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From take-off to landing and everything in between, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation. From the awe of being airborne to the shrink-wrapped airplane meals, from the phobia of flying to the very real reason for that fear, everything is explored.

"One hundred years after Orville and Wilbur Wright's first manned flight near Kitty Hawk, N.C., poets respond in a multitude of ways to the simple yet miraculous fact that humans take to the air and stay there. Maybe we're more blasénow than Apollinaire was when he celebrated 'the machine that flies early in the twentieth century.' But looking out of a small window, we may still gasp in wonder as we fly over Bryce Canyon, or as we take off and land at dusk, the heavens lit up with their psychedelics. We can experience, in William Matthews' words, 'the blue, sourceless, amniotic light / in which the world, hidden by clouds, seems / from 39,000 feet to float.'

We began to work on this anthology before 9/11 and in the days after, when selecting the poems, I still wanted to honor the original conception — to make an anthology of literary works inspired by the myriad aspects of flying. There are as many individual responses to these experiences as there are writers who have written about them: awe, boredom, fear, surprise, delight, transcendence. The poems in this anthology offer differing perspectives, in many voices and styles. . . . Flying, floating, in between: a very good place for poets, for whom rumination comes as second nature."

— From the Introduction by Coeditor Judith Taylor

Air Fare Contributors

Diane Ackerman

Margaret Atwood

Ned Balbo

Ellen Bass

Joshua Beckman

Sharon Bryan

Andrea Hollender Budy

Kelly Cherry

Alain de Botton

Russ Franklin

Richard Garcia

Lise Goett

Albert Goldbarth

Rosemary Griggs

Jeffrey Harrison

Brenda Hillman

Christine Hume

Brigit Pegeen Kelly

Martha Kinney

Peter LaSalle

Philip Levine

Lee Martin

William Matthews

Ian McEwan

Campbell McGrath

Carol Muske-Dukes

Marilyn Nelson

Naomi Shahib Nye

Kim Ponders

Kevin Prufer

Barbara Ras

Sherrod Santos

Natalie Serber

Enid Shomer

Bruce Smith

Susan Stewart

Terese Svoboda

James Tate

Jean Valentine

Arthur Vogelsang

Charles Harper Webb

Jan Wesley

Colson Whitehead

Gary Young

Synopsis:

From takeoff to landing, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation.

Synopsis:

The perfect flying companion: an anthology of poems, stories and essays on flying.

Synopsis:

From takeoff to landing and everything in-between, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation. From the awe of being airborne to the shrink-wrapped airplane meals, from the phobia of flying to the very real reason for that fear, everything is explored.

Contributors include: Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Sharon Bryan, Andrea Hollender Budy, Kelly Cherry, Alain de Botton, Richard Garcia, Lise Goett, Albert Goldbarth, Jeffrey Harrison, Brenda Hillman, Peter LaSalle, Philip Levine, Lee Martin, William Matthews, Ian McEwan, Campbell McGrath, Carol Muske-Dukes, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shahib Nye, Barbara Ras, Sherrod Santos, Bruce Smith, Susan Stewart, Terese Svoboda, James Tate, Jean Valentine, Arthur Vogelsang, Charles Harper Webb, Jan Wesley, Colson Whitehead, Gary Young

About the Author

Judith Taylor is the author of two collections of poetry, Selected Dreams from the Animal Kingdom (Zoo Press, 2003), and Curios (Sarabande Books, 2000), as well as a chapbook, Burning, for which she received the Portlandia Prize. Her poetry has been published in The American Poetry Review, Poetry, Fence, Boston Review, The Antioch Review, Prairie Schooner, and many anthologies. Taylor is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize. She currently teaches literature and writing classes in Los Angeles, and is the editor of POOL: A Journal of Poetry.

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I would like to know if you have the entire speech that airline stewardess give before take off on a flight. You know the safety precautions speech?
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781889330990
Editor:
Brown, Nickole
Editor:
Taylor, Judith
Editor:
Brown, Nickole
Editor:
Taylor, Judith
Author:
Brown, Nickole
Author:
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Author:
Taylor, Judith
Author:
Brown, Nickol
Publisher:
Sarabande Books
Location:
Louisville, Ky.
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Anthologies (multiple authors)
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Flight
Subject:
English literature
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
August 2004
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , From takeoff to landing, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation.
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The perfect flying companion: an anthology of poems, stories and essays on flying.
"Synopsis" by ,

From takeoff to landing and everything in-between, this anthology is about flying and the culture surrounding this precarious method of transportation. From the awe of being airborne to the shrink-wrapped airplane meals, from the phobia of flying to the very real reason for that fear, everything is explored.

Contributors include: Diane Ackerman, Margaret Atwood, Sharon Bryan, Andrea Hollender Budy, Kelly Cherry, Alain de Botton, Richard Garcia, Lise Goett, Albert Goldbarth, Jeffrey Harrison, Brenda Hillman, Peter LaSalle, Philip Levine, Lee Martin, William Matthews, Ian McEwan, Campbell McGrath, Carol Muske-Dukes, Marilyn Nelson, Naomi Shahib Nye, Barbara Ras, Sherrod Santos, Bruce Smith, Susan Stewart, Terese Svoboda, James Tate, Jean Valentine, Arthur Vogelsang, Charles Harper Webb, Jan Wesley, Colson Whitehead, Gary Young

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