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Tissue Promises: 151 Haiku
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
This volume collects over 150 haiku, roughly arranged by seasons and degrees to which they represent traditional forms. It does not restrict itself to the conventional 5-7-5 syllabic form (although many do follow that guideline) but instead concentrates on communicating image, emotion, and imagination. It is intended as both a sampling and an impetus for readers to try out their own poetic skills.
A Quizzical Verse: Limericks Comic and Not
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Everyone knows about limericks--five short lines packed with twists and turns, comic rhymes, frequent tongue-twisters, and a rollicking meter that just won’t quit. In this book you will find nearly seventy limericks ranging from limericks about limericks, to limericks that explore oddly distorted views of history, to limericks that play with the frequent conundrums presented by English spelling.
Going on a Picnic: Poetry Especially for Children
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
These twenty-one poems, written with a younger audience in mind, recall special moments of childhood--moments of discovery, of excitement, of joy, of learning. All are designed to appeal to the child in the reader...regardless of age.
Shorts: Terse Verse
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,870. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Modern taste runs to short poems—and these verses are precisely that. Over fifty verses, ranging from a six-line reduction of Christopher Marlowe’s "Dr. Faustus" to a one-word, slant-rhyme, leonine line in iambic dimeter. Most start with another poem—either a single line or the entire work—then respond to it, confute it, subvert it, pun on it, or otherwise simply have fun with it. Enjoy!
Cryptic Armature: Verses in the Manner of....
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,690. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
More than just a collection of verses, this book is something of an informal commentary on the history of English literature, something of a conversation with a few of the finest poets in the language. These original poems are written “in the manner of…,” using forms and structures pioneered by great writers (and occasionally artists) of the past to create something contemporary and modern.
Solving the Puzzles in Crosswords and in Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Frustration! Unfortunately that's an eleven-letter word that means crosswords to most people, but for other people the word satisfaction comes to mind. Have you ever wished you knew how to work crosswords? The good news is that it doesn’t take a genius to solve them. Anyone can learn to enjoy this brain-training pursuit that is both an enjoyable and relaxing pastime.