Heaven from Steam Poems

Heaven from Steam  Poems
Author: Carol Light
Publsiher: Able Muse Press
Total Pages: 108
Release: 2014-01-24
ISBN: 1927409195
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heaven from Steam Poems Book Excerpt:

Carol Light’s Heaven from Steam, a finalist for the 2012 Able Muse Book Award, moves effortlessly from the humorous to the serious, from mundane concerns to sublime. She writes as convincingly of carnal pleasures as of spiritual mysteries. Light’s playful energy is imbued with pleasing rhythms and sonic patterns. With surprising wordplay and associations, she renders complex vistas as understandable simplicities, finds fresh, inventive turns of phrase that will remain with the reader. Her multifarious themes include questions of faith, divorce, childbearing, cathedrals, the Pacific Northwest, the Prairies, Italy—especially Rome—and beyond. This visionary debut collection will delight the discerning lover of poetry. PRAISE FOR HEAVEN FROM STEAM: Carol Light’s Heaven from Steam is an extraordinary book, formally adept and wonderfully inventive. Light is a poet of arresting images and stunning sound effects; she needs just a few short lines to make even the old symbol of a sunrise worth our attention (“Pink lamé sundogs/ bodyguard/ the bigwig’s dazzled rise”). However perfect her details, though, and however sublime her phrases, it’s Light’s restless intelligence that keeps me returning to her work. Here’s a poet who inhabits, rather than frames the world; a poet of gestures, whose mind and heart are in motion, whether it’s a shrugged shoulder, or rolled eyes, or an open-armed embrace. Heaven from Steam is a thrilling debut. —Jason Whitmarsh The book is marked by a lightness of touch. The overall effect is playful. . . . But she strikes another tone entirely in the crowning sonnet sequence, “Vicolo del Divino Amore” . . . the nimbleness with which she weaves and unweaves her lines and imagery around the birth of a yearned-for child. —Brad Leithauser (from the foreword) In one of his “Dream Song” poems, John Berryman writes, “The glories of the world struck me, made me aria, once.” Carol Light, in Heaven from Steam, performs arias again and again; her songs are equal parts rapturous (“the sun ignites the lantern world”) and disquieting (“billboards blaze/ the end of days”). She takes up the Etruscan dead and the soon-to-be-living (“my one wish kicked/ and stitched herself into the world”), and she does so in lines that are musical and moving and often quite funny. She makes a magnificent debut. Upon finishing the book, readers will demand (like Goethe on his deathbed), “More Light!” — Cody Walker Although these poems span landscapes from the Pacific Northwest to Italy, their true settings are interior, the complex terrain of an acutely observant and questioning mind. At times playful, at times philosophical, at times filled with longing, they take us past gulls and bell buoys, cathedrals and cobblestone piazzas, to the mysteries that surround us—and they do it all with stunning formal dexterity. Heaven from Steam marks the debut of a vivid poet already at ease with her art. —Linda Bierds

Just like El Cid s Bloomers

 Just like  El Cid s Bloomers
Author: Tim Roux
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2009-11-23
ISBN: 1450004415
Category: Humor
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Just like El Cid s Bloomers Book Excerpt:

A book by Tim Roux Jake Pembleton is a Hull-born singer-songwriter who once killed a man. This doesn’t make him the East Riding folk-singing Yorkshire Ripper of CrackTown’s famous song, but it still plays on his conscience. Now he is in real trouble. Ever since returning home to his wife and kids to find his suitcases parked outside his front door, Jake has been holed up in that wild and lawless part of Hull known as ‘The Avenues’ with a springy nineteen year old groupie who is so sexy that she nearly gives him a heart attack each time she steps out of the shower. Jake’s only hopes are Harry, his wife’s new boyfriend who keeps her sane, and that he will never meet his Kirkella-dwelling parents-in-law again. Beyond that, he just sits there clutching his guitar, writing his songs, loving his girl, and praying for better days and relief from a day job he is too ashamed of to talk about.

EVE

EVE
Author: Charles Stephens
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0244225591
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mary

Mary
Author: Charles Stephens
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 0244762295
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Bitches Door

The Bitches Door
Author: Brazell Tornellini
Publsiher: Gary Drury Digital Publishing
Total Pages: 366
Release: 2015-11-05
ISBN: 0692571728
Category: Poetry
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bitches Door Book Excerpt:

The new and exciting voice of Brazell Tornellini is captured within these bitching pages flaming in wildfire flair. These poems race the tracks of the poet's untamed imagination. Dive into the pool of pages that are feverously burning. Hesitate not to consume Tornellini's unadulterated tongue lashings of a vacant heart ravenous to be appeased by life, love, and romance. Poetry is not frivolous and mundane! Poetry is not DEAD! Poetry is ALIVE and Thriving across the universe. Get your copy of The Bitches Door today if you dare to be brave.

Masters of the French Art Song

Masters of the French Art Song
Author: Timothy LeVan
Publsiher: Scarecrow Press
Total Pages: 460
Release: 1991-01-01
ISBN: 1461669618
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masters of the French Art Song Book Excerpt:

Now in paper! An invaluable reference text for singers, teachers, and vocal and operatic coaches, this volume contains the complete song texts of the songs for voice and piano by Chausson, Debussy, Duparc, Faure, and Ravel. All these song texts are in an easy-to-read three-line format; Line 1: the original language text; Line 2: a vertically accurate word-by-word translation into English, using the exact word order of the original language; Line 3: a poetic reconstruction of Line 2 into a more poetically understandable English form. This format differs from purely poetic or singing translations by giving the user an exact, accurate knowledge of each word as it is understood by a native language singer. Cloth edition published in 1991. Available in paperback in 2001.

The Shotover Papers Or Echoes from Oxford

The Shotover Papers  Or  Echoes from Oxford
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: College student newspapers and periodicals
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Vandella

Vandella
Author: M. Ch. Landa
Publsiher: Landa Publishings L L C
Total Pages: 185
Release: 2022-08-01
ISBN: 1955601003
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Vandella Book Excerpt:

“In the lush, baroque tradition of such classics of the macabre as Interview with the Vampire.” — Booklife Prize How much are you willing to sacrifice for those who you love? Orphaned under mysterious circumstances and raised by her grandmother, Maia thinks she’s left her tragic past behind her. Now a dreamy seventeen-year-old, Maia longs to find true love with her high school crush when she receives the appalling news that her long-dormant Cancer has returned, not just to mess with her romantic plans, but to ruin her entire life. One night, during her stay at the hospital, Maia is visited by a peculiar young man who confesses he is about to claim the soul of her beloved grandmother. But Maia offers her own soul instead and joins this gorgeous harbinger of death in an odyssey to the hereafter. The dizzying journey takes Maia and her beguiling companion from an elaborate ball, to a steam locomotive in the sky, to a haunted abandoned country house, to the bottom of a lake, and other magical locales. They face otherworldly obstacles as Maia attempts to save her only relative and determine if there is any hope for her own tortured soul.

Magdalen Tower

Magdalen Tower
Author: Mark Twain
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 2
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age

The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age
Author: Robert Rankin
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN: 0575086394
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mechanical Messiah and Other Marvels of the Modern Age Book Excerpt:

Colonel Katterfelto has lately returned to London. He departed America under something of a cloud ... of smoke, issuing from his Spiritual Laboratory, which the townsfolk of Wormcast, Arizona, marched upon with their flaming torches. This catastrophic conflagration caused considerable concern to the pious colonel, who had been engaged in the creation of 'Heaven's last and best gift to Mankind', The Mechanical Messiah. And he was, after all, being guided in this Great Work by holy angels, communicating to him through his monkey butler, Darwin. It is 1897, twelve years since The War of the Worlds and two since Worlds War Two*. The British Empire encompasses Mars, and an uneasy peace exists between the peoples of Venus, Jupiter and Earth. In London there are many marvels of the modern age to be experienced. Amongst these is The Electric Alhambra Music Hall, where crowds thrill to The Earl Grey Whistle Test, a musical extravaganza featuring such top turns as Hayward's Acrobatic Kiwis, The Travelling Formbys and the newly-arrived Colonel Katterfelto's Clockwork Minstrels. But all is far from well in old Whitechapel, where a monster is once more abroad in the night-time streets, committing hideous acts of murder. Can this be the return of Jack the Ripper, or has something altogether unearthly materialised to spread fear, panic and mayhem? Something Hellishly evil? Famed consulting detective Cameron Bell is already on the case, but it may take nothing less than the New Messiah Himself to save London, The Empire and all of the solar system from the impending apocalypse! 'Stark raving genius' Observer *See The Japanese Devil Fish Girl and other Unnatural Attractions.

Yorkshire Dales Slow Travel

Yorkshire Dales  Slow Travel
Author: Mike Bagshaw
Publsiher: Bradt Travel Guides
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2014-04-01
ISBN: 1841625493
Category: Travel
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Yorkshire Dales Slow Travel Book Excerpt:

The Yorkshire Dales is one of the best loved and most visited National Parks in Britain. This guide celebrates the beautiful limestone landscapes it contains, both above and below ground. It encourages visitors to stray away from the honey-pot venues, sampling wildlife in the hidden corners and meeting the true Dales-folk in sleepy villages off the beaten track.

Don t Call Me Angus

Don t Call Me Angus
Author: Gus Mackenzie
Publsiher: iUniverse
Total Pages: 172
Release: 2009-03-26
ISBN: 0595626351
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Don t Call Me Angus Book Excerpt:

Just the mention of St. Andrews stirs excitement in the heart of every golfer. But to young Angus MacKay, living in the Swilken Bank Hotel, overlooking the eighteenth hole of St. Andrews Old Course was not particularly awe inducing. But it was, an adventure. Dont Call Me Angus is a mixture of fiction and memoir that recounts the story of a Scottish family during the 1960s and 1970s. In this pleasant and amusing collection of tales, author Gus Mackenzie writes of the emotions and moderate dramas generated by years of telling and retelling family tales. With beautifully descriptive narratives tinged with an ever-present humorous wink and a nod, the adventures begin with the MacKay family; Angus, the youngest son, his brother, sister, parents, and assorted relatives who live in and manage the Swilken Bank Hotel. Despite encounters with Bing Crosby, Sean Connery, Tony Jacklin, and Christopher Lee, Anguss real adventures stemmed from the fire in room 9 and eventful trips to his grandmothers house in Kirkcaldy. Layered with light hearted insight, Angus delves into the posh and unique life of the family Mackay as they live in the shadow of the iconic St. Andrews.

The Dream

The Dream
Author: Leigh Lawson
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-10-22
ISBN: 1783194650
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dream Book Excerpt:

A passionate clear-sighted look at the day-to-day life of a working actor, The Dream follows Leigh Lawson as he performs with the Royal Shakespeare Company, taking a brief excursion to America to appear in a Coward double-bill. Invited by the RSC to play both Oberon and Theseus in A Midsummer Night's Dream, he navigates his way through the separate difficulties posed by each role, survives the first night at London's Barbican, and returns to Stratford upon Avon, the scene of many of his childhood escapades and the source of his love affair with the theatre. The book draws the reader inside the mind of an actor: his fears and reveries; his pragmatism and superstition; his shifting feelings about rehearsals and performances, and the oddities of audiences. Vivid, warm-hearted and perceptive, The Dream will delight everybody with an interest in the theatre.

Surrender the Wind

Surrender the Wind
Author: Rita Gerlach
Publsiher: Abingdon Press
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2009
ISBN: 1426700725
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surrender the Wind Book Excerpt:

American Revolutionary patriot Seth Braxton and his beloved Juleah inherit more than an ancestral home in England from his loyalist grandfather when they uncover a sinister plot of murder, abduction, and betrayal--an ominous threat to their new life and love. Original.

Four studies of love

Four studies of love
Author: Augustus W. Dubourg
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1877
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1875
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Hell s Gate Book 1 in New MULTIVERSE Series

Hell s Gate  Book 1 in New MULTIVERSE Series
Author: David Weber,Linda Evans
Publsiher: Baen Books
Total Pages: 801
Release: 2006-10-31
ISBN: 1416509399
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hell s Gate Book 1 in New MULTIVERSE Series Book Excerpt:

The vast Union of Arcana has expanded its wealth and power by laying claim to one uninhabited planet after another through the portals linking parallel universes, until they discover a new portal that leads to another human society, Sharona, which has also been exploring the Multiverse and is dedicated to science rather than to magic.

Parade s End

Parade s End
Author: Ford Madox Ford,Gerald Hammond
Publsiher: Carcanet
Total Pages: 854
Release: 2012-06-08
ISBN: 1847779557
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Parade s End Book Excerpt:

Parade's End is the title Ford Madox Ford gave to his greatest work, the four Tietjens novels which -- in Graham Greene's words -- tell the terrifying story of a good man tortured, pursued, driven into revolt, and ruined as far as the world is concerned by the clever devices of a jealous and lying wife. He wanted to see the book printed in one volume: Some Do Not (1924), No More Parades (1925) and A Man Could Stand Up (1926), with his afterthought, The Last Post (1928). Christopher Tietjens is the last of a breed, the Tory gentleman, which the Great War, a savage marriage to Sylvia, and the qualities inherent in his nature, define and unravel. Here the War's attritions offered no escape from domestic witchcraft. Opposite Tietjens is Macmaster, a Scot, different in class and culture, at once friend and foil. Here Ford's art and his human vision achieve their greatest complexity and subtlety. Gerald Hammond is Professor of English at the University of Manchester, author of The Making of the English Bible, Fleeting Things and other critical volumes and editor of the Selected Poems of John Skelton and of Richard Lovelace in the FyfieldBooks series. This volume is part of The Millennium Ford project which aims to bring all the major writings of this great writer back into circulation.

A Tinker s Damn

A Tinker s Damn
Author: Darryl Wimberley
Publsiher: MP Publishing
Total Pages: 350
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN: 1849820910
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Tinker s Damn Book Excerpt:

As the nation readies to enter WWII, Tink Buchanan has one concern: his personal battle to regain the land, and home, that are his birthright. A generation earlier the Ogilvies had forced his father to turn over the land to cover a debt, and with the Depression grinding on, Tink sees his chance to return the favor — if he can only dredge up a bit more cash. So he pulls his son, Carter, out of college to work in his lumber mill and sets his eyes on going home. But Tink's plan unravels when Carter's affection for Julia Ogilvie threatens familial ties — and as racial tensions mount following the brutal murder of his employee, Saint MacGrue.

Ride Competing for the Cup

Ride  Competing for the Cup
Author: Bobbi JG Weiss
Publsiher: Candlewick Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2018-03-13
ISBN: 1536201855
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ride Competing for the Cup Book Excerpt:

Horse-loving American teen Kit Bridges is in it to win it when her new boarding school’s House Cup competition begins. Fourteen-year-old Kit Bridges is slowly growing accustomed to her new equestrian school, the illustrious Covington Academy, and life as an American teen in England. But it’s not easy finding a new normal since her mother’s death, especially when it seems like her dad, Covington’s riding instructor, might be starting to move on. She’d confide in her new friend, Anya, but Anya’s been acting so odd lately — almost like she’s hiding something. Not to mention all those confusing British boys, including one who’s been sending Kit notes in secret. Kit knows she can count on the connection she’s made with her favorite horse, wild, unpredictable TK, but he’s just one mishap away from being sent away from Covington — and Kit — forever. With the quest for the House Cup under way, tensions among students are mounting. Who will ride to the top? And who will end up underfoot?