Just One of Those Things

Author: Sarah Perrier
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873387590
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Sarah Perrier turns a world-weary and tender gaze toward the unruly carnival we all love. In these poems, the inherent estrangement, deception, and screwball comedy of romance is revealed and savoured.

Our Human Hearts

Author: Albert Howard Carter
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388634
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Our Human Hearts is a nonfiction exploration of the meanings of the human heart as interpreted by two traditions: medical science, which has made possible dramatic cardiac surgery and sophisticated drug treatments, and the much older cultural traditions that view the heart as a repository for wisdom, courage, emotion, and the soul. Carter interlaces medical and linguistic information with the stories of four heart patients, each with different illnesses and different personal approaches to healing. Much has been written about the heart from a medical standpoint, but few experts have explored the human side of the heart by giving a voice to the patients. Our Human Hearts will be appreciated by the medical community, cardiology patients and their families, and anyone interested in the meaning and health of the human heart.

Stone for an Eye

Author: Karen Craigo
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388030
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Stone for an Eye is a collection of poetry based on daily meditations on a river stone. Craigo moves past the need for a clever idea and enters into more honest terrain. The resulting poems use the stone as a stepping-off point for reflections on the environment, physical love, anger, politics, and spirituality.

The Auctioneer Bangs His Gavel

Author: Benjamin Grossberg
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388696
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"Reading The Auctioneer Bangs His Gavel, I had the sense of finding a poet I'd been looking for unawares: one who intertwines a survey of human sexuality (and gay sexuality at that) with theological questions; one who tackles ambitious poetic projects without sounding pretentious; one who writes fables using the ordinary materials of daily reality; one who balances the Jewish sources of the Western tradition with its Hellenic counterpart; one who knows how to be serious with the assistance of laughter; one who can tell a story and excerpt his own autobiography as a way of gaining larger perspectives on experience. 'No things but in ideas, ' seems to be his aesthetic motto, and that has served him well in his goal--to declare that we are free to follow our natures in the pursuit of happiness."--Alfred Corn

Primer for Non native Speakers

Author: Philip Metres
Publisher: Kent State University Press
ISBN: 9780873388047
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Primer for Non-Native Speakers is a collection of poems that explores the dizzying interplay of language and landscape in one poet's life in Russia during the chaotic years after the fall of the Soviet Union. From layered narratives to short lyrics, from persona poems to imitations of conversation primers, from sonnet sequences to experimental fragments, Primer for Non-Native Speakers is itself a kind of primer of poetry, demonstrating how fundamentally lyric poetry might also illuminate a particular historical moment and culture. Book jacket.