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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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Ecotone Essayists Beyond the Boundaries ofPlace, Identity, and Feminism
May-Lee Chai - Apr 30, 2019
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“Perhaps a future of environmental writing begins in trying to meet all people where they are, wherever they are,” writes Lauret E. Savoy. “It’s acknowledging and honoring difference as enriching.” In Trespass , twenty women essayists challenge the traditional boundaries of place-based writing to make room for greater complexity: explorations of bo...
Best American Poetry 2018
David Lehman - Sep 18, 2018
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Celebrating thirty years, the 2018 edition of the Best American Poetry—“a ‘best’ anthology that really lives up to its title” (Chicago Tribune)—collects the most significant poems of the year, chosen by Poet Laureate of California Dana Gioia.In a review of Best American Poetry 2017, The Washington Post said, “The poems, ordered alphabetically by au...
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - Apr 10, 2018
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In her fourth collection, Aimee Nezhukumatathil hums a bright blue note—a sensuous love song to the Earth and its inhabitants. Oceanic is both a title and an ethos of radical inclusion, inviting in the grief of an elephant, the icy eyes of a scallop, “the ribs / of a silver silo,” and the bright flash of painted fingernails. With unmatched sincerit...
Children with Enemies
Stuart Dischell - Sep 21, 2017
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There is a gentleness in the midst of savagery in Stuart Dischell’s fifth full-length collection of poetry. These poems are ever aware of the momentary grace of the present and the fleeting histories that precede the instants of time. Part elegist, part fabulist, part absurdist, Dischell writes at the edges of imagination, memory, and experience. B...
Standing on Z
Stuart Dischell - Aug 31, 2017
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Poetry. Stuart Dischell's new chapbook sings of adventuresome travel and camaraderie. On the waterfront, we find drunken captains, dissolute merchants and, improbably, a momentary restful pause. In the countryside and in the city, Dischell focuses not on any landscape or sight, but on the way one's friendships frame experience, expanding it beyond ...
Alien vs. Predator
Michael Robbins - Mar 27, 2012
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The debut collection of a poet whose savage, hilarious work has already received extraordinary notice. Since his poems first began to appear in the pages of The New Yorker and Poetry, there has been a lot of excited talk about the fresh and inventive work of Michael Robbins. Equal parts hip- hop, John Berryman, and capitalism seeking death and not ...
Lucky Fish
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - Jan 15, 2011
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Lucky Fish travels along a lush current — a confluence of leaping vocabulary and startling formal variety, with upwelling gratitude at its source: for love, motherhood, “new hope,” and the fluid and rich possibilities of words themselves. With an exuberant appetite for “my morning song, my scurry-step, my dew,” anchored in complicated human situati...
Writing Tools
55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
Roy Peter Clark - Jan 09, 2008
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One of America's most influential writing teachers offers a toolbox from which writers of all kinds can draw practical inspiration."Writing is a craft you can learn," says Roy Peter Clark. "You need tools, not rules." His book distills decades of experience into 50 tools that will help any writer become more fluent and effective. WRITING TOOLS cove...
Backwards Days
Stuart Dischell - Oct 02, 2007
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Another set of antidotal lyrics and story-poems from Stuart Dischell Sly, comic, inventive, and exuberant, the brokenhearted lyrics and dark parables of Backwards Days are cast in the spirit and craft Stuart Dischell's poetry is known for. In this, his fourth full-length collection, he revs up both music and experience and writes startling poems o...
At the Drive-In Volcano
Aimee Nezhukumatathil - Apr 01, 2007
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The astonishing second book by a lively and inventive American poet of Filipina-Indian descent. Naomi Shihab Nye says of this book, "Aimee Nezhukumatathil's poems are . . . ripe, funny and fresh. They're the fullness of days, deliciously woven of heart and verve, rich with sources and elements-animals, insects, sugar, cardamom, legends, countries, ...
The Foundations of Screenwriting
Syd Field - Nov 29, 2005 (first published in 1979)
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A generation of screenwriters has used Syd Field’s bestselling books to ignite successful careers in film. Now the celebrated producer, lecturer, teacher, and bestselling author has updated his classic guide for a new generation of filmmakers, offering a fresh insider’s perspective on the film industry today. From concept to character, from opening...
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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