Poems That Make Grown Women Cry

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501121863

Category: Poetry

Page: 352

View: 7171

"Following...their anthology, Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, father-and-son team Anthony and Ben Holden, working with Amnesty International, have asked the same revealing question of 100 remarkable women. What poem has moved you to tears? The poems chosen range from the eighth century to today, from Rumi and Shakespeare to Sylvia Plath, W.H. Auden to Carol Ann Duffy, Pablo Neruda and Derek Walcott to Imtiaz Dharker and Warsan Shire. Their themes range from love and loss, through mortality and mystery, war and peace, to the beauty and variety of nature."--

Poems That Make Grown Men Cry

100 Men on the Words That Move Them

Author: Anthony Holden,Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476712794

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

View: 1943

A life-enhancing tour through classic and contemporary poems that have made men cry: “The Holdens remind us that you don’t have to be an academic or a postgraduate in creative writing to be moved by verse….It’s plain fun” (The Wall Street Journal). Grown men aren’t supposed to cry…Yet in this fascinating anthology, one hundred men—distinguished in literature and film, science and architecture, theater and human rights—confess to being moved to tears by poems that continue to haunt them. Although the majority are public figures not prone to crying, here they admit to breaking down, often in words as powerful as the poems themselves. Their selections include classics by visionaries, such as Walt Whitman, W.H. Auden, and Philip Larkin, as well as modern works by masters, including Billy Collins, Seamus Heaney, Derek Walcott, and poets who span the globe from Pablo Neruda to Rabindranath Tagore. The poems chosen range from the sixteenth century to the twenty-first, with more than a dozen by women, including Mary Oliver, Elizabeth Bishop, and Gwendolyn Brooks. Their themes range from love in its many guises, through mortality and loss, to the beauty and variety of nature. All are moved to tears by the exquisite way a poet captures, in Alexander Pope’s famous phrase, “what oft was thought, but ne’er so well express’d.” From J.J. Abrams to John le Carré, Salman Rushdie to Jonathan Franzen, Daniel Radcliffe to Nick Cave to Stephen Fry, Stanley Tucci to Colin Firth to the late Christopher Hitchens, this collection delivers private insight into the souls of men whose writing, acting, and thinking are admired around the world. “Everyone who reads this collection will be roused: disturbed by the pain, exalted in the zest for joy given by poets” (Nadine Gordimer, winner of the Nobel Prize for literature).

Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups

Author: Ben Holden

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781471153754

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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A rich and comforting anthology of more than 70 short stories, poems, fairytales, and bedtime classics—from William Shakespeare to B.J. Novak and from Charles Dickens to Neil Gaiman—for grown-ups who want to unwind, unplug, and slip into soothing stories that will send them off to slumberland. There are few more precious routines than that of the bedtime story. So why do we discard this treasured ritual as grown-ups and risk sacrificing our good health and well-being? In this groundbreaking anthology, Ben Holden, editor of the bestselling Poems That Make Grown Men Cry, challenges how we think about life—one-third of which is spent asleep. He deftly explores not only the science of sleep but also why we endlessly tell stories—even to ourselves, as we dream. Holden combines his own illuminating storytelling with a treasure trove of timeless classics and contemporary gems. Poems and short stories, fairy tales and fables, reveries and nocturnes—from Robert Frost to Haruki Murakami, Jimmy Carter to Roald Dahl, Margaret Atwood to Nora Ephron, Vladimir Nabokov to Walt Whitman—are all woven together to replicate the journey of a single night’s sleep. So close your laptop and put away your mobile phone. Curl up and crash out with the ultimate bedside book, one you’ll return to again and again, or give as a gift to a friend or loved one. Filled with moonlight and magic, laughter and tears, Bedtime Stories for Grown-ups joyfully provides the ultimate way to end the day—and begin the night…

Nodding Off

The Science of Sleep from Cradle to Grave

Author: Alice Gregory

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1472946154

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 288

View: 8718

Sleep plays a crucial role in our waking lives, and we need to start paying it more attention. The latest research tells us that it's essential for learning and memory, for mental health and physical well-being, and yet we tend to only think about it when it's proving a struggle. Nodding Off leads you on a fascinating journey through the science of sleep as it evolves throughout our lives; from babies to teenagers, from middle age to the later years of our life, there are constantly new challenges to our sleep. Based on knowledge accumulated over almost two decades as a sleep researcher, Professor Alice Gregory shares real-life stories and interviews with other sleep experts to find the answers to questions, such as: Why do so many adolescents enjoy lying in at the weekends? Why do children experiencing anxiety, behavioural problems or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder so often have co-occurring sleep problems? Why are scientists turning to sleep disorders such as sleep paralysis to try to understand paranormal experiences? With important tips on improving your sleep, Nodding Off is an essential read for anyone who sleeps, and more important still for those who don't get enough. Fans of Matthew Walker's Why We Sleep will love this book!

Love You Forever Pop-Up Edition

Author: Robert Munsch

Publisher: Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781770859654


Page: 14

View: 6749

The much-loved bestseller, now in a pop-up edition. When we published Love You Forever in 1986, we thought it had great appeal. But we had no idea that booksellers would love it and sell 30 million copies. Now there is a gift edition whose characters move! A young mother holds her baby, and while she sings to it she rocks it back and forth. And through her life, and the stages of his life, she holds her son and rocks him back and forth as she tells him that she will love him forever. In double-page spreads and gatefolds, the whole text of Love You Forever is in this book, and enhanced with three-dimensional elements. But even better is the feature that moves -- as the chorus is sung, you can move the characters back and forth. This makes a wonderful extra feature for young readers, the grandchildren of people who raised their own children with this story and who want to pass it to a new generation. Paper engineering by Bruce Foster.

He Played For His Wife And Other Stories

Author: Anthony Holden,Natalie Galustian

Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK

ISBN: 9781471162282

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 631

A brilliant collection of the best short stories about playing poker from writers such as Anthony Holden, Patrick Marber, Neil Pearson, and Jennifer Tilly—and an introduction by Al Alvarez. Poker has grown into one of the most popular sports in the world, with millions playing online, while the drama it creates has made it a natural subject for filmmakers and writers such as John Steinbeck. Now Anthony Holden, author of the poker classic Big Deal, has brought together some of the best original new writing on poker in this wonderful collection of superb short stories. He Played For His Wife… And Other Stories features contributions from Patrick Marber, Jennifer Tilly, Neil Pearson, David Flusfeder, and Anthony Holden, as well as a poem from Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy. Much more than a book about a popular card game, He Played For His Wife…And Other Stories is for anyone wanting to get a revealing insight into human nature.

Long Way Down

Author: Jason Reynolds

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481438255

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 320

View: 4216

As Will, fifteen, sets out to avenge his brother Shawn's fatal shooting, seven ghosts who knew Shawn board the elevator and reveal truths Will needs to know.

Sound the Deep Waters

Women's Romantic Poetry in the Victorian Age

Author: Pamela Norris

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781468312652

Category: Art

Page: 120

View: 8449

The expertly curated collection of Romantic poetry by women, illustrated with classic Pre-Raphaelite paintings

Staying alive

real poems for unreal times

Author: Neil Astley

Publisher: Miramax

ISBN: 9781401359263

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

View: 4767

An anthology of five hundred contemporary poems explores themes of passion, spirituality, death, and friendship, in a collection that includes contributions by such writers as Mary Oliver, W. H. Auden, and Maya Angelou. Original. 25,000 first printing.

The Rose that Grew from Concrete

Author: Tupac Shakur

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671028456

Category: Music

Page: 176

View: 6999

A collection of verse by the late hip-hop star Tupac Shakur includes more than one hundred poems confronting such wide-ranging topics as poverty, motherhood, Van Gogh, and Mandela.

Goblin Market

Author: Christina Rossetti

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486132005

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 4031

This lovely hardcover gift edition of Christina Rossetti's most famous poem will enchant readers of all ages. It features four color and 20 black-and-white images as well as a reproduction of a rare Rackham watercolor.

Cry, Smile, Wonder


Author: David Sarnacki

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781985724297


Page: 108

View: 921

In Cry, Smile, Wonder, David Sarnacki lays bare meaningful moments from our collective struggles and joys of being human. There are poems that will make you cry, poems to make you smile, poems about wonder and whimsy, and poems that might even touch your heart. Written in a plain conversational style, these poems are highly accessible to nontraditional readers, with an eclectic mix of inspirational topics and styles. You will find poems touching on such subject matters as: relationships, things Thrivers tell Survivors, friendships, love and divorce, family, parents and children, adoption, death, grief and loss, suicide, hope, peace and joy, days to cry and the only time to die, and goodness. You will meet a Madam, the fat boy, Olivia and her counselor, the uncelebrated beauty, peach friend, Grampa Joe, a werewolf, aging basketball players, and many others. And hopefully you will find your mind and heart open to some of the unfolding mysteries of life. From the simple to the extraordinary, from the common to the personal, there is something special in this collection for everyone. Poems include: Whispering, Fabric Store, Madam Mei, Things Thrivers Tell Survivors, Rain, Fat Boy, A Night, Coming Back To The Normal, While You're Drinking Coffee, Men Are Gathering, Fool, First A Dream, Warmest Winter Day, Baby Names, Clean Your Room, Canyon, Snowflake, Esprit, A Time To Die, Poet, Olivia's Session, Another Step, Black & White, Maya & Mama, Gabrielle's Adoption, Crayons, Sky Goddess, Looking, The Uncelebrated Beauty, The Night After The Last Day Of School, Swirls, Peach Friend, Grampa Joe's Thanksgiving Blessing, Your Challenge, D.C. On A Monday Night, Another Day, The Dream, A Son's Prayer, A Father's Day, Baby Meggie, Chaos, The Wanderer, See The Child, Thank Love, The Wind, Emma, My Love, Carly's Birthday, Presence, Dwelling, The Cracks Around, Examination, The Gift Within Us, Mystery, Ava's Letter, Moment #694,137,600, Gifts From Irish Eyes, Peace, Today I Cry, Morning Love, Hope, From The Pilgrim In The Last Pew, Letters, Regan, Solstices, No Catch, Night Woman, and The Joy Of Living

Book of Dog


Author: Cleopatra Mathis

Publisher: Sarabande Books

ISBN: 1936747804

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

View: 1293

Influenced by survival lessons from the natural world, Cleopatra Mathis’ Book of Dog traces a harrowing personal journey from hard endings—a divorce, the death of a beloved dog—to the fierce arrival of acceptance and change. All manner of life thrives in these pages–plovers, foxes, the companionable beetle on the bedpost, and the coyotes just beyond her back door. This poet’s discerning eye, focused on the stringent truth of what she sees around her, aims outward and refuses the sentimental. Throughout the search, she is guided by the unbounded faithfulness and wisdom of her noble and comic companions on the path.

Mother Poems

Author: Hope Anita Smith

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805082319

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 72

View: 978

An emotionally-charged collection of poems explores the death of a parent through the eyes of a child and then a young woman and features folk-art images that capture hope, strength, and the will to overcome.

Persistent Voices

Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS

Author: David Groff,Philip Clarke

Publisher: Alyson Publications

ISBN: 9781593501532

Category: Poetry

Page: 282

View: 7871

40 of the most admired poets who died of AIDS are remembered in a new and groundbreaking collection. From Reinaldo Arenas, Tory Dent and James Merrill to Paul Monette, Essex Hemphill and Joe Brainard, Persistent Voices memorialises these poets and many others by presenting their work - often dealing with AIDS but also other enduring topics - in the context of an unending epidemic that has profoundly affected global literature.

Private Paris

Author: James Patterson,Mark Sullivan

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780892799

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 448

View: 2875

Jack Morgan, eigenaar van detectivebureau Private, krijgt op bezoek in Parijs te maken met de verdwijning van de kleindochter van een goede klant, terwijl tegelijkertijd een aantal moorden wordt gepleegd.

Serial Lover

Poems About Love & Shit Like That

Author: Jaymie Jennings

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781977712677


Page: 156

View: 936

Life sentences - more than murder. The literary debut of spoken word artist Novacane, Serial Lover: Poems About Love & Shit Like That, is a creative exploration into the cyclical nature of lust, love, loss and eventually, light. Using her unique approach to poetry, Novacane leads readers to question and face their individual realities while immersing them in her own personal truths. What if every figurative and literal kill was committed by a repeat offender simply suffering agonizing affairs of the heart? Are we the same? Are we worse? What if every painful end meant another blissful beginning? Are we victims? Are we assailants? Bringing some of life's most vivid emotions into tangled conversation, words are painted into reeling images of tales we all know too well. With eloquent wordplay, uncut content and raw imagination, every page entices the senses or evokes sentiment. Known for her elevated sense of self-expression and autobiographical tendencies, this Serial Lover transports audiences into the beautifully twisted mind of a modern-day wordsmith. Releasing never-heard-before pieces along with timeless crowd favorites, Novacane demonstrates her linguistic expertise in an unprecedented undertaking.

The Giving Tree

Author: Shel Silverstein

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061965103

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 64

View: 9355

As The Giving Tree turns fifty, this timeless classic is available for the first time ever in ebook format. This digital edition allows young readers and lifelong fans to continue the legacy and love of a household classic that will now reach an even wider audience. Never before have Shel Silverstein's children's books appeared in a format other than hardcover. Since it was first published fifty years ago, Shel Silverstein's poignant picture book for readers of all ages has offered a touching interpretation of the gift of giving and a serene acceptance of another's capacity to love in return. Shel Silverstein's incomparable career as a bestselling children's book author and illustrator began with Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. He is also the creator of picture books including A Giraffe and a Half, Who Wants a Cheap Rhinoceros?, The Missing Piece, The Missing Piece Meets the Big O, and the perennial favorite The Giving Tree, and of classic poetry collections such as Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, Falling Up, Every Thing On It, Don't Bump the Glump!, and Runny Babbit. And don't miss Runny Babbit Returns, the new book from Shel Silverstein!