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How lovely the ruins : inspirational poems and words for difficult times

Author: Elizabeth Alexander
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In times of personal hardship or collective anxiety, words have the power to provide comfort, meaning, and hope. The past year has seen a resurgence of poetry and inspiring quotes-- posted on social media, appearing on bestseller lists, shared from friend to friend. Honoring this communal spirit, [this book] is a timeless collection of both classic and contemporary poetry and short prose that can be of help in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Literature
Literary collections
Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Alexander
ISBN: 9780399592836 0399592830
OCLC Number: 1003489380
Description: xviii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / by Annie Chatnot and Emi Ikkanda --
Foreword / by Elizabeth Alexander --
I. How lovely the ruins --
II. Against tyranny --
III. The aching --
IV. The new patriots --
V. Gathering strength --
VI. To summon hope.
Responsibility: foreword by Elizabeth Alexander.

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"In times of personal hardship or collective anxiety, words have the power to provide comfort, meaning, and hope. The past year has seen a resurgence of poetry and inspiring quotes-- posted on social media, appearing on bestseller lists, shared from friend to friend. Honoring this communal spirit, [this book] is a timeless collection of both classic and contemporary poetry and short prose that can be of help in difficult times-- selections that offer wisdom and purpose, and that allow us to step out of our current moment to gain a new perspective on the world around us as well as the world within."--

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