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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
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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. --Amazon
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Summary
The critically acclaimed author of The Prize presents a coming-of-age memoir organized around poems by such classic writers as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson and Sylvia Plath, pairing each poem with key events that shaped her life, from the first time she fell in love and her sister's suicide to September 11 and the birth of a child
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10569292
Cataloging source
DLC
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Bialosky, Jill
Dewey number
  • 811/.54
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print biographies and memoirs
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  • Bialosky, Jill
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • Large type books
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • POETRY / Anthologies (multiple authors)
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS / General
Target audience
adult
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-301)
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
ocn992743505
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
315 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843823
Lccn
2017031378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)992743505
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, Jill Bialosky
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-301)
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
ocn992743505
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
315 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432843823
Lccn
2017031378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
(OCoLC)992743505

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