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Poetry to Heal Your Blues

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ISBN-10: 1840726687

ISBN-13: 9781840726688

Edition: 2005

Authors: Marilyn Hacker

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It can be hard to share your pain with others when the words for such raw emotions seem impossible to express. When you're deep into the blues, and your world feels dark, find a quiet place, open the pages of this beautiful book, and let the healing power of poetry pour into your soul. What you will discover in this wonderful collection are 100 poems that will take your blues away. They have been chosen with care and thought from the abundant resources of American and international writing. Favorite poets of the past such as Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Wallace Stevens stand alongside the newer voices of Robert Bly, Louise Glick, W.S. Merwin, Pablo Neruda, Galway Kinnell, Jane Kenyon,…    
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Book details

List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/1/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 160
Size: 4.50" wide x 5.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.616
Language: English

Terry Golway was a journalist for thirty years, writing for the New York Observer, the New York Times, and other venues. He holds a PhD in American history from Rutgers University and is currently the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics, and Policy in New Jersey.Marilyn Hacker is the recipient of the National Book Award, the PEN Award for Poetry in Translation, the Robert Fagles Translation Prize, and the PEN/Voelcker Award for Poetry. Her collection Winter Names received a Lambda Literary Award and the Lenore Marshall Award of the Academy of American Poets. Her most recent collection of poetry was Names. She lives in Paris, France.

The Problem of Gratified Desire
"'Heaven' - is what I cannot reach"
Welcome Joy and Welcome Sorrow
The Song of Wandering Aengus
i thank You God
Warning to Children
What the Body Told
In Praise of Feeling Bad About Yourself
Where Blind Sorrow is Taught to See
Try to Praise the Mutilated World
I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud
Shu swamp, Spring
in Just-
The Voice of Summer
Poppies on the Wheat
'O wild West Wind...'
Wind's Split Octaves
The Egg
Why they Love us
Cat & the Weather
The Tyger
Four a.m. in the Woods
Modern Nature
The Blues Don't Change
I Try to Waken and Greet the World Once Again
Weather Central
The Pictures of my New Day
Various Protestations from Various People
To Play Pianissimo
Twelve Bar Bessie
Magic Flute
Perhaps I asked too Large
Cathedral Builders
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
Composed upon Westminster Bridge, September 3, 1802
A Map of the City
A Description of the Morning
When all my Five and Country Senses See
The Zydeco Tablet
Oh, Oh, You will be Sorry
The Reception
Canal Bank Walk
Stanzas for a New Start
At Navaho Monument Valley Tribal School
Of Green Steps and Laundry
Gentle Reader
As For Me, I Love an Older Man
Words, She Says, Used to be Wolves
Eve's Unnaming
The Moon
And No Death
Roundstone Cove
The Cambridge Afternoon Was Gray
Night Feeding
The Childhood of Language
Lullaby of a Single Mother
Child on Top of a Greenhouse
Mother to Son
Top of the Stove
The Hammock
Big Bessie Throws her Son into the Street
Grandmother Gesture
Cutting Greens
Pineapples and Pomegranates
Arabic Coffee
O Taste and See
Pied Beauty
A Hymn to God the Father
To Make a Prairie
Tree at My Window
The Wild Iris
Wild Geese
'I believe with perfect faith...'
Any Woman's Blues
Of Many Worlds in This World
Index of first lines
Biographical notes