Thomas Kemp is a sixty-seven year old divorced man and the father of two grown sons, a daughter, and two lovely daughter-in-law's. He started writing poetry for his own enjoyment when he was nineteen years old and a Marine stationed in the Far East. When asked what compelled a young service man to write poetry he would say “There was something inside of me that made me write every chance I got. I wrote on anything I could find in those days; napkins, coasters—you know, those ones made of paper—even tablecloths.” Thomas finally sat down long enough to write his first novel starting in 1993 which he finished and published in 1996—a book called The Road From Here To Where You Stay, a poetical thriller and love story woven within the murder plot of former President John F. Kennedy. Cleverly written to intrigue and seduce?Thomas, as Poet, clearly shows his ability to weave the violence of war and the murder of a president with cleverly placed poems and words whispered among the pages with loving grace and romance. Be enriched and enthralled and read the romantic words from a man who has become a familiar poet to many, who is today called...YOUR POET IS And POETRY I wrote FOR YOU
Actors & Directors Present Poetry that Inspires Them
Author: Jason Shinder
Pubpsher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Movies and poetry have been intertwined since the dawn of cinema. Poets have written about movies, and movie actors have written and been inspired by poetry. Selected by 42 acclaimed entertainers, The Poem I Turn To includes selections from Pulitizer Prize winners and Poets Laureate, as well as inspiring contemporary poets. Listen to compelling readings on the CD and read the actors'thoughts describing how poetry has affected their lives. *HEAR 30 poems on one audio CD, including: * Adam Arkin reading Theodore Roethke's The Waking * John Landis reading Mark Twain's The War Prayer * Lili Taylor reading Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken * Stacy Keach reading Shakespeare And Many More
An eminent lyric poet at the top of his form writes indelibly of grief and love. In his twelfth volume, “master of the lyric poem” (Paris Review) Gregory Orr returns with a passionate exploration of the forces that shape us. Moving from personal trauma (“Song of What Happens”) to public catastrophe (“Charlottesville Elegy”), Orr seeks innovative ways for the imagination to respond to and create meaning out of painful experiences, while at the same time rejoicing in love and language. The Last Love Poem I Will Ever Write engages the deepest existential issues with wisdom and humor and transforms them into celebratory song. FROM “AFTERMATH INVENTORY” My wounds? If, Somehow, I Grow through them, Aren’t they also a boon?
In a country in which poetry has been largely private and apologetic, Robin Skelton played the part of poet with grand style: flowing beard, mane of white hair, rings on every finger, huge amulet around his neck, all topped off with a black hat that looked as if it came from a Venetian gondolier but was really picked up at the re-enactment of a Cariboo Gold Rush-era general store in Barkerville, B.C. In this selection of his best verse there are poems of "high" and "low" art, spells and prayers, meditations, shemanic maps, and, in the centre of the book, "messages," those strange, inspired "gifts" at the core of Skelton’s art. In making the selection for this volume, editor Harold Rhenisch, himself an accomplished poet, has held to the image that Skelton’s themes repeat like the ripples of water spreading out from a pebble dropped into a pool, and has attempted to bring together the best ripple from each dropped pebble.
I WANT A POEM is a collection of lyric poems that explores the relationship between poetry and desire, reflecting on what we need poetry to say and to be. This reflection is what unifies the collection as it moves between the many forms that desire takes in us. Its verse is both vigorous and delicate, rash and reflective, poignant and humorous, as it evokes the many faces of our human needs.
I MADE MY BOY OUT OF POETRY is a powerful literary vision of rare scope, beauty and emotional intensity composed of stories and poems that flow in and out of each other like the most lucid and articulate of dreams. These are portraits and studies of individual souls attempting to make peace with an awareness of themselves as beings more spiritual than material in a world given largely to the latter. This book offers an amazing journey through the heart and soul of a modern seeker of visions.