And everywhere they go, they bring an observant heart, a bold imagination, and the exacting, expansive voice of a poet in his full power. Then in poem after exquisite poem, he shows us how this radiant work is done. Author Terry Hermsen. Abandoned Homeland:. He plays 6- and string guitar, and puts in as many miles as possible on his road bike and with his wife Marlyce on their Cannondale tandem. Early Review of Abandoned Homeland.
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Her probing of our common mysteries and her affection for others opens great depths of feeling as well. Travelogue and family album, tour of heart and tour de force -- with Flesh and Stones , we are alerted to an astonishing work in words.
Jan Shoemaker crafts essays that tell the rare and contrarian facts of life with apparent ease, uncanny authenticity. Author and Gracie.
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Jack's Memoirs: Off the Road. A Novel. If Jack Kerouac had lived, what might he have done and written? Kurt Landefeld opens the doors on this for us in his remarkable novel. Author Kurt Landefeld. Youtube of author reading from Jack's Memoir: Off the Road. Fitzpatrick in US Review of Books.
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The author has provided close to six hundred pages of an extended meditation on Kerouac, America in , and the role and function of literature. This is in concert with Kerouac's own Buddhist leanings and methodologies. He has invented a patchwork of historical introspection, poetic flourish, and psychological investigation reminiscent of Dostoyevsky's "Underground Man. The character arc is long and engagingly ornate.
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The language ranges from prosaic to poetic in seductive evocation that drives the reader forward seeking redemption along with the novel's narrator. Like a Kerouac novel, the plot is secondary, but that does not mean drama and interest are absent. This Kerouac is perhaps more friendly, more honest, more accessible than the one so distant in time. The author clearly loves his subject, and his creative effort shows intelligence combined with a gentle handling that justifies the effort. US Review One new initiative is Oxford Writing and Training, which will be launched in the autumn.
It will focus on widening participation and enabling students from diverse backgrounds to develop their skills in all areas of writing, including, poetry, fiction, non-fiction and theatre. Whole generations of my own unique community passed through life with very little contact with the outside world. Through my book The Road to Harmony I hope I have given a voice to those generations as well as a record of a way of life that otherwise would have remained hidden.
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I hope my own experiences will encourage anyone who thinks they have such a story in them to have the confidence to put their thoughts and experiences on paper. It is one page of the passport to social mobility. Cider with Rosie meets Tom Sawyer Ballam's story of growing up in a place where life had not changed for hundreds of years is both a celebration and a lament.
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Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. An interesting and well written book which transports the reader back to the days of growing up as a small boy and youth on a small farm - with all its oddities and all its hard work.