Margot Hojell's debut book, The Interwoven Bodies of the Cosmic Unconscious, consists of work written and edited by the visionary poet over the past 10 plus years. This collection of poems, or what she refers to as "poem pieces", touches on multiple senses. The sounds of the words form the music, creating an audio experience. Her word/letter formations in some if not all of her poems - some more obvious than others - stimulate the senses in a visual way. Transcending boundaries, she pushes some people's preconceived notions of books being static, transporting you into her vision, feeling like you've been physically moved. The Interwoven Bodies of the Cosmic Unconscious flows and ties poetry, music, and sensory stimulation seamlessly together, leaving you with what all good books should leave you with - a new experience. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Margot Hojell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128426/bk_acx0_128426_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Richard Burton here reads in a manner that truly does justice to the virtuosity to the love poems of England’s most outstanding Metaphysical poet, bending both meaning and sound to the service of the Metaphysical conceit. Donne's poetry embraces a wide range of secular and religious subjects. He wrote cynical verse about inconstancy, poems about true love, Neoplatonic lyrics on the mystical union of lovers' souls and bodies, and brilliant satires and hymns depicting his own spiritual struggles. Whatever the subject, Donne's poems reveal the same characteristics that typified the work of the metaphysical poets: dazzling wordplay, often explicitly sexual; paradox; subtle argumentation; surprising contrasts; intricate psychological analysis; and striking imagery selected from non-traditional areas such as law, physiology, scholastic philosophy, and mathematics. Expertly recited by Richard Burton, John Donne’s love poetry stands as among England's greatest verse. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Richard Burton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hcuk/000684/bk_hcuk_000684_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
It is clear that the author is madly in love, not only with her partner for whom she writes both idiosyncratic and sultry poems, but in love with language, in love with queerness, in love with the therapeutic process of bankrupting the politics of shame.These poems tackle gun violence, toxic masculinity, LGBTQ* struggles, suicidality, and the oppression of women’s bodies, while maintaining a vivid wildness that the tongue aches to speak aloud. Known best for breathtaking last lines and truths that will bowl you over, Drive Here and Devastate Me will "relinquish you from the possibility of meeting who you could have been, and regretting who you became." 1. Language: English. Narrator: Megan Falley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/159990/bk_acx0_159990_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This author uses words as a sculptor uses clay. She doesn't change the shape of the word; it's the surrounding words that contain the poetic surprise. She explains that she personally likes to be surprised by a word that doesn't usually follow another. It is a way to startle the listener into looking deeper into the thought. There are times when words can even pour forth like oil and fill in cracks left by others' hurtful words. Some of these poetic frames become like a waterfall of individual poems that wash off aching bodies and refreshes the spirit. Then, poems of peace pour forth into an exchanged life. This poetic journey leads the listener through a number of chapters: Sound and Silence, Struggles, Depths of Despair, and ultimately, to the chapter on the importance of lifting up your eyes to the One who can bring you into peace and hope and the exchanged life.The author sees this journey as a metamorphosis and demonstrates this in several poems where, in the days of trouble, it feels like a tsunami. One is drawn into those last chapters for the comfort of God's peace and hope. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mandy Kaplan. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/170632/bk_acx0_170632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
This vibrant, provocative collection from the publishers of the best selling, award-winning When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple is a compelling anthology of poems and short stories through which women candidly reveal their hidden feelings about their bodies. They delve into such compelling topics as budding sexuality, childbirth, physical strength and weakness, menopause, and aging. Read with passion, energy, and empathy by legendary actresses Ellen Burstyn, C.C.H. Pounder, and Alfre Woodard, I Am Becoming the Woman I've Wanted articulates the physical aspects of being female with disarming honesty and remarkable emotion. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ellen Burstyn, Alfre Woodard, C. C. H. Pounder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/alit/000047/bk_alit_000047_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Melting's poems express humanity's raw emotion. A chapter each is dedicated to heartbreak, struggle and hope. This had been written over two decades of happiness and despair and uses both prose and verse to take you on a journey, challenging you to deeply connect with your inner emotions.Chapter 1 - SplinteredWhen bad things happen or we lose someone, it begin to weigh on us. Our emotional being doesn't feel whole anymore. The depth of pain and hurt we feel when this happens can be debilitating and may be extremely difficult to overcome. This chapter shows that we all share the same feelings and the only way to truly get through this is to acknowledge these feelings. Only then can we begin to heal.Chapter 2 - StruggleThe worst possible thing we can do is to measure our lives in comparison to what others are expecting. And yet, we do this all the time. This struggle begins in our heads and progresses to our hearts and bodies. This toll eventually weighs on our souls. This chapter is about survival and these poems exemplifies what we all have gone through, helping us to relate to others.Chapter 3 - RiseTo overcome adversity, you must be connected with something of meaning. To do this, you must truly know yourself and what will make you happy. You must want to sit with this and mull it over until you discover the essence of your being. Some may find the answer pretty quickly. Others may never get the answer. But it's this exploration, this journey that defines us and this last chapter helps you discover your meaning and what you love.