Baba Yaga offers more off-kilter remedies for the modern dilemmas of an unstable age using her uncanny style, poetic simplicity, and surprising candor. In this follow-up to Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles, award-winning writer Taisia Kitaiskaia once again embodies the legendary witch of Slavic folklore, Baba Yaga, to provide life advice to the questioning and the hurting. Answering real questions from readers, Baba Yaga provides responses in the form of short poems that are lyrical, surreal, sometimes funny, and always honest. During these difficult days, Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times provides literary self-help for readers who appreciate Baba Yaga's strange, surprising style and striking honesty.
During these difficult days, Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times provides literary self-help for readers who appreciate Baba Yaga's strange, surprising style and striking honesty.
Author: Taisia Kitaiskaia
The Nightgown is a mythic, mystic, and hungry collection of poems, a roiling landscape wandered over by wild swerves of language, creatures of all sorts, and mysterious beings such as The Folklore, The Hurt Opera, The Eunuch, and the titular angry Nightgown. Haunted by the magic and transformations of Slavic and Western European fairy tales, the symbolism of the Tarot, the medieval world, feminism, and a mythology all its own, The Nightgown bears an immigrant’s fascination with the black, alien syrup of the English language’s first stratum, that merciless Anglo-Saxon word-hoard preserving an ancient consciousness of human, beast, and earth. Funny and loud, the poems are strangely accessible in their animal awareness of mortality and urgency for contact with the unknown. The Nightgown is the debut book of poetry from renowned writer Taisia Kitaiskaia (Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers).
She is the author of Ask Baba Yaga: Otherworldly Advice for Everyday Troubles
and its follow-up, Poetic Remedies for Troubled Times from Ask Baba Yaga, as
well as Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers, a
Author: Taisia Kitaiskaia
Publisher: Deep Vellum Publishing
The US edition of the bestselling The Poetry Pharmacy A beautiful collection of curated poems each individually selected to provide hope, comfort, and inspiration—for all of life's most difficult moments Sometimes only a poem will do. These poetic prescriptions and wise words of advice are tailored to those moments in life when we need them most, from general glumness to news overload, and from infatuation to losing the spark. Whatever you’re facing, there is a poem in these pages that will do the trick. This pocket-size companion presents the most essential fixes in William Sieghart’s poetic dispensary—those that, again and again, have shown themselves to hit the spot. Whether you are suffering from loneliness, lack of courage, heartbreak, hopelessness, or even an excess of ego—or whether you are seeking hope, comfort, inspiration, or excitement—The Poetry Remedy will provide just the poem you need in that moment.
In troubled times, our vision can become so blurred with anxiety (or quite literally
blurred by tears) that we can't see what's in front of us. When people rediscover
the thread that runs through their story, it is often a revelation. They are no longer
Author: William Sieghart
In her powerful new collection, Sarah Kennedy draws on the historical record, as well her personal life, to explore relationships and bodies, both physical and textual. Kennedy underscores human frailty in poems that dramatize the lives of British women who kept recipe manuscripts containing both medicinal and culinary "receipts" during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. These women often recorded their frustrations and triumphs as both doctors and household managers for their families, and their trials with illness, childbearing, and aging resonate with contemporary poems about the vulnerabilities of the body in our "enlightened" age of science. Throughout, war looms at the margins, as the characters struggle to stay alive and stay together in troubled times. From the seventeenth-century Irish servant Mary Carryll to a contemporary care-giver for a cancer patient, these women leave traces of themselves in diaries, letters, and stories that mark their dedication to the healthy, working body and mind as a source of human dignity. They also share an impulse to find order and beauty in the physical and emotional "home remedies" of herbs, food, and love, even when larger forces work to break the generational cycle through which mothers teach their daughters. Exploring modern-day problems ranging from strained familial relationships to an individual's struggle to find her place in the world, Kennedy's powerful collection reveals our new century's intricate connections to the past.
In her powerful new collection, Sarah Kennedy draws on the historical record, as well her personal life, to explore relationships and bodies, both physical and textual.
Author: Sarah Kennedy
Publisher: LSU Press
But was a fact , and it struck him ; the stranger saw moral level of military men , as
the officers troubled times came , the ... and she conFrance de prescribed the
same remedy for the the voice of the young general , who , perbaps sented to the
The three poems in The Poetry of Gabriel Celaya , translated by Betty Jean
Craige Troubled Times taken from Alberti ' s ... then neglecting to point out that
the heroic efforts to remedy the situation on the part of experts , wolfhound in
Category: English literature
Author: Michael Sharkey
Category: Australian poetry
Now , in times of crisis , he is to exercise his powers and responsibilities over
against his people . It is exactly this idea that the ... The petition asks for a remedy
in troubled times after the defeat of Judah . Could the abrupt finish ... Psalms 44 ;
79 ; 80 ; 89 ; see " Introduction to Cultic Poetry , " section 4B ) . The more general
Author: Erhard Gerstenberger
The essays gathered here address a common core of questions arising from the global nature of problems concerning history, ideology and identity.
surface and that question is : what do we expect from a poet in times of social
upheaval , in times of war ? Are we demanding ... What , in fact , does it mean for
the poet to be caught up in a conflict ? He could turn to ... troubled times which
transcend the temporal context . Michael Longley ... Finding a Remedy . "
Author: Marija Knežević
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
Category: Literary Criticism
Prose occupied him for the next twenty - five years — from Desperate Remedies (
1871 ) to Jude the Obscure ( 1896 ) . ... Then followed Poems of the Past and the
Present ( 1902 ) , Time ' s Laughing Stocks ( 1909 ) , Satires of Circumstance :
Lyrics and Reveries ( 1914 ) , Moments of Vision ( 1917 ) ... The validity of Hardy '
s philosophy has troubled many POETRY OF OUR TIMES 421 Thomas HARDY.
Author: Sharon Osborne Brown
Category: American poetry
This book offers an introduction to the works of eleven Latvian women writers. For years, Baltic literary critics in the West have tried to assert that there is only one Latvian, Lithuanian, or Estonian literature; that the emigrÈ and the native branches are one. In Nostalgia and Beyond, the author fuses writers from both sides of the Atlantic to form a unified whole--the authors are women, they are Latvian, they write. Not only does the book provide an expert analysis of each writer's unique contribution, it also places each one into a contemporary context of cultural issues revolving around questions of history, nationalism, feminism, and literary theory. This makes the book germane to readers curious about the Baltic area, the Soviet and post-Soviet experience, and memory, nostalgia, exile, and resistance from a post-colonial perspective.
Reading the Soviet Latvian comments , talking to exiles ( there was hardly any
mention of her in written literary discusssion ... Her story , the story of a woman
trying very hard to become a poet and live an open , rich , and generous life in
troubled times , says something not only ... world , not mutilated or physically
oppressed , but constricted in ways that may sometimes be difficult to specify and
Author: Inta Ezergailis
Publisher: University Press of Amer
Category: Literary Criticism
These poems are songs of our lives-- songs of the way we love, the way we believe, and the way we respond to others.-- Winston-Derek Publishers Group.
Author: Marilyn D. Donahue
Publisher: Winston-Derek Publishers
Remedy against Superstition , " 132 . Dorothy Selby's epitaph , 248 . ... Manners (
George ) , dramatist and poet , 156 . Sutile pictures , 386 . Manni ( M. ) ... Poor
Layman's resolution in difficult times , 184 . Maxon ( F. R. ) on grain crops , 88 .
As its title suggests, this poem centres in doubt, which to the author is the prime
cause of the ills of society. ... Once there was a remedy for the disillusion which
such corruption causes—“la fe radiante y pura. ... “La Duda,” but in the earlier
poem the emphasis is on the individual, while in the later, written in more
troubled times, the poet is concerned rather with what he conceives to be the
social effect of the ...
Category: Latin America
Author: University Microfilms International
n ' In Troubled Times ' deserves all the eulogiums which have " These volumes
are to the sixteenth - century history of Holland been passed upon it . " - Whitehall
Review . what ' John Inglesant ' is to the same period in England . " l ' anity Fair .
Author: Edward Walford
Is Keats , the poet , was his schoolfellow , and when Keats there any doubt that
the pharmaceutist supplies a real want ... remedies meted out to the Working
Men's Clubs conotherwise than once being auditor , in the troubled times tracted
for at ...
Author: Thomson Gale (Firm)
Category: Literary Criticism
Vols. for 1921-1969 include annual bibliography, called 1921-1955, American bibliography; 1956-1963, Annual bibliography; 1964-1968, MLA international bibliography.
Nebraska The Poetry of D . H . Lawrence Texts and Contexts Ross C . Murfin “
This brilliant book is the best series of close readings of Lawrence ... book is a
welcome remedy . ... Now reissued with a new introduction , it can be understood
in the context of its own history , including the troubled times in which it first saw
Author: Modern Language Association of America
Category: Languages, Modern
... not only from a longing to find a remedy for what the old gentleman quaintly
called fornication or even from the desire to have children ... But I think her larger
interpretation of the contortions of Eliot ' s relationships diminishes the man and
the poet ; it is nearly enough to ... Gryphius was born in Glogau , Silesia , and
troubled times , whose main characteristic was the alarming proximity of death ,
from war ...
Author: Stephen Phillips