POETRY SUPER HIGHWAY holiday rec ommendations 2012
Poetry Super Highway Bookstore - Holiday 20122012 Holiday Recommendations
Poetry Super Highway's Holiday recommendations for 2012.
For yourself, the poetry lover, or the undiscovered poetry lover.
Great Books from Individual Writers:Calamity Joe
by Brendan Constantine
“Calamity Joe—much like ‘The Shield of Achilles’—is a convex mirror where the world is part Eden, part slum. Brendan Constantine is a dependable guide through the calamities of a “bottle-glutted” world: to the Injured and the poetry that survives and thrives there.
by Wislawa Szymborska
"No reader, not even poetry-phobes, should miss the bright revelations of Nobel laureate Szymborska. [...] Syzmborska is sharply ironic and lithely philosophical, pondering the phenomenal precision of dreams and the elusiveness of meaning. The neat, prancing lyrics collected in this slender, piercing book are delectable and profound."
.....-BooklistFor the Comfort of Automated Phrases
by Jane Cassady
Jane Cassady's For the Comfort of Automated Phrases is a bottle of wine on a blanket in the park. It's a night on the couch with your girlfriend, your boyfriend... or both of them.In the Lake of Your Bones
by Peggy Dobreer
“In the Lake of Your Bones is a poetry book that opens like a revelation. Peggy Dobreer blends memory, meditation, nature, sensuality, and takes us to the lucid territory between intuition and wisdom, desire and surrender. The language is at the same time enigmatic and transparent. Dobreer writes: “This poem is for you. / You are the sanctuary of these words.” As readers, we have no escape; words and bones become of the same matter, we see ourselves in the inner lake of this luminous book.”
New Anthologies We Love:Lummox 1 (Volume 1)
edited by R.D. Armstrong
Lummox 1 is the first in a series of annual anthologies exploring the literary underground of small press poets and writers. Number 1 deals with favorite poems by over 200 poets!Alternate Lanes: An Anthology of Travel Using Alternate Transportation in the City of Angels
edited by Marie Lecrivain
This is the city, Los Angeles, California. Within the county are over 500 miles of freeways and 6500 miles of streets. According to the latest census, the population is over 3.7 million people. This collection of eye opening prose and poetry is by some of the best writers and poets who call Los Angeles home.
Poetry Resources:2013 Poet's Market
The 2013 Poet's Market includes hundreds of publishing opportunities specifically for poets, including poetry publications, book/chapbook publishers, contests, and more. These listings include contact information, submission preferences, insider tips on what specific editors want, and - when offered - payment information.Glitter in the Blood: A Poet's Manifesto for Better, Braver Writing
by Mindy Nettifee
You do not want to write good poems. You want to write great poems. You want to write poems that challenge, inspire and awe. You want to write poems that forever alter your audience, that forever alter yourself. Those poems take guts. Glitter in the Blood: A Poet's Manifesto to Better, Braver Writing will put you in constant contact with your guts.
Pick Your Favorite Ebook Reader:Kindle Fire
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iPad mini features a beautiful 7.9-inch display, iSight and FaceTime cameras, the A5 chip, ultrafast wireless, and up to 10 hours of battery life. And over 275,000 apps on the App Store made for iPad also work with iPad mini. So it's an iPad in every way, shape, and slightly smaller form.
Blatant Self Promotion:
Death of a Mauve Bat: The Poet's Experiences in Toronto and Niagara Falls.
by Rick Lupert
The author returns to Canada in his fourteenth collection of poetry with more travellogic observations, ekphrastic commentary along with a stop in Niagara Falls.