Rolf Potts is an American travel writer, essayist, podcaster, and author. He has written four books, including Vagabonding, Marco Polo Didn't Go There, and Souvenir.
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"Breaking traditional boundaries of place-based writing, "Trespass" features 20 women essayists exploring complex topics of body, sexuality, gender, and race across time and place. Emerging and celebrated voices including Aimee Nezhukumatathil reclaim spaces that have always been theirs. These essays, originally published in the pages of an award-winning literary magazine, recount how women uniquely shape and are shaped by their environments, sparking new conversations and showcasing identity formation through cultural considerations."
"Best American Poetry 2018" is a powerful anthology of the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia. With an unconventional poetic background, Gioia brings an insightful and eclectic eye to this collection. This year's edition is evidence that poetry is finding new readers and is still a relevant and present part of modern American culture.
"Oceanic" by Aimee Nezhukumatathil is a collection of poetry that celebrates the beauty of our planet and its diverse inhabitants. The author uses vivid imagery and unique perspectives to invite readers to join in a cooperative relationship with the natural world. With unmatched sincerity, "Oceanic" speaks to a world in peril and offers a sensuous love song to our extraordinary neighborhood.
Experience the extraordinary with Stuart Dischell's collection of poetry, Children with Enemies. Imbued with a gentle touch amidst chaotic and brutal times, these poems explore the intersection of imagination, memory, and experience. Part elegist, part fabulist, and part absurdist, Dischell crafts beautifully written poems that are reflective, comic, and remorseful. With reluctant wisdom, Children with Enemies illuminates the complexity of the human experience and transfigures dread into something inspiring.
"Experience Adventuresome Travel and Camaraderie in This Poetry Chapbook. Follow Stuart Dischell's poetic journey through waterfronts filled with drunken captains and dissolute merchants, lingering in moments of restful pause. Delve into the countryside and the city, where Dischell explores how friendships frame our experiences beyond known dimensions. Get lost in the mesmerizing lines of this poetic masterpiece."
A lively and inventive American poet of Filipina-Indian descent presents her astonishing second book, filled with ripe, funny, and fresh poems woven from heart and verve. Featuring a wide array of sources and elements including animals, insects, legends, countries, relatives, and fruits, this book is a deliciously tactile experience that explores the many worlds that may live in a single house.
Get ready for an explosive collection of poetry unlike anything you've read before. This debut work from a rising star in the poetry world is equal parts hip-hop, John Berryman, and capitalism seeking death and not finding it. With a style that's as aggressive as a circular saw, Michael Robbins's work is as unique as it is entertaining. It's no wonder his savage and hilarious poems have already received extraordinary notice and are winning over poetry lovers everywhere. Get ready to be blown away.
Experience a lush and varied journey through words with Lucky Fish. This stunning collection of poems flows with gratitude for love, motherhood, and the beauty of language. The acclaimed poet explores complex human experiences with exuberant prose and an appetite for life. Don't miss out on Aimee Nezhukumatathil's powerful and captivating work.
"Backwards Days" features a collection of poems from acclaimed poet Stuart Dischell that explore the restless nature of desire and the movement of time. With sly humor and inventive storytelling, Dischell crafts emotionally intense poems that capture both the hope and sorrow of the human experience. These dark parables and brokenhearted lyrics will take readers on a journey through both the physical and psychological landscapes of our world.
Discover 50 indispensable tools for fluent and effective writing from one of America's most influential writing teachers. From the basic to the complex, this book covers everything any writer needs to become more skilled. With over 200 examples from literature and journalism, it's perfect for students, aspiring novelists, and writers of all kinds. Read your favorite works with Clark's guidance and find new worlds in familiar places. This entertainingly written book is a useful tool for writers at any level.
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Screenplay by Syd Field
Miracle Fruit by Aimee Nezhukumatahil
Dig Safe by Stuart Dischell
Fishbone by Aimee Nezhukumatathil
Story by Robert McKee
Evenings and Avenues by Stuart Dischell
Good Hope Road by Stuart Dischell