Hunting Down the Monk

Author: Adrie Kusserow
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 1938160924
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Drawing from her work in comparative religion and cultural anthropology, Adrie Kusserow offers a collection of portraits of Westerners in the East and Easterners in the West struggling to relearn and relive their ideas of culture, religion, and God. These poems expose the human craving for the nourishment of a spiritual life. Celebrated poet Karen Swenson has written the Foreword. Adrie Kusserow received her Ph.D. in social anthropology from Harvard University in 1996 and is currently associate professor of cultural anthropology at St. Michael’s College in Vermont. She continues to do cross-cultural field work on the spread of Eastern philosophies to the West.

Falling to Earth

Author: Tom Hansen
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781929918751
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Selected by Molly Peacock as the Winner of the 2005 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.

Elegy with a Glass of Whiskey

Author: Crystal Bacon
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781929918539
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Winner of the 2nd annual Poulin Prize Award, chosen by Pulitzer-Prize-winning poet Stephen Dunn.

Even the Hollow My Body Made is Gone

Author: Janice N. Harrington
Publisher: BOA Editions, Ltd.
ISBN: 9781929918898
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“Memory and its embodiment in a colloquial, yet highly wrought musical language are what originally drew me to Harrington's manuscript and what continues to pull me back. We learn the story of Lillian and Webster and their children and grandchildren, a black family living a hardscrabble life in the rural South more than sixty years ago. Set on the cusp of the Civil Rights era, the poems chronicle a way of life that has long since vanished.”—Elizabeth Spires, from the foreword Janice N. Harrington is an award-winning children's book author and a nationally recognized storyteller. She works as a librarian in Champaign, Illinois.

The Eclipses

Author: David Woo
Publisher: Boa Editions
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Selected by Michael S. Harper as winner of the 2004 A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize.

American Individualisms

Author: Adrie Kusserow
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 1403973989
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What are hard and soft individualisms? In this detailed ethnography of three communities in Manhattan and Queens, Kusserow interviews parents and teachers (from wealthy to those on welfare) on the types of hard and soft individualisms they encourage in their children and students. American Individualisms explores the important issue of class differences in the socialization of individualism in America. It presents American individualism not as one single homogeneous, stereotypic life-pattern as often claimed to be, but as variable, class-differentiated models of individualism instilled in young children by their parents and preschool teachers in Manhattan and Queens. By providing rich descriptions of the situational, class-based individualisms that take root in communities with vastly different visions of the future, Kusserow brings social inequality back into previously bland and generic discussions of American individualism.

Midnight Lantern

Author: Tess Gallagher
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ISBN: 9781852249342
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Tess Gallagher is one of America's leading poets. In Midnight Lantern she collects her indispensable work from forty years of writing poetry, along with an ample new section written in the west of Ireland. Included in this generous book are Gallagher's signature nocturnes - for the changing Pacific Northwest, for her tough childhood, and for her late husband, Raymond Carver, and others. Her challenging new work confronts a tumultuous century's worth of art, warfare, and illness, while certifying the stubborn resilience of poetry and love. Astonishing, insightful, mischievous, an inimitable 'seeing-into experience', Midnight Lantern is the essential book by a poet in the prime of her power. 'Gallagher's poems resound with exquisite beauty and remind me once more how it is not subject but its rendering that redeems and uplifts' - Boston Globe 'Tess Gallagher's is perhaps the most deeply moving and spiritual and intensely intelligent poetry being written in America today' - William Heyen 'It is impossible to read Tess Gallagher's poems without being drawn into their mesmerising rhythms and convinced of the rightness of her intense yet unforced images' - Joyce Carol Oates 'She is outstanding among her contemporaries in the naturalness of her inflection, the fine excess of her spirit, and the energy of her dramatic imagination' - Stanley Kunitz