Well known poet and anthologist, recipient of 3 Pushcart Prizes. Last book, Red Suitcase, published by BOA in November 94 has sold over 6400 copies. Also available: Words Under Words sold 7700 copies. Poems have appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times, Tar River Poetry and many others. Setting ranges from Middle Eastern settings to Chicago, Texas, and many other US locations. Annually is a featured poet at the National Teachers of High School English Conference. Good book to market to middle and high schools since she has been a popular writer-in-residence for school programs for many years. Has read twice at the United Nations. No competing titles.
A collection of poetry with “resilience throughout and an awareness of the common world that both comforts and devastates” (Dorianne Laux, award-winning author of Only As the Day Is Long). From Tina Schumann, recipient of the American Poet Prize from The American Poetry Journal and a Pushcart Prize nominee, comes a full collection of fifty-six poems reflecting on the concept of self, loss, fragility, and the constructs we must create in order to face the transient nature of life. Praising the Paradox was named a finalist in the National Poetry Series, The New Issues Poetry Prize, The Four Way Books Intro Prize, and others. It was also listed as a “remarkable work” in the Tupelo Press open submission period. “A rich guidebook for a life—a grand companion. These deeply satisfying poems, with their lush images and fluid sound movements, unfold in elegance, settling the spirit. In every stanza, Schumann’s honest voice feels compelling and humble . . . Nothing forced, nothing labored. What a treat.” —Naomi Shihab Nye, author of The Tiny Journalist “Tina Schumann’s stunning new collection is extraordinary in its intelligence. She has organized her poems by locating the innumerable paradoxes in our lives, in our minds, in the world. Her book is brilliantly unique and, I dare say, unrepeatable; she owns this territory. And what is so important about a paradox? The answer is that paradox is what the world is made of. The other (necessary) ingredient here is feeling. Praising the Paradox will make you feel, think, and reflect. Schumann’s lines will resonate in your heart. They will resonate in mine forever.” —Kelly Cherry, author of Observing the Invisible
Captain Ben Morgan had served with the 8th Air Force in World War II. At home he had a wife and three young children. Three more missions and he could go home. But a bombing run in his B-24 over Hamburg changed his life forever. Shot down by German fire, he was reported killed in action, but a German doctor saved his life and rebuilt his face. His wife, Jenny, waited five years for his hoped-for return, then married George Albright. When Bens’s brother Dale received his phone call, telling him he was alive, Dale told him his wife had remarried. Ben had to choose between reclaiming his family or leave things as they were, and he could approach her without being recognized. He discovered Jenny had adjusted, and her children knew only George as their father. Which way would he choose? The answer was to affect many lives for many years to come.
Volume 8 in Calling All Cars, the classic radio show! “Crime does not pay...” -- four words that quickly sum up “Calling All Cars,” a popular crime drama heard from 1933 to 1939. One of radio’s earliest and most durable police procedural shows, the series’ stark and gritty realism is strongly reminiscent of Warner Brothers gangster films of the 1930s - particularly with the presence of real-life LAPD dispatcher Jesse Rosenquist, whose unique voice and name became the show’s trademark; Rosenquist contributed to the American lexicon both the program’s title and the now time-honored phrase “that is all”. None of the actors on the series ever received on-air credit, but sharp-eared radio fans can hear the likes of Elvia Allman, Jackson Beck, Charles Bickford, Gale Gordon, John Gibson, Richard LeGrand, and Hanley Stafford.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Adam and Eve (From “Paradise Lost,” Fourth Book) by John Milton. This was the Weekly Poetry project for Paradise Lost is an epic poem in blank verse by the 17th-century English poet John Milton. It was originally published in 1667 (though written nearly ten years earlier) in ten books, with a total of over ten thousand individual lines of verse. A second edition followed in 1674, redivided into twelve books (in the manner of the division of Virgil's Aeneid) with minor revisions throughout and a note on the versification; most of the poem was written while Milton was blind, and was transcribed for him.Milton first presents Adam and Eve in Book IV with impartiality. The relationship between Adam and Eve is one of "mutual dependence, not a relation of domination or hierarchy." While the author does place Adam above Eve in regard to his intellectual knowledge, and in turn his relation to God, he also grants Eve the benefit of knowledge through experience. ( Summary from Wikipedia)
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