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Revenge and forgiveness : an anthology of poems

Vecchione, Patrice.

New York : Henry Holt 2004

Available at Central Connecticut State University  Curriculum Lab YP  (808.81 R451 )()

  • Title:
    Revenge and forgiveness : an anthology of poems
  • Author: Vecchione, Patrice.
  • Publisher: New York : Henry Holt
  • Creation Date: 2004
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Language: English
  • Physical Description: 148 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Subjects: Children's poetry -- Translations into English; Poetry -- Collections -- Juvenile literature; Poetry -- Translations into English; Revenge -- Juvenile poetry; Forgiveness -- Juvenile poetry
  • Description: A collection of nearly sixty poems dealing with revenge and forgiveness, plus suggested readings about each contributing poet. Revenge and forgiveness are two of the most prominent elements in the history of human interaction. With each generation, one or the other may seem to increase or diminish in importance, but across continents and centuries, the fierceness with which people long for both remains undiminished. Acclaimed anthologist and teacher Patrice Vecchione has put together an immensely powerful group of poems, gathered from different eras and cultures, all of which address the timeless and uniquely human desires for revenge and for forgiveness. "When you seek revenge, dig two graves."-Anonymous. A poetry anthology for teens on a perennially important topic. Acclaimed anthologist and teacher Patrice Vecchione has put together an immensely powerful group of poems, all of which address the timeless and uniquely human desires for revenge and for forgiveness. "The events of September 11th inspired this book. I wanted to create a tangible forum, a book to hold in our hands, to help frame and think not just about terrorism but about who we are as individuals and who we are as a country. It's been gestating in me for all this time. Finding these poems was like turning little lights on to illumine the dark. How can beauty be made out of ugliness and fear? Can it rise from ash?"-Patrice Vecchione.
  • Notes: Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
  • Contents: Introduction
    My heart, you might pierce it and take it
    Only cherries? / Kenneth Patchen
    Dogs / Kat Meads
    Enemies / Wendell Berry
    Say you love me / Molly Peacock
    Sugarmother's daughter dreams / Patrice Vecchione
    First memory / Louise Gluck
    Revenge fable - Ted Hughes
    Grief / Gaius Valerius Catullus
    Mine enemy is growing old / Emily Dickinson
    Revenge / Robert Herrick
    Curse on a thief / X.J. Kennedy
    I will write songs against you / Charles Reznikoff
    Curse on mine-owners
    Sonnet XC / William Shakespeare
    Envenomed are my songs / Heinrich Heine
    Revenge / Charles Henry Webb
    Bitter fruit of the tree / Sterling A. Brown
    Hygiene / Toni Mirosevich
    Envy / Edmund Spenser
    Ritual to read to each other / William Stafford
    Catch / George Bilgere
    Sea of faith / John Brehm
    To a bad heart / Tim Reynolds
    Blink / Cecilia Woloch
    Stronger lessons / Walt Whitman
    Pact / Ezra Pound
    Poem / Muriel Rukeyser
    To a terrorist / Stephen Dunn
    Minefield / Diane Thiel
    What they wanted / Victor H. Bausch
    Becoming Milton / Coleman Barks
    Hero / Semezdin Mehmedinovic / From Henry V, act IV, scene 1 / William Shakespeare
    No sorry /
  • OCLC Number: 52821363
  • Identifier: ISBN0805073760;LCCN2003056631;EAN9780805073768