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The Resource Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky

Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky

Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir
Title
Poetry will save your life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jill Bialosky
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"An unconventional and inventive coming-of-age memoir organized around forty-three remarkable poems by poets such as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, from a critically acclaimed New York Times bestselling author and poet. For Jill Bialosky, certain poems stand out like signposts at pivotal moments in a life: the death of a father, adolescence, first love, leaving home, the suicide of a sister, marriage, the birth of a child, the day in New York City the Twin Towers fell. As Bialosky narrates these moments, she illuminates the ways in which particular poems offered insight, compassion, and connection, and shows how poetry can be a blueprint for living. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky recalls when she encountered each formative poem, and how its importance and meaning evolved over time, allowing new insights and perceptions to emerge. While Bialosky's personal stories animate each poem, they touch on many universal experiences, from the awkwardness of girlhood, to crises of faith and identity, from braving a new life in a foreign city to enduring the loss of a loved one, from becoming a parent to growing creatively as a poet and artist. In Poetry Will Save Your Life, Bialosky has crafted an engaging and entirely original examination of a life while celebrating the enduring value of poetry, not as a purely cerebral activity, but as a means of conveying personal experience and as a source of comfort and intimacy. In doing so she brilliantly illustrates the ways in which poetry can be an integral part of life itself and can, in fact, save your life"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bialosky, Jill
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3552.I19
LC item number
Z46 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bialosky, Jill
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Poetry
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Poetry
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky
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Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980346509
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781451693201
Lccn
2016056306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980346509
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980346509
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
xvi, 222 pages
Isbn
9781451693201
Lccn
2016056306
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)980346509

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      42.8553611 -70.9328578
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