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The Laugh We Make When We Fall - The Resilience of Getting Back on Track

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 Joseph Spence Sr (August 19, 2009)  This very interesting book of dynamic poems by Professor Susan Firer won the 2001 Backwaters Prize. It is divided into four sections: Proem, Peonies, Blacklights, and Ghost Poets. By virtue of the title, The Laugh We Make When We Fall, one should obtain a new realization regarding life as expressed by such words. Who would laugh upon falling? Normally, there is a cry of pain and .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Joseph's Star of Eternal Promise - Truly an Prolific Poetic Shining Star Uplifting God With Praises

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 Joseph Spence, Sr. (January 13, 2009)  First and foremost, I am of the opinion that Jussaume literary talent stems from the blessings of "anointment" at some point in time for her to be able to produce a great volume of this magnitude, Joseph's Star of Eternal Promise.  Surely, this volume is elevating to her statute as she rises to the top of her craft by her eclectic comprehension and articulation of poetry.  This is .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Poetry Language and Forms - An Uplifting and Educational Journey For Relaxation of the Soul

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 Joseph Spence, Sr. (January 12, 2009)  Tree Good is an excellent poetess who demonstrates her leadership in this arena through her book The Language of Poetry Forms. The book is divided into three areas as follows: The first starts with poetry idioms and meanings, the second covers poetry forms with examples, and the third ends with a funny section on riddles about poetry. The poetic platform in this book allows anyone to .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Trilogy Moments - Spiritual Journey Uplifting the Mind, Body and Soul

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 Mary Duhart (January 12, 2009)  First and foremost, I have found this book to be inspiring, uplifting, encouraging, and very enlightening. The authors of this awesome book, Joseph, Shelia, and their son Jonathan, show us the value of family bonding and relationship. It's an awesome accomplishment for all three of them to have written this book together. The dedication of the family unit is portrayed throughout this .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Healing Through Poetry - Such a Gracious Book of Spiritually Dynamic Poems For the Entire Family

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 Joseph Spence, Sr. (January 11, 2009)  Duhart's style of writing this wonderful book, Healing Through Poetry, is through a variety of poetic forms.  She articulates her words about life in the acrostic and free form styles. Her words are enlightening! For example, the book starts with her signature poem “Healing Through Poetry. " Here she uses this poem to enunciate the words prescribed by the Lord for all to read, .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Dear Anais - My Life in Poems For You by Diana M Raab - Book Review

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 Irene Watson (January 07, 2009)  Plain View Press (2008) ISBN 9781891386411 Diana M. Raab is an artist with words as she creates a tribute to late diarist Anaïs Nin, whose journals span several decades and profoundly explore insight into her personal life and relationships. Although Raab had never met her, she admires her work and offers a tribute, not only to the diaries but to Anaïs Nin herself. Paralleling lives, . (Poetry Playscripts)

The Waffle of the Toffs - A Sociocultural Critique

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 Ram Krishna Singh (January 04, 2009)  M. Prabha. The Waffle of the Toffs: A Sociocultural Critique of Indian Writing in English. New Delhi. Oxford University Press. 2000. xiv 271 pages. Rs250/$19.95. ISBN 81-204-1359-8. Calling her book “an example of socio-literary criticism, " M. Prabha asserts in The Waffle of the Toffs that most of the “marginalized writers" or writers from the fringes of society in India .. (Poetry Playscripts)

New Utopia - Rich Haiku Poems With Diversity of Religious Awareness

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 Joseph Spence, Sr. (December 31, 2008)  The magnificent words and symbolisms regarding the Bodhi Tree are the foundation for the theme of this wonderful book, New Utopia by Kumar, which is consistent throughout its pages. The essence of the theme starts with the Endless Helix lines by Ban'ya Natsuishi, to the concept of End of Summer by Sayumi Kamakura, and the illustrious words of Adam Donaldson Powell articulated in the .. (Poetry Playscripts)

The Journey of the Magi

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 Bhaskar Banerjee (December 29, 2008)  Christmas theme is the subject matter of T. S. Eliot's poem The Journey of the Magi. It starts with one of the three Magus’ narrating to us the story long after the event has happened; the Magi symbolizing the three wise men of the east who come to Bethlehem to witness the birth of Christ, the birthing also of a new religion - Christianity. The speaker tells of the weariness that .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Culturally Uplifting Poetry Presented in an Understanding Historical Manner

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 Joseph Spence, Sr. (December 10, 2008)  Afroetry is an excellent book of poetry regarding African-American history. The book consists of a variety of poetic forms and styles that are easy to comprehend. They include: acrostic, rhyming couplets, narrative, quatrain, and freeform to name a few. The essence of the poems serves as a teaching tool and a memory refresher, depending on one's knowledge of African-American history. .. (Poetry Playscripts)

A Trilogy of Poetry, Prose, and Thoughts by Joseph S Spence Sr

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 Margaret Okubo (November 30, 2008)  Experience joy and beauty throughout this book. Hearty and wholesome. A delightful meal for Mind, Body, and Soul. An inspiration to us all. I simply could not put this book down. The wonderful lyrics and exciting prose in this book entice the reader to sing and dance to the rhythm of love and laughter while savoring the splendor of authentic foods from Jamaican to southern cuisine. .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Examining the Tragedies of William Shakespeare

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 Marcel Van Brienen (October 14, 2008)  One of the most amazing aspects of William Shakespeare's plays is their diversity. While some playwrights fit into one genre and stay there, William Shakespeare had a far more diverse career. His body of work includes comedies, histories, dark comedies and, of course, tragedies. Out of all of William Shakespeare's plays, it would be safe to say his tragedies were among his best and most . (Poetry Playscripts)

A Skit on Family Reunion

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 Adora Mendoza (October 08, 2008)  Family Reunion Characters: Lolo Lola Mommy - Mommy of Young Girl Daddy - Daddy of Young Girl Tita Doctora - Mommy of Ate Engineer Tito Attorney - married to Tita Attorney's wife (no child) Tita Attorney's wife - married to Tito Attorney (no child) Tita OldMaid - Old maid Aunt, living with Lolo and Lola Tita Bulakbol - Mommy of Young Boy Bading, did not finished studies Ate Engineer - .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Book Review of George Anderson's Dancing on Thin Ice

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 Ralph-Michael Chiaia (September 23, 2008)  George Anderson is clearly the best Canadian born underground poet living in Australia today. In fact, he's among the best underground poets in the world today. Take “Beerwigs/The Beerwig". This poem about finding story titles in an old cookbook takes an experiment and runs with it. All five possible titles, from Beerwigs to Puke-O-Gram are vaguely epicurean and George fully .. (Poetry Playscripts)

The Gravy Queen - Poetry and Prose For Charity!

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 Glenda Bixler (August 20, 2008)  The Gravy Queen By Cheryl, Crystal, Leo and L. Joel Durrant and William Cryer 48HourBooks. Com It was a delight to have the opportunity to read The Gravy Queen: A Tribute to Veleen Durrant! This is the first book produced by Piggy Ink (Poets Inking for the Global Good, You-knighted - piggyink.com) All proceeds from the purchase of this book will go directly to Foyer de Sion, an .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Extreme Exposure - An Anthology of Solo Performance Texts From the Twentieth Century

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 Griffin Thomas (August 07, 2008)  "The life of a solo text has tended to end at the point when the originating artist ceased performing it. But [. . . ] the ideas inherent in the text need not just be embodied in the performer. [. . . ] Although a piece may have originated with improvised ranting in a club [. . . ] the printed words now proffer the possibility of being appreciated [by] [. . . ] another performer [. . . .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Character Development or the Lack of It In Stephen Adly Guirgis' Play - "Our Lady of 121st Street"

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 Griffin Thomas (August 07, 2008)  Stephen Adly Guirgis’ play, “Our Lady Of 121st Street", is a marvelous theatrical construct of masterfully written dialogue, sparkling witticisms, and scenic brevity, but lacks substantive character development. The play opens at a funeral home with a compelling line, “What kinda fuckin’ world is this?!" (Guirgis 5) The body of Sister Rose has been stolen from .. (Poetry Playscripts)

The Art, the Craft and the Life of the Playwright Laid Bare

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 Griffin Thomas (August 01, 2008)  From conception to marketing, this very thorough how-to book, “Naked Playwriting", by William Missouri Downs and Robin U. Russin covers all the essentials of playwriting. “[. . . ] this book is about helping you make the transition from the page to the stage" (Downs, Russin xvi) the authors write in the introduction. And they guide the playwright to that end with a .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Steve Martin's "Picasso at the Lapin Agile" Or "Who is Gaston?"

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 Griffin Thomas (August 01, 2008)  Steve Martin certainly has a well-earned reputation for stand-up comedy. His many years of writing and performing skits on television's, Saturday Night Live, and subsequent film work, have given us ample evidence of his comic prowess. In “Picasso at the Lapin Agile" he flexes his comic muscles in a One Act play that is a humorous riff on Einstein's theory of relativity and .. (Poetry Playscripts)

The Great Tamil Poet Mahakavi Subramanya Bharathiar

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 Rangoo Srinivas (July 20, 2008)  'Bharathiyar’ is the name that reminds Indians of nationalism, patriotism and Tamil prose and poetry. Born in 1882 he was conferred the title of ‘Bharati’ for his poetic talent at a tender age. Bharati emerged as a prolific poet earning the name of ‘Mahakavi', meaning a Great Poet. He died at the age of 39 but in his short span of life he had made immeasurable .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Book Review Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes by Linda D Addison For Space and Time

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 Joey Pinkney (July 06, 2008)  Although only 31 poems, Consumed, Reduced to Beautiful Grey Ashes takes the reader in a million different directions as author Linda Addison ponders life, death and the love between. While some of the poems in this book are disturbing, like “Mourning Meal", others are so personal that the reader may find themselves feeling like they are looking into a mirror more so than reading .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Book Review Animated Object by Linda D Addison For Space and Time

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 Joey Pinkney (July 06, 2008)  From the poem Writing Magic: Some writers choose just a scant few to say a lifetime of feelings, While other writers gather thousands of words in a book to paint a few days of one life. . . Animated Objects is Linda D. Addison's debut offering. This is a mesmerizing mixture of poetry and short stories, fables and science fiction, enchanting fantasies and harsh realities. It will take .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Hamlet - The Largest of the Creations of William Shakespeare

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 Bhaskar Banerjee (February 29, 2008)  Among the most powerful tragedies in the English language, Hamlet is a drama set in Denmark, where Prince Hamlet exacts blood revenge on his uncle Claudius for murdering his father, the King, usurpation of the throne, and for marrying his mother, who readily consented, much to his disillusionment, thus laying the foundation for real and feigned madness - from unspeakable grief to livid .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Sabrina LaBord Unleashes 'Behind Her Smile' An Eclectic Collection of Poetry

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 Nicole Hester-Francis (December 10, 2007)  As I flip through the pages of ‘Behind Her Smile’ I begin to breath the air that only a lover of poetry can inhale or can understand for that matter. Careful not to bend or soil the pages, I dive in mentally and creatively, purposely reciting lines to pieces that have acclaimed my heart. I shutter in praise at the poem titled ‘Beautiful, Black Woman’ and my .. (Poetry Playscripts)

Survivors Poetry - \'Stained Glass\' by Sally Richards and \'cui bono?\' by Steve Mann

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 Kay Green (December 08, 2007)  The Books: Stained Glass by Sally Richards 'Stained ‘Glass’ is a great title for this collection by a bruised ex-convent girl, now a graceful Shropshire poet whose voice has been silenced more than once by the emotional trammels of life along the way. To borrow a stanza from the book. . . She's been through a lot been shut down, lost the plot lost some of her hair down the . (Poetry Playscripts)




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