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Earth-Shattering Poems

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Publisher Comments:

Poetry helps us across the world's narrow bridges, but when we slip, it helps us not to be afraid. Here is a collection of some of the most intense poems ever written, to guide us, to lead us, to hold on to as we fall.

Poems are earth-shattering when, as Emily Dickinson put it, "I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off." Liz Rosenberg has selected poems of passion and yearning, of birth and death that do just that: they hurt, but they also heal. For, over and over, the poets return to love, the mysterious, perhaps limitless feeling that binds us to the earth and may lead us beyond.

As Galway Kinnell tells it, "The wages of dying is love." The reward of reading great poetry is a form of love, too, and this collection is a chance to feel that, again and again.

Synopsis:

Here is a collection of the world's most intense poetry, carefully selected to inspire and feed fervent feelings. From the tragedy of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lament for the Death of Ignacio Sanchez Mejias" to the beauty of Margaret Menges's "A Love Poem", here is an international collection of language distilled to its emotional essence.

About the Author

Liz Rosenberg is a poet, author, and professor of children's literature at SUNY Binghamton. Her Earth-Shattering Poems received a 1999 Riverbank Review Children's Book of Distinction Award. A previous poetry anthology, The Invisible Ladder, won the first Claudia Lewis Poetry Award from the Bank Street College of Education. Liz lives with her husband and son in Binghamton, New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805048216
Editor:
Rosenberg, Liz
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co. (BYR)
Editor:
Rosenberg, Liz
Author:
Rosenberg, Liz
Location:
New York, NY :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Poetry - General
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Poetry
Subject:
Collections
Subject:
Young adult poetry
Subject:
Poetry -- Collections.
Subject:
Poetry : General
Subject:
Situations / Emotions & Feelings
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Poetry
Series Volume:
#16-5-1993
Publication Date:
19980115
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
8.48x5.68x.61 in. .60 lbs.
Age Level:
12-18

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"Synopsis" by , Here is a collection of the world's most intense poetry, carefully selected to inspire and feed fervent feelings. From the tragedy of Federico Garcia Lorca's "Lament for the Death of Ignacio Sanchez Mejias" to the beauty of Margaret Menges's "A Love Poem", here is an international collection of language distilled to its emotional essence.
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