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English and Chinese Dictionary; With the Punti and Mandarin Pronunciation

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ISBN13: 9781151472878
ISBN10: 1151472875
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Awards

Tom Blood is the winner of the 2007 Oregon Book Award for poetry for his first book, the sky position.

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Marriage Publishing House's premier release is this book of poetry from our in house poet Tom Blood.

Review:

"Clearly, if ever there was a magic casement, it is Blood's. Here, perception becomes a beautiful act of absolute sympathy and attention a continuous evidence of perfect compassion. Never once does Blood diminish or deform his subjects. Rather, he puts his syntax and his self entirely at the service of their well-beloved motion. These are poems for the world, in all its wildness, in all its nearness." Donald Revell

Review:

"The most provocative and surreal poetry that I have ever heard. These poems are powerful in that they assume no authority, they assume no power over life, they are simply Tom's way of saying, 'I am watching, and watching closely.' This is true poetry." Michael Franklin

Review:

"Blood's poetry is extremely abstract and at one point illustrates an eternal line of hippies marching over the bodies of poets." Eutaline Schmittel

Review:

"Tom Blood's The Sky Position, a loose and rambling piece, is the delightful rumination of an enchanted wanderer." art-dish.com

Synopsis:

71 poems in limited paperback first edition with errata slip.

About the Author

Born in Iowa, Blood has read at open mikes across America for 15 years. Having toured the country as a poet, his staged performance is seasoned and erudite. Currently 33, uneducated and happy, Tom enjoys listening to the sounds enveloping his apartment and walking in the Portland rains.

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panchromatic, February 27, 2009 (view all comments by panchromatic)
I’ve been plundering material from Tom’s Sky Position for the last couple years for a small press imprint I run out of London called La Reata. I must say he’s the only poet that ever really sparks comment. There are no ‘weak’ poems in this book. In fact so startling and consistent is Tom’s madness here that the entire book reads as one long poetic discourse. Just read the table of contents out loud and you’ll see what I mean.

Ariel D. Beller, editor, La Reata
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781151472878
Publisher:
MARRIAGE PUBLISHING HOUSE
Copyright:
Printer:
Pinball, Publishing House
Editor:
Knapp, Curtis
Author:
Blood, Tom
Edition Number:
FIRST EDITION
Publication Date:
2006
Language:
ENGLISH
Pages:
80
Dimensions:
4.75 X 6.5 in
Age Level:
7+

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English and Chinese Dictionary; With the Punti and Mandarin Pronunciation
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Product details 80 pages General Books - English 9781151472878 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Clearly, if ever there was a magic casement, it is Blood's. Here, perception becomes a beautiful act of absolute sympathy and attention a continuous evidence of perfect compassion. Never once does Blood diminish or deform his subjects. Rather, he puts his syntax and his self entirely at the service of their well-beloved motion. These are poems for the world, in all its wildness, in all its nearness."
"Review" by , "The most provocative and surreal poetry that I have ever heard. These poems are powerful in that they assume no authority, they assume no power over life, they are simply Tom's way of saying, 'I am watching, and watching closely.' This is true poetry."
"Review" by , "Blood's poetry is extremely abstract and at one point illustrates an eternal line of hippies marching over the bodies of poets."
"Review" by , "Tom Blood's The Sky Position, a loose and rambling piece, is the delightful rumination of an enchanted wanderer."
"Synopsis" by , 71 poems in limited paperback first edition with errata slip.
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