Gary McDowell is the author of a collection of essays, CAESURA: ESSAYS (Otis Books/Seismicity Editions, 2017) and five collections of poetry, including MYSTERIES IN A WORLD THAT THINKS THERE ARE NONE (Burnside Review Press, 2016), winner of the 2014 Burnside Review Book Award; WEEPING AT A STRANGER’S FUNERAL (Dream Horse Press, 2014); and AMERICAN AMEN (Dream Horse Press, 2010), winner of the 2009 Orphic Prize for Poetry. He is also the co-editor of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Prose Poetry: Contemporary Poets in Discussion and Practice (Rose Metal Press, 2010). His poems and essays have appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, Gulf Coast, The Southern Review, New England Review, and others. He lives in Nashville, TN, where he is an associate professor of English at Belmont University.
sometimes we indulge in speech so much that we forget to appreciate the beauty of language.
sometimes it’s wonderfully strange to defamiarize an otherwise mundane aspect of your life.
was there ever a word that you wanted to steal? to say over and over again until all its meaning disintegrated in your mouth? because it just sounded so exquisite you had to swallow it whole?
what does it taste like?
what does it remind you of?
what does it make you feel?
who or where did you steal it from?
this book will help you pocket those words and keep them close. i hope to share my love for the juxtaposition of letterforms with you.
may it enrich your inner monologue and external dialogue. .g
Happy National Poetry Month! I found this at my hosts’ house back in Minneapolis, where it was held by magnet on the fridge. I thought of it today, when I listened to the Irish poet Michael Longley say this: “One of the marvelous things about poetry is that it’s useless. ‘What use is poetry?’ people would occasionally ask, in the butcher shop, say. The answer is, ‘No use.’ But that doesn’t mean to say that it’s without value. The first people that dictators try to get rid of are the poets and the artists and the novelists and the playwrights. They’re terrified of what poetry can do.”
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finally did the Japanese alphabetカタカナ and ひらがな I didn’t do kanji cause ovbi you have to learn that and stuff lmao but these are two of the writing systems for Japanese,if I missed any sorry and also I didn’t do how to pronounce them in romaji cause I have yet to even learn that cause imma be honest I have learned jscksqwat yet but i will heheh I gotta if I’m going to japan in feb2019 haha.
Ps. There are also small characters I just didn’t write it because it would look the same with the way I did it.
21day Morning Practice
Day 15 - ‘I am’
You can repeat these practices over and over, go back through the posts on facebook or Instagram eileen.sheehan if you missed the start. Always a good time to start 🌈😁 * As you come to sit, feel your sit bones against the seat * Bring your chin forward (like your sticking out your head) * Draw chin to chest * Bring base of skull inline with the spine, right down to your sacrum (straight spine) * Eyes closed, focus turned Inward * 3min Belly Breathing - increase the inhale and exhale to add additional count * Keeping your hands on your knees, eyes closed allow your breath to return to your own rhythm. * Say the words ‘Just for Today’ before repeating your intention x 3 times. (I am) * Bring the palm of the hands together, rubbing your palms to generate heat. * Cup your hands over your eyes rest here for a moment (allows you to keep you attention turned inwards) * As you release your hands down to your lap watch your hands as you bring them down, awaking up to the day ahead.
Today my students complained that they practice all our new words and structures but when it comes to talking or writing they just use the same simple patterns.
And I have the same fault myself🙈The higher the level the harder it becomes to absorb.
One of the books I’m doing at present is Richard Side and Guy Wellman book “Grammar and vocabulary for CAE/CPE”. About 10 synonimic phrases used with the prices - slump, plummet, fluctuate, shoot up, soar, spiral.. And when the time comes what do I say?? Go up/down, just like that😏
💥prices plummeted-резко упали
💥The cost of sugar fluctuates. - колеблется.
💥Prices shot up- резко поднялись
💥Prices soared - подскочили
💥They may price out meat. -завысить цены.
How much information (new words/structures) do you start using when speaking?
For now I’m “bringing to life” only 10-15%🙀
Springtime! 🌱☀️ Everything is flourishing! 🌼
The “blossom” emoji is used in its literal sense for anything related to flowers or blossoming. However, 🌼 can be used in a less literal sense as well, to describe anything thriving, prospering or succeeding well. A very positive emoji indeed. 😊
There are many other, more specific flower emojis: “cherry blossom” 🌸, “sunflower” 🌻, “rose” 🌹, “hibiscus” 🌺, “tulip” 🌷 and “bouquet” 💐. Additionally, there are some decorative flower emojis like “rosette” 🏵️, “white flower 💮 and “fleur-de-lis” ⚜️.
Half way through the trip and we've still got lots to do.
Here's a night view of some local resturants with outside light decorations.
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Yanlışa, zararlı olana, olmaması gerekene hayır diyebilmeli insan.
Mesela bir kere 'hayır' deniyorsa çocuğa, ağladı diye 'evet' olamamalı kararlar.
Yoksa çocuk en küçük bir şeyi bile ağlayarak elde etmeye çalışır.