The Resource Poetry will save your life : a memoir, by Jill Bialosky, (electronic resource)

Poetry will save your life : a memoir, by Jill Bialosky, (electronic resource)

Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir
Title
Poetry will save your life
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
by 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"--
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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
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bialosky, Jill
  • Poets, American
  • American poetry
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • POETRY
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, by Jill Bialosky, (electronic resource)
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https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3022469
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980346885
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451693218
Lccn
2017015404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1E0A33E9-F79B-465A-B56A-281905BD7B7E
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o980346885
  • (OCoLC)980346885
Label
Poetry will save your life : a memoir, by Jill Bialosky, (electronic resource)
Link
https://mcpl.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=339&titleID=3022469
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn980346885
Edition
First Atria books hardcover edition.
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781451693218
Lccn
2017015404
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
1E0A33E9-F79B-465A-B56A-281905BD7B7E
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o980346885
  • (OCoLC)980346885

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