic, Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups joyfully provides the dream way to end the day – and begin the night . . .
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An Anthology of Poetry

Author: Ted Hughes,Seamus Heaney

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0571225837

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

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Gathers a wide selection of poems by British and American authors, including Frost, Ginsberg, Graves, Eliot, Hardy, Sharkespeare, Tennyson, Wordsworth, and Auden.
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Author: Anthony Holden,Natalie Galustian

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 147116229X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories continues a rich tradition of fictional writing on one of the world’s greatest games. A ghost at the table, a heads-up with Shakespeare, a high stakes stick-up, a hand played on Death Row, tales of pioneers and knaves, even a celestial argy-bargy – each story in this anthology reveals that when it comes to playing poker, no one can hide from their true selves. Whoever you are, you can be sure all your passions and compulsions, your desires, your foibles and idiosyncrasies will be unsparingly crystalised and exposed on the baize. First mentioned in print in a military history book published in 1836, the game of poker quickly found its way into the modern literary canon. Requiring technical skill and creative fiction in equal measure, poker is the quintessential writer’s game. From John Steinbeck, Bret Harte, Henry James to Damon Runyon, writers throughout the ages have found in poker a natural prism to refract complex human experience. Poker is one of the few sports to have spawned a literature almost as rich and colourful as its own exotic history. Featuring contributions from Booker Prize-winning novelist D.B.C. Pierre, award-winning playwright Patrick Marber, actor Neil Pearson and poet laureate Carol Ann Duffy, He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories is a compelling collection that will appeal to poker fans everywhere.
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Poetry & Lyrics

Author: Alicia Keys

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1984805592

Category: Poetry

Page: 192

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From acclaimed musician Alicia Keys comes a revealing songbook of collected poems and lyrics that document her growth as a person, a woman, and an artist. “All my life, I’ve written these words with no thought or intention of sharing them. Not even with my confidants. These are my most delicate thoughts. The ones that I wrote down just so I could understand what in the world these things I was thinking meant...” When she burst onto the music scene with her multi-million bestselling, Grammy® Award-winning first album, Songs in A Minor, Alicia Keys became a superstar. Two decades later, her career has expanded into producing, acting, and passionate activism—winning her worldwide acclaim, numerous awards, and a spot on Time’s list of “The 100 Most Influential People.” Though Alicia has been very vocal through her career, there were always “delicate thoughts” that she never before imagined she’d share with anyone else—until now. In Tears for Water, Alicia Keys opens the journals and notebooks that she has kept throughout her life and reveals her heart to her fans in return for all the love they have shown to her and her music. Hello morning now I see you cause I am awake What was once so sweet and secure has turned out to be fake Girl, you can’t be scared gotta stand up tall and let ’em see what shines in you Push aside the part lying in your heart like the ocean is deep, dark and blue —from Golden Child
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Author: Ron Aharoni

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814602965

Category: Mathematics

Page: 272

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What does mathematics have to do with poetry? Seemingly, nothing. Mathematics deals with abstractions while poetry with emotions. And yet, the two share something essential: Beauty. “Euclid alone has looked on beauty bare,” says the title of a poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay. “Mathematics, Poetry and Beauty” tries to solve the secret of the similarity between the two domains. It tries to explain how a mathematical argument and a poem can move us in the same way. Mathematical and poetic techniques are compared, with the aim of showing how they evoke the same sense of beauty. The reader may find that, as Bertrand Russell said, “Mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty hold and austere, like that of sculpture … sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show.” Contents:Order:The Curious Case of the Ants on the PoleHidden OrderTo Discover or to InventOrder and BeautyMathematical HarmoniesWhy √2 is Not a Rational NumberThe Real NumbersThe Miracle of OrderSimple Conjectures, Complex ProofsIndependent EventsHow Mathematicians and Poets Think:Poetic Image, Mathematical ImageThe Power of the ObliqueCompressionMathematical Ping-PongThe Book in HeavenPoetical Ping-PongLaws of ConservationAn Idea from Somewhere ElseThree Types of MathematicsTopologyMatchmakingImaginationA Magic NumberReality or ImaginationUnexpected CombinationsWhat is Mathematics?Deep TautologiesSymmetryImpossibilityInfinitely LargeCantor's StoryThe Most Beautiful Proof?Paradoxes and OxymoronsSelf-Reference and Gödel's TheoremHalfway to Infinity: Large NumbersInfinitely SmallInfinitely Many Numbers Having a Finite SumTwistsTwo Levels of Perception:Knowing without KnowingContent and HuskChangeEstrangementAn Endless EncounterAppendix A: Mathematical FieldsAppendix B: Sets of NumbersAppendix C: Poetical Mechanisms Mentioned in the Book Readership: Those interested in Mathematics, those interested in poetry, and the general public. Key Features:It presents laymen and mathematicians alike with beautiful pieces of mathematics, and studies techniques of both poetry and mathematics that contribute to beautyKeywords:Mathematics;Poetry;Aesthetics;Beauty;Popular Mathematics;Paradoxes;Psychology of BeautyReviews: “The book is well-illustrated with diagrams and small photographs. The style is discursive and lively, but the central ideas are clearly communicated. It is not always easy to portray the attraction of mathematics to friends or relatives, or to get across that the essence of mathematics is imagination and creativity rather than routine calculation or the mere manipulation of symbols. By highlighting parallels with poetry, the book may help break down such communication barriers. It may also provide youngsters, so often disillusioned by a prescriptive curriculum, with an insight into the true nature of mathematics.” London Mathematical Society Newsletter
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Author: Robert N. Munsch,Sheila McGraw

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9780920668375

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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As her son grows up from little boy to adult man, a mother secretly rocks him each night as he sleeps.
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One Year as a Professional Poker Player

Author: Anthony Holden

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349142440

Category: Travel

Page: 384

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BIG DEAL is the mesmerising story of a year spent by bestselling biographer Anthony Holden in the tough world of the professional poker player. He spent days and nights in the poker paradise of Las Vegas, in Malta and Morocco, even shipboard, mingling with the legendary greats, sharpening his game, perfecting his repartee, and learning a great deal about himself in the process. Poker, Holden would insist, is not gambling. Like chess it is a paradigm of life at its most intense, a gladiatorial contest that brings out the best as well as the worst in people. Its heroes, its eccentrics and is comedians stalk the pages of this remarkable book, along with all the hair-raising, nail-biting excitement of the games themselves. A classic of the genre, BIG DEAL is here reissued with a new introduction by the author.
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The Secret History of the Academy Awards

Author: Anthony Holden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 672

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Discusses the award's history, the process by which winners are selected, and the famous and not-so-famous people whose lives have won Oscars
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Author: Hope Anita Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805082319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 8433

An emotionally-charged collection of poems explores the death of a parent through the eyes of a child and then a young woman and features folk-art images that capture hope, strength, and the will to overcome.
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Author: Thomas Hardy

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141398329

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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'Woman much missed, how you call to me, call to me...' After the death of his wife Emma, a grief-stricken Hardy wrote some of the best verse of his career. Moving and evocative, it ranks among the greatest elegiac poetry in the language. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and across many centuries. They take us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. Here are stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions. Thomas Hardy (1840-1928). Hardy's works available in Penguin Classics are A Laodicean, A Pair of Blue Eyes, Desperate Remedies, Far from the Madding Crowd, Jude the Obscure, Selected Poems, Tess of the d'Urbervilles, The Distracted Preacher and Other Tales, The Fiddler of the Reels and Other Stories, The Hand of Ethelberta, The Mayor of Casterbridge, The Pursuit of the Well-beloved and The Well-beloved, The Return of the Native, The Trumpet-Major, The Withered Arm and Other Stories, The Woodlanders, Two on a Tower and Under the Greenwood Tree.
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Poems

Author: David Sarnacki

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985724297

Category:

Page: 108

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In Cry, Smile, Wonder, David Sarnacki lays bare meaningful moments from our collective struggles and joys of being human. There are poems that will make you cry, poems to make you smile, poems about wonder and whimsy, and poems that might even touch your heart. Written in a plain conversational style, these poems are highly accessible to nontraditional readers, with an eclectic mix of inspirational topics and styles. You will find poems touching on such subject matters as: relationships, things Thrivers tell Survivors, friendships, love and divorce, family, parents and children, adoption, death, grief and loss, suicide, hope, peace and joy, days to cry and the only time to die, and goodness. You will meet a Madam, the fat boy, Olivia and her counselor, the uncelebrated beauty, peach friend, Grampa Joe, a werewolf, aging basketball players, and many others. And hopefully you will find your mind and heart open to some of the unfolding mysteries of life. From the simple to the extraordinary, from the common to the personal, there is something special in this collection for everyone. Poems include: Whispering, Fabric Store, Madam Mei, Things Thrivers Tell Survivors, Rain, Fat Boy, A Night, Coming Back To The Normal, While You're Drinking Coffee, Men Are Gathering, Fool, First A Dream, Warmest Winter Day, Baby Names, Clean Your Room, Canyon, Snowflake, Esprit, A Time To Die, Poet, Olivia's Session, Another Step, Black & White, Maya & Mama, Gabrielle's Adoption, Crayons, Sky Goddess, Looking, The Uncelebrated Beauty, The Night After The Last Day Of School, Swirls, Peach Friend, Grampa Joe's Thanksgiving Blessing, Your Challenge, D.C. On A Monday Night, Another Day, The Dream, A Son's Prayer, A Father's Day, Baby Meggie, Chaos, The Wanderer, See The Child, Thank Love, The Wind, Emma, My Love, Carly's Birthday, Presence, Dwelling, The Cracks Around, Examination, The Gift Within Us, Mystery, Ava's Letter, Moment #694,137,600, Gifts From Irish Eyes, Peace, Today I Cry, Morning Love, Hope, From The Pilgrim In The Last Pew, Letters, Regan, Solstices, No Catch, Night Woman, and The Joy Of Living
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Author: Jacqueline Woodson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0147515823

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 368

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"Contains seven new, original poems by the author"--Page [4] of cover.
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Poems

Author: Cleopatra Mathis

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1936747804

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings—a divorce, the death of a beloved dog—to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages–plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poet’s discerning eye, focused on the stringent truth of what she sees around her, aims outward and refuses the sentimental. Throughout the search, she is guided by the unbounded faithfulness and wisdom of her noble and comic companions on the path.
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Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS

Author: David Groff,Philip Clarke

Publisher: Alyson Publications

ISBN: 9781593501532

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

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40 of the most admired poets who died of AIDS are remembered in a new and groundbreaking collection. From Reinaldo Arenas, Tory Dent and James Merrill to Paul Monette, Essex Hemphill and Joe Brainard, Persistent Voices memorialises these poets and many others by presenting their work - often dealing with AIDS but also other enduring topics - in the context of an unending epidemic that has profoundly affected global literature.
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Author: Gerald Stern

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393254925

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

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Galaxy Love showcases the voice of a beloved and acclaimed poet, celebrating the passions and rhythms of life. The poems in this new volume by the winner of the National Book Award span countries and centuries, reflecting on memory, aging, history, and mortality. “Hamlet Naked” traverses Manhattan in the 1960s from a Shakespeare play on 47th Street to the cellar of a Ukrainian restaurant in the East Village; “Thieves and Murderers” encompasses musings of the medieval French poet François Villon and Dwight Eisenhower; “Orson” recounts a meeting of the poet and Orson Welles, exiled in Paris. Gerald Stern recalls old cars he used to drive—“the 1950 Buick / with the small steering wheel / and the cigar lighter in the back seat”—as well as intimate portraits of his daily life “and the mussel-pooled and the heron-priested shore” of Florida. These are wistful, generous, lively love poems and elegies that capture the passage of time, the joys of a sensual life, and remembrances of the past.
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An Anthology of Love Poems

Author: Carol Ann Duffy

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330482257

Category: Love poetry

Page: 116

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For this collection, the prize-winning poet, Carol Ann Duffy, selected 40 of the best world poets writing today - 20 men and 20 women - and invited each of them to select a love poem written by the opposite sex, to appear opposite their own love poem. Poems from other centuries are included.
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How To Make Your Poetry Swing

Author: Keith Flynn

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 9781582974040

Category: Reference

Page: 330

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Trace Poetry's Long Blue Line and Discover the Power and Music in Your Own Voice &break;&break;Poems are made of words, not ideas. Those words are rhythmic and, when chosen and composed properly, are capable of entering a reader's or listener's body and resonating. The Rhythm Method, Razzmatazz, and Memory explains the historical connections between word, image, and sound to empower you to create work that is dynamic, vital, and musical–to create poems that live in the air. &break;&break;The first section, Learning to Listen, begins by reflecting on the birth of the American poetic voice, teaching your to find your own voice by dissecting a poem's line, sound by sound, rediscovering not only the power of their poetry but also where that power comes from. &break;&break;The second section, Learning to Observe, outlines the history of foreign influences–from the surrealism of French writers Charles Baudelaire and Arthur Rimbaud to that of Spanish artists Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali–inspiring you to explore your experimental impulses and discover new ways of seeing. &break;&break;The third section, Learning to Speak, focuses on the influence of music on twentieth-century poetry, beginning with the troubadour and the slave experience, through the eras of jazz and blues, and onto the slam stages of the modern city. The different strategies of these performers offer insight into your development as a creator and prepare you to act as a vocal interpreter of your work. &break;&break;The Rhythm Method equips you with the tools you need to extract the sparks of language, art, and music that have always stimulated and nourished our poetic vernacular and to use the fire to forge your own unique voice and your own style of performance.
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A Woman's Journey Through Poems

Author: Caroline Kennedy

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401325955

Category: Poetry

Page: 320

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In She Walks in Beauty, Caroline Kennedy has once again marshaled the gifts of our greatest poets to pay a very personal tribute to the human experience, this time to the complex and fascinating subject of womanhood. Inspired by her own reflections on more than fifty years of life as a young girl, a woman, a wife, and a mother, She Walks in Beauty draws on poetry's eloquent wisdom to ponder the many joys and challenges of being a woman. Kennedy has divided the collection into sections that signify to her the most notable milestones, passages, and universal experiences in a woman's life, and she begins each of these sections with an introduction in which she explores and celebrates the most important elements of life's journey. The collection includes works by Elizabeth Bishop, Sharon Olds, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Mary Oliver, Pablo Neruda, W. H. Auden, Adrienne Rich, Sandra Cisneros, Anne Sexton, W. S. Merwin, Dorothy Parker, Queen Elizabeth I, Lucille Clifton, Naomi Shahib Nye, and W. B. Yeats. Whether it's falling in love, breaking up, friendship, marriage, motherhood, or growing old, She Walks in Beauty is a priceless resource for anyone, male or female, who wants a deeper understanding and appreciation of what it means to be a woman.
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