Sublime Planet (The Celebration Series of Poetry)

Sublime Planet The Celebration Series of Poetry Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson s love poems to the living world rapturous poems expansive in spirit yet precise in detail An impossible moth dark eye at its center opaque helico

  • Title: Sublime Planet (The Celebration Series of Poetry)
  • Author: Magdalena Ball Carolyn Howard-Johnson Ann Howley
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 375
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson s love poems to the living world, rapturous poems, expansive in spirit yet precise in detail An impossible moth, dark eye at its center, opaque helicopter blades buzz and blur In Magdalena Ball s darker meditations, hurt and thirst have entered the world facilitated, in part, by the machinations of civilization W Sublime Planet begins with Carolyn Howard Johnson s love poems to the living world, rapturous poems, expansive in spirit yet precise in detail An impossible moth, dark eye at its center, opaque helicopter blades buzz and blur In Magdalena Ball s darker meditations, hurt and thirst have entered the world facilitated, in part, by the machinations of civilization While Howard Johnson s poems praise, Ball s seem to sound a low warning I recommend Sublime Planet particularly to those individuals who reside on the planet Suzanne Lummis, UCLA poetry instructor and LA s unique contribution to the poetry worldABOUT THE AUTHORSMAGDALENA BALLMagdalena Ball runs The Compulsive Reader Her short stories, editorials, poetry, reviews, and articles have appeared in a wide number of printed anthologies and journals, and have won local and international awards for poetry and fiction Magdalena holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature from CCNY New York , an MBA from Charles Sturt University NSW, Australia , and has studied literature on a postgraduate level at Oxford University UK She lives in on a rural property in New South Wales with her husband and three children She is also the author of two critically acclaimed novels Sleep Before Evening and Black Cow, a nonfiction book The Art of Assessment, and two poetry books Repulsion Thrust and Quark Soup as well as coauthoring the Celebration Series of chapbooks Her website is magdalenaballVisit The Compulsive Reader at compulsivereader html CAROLYN HOWARD JOHNSONCarolyn Howard Johnson s first novel, This Is the Place, won eight awards Her book of creative nonfiction, Harkening A Collection of Stories Remembered, won three She has been an instructor for UCLA Extension world renown Writers Program for nearly a decade and her book The Frugal Book Promoter, now in its second edition, was named USA Book News Best Professional Book, and was given the Irwin Award Her second book in the How To Do It Frugally series, The Frugal Editor Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success is also a multi award winner Her chapbook of poetry Tracings, was named to the Compulsive Reader s Ten Best Reads list and was given the Military Writers Society of America s Award of Excellence She is the recipient of the California Legislature s Woman of the Year in Arts and Entertainment Award, and her community s Character and Ethics Committee awarded her work promoting tolerance with her writing She was also named to Pasadena Weekly s list of 14 San Gabriel Valley women who make life happen She is on the respected Poets Writers roster of poets Her website is HowToDoItFrugally.She blogs writers resources at Writer s Digest s 101 Best Websites pick sharingwithwriters.ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHERAnn Howley came to photography through her love for travel She photographs nature, landscape, and travel and has adventured on all seven continents in search of her images She has trekked on the Inca Trail, to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro, to Mount Everest base camp, and walked 500 miles along the Camino de Santiago in northern Spain She has been up close and personal with penguins in Antarctica, polar bears in Canada, and mountain gorillas in Uganda Ann received a Culture and Arts Honorable Mention from Smithsonian Magazine and has been featured twice in the Member Showcase of North American Nature Photography Association Her photography was included in Suenos Yume Fifty Years of the Art of Dora De Larios which won for Best In Show Book Design by the American Advertising Federation.

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    1. Travel the world with award-winning novelist, non-fiction writer, and poet, Californian Carolyn Howard-Johnson, as she looks, not as a tourist, but a naturalist poet, peering closely, translating everything into matters of the heart. In Teaching Elizabeth, she writes, "I breathe airy sequins into the Rocky light." Half this book is authored by Magdalena Ball, an award-winning Austrailian poet, novelist, reviewer who studied, Post grad, at Oxford and now lives in rural Southwest Wales. She's the [...]

    2. I have never read a poetry book before, but since I kinda "know" Magdalena Ball I was perfectly willing to give this a try. While I realized poetry will never be a big thing for me, I did enjoy most of it, though a lot certainly went over my head.Carolyn Howard-Johnson's poems should be read in the middle of a forest or meadow, or on the top of an Austrian mountain range. You can perfectly read it at home, but then you'll imagine the walls slowly being overgrown by plants, the walls crumbling to [...]

    3. A Celebration of EarthOur world is both magnificent and terrible. These poems celebrate both aspects. I delighted in the lush images of places I've loved seeing them through the eyes of someone who loved them, too: Santa Ana winds, poppies, the plains of Kansas. There are also harsh poems like “Trash Tree” that show us the dark side of ourselves and the world. My favorite is “The Man I Love and the Writing Spider” because it's so close to my own experience. I watch the spider build a web [...]

    4. Sublime Planet, a collection of poetry by Magdalena Ball and Carolyn Howard-Johnson is both a celebration of the wonderful planet we live in and a reminder to all of us that we must never take it for granted! This is a very balanced collection - erudite yet lyrical. "…DNA you gave upin ashes, nature's hardiest gift"Favourite poems:The Impervious Stones of MaltaThe GiraffeEndangered SpeciesHedgeThese Heavy SandsPlane Strain

    5. I thought the book is very well written and the poetry quite energetic - some of the scientific expressions went past my head as I did not have the background for them. Well worth the read

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