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Poetry Speaks to Children
Elise Paschen
1402203292
September 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3-8–A fine, basic collection. Approximately half of the 97 selections are read or performed on the accompanying CD. The book provides a mix of adult writers (Rita Dove, Seamus Heaney, and Billy Collins, among others) and those whose work is specifically for children, such as X. J. Kennedy and Mary Ann Hoberman. Topics include childhood, animals, nonsense poems, and humor (including C. K. Williams's Gas, which dwells on the fact that FARTING IS FORBIDDEN!). The three illustrators have captured the different tones of the selections, from a comic portrait of the Jabberwock slayer wearing a colander and wielding a plunger and the wailing children in William Stafford's First Grade, to the moving paintings of a girl with flowers echoing the natural images of James Berry's Okay, Brown Girl, Okay. The CD...


Poetry Speaks: Hear Great Poets Read Their Work from Tennyson to Plath
Elise Paschen (Editor)
1570717206
October 2001
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
This is the definitive anthology to date of canonical poets reading short selections of their own work. Though some of the audio here has been widely available for decades, it is certainly exciting to hear Tennyson, Browning, Yeats, Eliot and Co. reading their work and to read easily along in the provided text indeed, a huge first printing of 100,000 is riding on that excitement. Former Poetry Society of America executive director Paschen and National Public Radio reporter Mosby have assembled a very high-wattage team of living poets to write short essays on the historic ones whose voices we hear. The real standouts are about the less familiar of the latter: Rita Dove on the superb modernist Melvin B. Tolson; Forrest Gander on the magisterial Laura (Riding) Jackson; Michael Palmer on San Francisco Renaissance man...


Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast: 120 Poems from the Subways and Buses
Elise Paschen (Editor)
0393323765
October 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Seen on the racks above the other riders' heads for the last 10 years, the excerpts and full short poems of the Poetry Society of America's Poetry in Motion program inject verse into the lives of 13 million public transportation riders (and L.A. drivers) a day. Edited by the PSA's Elisa Paschen and Brett Fletcher Lauer, Poetry in Motion from Coast to Coast complements Poetry in Motion, which published the first 100 poems from the New York program. It includes 120 poems that appeared in 12 cities by poets living and dead, with some poems as short and incisive as N. Scott Momaday's "The Gift": "Older, more generous,/ We give each other hope./ The gift is ominous:/Enough praise, enough rope." Copyright 2002 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Poetry in Motion: 100 Poems from the Subways and Buses
Elise Paschen (Editor)
0393314588
April 1996
Paperback
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Infidelities
Elise Paschen
1885266324
September 1996
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
In this impressive, skillful first collection, Paschen assumes roles and dons masks to explore varieties of infidelity. Assuming multiple personae (daughter, sister, gun moll, sophisticated lover) and speaking in voices that are not always distinct, Paschen explores inconstancy from shifting vantage points: "The married man calls me a master/ of contradiction, telling how I love/ to alternate my point of view." Ranging from fantasy ("Love Spell" is a fierce supplication, reminiscent of ancient remedies, enlisting the help of burning myrrh to "make him unable/ to sleep with any other") to the repetitive, rhyming, lyrics-like lines of "Torch Song," these poems feature a strong female voice doing its best to articulate hard truths about love and betrayal. Most successful, however, are the poems exposing a child's...


Infidelities: Poems
Elise Paschen
1885266286
September 1996
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
In this impressive, skillful first collection, Paschen assumes roles and dons masks to explore varieties of infidelity. Assuming multiple personae (daughter, sister, gun moll, sophisticated lover) and speaking in voices that are not always distinct, Paschen explores inconstancy from shifting vantage points: "The married man calls me a master/ of contradiction, telling how I love/ to alternate my point of view." Ranging from fantasy ("Love Spell" is a fierce supplication, reminiscent of ancient remedies, enlisting the help of burning myrrh to "make him unable/ to sleep with any other") to the repetitive, rhyming, lyrics-like lines of "Torch Song," these poems feature a strong female voice doing its best to articulate hard truths about love and betrayal. Most successful, however, are the poems exposing a child's...

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