I May Be Stupid But I’m Not That Stupid brings together six contrasting but complementary poem sequences by ‘this brilliant lyricist of human darkness’ (Fiona Sampson) relating to family, fear, foreboding and felicity: Elective Mute is about autism and happiness; My Mother and Me on the Eve of the Chess Championships, about a mother who prefers lettuces to life; Fishtank (Poetry Book Society Pamphlet Choice), about a brother who is somebody else; Lambchop, about a creepy old man; The Boxer Klitschko, on finding refuge with swimming, dogs and a jovial uncle; and Helpless with Laughter, on what the parts of the body have to say about themselves. Like all of Selima Hill’s work, all six sequences in the book chart ‘extreme experience with a dazzling excess’ (Deryn Rees-Jones), with startling humour and surprising combinations of homely and outlandish.
AMERICA – The Poetry Of – An Introduction. Poetry can sometimes be elusive, the real meaning layered beneath another. In this volume American Poets give voice to their Nation, their hopes and aspirations. Whitman, Emerson and Dickinson are joined by Poe, Holmes, Dunbar and others to pleasure our ears and minds with a rambling stroll through their works. It doesn’t define America but it captures her mood and flavours her soul of these early times in the American dream.
LibriVox volunteers bring you 15 recordings of Where the Bee Sucks by William Shakespeare. This was the Weekly Poetry project for April 8, 2012.Where the Bee Sucks is a song performed by Ariel, an airy spirit, in Shakespeare's The Tempest. The Tempest has proved more popular as a subject for composers than most of Shakespeare's plays. Scholar Julie Sanders ascribes this to the "perceived 'musicality' or lyricism" of the play. Thomas Arne, best known for the patriotic song Rule, Britannia!, set this piece to music. (Summary by Wikipedia)
Screenplays and scripts from the playwright of The Normal Heart. “A valuable showcase of an important writer’s early career.”—The Bay Area Reporter Larry Kramer has been described by Susan Sontag as “one of America’s most valuable troublemakers.” As Frank Rich writes in his Foreword to this collection of writings for the screen and stage, “his plays are almost journalistic in their observation of the fine-grained documentary details of life . . . that may well prove timeless.” The title work, the Oscar-nominated screenplay for Women in Love, is a movie “as sensuous as anything you’ve probably ever seen on film” (The New York Times). The screenplay is accompanied by Kramer’s reflections on the history of the production, sure to be of interest to any student of film. This volume also includes several early plays, Sissies’ Scrapbook, A Minor Dark Age, and the political farce Just Say No, illuminating the development of one of our most important literary figures. “Since his screenplay for Women in Love, Kramer has been a prophet of psychic health and catastrophe among us.” (from The American Academy of Arts and Letters citation). Women in Love “A visual stunner and very likely the most sensual film ever made.”—New York Daily News “Throughout Larry Kramer’s literate scenario, the Lawrentian themes blaze and gutter. The sooty mind-crushing coal mines that Lawrence knew like the back of his hand are re-created in all their malignance. The annealing quality of sex is exhibited in the most erotic—and tasteful—lust scenes anywhere in contemporary film.”—Time
Beautiful Poems about Life
The important promises are the ones we make to ourselves. So begins artist and writer Mary Anne Radmacher's beautiful ode to promises—those we make, those we keep, those we renew, those we live up to. In this motivational book, Radmacher inspires us to discover the promises that make life sweet. To count our promises and our blessings. To delve into our hearts to discover the promises of our life's purpose.
It's not about what was—it's about what may be. Promises to Myself is one big self-love poem for the heart, soul, and mind. This beautiful rendition of handlettered, visual poetry is a book to keep near at hand and return to often.
Listen to the music of love and respect. Reflecting on the promises of your everyday life will deepen your satisfaction and heighten your clarity. In this inspirational poetry with a purpose, you will find illustrated thoughts on:Promises of Friendship, Family, and LovePromises of PossibilityPromises to the World
Readers of visual poetry and inspirational poems about life like Milk and Honey and The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur; 2Fish; and Gmorning, Gnight! will be inspired by Mary Anne Radmacher's Promises to Myself.
Dora Maria Sigerson Shorter was an Irish poet and sculptor, who after her marriage in 1895 wrote under the name Dora Sigerson Shorter.She was born in Dublin, Ireland, the daughter of George Sigerson, a surgeon and writer, and Hester (née Varian), also a writer. She was a major figure of the Irish Literary Revival, publishing many collections of poetry from 1893. Her friends included Katharine Tynan, Rose Kavanagh and Alice Furlong, writers and poets. (Summary from Wikipedia)
Since 1959, Chicago's The Second City improvisational comedy troupe has played a critical role in developing some of the most successful comedians in the United States and Canada. Comedians such as Alan Arkin, Joan Rivers, James Belushi, Bill Murray, Mike Myers, and Richard Kind, to name a few, have all performed with The Second City. Between 1991 and 1997, L.A. Theatre Works, in conjunction with Chicago Theatres on the Air, had the pleasure of producing a number of Second City performances featuring Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Sedaris, Marsha Mason, Edward Asner and Paul Dinelo.
Hear these budding young comedians in some of their most hilarious work before they became the stars they are today.
(P)2007 L.A. Theater Works
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