The Dirty Side of the Storm Poems

Author: Martha Serpas
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039306980X
Release Date: 2009-10-28
Genre: Poetry

"At once a love song and a dirge to a landscape being swallowed by the waters that define it."—St. Petersburg Times An evocative meditation on destruction and creation, the sacred and ephemeral, along Louisiana's coast. In poems that bear witness to the eroding bayou country and its Cajun culture, Martha Serpas venerates a vanishing landscape defined by water—sensuous, fecund, and destructive. As marsh turns into gulf, identity and consciousness are transformed as well. Serpas's verses invest paradox with her own defiantly spiritual meaning.

The Diener

Author: Martha Serpas
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807159231
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Poetry

MARTHA SERPAS has published two collections of poetry, Côte Blanche and The Dirty Side of the Storm . Active in efforts to restore Louisiana's wetlands, she co-produced Veins in the Gulf , a documentary about coastal erosion. She teaches at the University of Houston and serves as a hospital trauma chaplain.

The Booklover s Guide to New Orleans

Author: Susan Larson
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807153093
Release Date: 2013-09-05
Genre: Literary Criticism

The literary tradition of New Orleans spans centuries and touches every genre; its living heritage winds through storied neighborhoods and is celebrated at numerous festivals across the city. For booklovers, a visit to the Big Easy isn't complete without whiling away the hours in an antiquarian bookstore in the French Quarter or stepping out on a literary walking tour. Perhaps only among the oak-lined avenues, Creole town houses, and famed hotels of New Orleans can the lust of A Streetcar Named Desire, the zaniness of A Confederacy of Dunces, the chill of Interview with the Vampire, and the heartbreak of Walker Percy's Moviegoer begin to resonate. Susan Larson's revised and updated edition of The Booklover's Guide to New Orleans not only explores the legacy of Tennessee Williams and William Faulkner, but also visits the haunts of celebrated writers of today, including Anne Rice and James Lee Burke. This definitive guide provides a key to the books, authors, festivals, stores, and famed addresses that make the Crescent City a literary destination.

Here at Last is Love

Author: Dunstan Thompson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 9781498218115
Release Date: 2015-09-01
Genre: Poetry

Dunstan Thompson was an American poet of great promise who burst onto the Anglo-American literary scene during World War II. In the words of one contemporary, Thompson was one of the rising stars of modern poetry, a writer who might one day join the pantheon of poets like Hart Crane, W.H. Auden, Stephen Spender, and Dylan Thomas. And yet Thompson more or less disappeared from public view by the early 1950s. After publishing two volumes of poetry, a travel book, and a novel, Thompson had only a few scattered magazine publications until his death. A posthumous volume was privately printed in England, but the circulation was small. ''Here at Last is Love: Selected Poems'' is the definitive, authorized selection of Thompson's best work, revealing to a wider public the literary vision of a lost master. The introduction by editor Gregory Wolfe offers the first extended narrative in print relating Thompson's complex personal story. The afterword by distinguished poet and critic Dana Gioia provides a thorough and just assessment of his poetic achievement. Thompson's early poetry was not only technically innovative, but saturated with the language and the drama of gay experience during World War II. Yet just a few years after the war, Thompson returned to the Catholic faith of his childhood, only to find that his new poetic voice was out of sync with the times. In spite of the difficulties he faced in his later years, Thompson did not give up writing poetry, continuing to produce quality work. After his reconversion, the poetry shifted in tone and form from a lush romanticism to an urbane classicism. The later work covers a wide range of subjects, from studies of historical figures to devotional lyrics. This volume will not only stir up the debate about Thompson's sexual and religious passions, but also help complete the history of twentieth-century Anglo-American poetry, finally making his work available to scholars and lovers of poetry everywhere. **

American Religious Poems

Author: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 193108274X
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Poetry

An anthology of poetry with religious and spiritual themes evaluates the influences of such movements as Puritanism, the Great Awakenings, and Transcendentalism, and discusses the works of Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and other poets.

Cote Blanche

Author: Martha Serpas
Publisher: New Issues Poetry & Prose
ISBN: 1930974183
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Poetry

Poetry. Foreword by Harold Bloom "Lucid, yet luscious; rich, yet modest; full of spiritual insight, yet empty of bossy certainty, Serpas's book of love and death in a Louisiana landscape is as savory and abundant as the rhythms she employs" - Molly Peacock "Like Elizabeth Bishop, her strong precursor, Martha Serpas practices a severely chastened art of poetry . . . I am moved to prophesy a considerable poetic development for her"- from the Foreword by Harold Bloom.

Love Her Wild

Author: Atticus
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501176685
Release Date: 2017-07-11
Genre: Poetry

The first collection of poetry by the New York Times bestselling author of The Dark Between Stars. Love Her Wild is a collection of new and beloved poems from the poet Atticus, who has captured the hearts and minds of hundreds of thousands of avid followers on his Instagram account @atticuspoetry, including superstars like Karlie Kloss and Shay Mitchell. Dubbed the “#1 poet to follow” by Teen Vogue and “the world’s most tattoo-able” poet by Galore magazine, in Love Her Wild, Atticus captures what is both raw and relatable about the smallest and the grandest moments in life: the first glimpse of a new love in Paris, skinny dipping on a summer’s night, the irrepressible exuberance of the female spirit, or drinking whiskey in the desert watching the rising sun. With honesty, poignancy, and romantic flare Atticus distills the most exhilarating highs and the heartbreaking lows of life and love into a few short lines, ensuring that his words will become etched in your mind—and will awaken your sense of adventure.

Song of Myself

Author: Walt Whitman
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486113173
Release Date: 2012-03-02
Genre: Poetry

It was with this first version of "Song of Myself," from the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass, that Whitman first made himself known to the world. Readers of revised editions will find this version surprising, and often superior.

Chasers of the Light

Author: Tyler Knott Gregson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698194700
Release Date: 2014-09-02
Genre: Poetry

The epic made simple. The miracle in the mundane. One day, while browsing an antique store in Helena, Montana, photographer Tyler Knott Gregson stumbled upon a vintage Remington typewriter for sale. Standing up and using a page from a broken book he was buying for $2, he typed a poem without thinking, without planning, and without the ability to revise anything. He fell in love. Three years and almost one thousand poems later, Tyler is now known as the creator of the Typewriter Series: a striking collection of poems typed onto found scraps of paper or created via blackout method. Chasers of the Light features some of his most insightful and beautifully worded pieces of work—poems that illuminate grand gestures and small glimpses, poems that celebrate the beauty of a life spent chasing the light.