Swimming Lessons

Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

Author: Lili Reinhart

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1250261767

Category: Poetry

Page: 240

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Instant New York Times Bestseller The debut collection of poetry from Lili Reinhart, the actress and outspoken advocate for mental health awareness and body positivity. I seem to be your new favorite novel. One that keeps you up at night, turning my pages. Fingers lingering on me so you don’t lose your place. Swimming Lessons explores the euphoric beginnings of young love, battling anxiety and depression in the face of fame, and the inevitable heartbreak that stems from passion. Relatable yet deeply intimate, provocative yet comforting, bite-sized yet profound, Lili's poems reflect her trademark honesty and unique perspective. Accompanied by striking and evocative illustrations, Swimming Lessons reveals the depths of female experience, and is the work of a storyteller who is coming into her own.

Swimming Lessons

This marvelous collection brings together the finest of Nancy Willard’s work Transporting us from Michigan farm country to the streets of New York, from a family picnic by a stream to snow-covered fields peopled by angels, the poems ...

Author: Nancy Willard

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 148048153X

Category: Poetry

Page: 221

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This marvelous collection brings together the finest of Nancy Willard’s work Transporting us from Michigan farm country to the streets of New York, from a family picnic by a stream to snow-covered fields peopled by angels, the poems gathered here represent the best of Nancy Willard. Willard’s gift for peeling back everyday existence to reveal something magical and wondrous is everywhere in evidence here. Ordinary trees become surreal landscapes “fanning the fire in their stars” and “spraying fountains of light.” Poems featuring Great Danes, donkeys, and rabbits reveal Willard’s love for all living creatures. “How to Stuff a Pepper” and “A Psalm for Running Water” coexist with poems about visits from God. The title poem tells the story of Willard at seven, while “Questions My Son Asked Me, Answers I Never Gave Him” explores the joys and pitfalls of being a mother. Offering imagery from mythical goddesses to pumpkin saints to wise jellyfish, these are poems of astonishing imagination and grace, and will introduce a new generation of readers to Willard’s remarkable body of work.

Golden Poems

Can swim in swimming pools. In rivers you can swim. You can even swim in
dams. The later two are very dangerous. You can learn as a lifeguard. Can learn
as a deep sea diver. And you can even give swimming lessons. You can also ...

Author: Pieter Botha

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 151446425X

Category: Poetry

Page: 316

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Streams - Sunflowers - The Bath - The Open offer - Months. The Karoo - Autumn - Cameras - Easter weekend - Leaders. Flowers - Toilets - Milk and Honey - The Moon - Morning shine. Friendships - Graduate Predicate - Calenders - Mother Love. Sky Scrapers - Property - Storms - Desert Live - Golden Dreams. City Life - Lines - Foundations - Dearest - Perseverance - Wash and basin. Horizon - Sky - Answered Prayer - Conditions - Day and Night - Crooks - Art. The Sword - The Anchor - Wounds - Professors - Planets - Space Pomp. Primary Years - Electricity -Cities - Towns - Paradise - Rekna - Wild Days. Money - Powerfull Forces - Time - Life - Bars - Diary - Bank Accounts. Banks - Romance - Bread Males - Christmas - Weekdays - Cheese. The Mars Lady - Traffic Lights - Nights Eyes - A Good Heart - Parrots. Desert Wanderer - Gold Diamonds - Grave Land - Old Coffee - Poets. Singers - Salaries - Bricks - Beauty - Rakes - Trees - Stars - Personhood. My Knabsur - Darling - Exercise - A Place under The Sun - Without Power. Mineshafts - Printers - Hangover - Chefs - Brandy - Weddings - Diligence. Sugar Sticks - Photos - letters - Iceness - The Heavenly City. Gloves - Showcase - Protect Angles.

Swimming Lessons

He writes poetry.” But it's no use. I make my excuses: too busy, too much
schoolwork, too inconvenient. The fact is, I just don't want to read to an old friend
and patient of my father. A few days later the request is repeated, then a week
after that.

Author: David Ehrenfeld

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198033869

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 249

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Never in history has life been so complicated and full of sudden changes. Technology, the environment, and the way we work and relate to one another are all in upheaval. With wit, humor, a calm voice, and great authority, Swimming Lessons gives a clear view of what our world has become - not just our successes, but also the destruction set loose by our own genius and inventions. In addition, it offers practical, non-utopian suggestions for keeping afloat in the dangerous waters of the 21st century's globalized civilization. Whether it is describing a comical brainstorming session in a Washington boardroom or a close encounter with an Alaskan grizzly and her cubs, Swimming Lessons is a delight to read. Trained in history, medicine, and zoology, David Ehrenfeld brings a grand perspective to his challenging task. He writes not just as a scientist, but as one who values and understands the social sciences and humanities as well. In the first half of Swimming Lessons, we learn to recognize the lies we live: about education, new military weapons systems, biotechnology, electronic pseudocommunities, and accelerated obsolescence. We also learn about the deadly corporate economics that affect every aspect of our lives, even environmental conservation. The second half reveals the pitfalls and opportunities in the main tasks we face: relating to nature in a manmade world and restoring our damaged communities.

Anthology of Magazine Verse and Yearbook of American Poetry

Poems . Pan Macmillan Sheep Meadow Press Willard , Nancy - Swimming
Lessons : New And Walter , Eric — All Manner Of ... Jr . — Reflections Of A
Confused Walton , Rick — What To Do When A Bug Climbs In Middle Class
Black Youth .

Author: Alan F. Pater

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Category: American poetry

Page: 750

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Book Poems

Author: Mary Perrotta Rich

Publisher: Childrens Book Council

ISBN: 9780933633056

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 95

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Compiles thirty-nine bookmarks containing commissioned poems by such poets as Shel Silverstein, Gary Soto, and Ogden Nash

Contemporary Poetry of New England

April Ossmann , “ Living Without , " appeared in Cincinnati Poetry Review ; “
January Thaw , " appeared in the eleventh MUSE ... 1996 by Nancy Willard ,
originally published in Swimming Lessons : New and Selected Poems , by Nancy
Willard ...

Author: Robert Pack

Publisher: Hardscrabble Books

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 220

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Experience New England's landscape and seasons, its cities and towns, its history and people, with 58 poets as your guide.

Public Library Catalog

Author: Juliette Yaakov

Publisher: Hw Wilson Company

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 1445

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In librarian's office.

Twayne Companion to Contemporary Literature in English MacLeod Williams

... 2 : 497 “ Swimming Lessons , ” 2 : 493 Swimming Lessons : New and Selected
Poems , 2 : 490 - 491 “ Tailor Who Told the Truth , The , " 2 : 489 Things Invisible
to See , 2 : 489 – 490 , 2 : 491 Visit to William Blake ' s Inn : Poems for Innocent ...

Author: Richard H. W. Dillard

Publisher: New York : Twayne Publishers

ISBN: 9780805717051

Category: American literature

Page: 578

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Michigan Quarterly Review

He published a chapbook , Swimming Lessons , from Juniper Press in 1998 as
well as poems in recent issues of Poetry Northwest and Northwest Review .
ROBERT E. GRESE is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture in the
School of ...

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Public Library Catalog

... from varying amounts of Zen Buddhism , memories , paradox and pastoral
opulence . Gertrude Stein , Sappho , his physician and a golf buddy all cast their
influence . ” Publ Wkly Willard , Nancy Swimming lessons ; new and selected
poems ...

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The Formalist

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Library Journal

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Poems

Author: William C. Bassell

Publisher: Amsco Music

ISBN: 9781567650235

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 363

View: 612

Teaches the reading, exploration and interpretation of poetry as a genre.

Midamerica

Fragments in Us : Recent and Earlier Poems ( poetry ) . Madison : Univ . of ...
Winter Storm Watch ; Candy ; Fata Morgana ; Apple Compote ( poetry ) .
Readings from the ... Swimming Lessons : New and Selected Poems ( poetry ) .
NY : Knopf ...

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Something about the Author

I had swimming lessons , but the ferocious ocean scared me . ... In the story ,
Laura Lee learns to swim in the sea . “ Being ... In college , when I started to write
poetry , my teachers had me do poetry readings and published some of my
poems .

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Page: 263

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The Shop

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Witness

His most recent book of poems , Liver ( University of Wisconsin Press , 1999 ) ,
won the Felix Pollak Prize . Nancy Willard is the author , most recently , of
Swimming Lessons : New and Collected Poems ( Knopf , 1998 ) and an
anthology , Step ...

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Presents nationally known writers, as well as new talent, and highlights the role of the modern writer as witness.

The Hopwood Awards

Frank O ' Hara , “ Animals , ” “ A Byzantine Place , ” and “ Poem ” from A
Byzantine Place : 50 Poems and a Noh Play ... Nancy Willard , “ The Ladybugs ”
and “ Swimming Lessons ” from Swimming Lessons : New and Selected Poems ,
Alfred A ...

Author: Nicholas Delbanco

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Category: Literary Collections

Page: 230

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The Hopwood Awards: 75 Years of Prized Writing collects-for the first time in one volume-poetry and prose by writers who won Hopwood Awards when they were students at the University of Michigan and who went on to achieve fame as writers. -- Amazon.com.

Chicken on Church and Other Poems

Author: Jeremy Larner

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Category: Poetry

Page: 100

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Poetry. Audio CD Included. "What a magnificent celebration of existence and self...I was swept along by audacious and delightful leaps of vision and far-ranging connections. Inevitably, there will be comparisons to Whitman and Sandburg...but CHICKEN ON CHURCH goes beyond them in its specificity of human detail, and its tremendous range of reference. I marvel at the discipline in language and form which holds together so deceptively free a work. The comic tone protects the poem from grandiosity, but still, there is something grand here"--Robert Charlton. Jeremy Larner won the Delta Prize for his first novel, Drive, He Said;worked as a speechwriter for Gene McCarthy in his presidential campaign, andwrote a book about it, Nobody Knows; won an Oscar for his originalscreenplay of "The Candidate"...and thinks CHICKEN ON CHURCH & OTHER POEMSis the best work he's ever done.