From Pulitzer Prize–winner Mark Strand comes an exquisitely witty and poignant series of prose poems. Sometimes appearing as pure prose, sometimes as impure poetry, but always with Strand’s clarity and simplicity of style, they are like riddles, their answers vanishing just as they appear within reach. Fable, domestic satire, meditation, joke, and fantasy all come together in what is arguably the liveliest, most entertaining book that Strand has yet written.
Over 5,000 African Americans fought in George Washington's Continental Army during the Revolution. The author found the stories of over 20 black heroes of the war and illustrated their stories in this book. Most were freed slaves in the northern colonies, but several slaves fought for their country in the southern colonies, including Oscar Marion who was a member of The Swamp Fox's brigade in South Carolina.
Their father was married seven times. When their mother died at the age of thirty, Nita was seven years old and her sister, Ilene, was nine. They found themselves at the mercy of several stepmothers. Some were kind and others were cruel. Their father loved liquor, women and foul language. Was he a master manipulator or a poor soul reacting to the cards that life had dealt him? Ilene and Nita followed him from one woman to the next, never feeling loved or lovable, even by him. The sisters reacted to this treatment differently. The family secrets that were divulged through the years had a detrimental effect on the extended family. This story shows how important it is to make ethical choices that enable us to have no regrets in spite of chaos.
They Are Almost Invisible is a collection of poems written about childhood and the transition to adulthood, with special focus on adolescence, that strange time lost in between. At times serious, at times comic, and always a bit pleasantly eccentric, this new collection from Elizabeth Carmer is endlessly surprising. As readers, we are lucky that Carmer's They Are Almost Invisible, along with her other new book, Halfway Friends for Decades, introduce us to a startlingly different and exciting new voice in contemporary American poetry.
The Discovery and Geognosy of Gold Deposits in Australia
Author: Simpson Davison
Publisher: London : Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts