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Title:The Light of the World
Format Type:Ebook
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Publisher:Grand Central Publishing
ISBN:1455599875
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Number of Pages:209
Category:Memoir, Non fiction, Poetry, Biography memoir, Biography

The Light of the World by Elizabeth Alexander

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Light of the World In i The Light of the World i Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich lucid prose Alexander tells a love story that is itself a story of loss As she reflects on the beauty of her married life the trauma resulting from her husband s death and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss .

i The Light of the World i is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love family art and community It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship For those who have loved and lost or for anyone who cares what matters most i The Light of the World i is required reading

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Kerry James Marshall, Body of Life: Poems, Crave Radiance: New and Selected Poems 1990-2010, The Black Interior: Essays, The Light of the World, American Sublime: Poems, Praise Song for the Day: A Poem for Barack Obama's Presidential Inauguration, January 20, 2009, The Venus Hottentot: Poems, Antebellum Dream Book, Elizabeth Alexander Inaugural Chapbook
In i The Light of the World i Elizabeth Alexander finds herself at an existential crossroads after the sudden death of her husband Channeling her poetic sensibilities into a rich lucid prose Alexander tells a love story that is itself a story of loss As she reflects on the beauty of her married life the trauma resulting from her husband s death and the solace found in caring for her two teenage sons Alexander universalizes a very personal quest for meaning and acceptance in the wake of loss br br i The Light of the World i is at once an endlessly compelling memoir and a deeply felt meditation on the blessings of love family art and community It is also a lyrical celebration of a life well lived and a paean to the priceless gift of human companionship For those who have loved and lost or for anyone who cares what matters most i The Light of the World i is required reading, b Elizabeth Alexander s highly praised first collection is available once again b br br i I didn t want to write a poem that said blackness i br i is because we know better than anyone i br i that we are not one or ten or ten thousand things i br i Not one poem i br from Today s News br br Originally published in to widespread acclaim i The Venus Hottentot i introduces Elizabeth Alexander s vital poetic voice distinguished even in this remarkable first book by its examination of history gender and race with an uncommon clarity and music These poems range from personal memory to cultural history to human personae John Coltrane Frida Kahlo Nelson Mandela and The Venus Hottentot a nineteenth century African woman who was made into a carnival sideshow exhibit br br In language as vibrant within traditional forms as it is within improvisational lyrics the poems in i The Venus Hottentot i demonstrate why Alexander is among our most dazzling and important contemporary poets and cultural critics br br Alexander creates intellectual magic in poem after poem br i The New York Times Book Review i, div In surprising turns through different American cities mindsets and eras and through the strange rhythms of dreaming the celebrated poet Elizabeth Alexander composes her own kind of improvisational jazz i Antebellum Dream Book i offers a music of resistances as well as soaring flights of fancy the conflicts of the Civil Rights movement of the s and after a mother s struggle to see through a postpartum fog a vision in which the poet takes on the narrative voice of Muhammad Ali i The New York Times Book Review i has said that Alexander creates intellectual magic in poem after poem In this stunning collection she furthers her reputation as a vital and vivid poetic voice keenly attuned to our ideas of race gender politics and motherhood br div, Tia Chucha Press is proud to reprint Elizabeth Alexander s Body of Life first published in and a collection that stands as a testament to the well wrought line with the deeply threaded elements of history ancestors jazz and family that mark the rare power inherent in Ms Alexander s work Her selection as the Inaugural Poet for th President of the United States Barack Obama is well deserved she is one of the most fresh and vital voices in American literature today