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Pillow Thoughts
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

274

Publication Date

August 29, 2017

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<i>Pillow Thoughts</i> is a collection of poetry and prose about heartbreak, love, and raw emotions. It is divided into sections to read when you feel you need them most.
How to Love a Country: Poems
by Richard Blanco

Language

English

Pages

110

Publication Date

March 26, 2019

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<b>A new collection from the renowned inaugural poet exploring immigration, gun violence, racism, LGBTQ issues, and more, in accessible and emotive verses</b><br /><br />As presidential inaugural poet, memoirist, public speaker, educator, and advocate, Richard Blanco has crisscrossed the nation inviting communities to connect to the heart of human experience and our shared identity as a country. In this new collection of poems, his first in over seven years, Blanco continues to invite a conversation with all Americans. Through an oracular yet intimate and accessible voice, he addresses the complexities and contradictions of our nationhood and the unresolved sociopolitical matters that affect us all.<br /><br />The poems form a mosaic of seemingly varied topics: the Pulse Nightclub massacre; an unexpected encounter on a visit to Cuba; the forced exile of 8,500 Navajos in 1868; a lynching in Alabama; the arrival of a young Chinese woman at Angel Island in 1938; the incarceration of a gifted writer; and the poet鈥檚 abiding love for his partner, who he is finally allowed to wed as a gay man. But despite each poem鈥檚 unique concern or occasion, all are fundamentally struggling with the overwhelming question of how to love this country.<br /><br />Seeking answers, Blanco digs deep into the very marrow of our nation through poems that interrogate our past and present, grieve our injustices, and note our flaws, but also remember to celebrate our ideals and cling to our hopes. In the landmark poem 鈥淎merican Wandersong,鈥?which forms the center of the book, the poet reveals himself to readers in a disarming and kinetic sequence of stanzas, striving to find his place amid the physical and emotional landscapes of our country.<br /><br />Through this groundbreaking volume, Blanco unravels the very fabric of the American narrative and pursues a resolution to the inherent contradiction of our nation鈥檚 psyche and mandate: <i>e pluribus unum</i> (out of many, one). Charged with the utopian idea that no single narrative is more important than another, this book asserts that America could and ought someday to be a country where all narratives converge into one, a country we can all be proud to love and where we can all truly thrive.
Don't Call Us Dead: Poems
by Danez Smith

Language

English

Pages

101

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p><b>Finalist for the National Book Award for Poetry</b><br /><b>Winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection</b><br /><b></b><br /><b>鈥淸Smith's] poems are enriched to the point of volatility, but they pay out, often, in sudden joy.鈥濃€?lt;/b><i><b>The New Yorker </b></i><br /><i></i><br />Award-winning poet Danez Smith is a groundbreaking force, celebrated for deft lyrics, urgent subjects, and performative power. <i>Don鈥檛 Call Us Dead</i> opens with a heartrending sequence that imagines an afterlife for black men shot by police, a place where suspicion, violence, and grief are forgotten and replaced with the safety, love, and longevity they deserved here on earth. Smith turns then to desire, mortality鈥攖he dangers experienced in skin and body and blood鈥攁nd a diagnosis of HIV positive. 鈥淪ome of us are killed / in pieces,鈥?Smith writes, 鈥渟ome of us all at once.鈥?<i>Don鈥檛 Call Us Dead</i> is an astonishing and ambitious collection, one that confronts, praises, and rebukes America鈥斺€淒ear White America鈥濃€攚here every day is too often a funeral and not often enough a miracle.</p>
Night Sky with Exit Wounds
by Ocean Vuong

Language

English

Pages

70

Publication Date

May 23, 2016

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<p><b>Winner of the 2016 Whiting Award</b></p><p><b>One of <i>Publishers Weekly</i>'s "Most Anticipated Books of Spring 2016"</b></p><p></p><p><b>One of Lit Hub's "10 must-read poetry collections for April"</b></p><p>聯Reading Vuong is like watching a fish move: he manages the varied currents of English with muscled intuition. His poems are by turns graceful and wonderstruck. His lines are both long and short, his pose narrative and lyric, his diction formal and insouciant. From the outside, Vuong has fashioned a poetry of inclusion.鈥澛?lt;i>The New Yorker</i></p><p><i>"Night Sky with Exit Wounds</i> establishes Vuong as a fierce new talent to be reckoned with...This book is a masterpiece that captures, with elegance, the raw sorrows and joys of human existence."聴<i>Buzzfeed</i>'s "Most Exciting New Books of 2016"</p><p></p><p>"This original, sprightly wordsmith of tumbling pulsing phrases pushes poetry to a new level...A stunning introduction to a young poet who writes with both assurance and vulnerability. Visceral, tender and lyrical, fleet and agile, these poems unflinchingly face the legacies of violence and cultural displacement but they also assume a position of wonder before the world.鈥澛?016 Whiting Award citation</p><p>"<i>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</i> is the kind of book that soon becomes worn with love. You will want to crease every page to come back to it, to underline every other line because each word resonates with power."聴<i>LitHub</i></p><p>"Vuong鈥檚 powerful voice explores passion, violence, history, identity聴all with a tremendous humanity."聴<i>Slate</i></p><p>聯In his impressive debut collection, Vuong, a 2014 Ruth Lilly fellow, writes beauty into聴and culls from聴individual, familial, and historical traumas. Vuong exists as both observer and observed throughout the book as he explores deeply personal themes such as poverty, depression, queer sexuality, domestic abuse, and the various forms of violence inflicted on his family during the Vietnam War. Poems float and strike in equal measure as the poet strives to transform pain into clarity. Managing this balance becomes the crux of the collection, as when he writes, 聭Your father is only your father/ until one of you forgets. Like how the spine/ won鈥檛 remember its wings/ no matter how many times our knees/ kiss the pavement.鈥欌€澛?lt;i>Publishers Weekly</i></p><p>"What a treasure [Ocean Vuong] is to us. What a perfume he's crushed and rendered of his heart and soul. What a gift this book is."聴Li-Young Lee</p><p></p><p><b>Torso of Air</b></p><p><i>Suppose you do change your life.<br />& the body is more than</i></p><p><i>a portion of night聴sealed<br />with bruises. Suppose you woke</i></p><p><i>& found your shadow replaced<br />by a black wolf. The boy, beautiful </i></p><p><i>& gone. So you take the knife to the wall<br />instead. You carve & carve</i></p><p><i>until a coin of light appears<br />& you get to look in, at last,</i></p><p><i>on happiness. The eye<br />staring back from the other side聴</i></p><p><i>waiting.</i></p><p>Born in Saigon, Vietnam, <b>Ocean Vuong </b>attended Brooklyn College. He is the author of two chapbooks as well as a full-length collection, <i>Night Sky with Exit Wounds</i>. A 2014 Ruth Lilly Fellow and winner of the 2016 Whiting Award, Ocean Vuong lives in New York City, New York.</p><br />
The Tradition
by Jericho Brown

Language

English

Pages

83

Publication Date

June 18, 2019

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<strong>Finalist for the 2019 National Book Award</strong><br /><br />"By some literary magic鈥攏o, it's precision, and honesty鈥擝rown manages to bestow upon even the most public of subjects the most intimate and personal stakes."鈥擟raig Morgan Teicher, 鈥?I Reject Walls': A 2019 Poetry Preview鈥?for NPR<br /><br />鈥淎 relentless dismantling of identity, a difficult jewel of a poem.鈥溾€擱ita Dove, in her introduction to Jericho Brown鈥檚 鈥淒ark鈥?(featured in the <i>New York Times Magazine</i> in January 2019) <br /><br />鈥淲inner of a Whiting Award and a Guggenheim Fellowship, Brown's hard-won lyricism finds fire (and idyll) in the intersection of politics and love for queer Black men.鈥濃€?lt;i>O, The Oprah Magazine</i> <br /><br />Featured in NPR鈥檚 鈥淚 Reject Walls鈥? A 2019 Poetry Preview鈥?lt;br />Named a Lit Hub 鈥淢ost Anticipated Book of 2019鈥?lt;br />One of Buzzfeed鈥檚 鈥?6 Books Coming in 2019 You鈥檒l Want to Keep Your Eyes On鈥?lt;br /><i>The Rumpus</i> poetry pick for 鈥淲hat to Read When 2019 is Just Around the Corner鈥?lt;br />One of BookRiot鈥檚 鈥?0 Must-Read Poetry Collections of 2019鈥?<br /><br />Jericho Brown鈥檚 daring new book <em>The Tradition</em> details the normalization of evil and its history at the intersection of the past and the personal. Brown鈥檚 poetic concerns are both broad and intimate, and at their very core a distillation of the incredibly human: What is safety? Who is this nation? Where does freedom truly lie? Brown makes mythical pastorals to question the terrors to which we鈥檝e become accustomed, and to celebrate how we survive. Poems of fatherhood, legacy, blackness, queerness, worship, and trauma are propelled into stunning clarity by Brown鈥檚 mastery, and his invention of the duplex鈥攁 combination of the sonnet, the ghazal, and the blues鈥攊s testament to his formal skill. <em>The Tradition</em> is a cutting and necessary collection, relentless in its quest for survival while reveling in a celebration of contradiction.
Pillow Thoughts II: Healing the Heart
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 07, 2018

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Peppernell understands that healing is a process, and <i>Pillow Thoughts II</i>聽eloquently captures the time and experience that one goes through on their journey to peace through restoration.聽<br /><br />A collection of inspirational and comforting poems for anyone who is mending from a broken heart.
Pillow Thoughts III: Mending the Mind
by Courtney Peppernell

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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A beautifully raw and poignant collection of poetry and prose, <i>Pillow Thoughts III </i>continues the series from poet Courtney Peppernell<i>.</i> Fix yourself a warm drink and settle into Peppernell's words as she pens a tribute to her readers who are bravely continuing their journey from hurt to healing.聽
The Pillow Book: English-Japanese Illustrated Edition (Japanese E...
by Jee Leong Koh

Language

Japanese

Pages

88

Publication Date

December 18, 2014

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錛堣嫳瑾炪伀綞氥亶銆佹棩鏈獮銇с伄銇旀鍐呫亴銇傘倞銇俱仚錛塗he critically acclaimed Pillow Book by Singapore poet Jee Leong Koh is now out in an illustrated dual Japanese and English edition. Inspired by Sei Shonagon, a Heian period Japanese court lady, Koh interweaves lists, anecdotes, tanka and haiku into witty, meditative essays. The Japanese translation by Keisuke Tsubono brings Koh's musings to a new audience. In this edition of The Pillow Book, Mariko Hirasawa's charming illustrations accompany Koh's reflections on life and the spaces he has inhabited. After being born and raised in Singapore, Koh studied literature at Oxford University and then Sarah Lawrence College. He now lives in New York City and has written four books of poetry, including The Pillow Book which was nominated for the Singapore Literature Prize. English with full Japanese Translation.<br /><br />銉嬨儱銉箋儴銉箋偗鍦ㄤ綇銇€佹皸閶伄銈楓兂銈儩銉箋儷瑭╀漢銈搞兗銉匯儶銈兂銉匯偝銉箋伀銈堛倠鏈€鏂頒綔銇仐銇﹀垵閭﹁ǔ浣溿€嶵he Pillow Book錛忋優銈儵銉庛偨銈︺偡銆忥紙銈楓兂銈儩銉箋儷鏂囧璩炪儙銉熴儘銉箋儓浣滃搧錛夈€?lt;br /><br />娓呭皯绱嶈█銆屾灂鑽夊瓙銆嶃伀銈ゃ兂銈廣儜銈ゃ偄銇曘倢銇﹀煼絳嗐仌銈屻仧鏈浉銇€佽┅銈勩偍銉冦偦銈ゃ€佷砍鍙ャ倓鐭瓕銇仼妲樸€呫仾褰㈠紡銇ㄤ富欏屻倰娣楓仠鍚堛倧銇涖仾銇屻倝銆佽嚜韜伄緄岄〒銇ㄦ€濈儲銇€併偡銉熾偓 銉濄兗銉倓鏃ユ湰銈勩偄銉°儶銈伄鏂囧寲銈掕嚜鍦ㄣ伀綣斻倞杈箋倱銇犮€侀ⅷ閫氥仐銇壇銇勬柇鐗囬泦銇с仚銆傝┅浜恒伄鐟炪€呫仐銇勬劅鎬с伀銈堛仯銇︾法銇俱倢銇熴€佹檪銇煍銈夈亱銇忔檪銇嫮銇勮█钁夈伄鏁般€呫倰銆佸鉤婢ゃ伨銈娿亾銇倛銈嬨儊銉c兗銉熴兂銈般仾銈ゃ儵銈廣儓婧€杓夈伄鑻辮獮錛忔棩鏈獮銉愩偆銉兂銈儷鐗堛仹銇婂眾銇戙仐銇俱仚銆?lt;br /><br />鈥撯€撯€撯€撯€撯€?3姝熾伀銇仯銇熷勾銇€併儖銉ャ兗銉ㄣ兗銈偡銉嗐偅銇紩銇h秺銇椼仧銆傘伅銇熴仐銇﹀儠銇偛銈ゃ仹瑭╀漢銇伄銇嬨€佺瓟銇堛倰瑕嬨仱銇戙倠銇熴倎銇€?(銈搞兗銉匯儶銈兂銉匯偝銉箋€併€嶵he Pillow Book錛忋優銈儵銉庛偨銈︺偡銆忋倛銈?
Redhead and the Slaughter King
by Megan Falley

Language

English

Pages

120

Publication Date

November 19, 2018

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The dark, sexy, and dangerous landscape of <i>Redhead and the Slaughter King</i> is illuminated by its truth-slinging author, Megan Falley. More than a collection of poems, this book serves as a survival guide for anyone who has ever been a daughter. Knotted with gritty tales of addiction, mental illness, and girlhood, <i>Redhead and the Slaughter King</i> is the prequel to every time someone asked the question, "How did I end up here?"
Lord of the Butterflies
by Andrea Gibson

Language

English

Pages

96

Publication Date

November 27, 2018

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Andrea Gibson鈥檚 latest collection is a masterful showcase from the poet whose writing and performances have captured the hearts of millions. With artful and nuanced looks at gender, romance, loss, and family, Lord of the Butterflies is a new peak in Gibson鈥檚 career. Each emotion here is deft and delicate, resting inside of imagery heavy enough to sink the heart, while giving the body wings to soar.

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