Space Poems

Author: Gaby Morgan

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780330440578

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 85

View: 2162

A collection of poems about galaxies, the moon, planets, stars, rockets, astronauts, UFOs, aliens, black holes, the milkyway, and space pets, ideal for starters.

A kiss in space


Author: Mary Jo Salter

Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc


Category: Fiction

Page: 84

View: 5691

From the first poem, which takes us up in a hot-air balloon over Chartres, to the last, in which a Russian cosmonaut welcomes an American colleague onto the Mir space station, Mary Jo Salter's exhilarating fourth collection draws the reader into the long distances of the imagination and the intimacies of the heart. Poignant poems about her own past--such as "Libretto," in which a childhood initiation into opera merges with a family drama--are set against historical poems such as "The Seven Weepers," where a nineteenth-century English explorer in Australia comes face-to-face with the Aborigines his own people have doomed to decimation. The book's centerpiece, "Alternating Currents," juxtaposes real historical figures like Alexander Graham Bell and Helen Keller with their fictional contemporaries Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson, as each of them plumbs the mysteries of perception. Along the way are poems on family life, on films (from home movies to Hollywood romances), on travel in France, and on works of art (from a child's fingerpainted refrigerator magnet to Titian's last painting). In this splendid and engaging collection, Mary Jo Salter pays homage with wit and compassion to the precious dailiness of life on earth, while gazing tantalizingly beyond its boundaries to view such wondrous events as a kiss in space.

Comets, Stars, the Moon, and Mars

Space Poems and Paintings

Author: Douglas Florian

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547538266

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 3762

Blast off with Douglas Florian's new high-flying compendium, which features twenty whimsical poems about space. From the moon to the stars, from the Earth to Mars, here is an exuberant celebration of our celestial surroundings that's certain to become a universal favorite among aspiring astronomers everywhere. Includes die-cut pages and a glossary of space terms.

A Rocketful of Space Poems

Author: John Foster

Publisher: Frances Lincoln Children's Bks

ISBN: 9781847804860

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 375

Space Riddle I used to be a Planet But I'd a terribLe shock When they annoUnced That I was nothing buT a large lump of rOck. Fly into space, drive to the moon, meet an asteroid dog and a flurb blurp, and then play intergalactic Squibble-Ball. There are wizards and witches in space, as well as Peter Pluto's fast-food superstore - and the worst monster in the universe... What are you waiting for?! Top poets across the English-speaking world present â?? a Rocketful of Space Poems

Out of This World: Poems and Facts about Space

Author: Amy Sklansky

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0375987339

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1872

Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond! The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and explanations in the margins. Stacey Schuett brings it all to life with color-soaked skies and beautiful perspectives in her fabulous paintings. Space is a subject too grand for poetry or prose alone, so this book offers both to help readers truly appreciate our place in space.

Reassurance in Negative Space


Author: Elizabyth Hiscox

Publisher: Able Muse Press / Word Galaxy

ISBN: 1927409993

Category: Poetry

Page: 106

View: 5833

Elizabyth A. Hiscox's Reassurance in Negative Space is a debut collection with the seasoned deftness of a master in its keen intelligence, wit, innovative diction, unflinching handling of loss and grief, and deep lyricism. Hiscox muses with revelatory insights on such wide-ranging topics as multifarious netsuke, nuclear fallout, artichokes “coming into new brilliance,” the DMV line, the Zen of “the sublime [that] can spring from small things.” By turns ecstatic and somber, profane and sacred, wise and whimsical, Hiscox proves she is a poet of the first order with this memorable collection. PRAISE FOR REASSURANCE IN NEGATIVE SPACE: In Elizabyth Hiscox’s impressive debut collection, Reassurance in Negative Space, there are poems about art and loss and ecology, reindeer moss and netsuke, the precariousness of 1950s high-heeled bedroom slippers. Her poems are tightly, urgently made. Hers is a poetry held together by ingenious double meanings and wordplay, twinnings and twinings, paradox, subtle jokes and puns, fierce and delicate ironies, a rigorous intelligence and a vigor of spirit so charged and fluent that whatever she puts before us takes on resonance and import. - Nancy Eimers, author of Oz Elizabyth Hiscox’s new collection, Reassurance in Negative Space, is haunting in the way that brilliance of mind and vision encounter an almost secret vocabulary. This is the revealing intercession of one road upon another in the outskirts of Rome a hundred years past. It is also the infrared optics of ideas of negative space peering into previously unobserved, undisturbed dark matter. A few of the poems surprise utterly, have almost a pre-creation memory for us of things that startle and seem true. She is a terrific and sometimes very funny poet of the first order. - Norman Dubie, author of The Quotations of Bone There is throughout this volume a deep and humane lyric wisdom, an almost fatalistically brilliant humor. . . . Here is a debut collection bold enough to cast an eye on Truth in poems that are both narrative (storied) and innovative, necessary poetry. - Cynthia Hogue (from the foreword), author of In June the Labyrinth “All angels pant as surely as they part”-Elizabyth Hiscox’s Reassurance in Negative Space studies the relationship between negative capability and communion. Between art and comfort. No rote reassurance is sought after or offered in these pages-the chocolate bunnies (better than Lent) are delicious but hollow. And after cataloguing and deeply considering the negative spaces of art-from the tiny details of a series of Japanese netsuke sculptures, to Archeology Today articles, to pieces of literature, music, architecture, painting-Hiscox breaks a tender heart with this equivocal and necessary advice for her reader: “Fall already, beautiful.” In this gorgeous and spiritually rugged ekphrastic book I do pant, I do part, and I do fall. - Sarah Vap, author of Viability

Just space

poems, 1979-1989

Author: Joanne Kyger

Publisher: Black Sparrow Pr


Category: Fiction

Page: 142

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Second Space

New Poems

Author: Czeslaw Milosz

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060755245

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 2979

Nobel laureate Czeslaw Milosz's most recent collection Second Space marks a new stage in one of the great poetic pilgrimages of our time. Few poets have inhabited the land of old age as long or energetically as Milosz, for whom this territory holds both openings and closings, affirmations as well as losses. "Not soon, as late as the approach of my ninetieth year, / I felt a door opening in me and I entered / the clarity of early morning," he writes in "Late Ripeness." Elsewhere he laments the loss of his voracious vision -- "My wondrously quick eyes, you saw many things, / Lands and cities, islands and oceans" -- only to discover a new light that defies the limits of physical sight: "Without eyes, my gaze is fixed on one bright point, / That grows large and takes me in." Second Space is typically capacious in the range of voices, forms, and subjects it embraces. It moves seamlessly from dramatic monologues to theological treatises, from philosophy and history to epigrams, elegies, and metaphysical meditations. It is unified by Milosz's ongoing quest to find the bond linking the things of this world with the order of a "second space," shaped not by necessity, but grace. Second Space invites us to accompany a self-proclaimed "apprentice" on this extraordinary quest. In "Treatise on Theology," Milosz calls himself "a one day's master." He is, of course, far more than this. Second Space reveals an artist peerless both in his capacity to confront the world's suffering and in his eagerness to embrace its joys: "Sun. And sky. And in the sky white clouds. / Only now everything cried to him: Eurydice! / How will I live without you, my consoling one! / But there was a fragrant scent of herbs, the low humming of bees, / And he fell asleep with his cheek on the sun-warmed earth."

And Then There Were Eight

Poems about Space

Author: Laura Purdie Salas

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 142961207X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8084

"A collection of original, outer space-themed poetry for children accompanied by striking photos. The book demonstrates a variety of common poetic forms and defines poetic devices"--Provided by publisher.

Negative Space

Author: Luljeta Lleshanaku

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811227537

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 2970

Lleshanaku’s poems are “full of objects and souls, transformed and given wings in Chagall-like metaphor” (Sasha Dugdale, Poetry Nation Review) “Language arrived fragmentary / split in syllables / spasmodic / like code in times of war,” writes Luljeta Lleshanaku in the title poem to her powerful new collection Negative Space. In these lines, personal biography disperses into the history of an entire generation that grew up under the oppressive dictatorship of the poet’s native Albania. For Lleshanaku, the “unsaid, gestures” make up the negative space that “gives form to the woods / and to the mad woman—the silhouette of goddess Athena / wearing a pair of flip-flops / and an owl on top of a shoulder.” It is the negative space “that sketched my onomatopoeic profile / of body and shadow in an accidental encounter.” Lleshanaku instills ordinary objects and places—gloves, used books, acupuncture needles, small-town train stations—with subtle humor and profound insight, as a child discovering a world in a grain of sand.

The Music Space / Poems

Author: Daniel Abdal-Hayy Moore


ISBN: 0615151167

Category: Poetry

Page: 142

View: 2018

THE MUSIC SPACE, written in 2001, is a series of poems most acutely attuned to the sounds of our universe, composed for the most part while traveling back and forth to New York, unexpectedly ending with the world-transforming events of 9/11, completing in an apocalyptic way an unforeseen circle. This is the music space where music is most difficult this place of joy and horror. I think the music of the spheres can be heard in this space. And the original sound is the sound of God alone audible to Himself and we are the humming elements of that sound.

Shadow Space


Author: Jayanta Mahapatra

Publisher: D C Books

ISBN: 9788171307241

Category: Indic poetry (English).

Page: 82

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Claude before Time and Space


Author: Claudia Emerson

Publisher: LSU Press

ISBN: 0807167886

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 6877

In Claude before Time and Space, her final collection, Pulitzer Prize–winning poet Claudia Emerson quietly but fiercely explores the themes of mortality and time. In the first section of this book, “The Wheel,” Emerson uses a rural southern setting in poems that reflect on memory, the self, and relationships. In section two, “Bird Ephemera,” she explores historical figures—from an early naturalist and writer who raised her children in poverty to a small-town doctor. The collection concludes with a series of poems named after the poet’s father. This illuminating body of work displays a master poet at the height of her craft.


An Anthology of Space Poetry

Author: John Foster

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192760685

Category: Children's poetry, English

Page: 127

View: 9076


Mars Poetica

Author: Wyn Cooper

Publisher: White Pine Press (NY)

ISBN: 9781945680137

Category: Poetry

Page: 102

View: 9756

The poems in Mars Poetica examine the conscious and unconscious ways we comprehend both the world around us and the one inside.

Soul in Space

Author: Noelle Kocot

Publisher: Wave Books

ISBN: 1933517743

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

View: 3736

An electric new collection, built from the rubble and strangeness of daily life.

Bone of Space

Poems by Zen Master Seung Sahn

Author: Seung Sahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780942795066

Category: Poetry

Page: 112

View: 1275

BONE OF SPACE is in the remarkable collection of tradition Zen poetry begun in China in the T'ang dynasty, and today alive as ever through the poems of Zen Master Seung Sahn.