General Edmund Kirby Smith C S A

Author: Joseph Howard Parks
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807118009
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Here is the first critical biography of the confederate general who commanded the largest theater of the Civil War, the Trans-Mississippi Department, and who held the same important command post longer than any other officer on either side.

The House on Boulevard St

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807132144
Format: PDF
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Features poems by David Kirby, done in a three-part scheme as the author puts everything together from youth to mixed blessings.

The Ha ha

Author: David Kirby
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807157600
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A feature of English landscape architecture, a ha-ha is a wall at the bottom of a ditch; its purpose is to allow the presence of cows and sheep on one's lawn, but at an agreeable distance and with none of the malodorous unsightliness that proximity would bring. Similarly, The Ha-Ha, the latest offering from poet David Kirby, is both an exploration of the ways in which the mind invites chaos yet keeps it at a distance and an apologia for humor, reflecting Irish poet Patrick Kavanagh's observation that tragedy is merely underdeveloped comedy. Embracing wit, wide-ranging scholarship, and an equal love of travel as well as the pleasures of home, The Ha-Ha depicts comedy as a radical form of intelligence, a way of thinking that just happens to be noisy and rumbustious. We are staying with Barbara's parents on Oahu, and the first night we're there, I notice an angry-looking man is staring at me out of the neighbor's upstairs window and mumbling something, but the second night I realize that it's that poster of Bo Diddley from the famous Port Arthur concert, and there's a phone wirein front of his face that bobs up and down when the trade winds blow, which they do constantly, making it seem as though Mr. Diddley is saying something to me. From "The Ha-Ha, Part I: The Tao of Bo Diddley" published in The Ha-Ha: Poems by David Kirby. Copyright © 2003 by David Kirby. All rights reserved. - See more at: http://lsupress.org/books/detail/the-ha-ha/#sthash.g8vUSeuN.dpuf

Ephemeron

Author: T. R. Hummer
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 0807139874
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T. R. Hummer's new and characteristically pyrotechnic collection takes its title from the rare (in English) singular form of the common word "ephemera." In a work of startling originality, the poet presents a meditation on ephemerality from the point of view of the ephemeron itself as it passes, be it the individual, the atom, the particle. Hummer's work is existential and atemporal. The scope of the poems gradually broadens from the opening section, also called "Ephemeron," through "Either/Or," which is a fulcrum, on to plural "Ephemera." The vision that emerges is haunting, evoking the aftermath of a physical, psychological, and spiritual apocalypse. Relentless in its stalking of the boundary between being and nonbeing, Ephemeron becomes a tour-de-force that shines a spotlight into dark corners of Being, revealing yet more darkness.

The Infinity Sessions

Author: T. R. Hummer
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807130551
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In The Infinity Sessions, T. R. Hummer achieves a radical act of translation, creating poems that project the narrative of twentieth century America implicit in the syncopated rhythms of jazz and blues. Hummer boldly stands up as a poet and rides with some of the obscure greats with whom he feels a deep kinship--Jimmie Lunceford, Adrian Rollini, Big Maybelle Smith, and Sun Ra--in a dazzling poetic cycle as melodic, surprising, and improvisational as the finest of jazz music. His vaultingly ambitious collection is a work of grace and nuance, its conveyance of music in words incisively original in achieving this "impossible" translation.

A Walk in Victoria s Secret

Author: Kate Daniels
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807138236
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With A Walk in Victoria’s Secret, Kate Daniels crafts a bold, brassy, yet delicate vision of a woman’s growth. Imbued with a unique poetic voice that is utterly feminist, these poems possess a fiery intensity for those abuses no woman can ever quite recover from, but also reveal the loving, forgiving temperament of the mother no woman can do without. From the title poem’s unapologetic celebration of the breast to a belated apology to the girl who integrated her elementary school, to the awkward juxtaposition of elderly and young women in a gynecologist’s office on September 11, 2001, Daniels provides a rich array of meditations on what it means to be a woman in our time. Buoyant and entertaining, singular in style, and exuberant in language, A Walk in Victoria’s Secret offers an intimate look at women’s experiences.