The collected works of one of contemporary poetry’s most original voices Gathered together, the poems of Frank Bidart perform one of the most remarkable transmutations of the body into language in contemporary literature. His pages represent the human voice in all its extreme registers, whether it’s that of the child-murderer Herbert White, the obsessive anorexic Ellen West, the tormented genius Vaslav Nijinsky, or the poet’s own. And in that embodiment is a transgressive empathy, one that recognizes our wild appetites, the monsters, the misfits, the misunderstood among us and inside us. Few writers have so willingly ventured to the dark places of the human psyche and allowed themselves to be stripped bare on the page with such candor and vulnerability. Over the past half century, Bidart has done nothing less than invent a poetics commensurate with the chaos and appetites of our experience. Half-light encompasses all of Bidart’s previous books, and also includes a new collection, Thirst, in which the poet austerely surveys his life, laying it plain for us before venturing into something new and unknown. Here Bidart finds himself a “Creature coterminous with thirst,” still longing, still searching in himself, one of the “queers of the universe.” Visionary and revelatory, intimate and unguarded, Bidart’s Half-light: Collected Poems 1965-2017 are a radical confrontation with human nature, a conflict eternally renewed and reframed, restless line by restless line.
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Half Light- poems, Heather Minette, 2018, 58 pages. Heather Minette is also the author of Rooftops and Other Poems, published by Blue Hour Press in 2013. She earned her M.A. in Literature and Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies from The University of Houston - Clear Lake, and Graduate Certificate in Legal Studies from Rice University. She lives in Kemah, Texas with her husband and son and writes at heatherminette.com. The world Minette creates in Half Light is alive with the glory of everyday objects, splintered beams and buckled floors, whiskey, scabbed knees and sundresses, and thanks to Minette's keen eye, readers will emerge from that world better ready to appreciate their own. Joanna Eleftheriou, Assistant Professor of Literature at The University of Houston - Clear Lake
Elisabeth is a picture restorer. This gives her the solitude and independence she needs - living and working alone in her flat. Despite her skills and reliability, Elizabeth undercharges for her work - valuing the worth of the paintings rather more than herself. Her ambitions are modest: beauty to look upon, unintrusive friendships and complete privacy. But when a mysterious and obviously wealthy man commissions her to restore his fabulous collection, an uncharacteristic combination of curiosity and financial need prompts her to accept his offer. Elisabeth soon realises her error, as the past and the present combine to make privacy her nemesis. As she becomes hostage to her patron, her lover and her friend realise they know nothing about her, or where she might be.
Half-Light & Other Poems brings together the most important and enduring poems by this neglected writer, one of Russia's great 19th century poets. In a new translation by Peter France, the philosophical, social and literary struggles of Russia under Tsar Nicholas I are brought to vivid life in dazzling, often fantastical fashion.
They are all trapped under a starless sky… It turns out correcting the balance of the universe is harder than anyone could have imagined. Noah and Rachel’s mission to find Caspian’s starmate is interrupted when aliens board their ship. Noah is sent into his worst nightmare, while Rachel is forced to continue on alone. Across the galaxy, Angie is trying to survive her training mission while fighting her growing feelings for Kelby. Heading back to Andrelexa, Caspian is still completely in love with Rachel, and determined to do anything to ensure her protection. When communications go down throughout the galaxies, being lost in space takes on a whole new meaning. Half Light, the romantic space opera, continues with Starless. *Mature YA/New Adult Sci-Fi Romance / Romantic Space Opera* 1
Stumbling in the Half-Light follows a self-professed “chubby little half-breed” from the Six Nations reservation as he embarks on a lifetime of spiritual adventures within the Baha’i community. Through fifty-two short, autobiographical stories, John Sargent retells a life of humour, humility, loss, and faith. John’s endearing openness leads him through a life of adventure—from a childhood on the reserve, to years in Africa, to a career in architecture and finally as an administrator of First Nations communities. But his real calling: was to bring the Baha’i faith to First Nations communities throughout North America. Some of the reviewers of the manuscript had this to say about Stumbling in the Half-Light:
When art restorer Elisabeth Young vanishes after accepting a commission from a mysterious wealthy collector, her lover, Francis Thurlow, and antiques dealer Annie Macalpine race against time to find her. By the author of The Playroom.
Troubled and confused about his strange visions, James Molloy, a young poet, embarks on a haunting odyssey of self-awareness as he struggles to deal with his artistic imagination and cope with the schizophrenia that affects his life. Reprint.