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How lovely the ruins : inspirational poems and words for difficult times, foreword by Elizabeth Alexander

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How lovely the ruins : inspirational poems and words for difficult times
Title
How lovely the ruins
Title remainder
inspirational poems and words for difficult times
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foreword by Elizabeth Alexander
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eng
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  • "This wide-ranging collection of inspirational poetry and prose offers readers solace, perspective, and the courage to persevere. In times of personal hardship or collective anxiety, words have the power to provide comfort, meaning, and hope. The past year has seen a resurgence of poetry and inspiring quotes--posted on social media, appearing on bestseller lists, shared from friend to friend. Honoring this communal spirit, How Lovely the Ruins is a timeless collection of both classic and contemporary poetry and short prose that can be of help in difficult times--selections that offer wisdom and purpose, and that allow us to step out of our current moment to gain a new perspective on the world around us as well as the world within. The poets and writers featured in this book represent the diversity of our country as well as voices beyond our borders, including Maya Angelou, W. H. Auden, Danez Smith, Rumi, Emily Dickinson, Naomi Shihab Nye, Alice Walker, Adam Zagajewski, Langston Hughes, Wendell Berry, Anna Akhmatova, Yehuda Amichai, and Robert Frost. And the book opens with a stunning foreword by Elizabeth Alexander, whose poem "Praise Song for the Day," delivered at the inauguration of President Barack Obama, ushered in an era of optimism. In works celebrating our capacity for compassion, our patriotism, our right to protest, and our ability to persevere, How Lovely the Ruins is a beacon that illuminates our shared humanity, allowing us connection in a fractured world. Includes poetry, prose, and quotations from: Elizabeth Alexander Marcus Aurelius Karen Armstrong Matthew Arnold Ellen Bass Brian Bilston Gwendolyn Brooks Elizabeth Barrett Browning Octavia E. Butler Regie Cabico Dinos Christianopoulos Lucille Clifton Ta-Nehisi Coates Leonard Cohen Wendy Cope E. E. Cummings Charles Dickens Mark Doty Thomas Edison Albert Einstein Ralph Ellison Kenneth Fearing Annie Finch Rebecca Foust Nikki Giovanni Stephanie Gray John Green Hazel Hall Thich Nhat Hanh Joy Harjo Vaclav Havel Terrance Hayes William Ernest Henley Juan Felipe Herrera Jane Hirshfield John Holmes A. E. Housman Bohumil Hrabal Robinson Jeffers Georgia Douglas Johnson James Weldon Johnson Paul Kalanithi Robert F. Kennedy Omar Khayyam Emma Lazarus Li-Young Lee Denise Levertov Ada Limon Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Nelson Mandela Masahide Khaled Mattawa Jamaal May Claude McKay Edna St. Vincent Millay Pablo Neruda Anaïs Nin Olga Orozco Ovid Pier Paolo Pasolini Edgar Allan Poe Claudia Rankine Adrienne Rich Rainer Maria Rilke Alberto Ríos Edwin Arlington Robinson Eleanor Roosevelt Christina Rossetti Muriel Rukeyser Sadhguru Carl Sandburg Vikram Seth Charles Simic Safiya Sinclair Effie Waller Smith Maggie Smith Tracy K. Smith Leonora Speyer Gloria Steinem Clark Strand Wisława Szymborska Rabindranath Tagore Sara Teasdale Alfred, Lord Tennyson Vincent van Gogh Ocean Vuong Florence Brooks Whitehouse Walt Whitman Ella Wheeler Wilcox William Carlos Williams Virginia Woolf W. B. Yeats Saadi Youssef Javier Zamora Howard Zinn"--
  • "In our tumultuous cultural and political climate, many Americans are finding hope and meaning in poetry and inspirational quotes, as noted by numerous media outlets such as The Atlantic, The Guardian, and NPR, and as evidenced by the frequent posting of poetry online. Like many of us, the editors at Spiegel & Grau were inspired by the shared poems, and put together this collection of poems and words for difficult times. Contributors include Maya Angelou ("Still I Rise"), W.H. Auden, Danez Smith, Naomi Shihab Nye, Maggie Smith, Alice Walker, Langston Hughes, Elizabeth Alexander, and many others. This is an uplifting volume that will be read for years to come by anyone facing challenging circumstances"--
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How lovely the ruins : inspirational poems and words for difficult times, foreword by Elizabeth Alexander
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I. How lovely the ruins -- II. Against tyranny -- III. The aching -- IV. The new patriots -- V. Gathering strength -- VI. To summon hope
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How lovely the ruins : inspirational poems and words for difficult times, foreword by Elizabeth Alexander
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=3265751
Publication
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online resource
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cr
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. How lovely the ruins -- II. Against tyranny -- III. The aching -- IV. The new patriots -- V. Gathering strength -- VI. To summon hope
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
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electronic
Isbn
9780399592850
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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