The Madness Vase

Author: Andrea Gibson (Poet)

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904388

Category: Poetry

Page: 113

View: 4590

These poems' topics range from hate crimes to playgrounds, from international conflict to hometowns, from falling in love to the desperation of loneliness. Gibson's work seizes us by the collar and hauls us inside some of her darkest moments, then releases us out the other side.A
Posted in Poetry

The Madness Vase

Author: Andrea Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781320880558

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 8450

Posted in

The Madness Vase

A Collection of Poetry

Author: Andrea Gibson

Publisher: Write Bloody Pub

ISBN: 9781935904373

Category: Poetry

Page: 113

View: 4834

Andrea Gibson's second book of poems, TITLE, offers a breathtaking continuation of the poet's most tender and honest work. Her fist book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns opened the door to Gibson's unapologetic voice, yet TITLE manages to take an even more intimate look at the subjects of family, war, spirituality, gender, grief and hope. The poems' topics range from hate crimes to playgrounds, from international conflict to hometowns, from falling in love to the desperation of loneliness. Gibson's work seizes us by the collar and hauls us inside some of her darkest moments, then releases out the other side. Moments later, we find ourselves inhaling words that fill us with light. Her luminous imagery is a buoy that allows us to resurface from her world clutching new possibilities of our own. Throughout her career, Gibson's poems have always been a call tosocial justice. But this collection goes beyond awareness. Her images linger in our psyches and entreat us to action. They challenge us to grow into our own skin. The journey may be raw at times but we are continuously left inspired, held, and certain we are not alone. By the time you finish reading TITLE, you too will believe, "Folks like us/We've got shoulder blades that rust in the rain/But they are still G-sharp/Whenever our spinal chords are tuned to the key of redemption/So go ahead world/Pick us/To make things better.
Posted in Poetry

Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns

Author: Andrea Gibson (Poet)

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904892

Category: Poetry

Page: 109

View: 6379

Andrea Gibson's dynamic and energetic first book, Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns, challenges us to not only read, but to react. Hauntingly vivid, the poems march through a soldier's lingering psychological wounds, tackle the curious questions of school children on the meaning of "hate," and tangle with a lover's witty and vibrant description of longing. Gibson's poems deconstruct the current political climate through stunning imagery and careful crafting. With the same velocity, the poignant and vacillating love poems sweep the air out of the room. It's word-induced hypoxia. Pole Dancing to Gospel Hymns whispers with a bold and unforgettable internal voice rich with the kind of questioning that inspires action. Andrea Gibson does not just show up to pluck your heart strings, she sticks around to tune them. If being floored is new to you, ya might wanna grab a cushion. Beware the highway in her grace and the crowbar in her verse. -Buddy Wakefield, "Live for a Living" To call her one of the best poets would be a gross understatement. Her words cut so sharply and completely they cannot be shaken. She is a rare artist who forever changes those who experience her poems." -Carlos Andres Gomez, HBO Def-Poet/co-star Spike Lee's Inside Man
Posted in Poetry

Take Me With You

Author: Andrea Gibson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735219524

Category: Poetry

Page: 208

View: 8247

For readers of Rupi Kaur (Milk and Honey) and Cheryl Strayed, a book small enough to carry with you, with messages big enough to stay with you, from one of the most quotable and influential poets of our time. Andrea Gibson explores themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, family, and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to heal and to be different in this strange age. Take Me With You, illustrated throughout with evocative line drawings by Sarah J. Coleman, is small enough to fit in your bag, with messages that are big enough to wake even the sleepiest heart. Divided into three sections (love, the world, and becoming) of one liners, couplets, greatest hits phrases, and longer form poems, it has something for everyone, and will be placed in stockings, lockers, and the hands of anyone who could use its wisdom.
Posted in Poetry

Pansy

Author: Annelyse Gelman,Andrea Gibson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781938912559

Category: FICTION

Page: 120

View: 1113

In PANSY, Gibson balances themes of love, gender, politics, sexuality, illness, family and forgiveness with stunning imagery and a fierce willingness to delve into the exploration of what it means to truly heal. Each turn of the page represents both that which as been forgotten and that which is yet to be released. While this book is a rally cry for political action, it is also a celebration of wonder and longing and love.
Posted in FICTION

What the Night Demands

Author: Miles Walser

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912179

Category: FICTION

Page: 81

View: 585

Miles Walser unearths the concept of the binary in his long-awaited first poetry collection. While Walser's lionhearted deconstruction of gender tackles trans identity in a way no living poet has before, he also dismantles other alleged dichotomies such as loneliness and introversion, softness and rage, mathematics and art. He acknowledges the existence of all these 'opposites' and their place inside the author. Walser bares so much of his many-hued self that the reader can't help but turn inwards. The reader does not simply watch the author bloom in these poems but the open-minded reader is bound to bloom also.
Posted in FICTION

Gentleman Practice

Author: Buddy Wakefield

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904116

Category: Poetry

Page: 147

View: 1085

Buddy Wakefield's third book, Gentleman Practice, documents the figurative contents of a man's body attempting to stand firm in the presence of all that is. It's a poetry book, from the perspective of a journal entry in the National Archives. The National Archives live in a building in Seattle behind barbed wire, directly next door to the Center for Spiritual Living. This is no accident. Gentleman Practice is a disarming de-haunting of accidents. There are no stunt doubles performing the honesty in this book. Head raised and victorious, he has crafted a translation of the human spirit on a small, practical patch, with a very fine tooth indeed. And, while many poetry books read like a thick epic series of sections, Gentleman Practice will no doubt rest in your hands like a well-oiled novel.
Posted in Poetry

The Smell of Good Mud

Author: Lauren Zuniga

Publisher: Write Bloody Pub

ISBN: 9781935904977

Category: Poetry

Page: 97

View: 2270

Nationally acclaimed for her poem, To The Oklahoma Lawmakers, which MoveOn.org called "The most riveting message about the war on women in under three minutes,” Zuniga's newest collection of poetry, The Smell of Good Mud, explores the wild terrain of queer, feminist, collective living in the conservative state of Oklahoma. Set in a house named Clementine, these poems offer a communal meal, a radiant love affair and the inner carnival of a single mother.
Posted in Poetry

Racing Hummingbirds

Author: Jeanann Verlee,Richard N. Swift

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904906

Category: American poetry

Page: 160

View: 8655

Acclaimed Musician Richard Swift compiles his americana hodgepodge of recording techniques, interviews with members of Wilco, Stereolab and more along with his photos and illustrations to show life of the modern American troubadour/ Indie recording artist.
Posted in American poetry

Depression & Other Magic Tricks

Author: Sabrina Benaim

Publisher: Button Poetry

ISBN: 1943735263

Category: Poetry

Page: 75

View: 4916

Depression & Other Magic Tricks is the debut book by Sabrina Benaim, one of the most-viewed performance poets of all time, whose poem "Explaining My Depression to My Mother" has become a cultural phenomenon with over 5,000,000 views. Depression & Other Magic Tricks explores themes of mental health, love, and family. It is a documentation of struggle and triumph, a celebration of daily life and of living. Benaim's wit, empathy, and gift for language produce a work of endless wonder.
Posted in Poetry

Counting Descent

Author: Clint Smith

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912667

Category: Blacks

Page: N.A

View: 1233

Clint Smith's debut poetry collection, Counting Descent, is a coming of age story that seeks to complicate our conception of lineage and tradition. Smith explores the cognitive dissonance that results from belonging to a community that unapologetically celebrates black humanity while living in a world that often renders blackness a caricature of fear. His poems move fluidly across personal and political histories, all the while reflecting on the social construction of our lived experiences. Smith brings the reader on a powerful journey forcing us to reflect on all that we learn growing up, and all that we seek to unlearn moving forward.
Posted in Blacks

Oh, Terrible Youth

Author: Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904671

Category: Poetry

Page: 83

View: 9931

In her fourth collection of poetry, Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz uses her youth as muse. Whether ruminating on the trials and tribulations of life in the single digits ("My Elementary School Confessions"), exposing her unapologetic high school geekiness ("The Secret Language of Nerds") and exalting all the melodramatic yet sincere love verses she ultimately penned in vain ("On Reading Old Unrequited Love Poems"), this plump collection commiserates and celebrates all the wonder, terror, banality and comedy that is the long journey to adulthood.
Posted in Poetry

The Last American Valentine

Illustrated Poems to Seduce and Destroy

Author: Jack Hirschman,Jeffrey McDaniel

Publisher: Write Bloody Publishing

ISBN: 0978998979

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 210

View: 2643

Illustrated poems to seduce and destroy. The Last American Valentine is a unique anthology of non-sappy love poetry and flash fiction. Poet Laureates, rock musicians, actors, famed prose writers and a few talented American barfly's have been handpicked, hunted down and crammed together with an artist the world has never met.
Posted in Comics & Graphic Novels

No Matter the Wreckage

Author: Sarah Kay,Professor of French Literature Sarah Kay

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912578

Category: American poetry

Page: 145

View: 8289

Sarah Kay, in collaboration with illustrator Sophia Janowitz, releases her debut collection of poetry featuring work from the first decade of her career. Her poems celebrate family, love, travel, and unlikely romance between inanimate objects.
Posted in American poetry

Everyone I Love Is a Stranger to Someone

Author: Annelyse Gelman

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1938912950

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5170

Look, the future is all telepathy and disappointment and pretending we haven't always been winging it. Every day we're the strongest we'll ever be. What doesn't kill you hasn't killed you yet. From Greek mythology to Top 40, Pavlov to Sartre, the space station to the zoo, "Everyone I Love is a Stranger to Someone" collides dark humor and unexpected sweetness.
Posted in

Heavy Lead Birdsong

Author: Ryler Dustin

Publisher: Write Bloody Pub

ISBN: 9780981521374

Category: Poetry

Page: 96

View: 4579

Ryler Dustin's Heavy Lead Birdsong is a collection of love poems - an old man plants orchards in his own chest, angels write messages encoded in boxcar graffiti, and a dangerous car ride through the dead of winter takes us to the Ice Age. Inspired by science and religion, grounded in subtle humor, these poems transcend modern political sorrows to celebrate the kind of human spirit that can save us.
Posted in Poetry

After the Witch Hunt

Author: Megan Falley

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 1935904647

Category: Poetry

Page: 89

View: 2210

As if she discovered a small army of silenced women captive in her pen, Megan Falley releases them in the spilled ink that is her most brilliant collection of poems, After the Witch Hunt. Demanding if you really love a writer, bury her in all your awful and watch as she scrawls her way out," her book does exactly that. An incessant digging, a journey in building escape routes, armed with both humor and a brazen darkness, each poem in this book of bloodletting is another swing of the pick and axe in this young womans labor, insistent upon light.
Posted in Poetry

In the Absence of the Sun

Author: Emily Curtis

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692901267

Category: American poetry

Page: 114

View: 1767

in the absence of the sun is a poetry collection that explores our midnight thoughts--the "nightmares" and "dreams" that haunt us when we are unable to sleep. This collection takes you through a night of insomnia, ruminating on ideas of self-doubt, loss, and hope for the future.
Posted in American poetry