Wild In The Plaza Of Memory

Author: Pamela Uschuk
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609402103
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Blending the personal with the political, these poems explore the deleterious effects of adversity and trauma on a global scale, focusing on such subjects as immigration laws, environmental degradation, multinational corporate greed, and the effects of war on women and children. The poet makes unexpected connections between disparate things, drawing from wild nature for imagery while also passionately engaging the reader to become aware of injustice and suffering at home and abroad. The poems are crafted using lyrical language that is at once precise, figurative, and celebratory, creating a collection that is humanitarian and emotionally resonate.

Scattered Risks

Author: Pamela Uschuk
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 0916727122
Size: 63.31 MB
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The Durango-based poet presents a collection of verse exploring the natural world of western Colorado, Mexico, and elsewhere.

Blood Flower

Author: Pamela Uschuk
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609404122
Size: 64.10 MB
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In Blood Flower, passionate imagery married to music bursts from each line pushing out the boundaries of Uschuk's earlier poems. It continues themes in Uschuk's American Book Award winner, Crazy Love. The poems braid the startling, sometimes brutal stories of her Russian/Czech immigrant family during the McCarthy Era in a conservative Michigan farming community with stories of courageous individuals, especially women, who persevere to love, despite it all. Uschuk's step-grandfather, father, brother, nephews, and first husband all suffered severe PTSD as combat veterans who returned home from wars that ravished not only their lives, but the lives of the women and children closest to them. This is the history not just of one family but of immigrants in this nation. These poems, although set in landscapes across the globe, commonly draw their imagery and healing from the natural world, the wild world, and the integrity of the human heart.

One Legged Dancer

Author: Pamela Uschuk
Publisher: Wings Press
ISBN: 1609400275
Size: 72.55 MB
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Focusing on the United States' Desert Southwest, this compilation of poetry celebrates its flora, fauna, customs, and people. An insightful collection, it includesan interesting trope that runs throughout the book, implying a comparison between native dance and traditional notions of poetic meter."

The Land Has Memory

Author: Duane Blue Spruce
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 0807832642
Size: 29.12 MB
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"The museum features four distinct habitats that recall the indigenous landscape of the Chesapeake Bay region before European contact: hardwood forest, wetlands, meadow, and traditional croplands. Abundantly illustrated with photographs and drawings, this volume offers beautiful images of the museum's natural environment in every season as well as the uniquely designed building itself. Essays by Smithsonian staff and others involved in the museum's creation provide an examination of indigenous peoples' long and varied relationship to the land in the Americas, an account of the museum designers' efforts to reflect traditional knowledge in the creation of individual landscape elements, detailed descriptions of the plants used in the context of each of the four landscape environments, and an exploration of how the landscape changes seasonally.

Places Of Public Memory

Author: Greg Dickinson
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817356134
Size: 33.19 MB
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Though we live in a time when memory seems to be losing its hold on communities, memory remains central to personal, communal, and national identities. And although popular and public discourses from speeches to films invite a shared sense of the past, official sites of memory such as memorials, museums, and battlefields embody unique rhetorical principles. Places of Public Memory: The Rhetoric of Museums and Memorials is a sustained and rigorous consideration of the intersections of memory, place, and rhetoric. From the mnemonic systems inscribed upon ancient architecture to the roadside accident memorials that line America’s highways, memory and place have always been deeply interconnected. This book investigates the intersections of memory and place through nine original essays written by leading memory studies scholars from the fields of rhetoric, media studies, organizational communication, history, performance studies, and English. The essays address, among other subjects, the rhetorical strategies of those vying for competing visions of a 9/11 memorial at New York City’s Ground Zero; rhetorics of resistance embedded in the plans for an expansion of the National Civil Rights Museum; representations of nuclear energy—both as power source and weapon—in Cold War and post–Cold War museums; and tours and tourism as acts of performance. By focusing on “official” places of memory, the collection causes readers to reflect on how nations and local communities remember history and on how some voices and views are legitimated and others are minimized or erased.

Creating Memory

Author: John Warkentin
Publisher: Becker Associates
ISBN: 0919387608
Size: 76.58 MB
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Toronto has over 600 public outdoor sculptures, works of art that provide a sense of the rich variety of life and work in the city, its peoples, cultures and aspirations. Interest in commissioning public sculpture began slowly in the nineteenth and early twentieth century, but increased rapidly after the 1950s.This is a book about the sculptures and how they disclose the city to itself. Creating Memory’s two introductory sections examine the factors behind this expansion over time and the changes in style as one generation of sculptors succeeded another. It looks at the reasons behind the changes as sculptures were conceived, sculpted and erected. More than 10 categories of sculptures are defined and discussed, including Founding the City, Natural Environment, Immigration, Ethnic Groups, Economic Activities, Disaster and Calamity, War And Conflict, Leaders, Ordinary Citizens, Community Life, and Works of the Imagination.

The Wild Robot Escapes

Author: Peter Brown
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0316475181
Size: 33.12 MB
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The sequel to the New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, by award-winning author Peter Brown Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings--but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island? From bestselling and award-winning author and illustrator Peter Brown comes a heartwarming and action-packed sequel to his New York Times bestselling The Wild Robot, about what happens when nature and technology collide.

Wild Animus Enhanced Edition

Author: Rich Shapero
Publisher: Outside Reading
Size: 46.36 MB
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Wild Animus tracks the obsessive quest of Ransom Altman, who, on leaving college, rejects a normal life, vowing instead to live—with his girlfriend Lindy—in a world of “inexhaustible desire.”