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by D Melhem

New York Poems download ebook
ISBN:
0815608136
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978-0815608134
Author:
D Melhem
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Syracuse University Press (June 20, 2005)
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184 pages
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New York Poems is dedicated to "The City of New York: embattled, gallant, enduring" by celebrated poet D. H. Melhem, who calls the Upper West Side her "muse

New York Poems is dedicated to "The City of New York: embattled, gallant, enduring" by celebrated poet D. Melhem, who calls the Upper West Side her "muse. D. Melhem's sharp eye looks at neighborhood struggles with blight and urban renewal (chastised as "Negro Removal"). She examines her city from the World Trade Center disaster to the present to the city's future.

Essays (Selected List). Doctoral Dissertation. Melhem Obituary. Notes on 94th Street. Blog Posts 2009-2014. Melhem Theme by: Theme Horse Powered by: WordPress.

I am sad to report that . New York poems - Google Books. Melhem passed away in June, 2013 at the age of 88. She will be greatly missed not only by her loving relatives, but by the large audience of fans and admirers of her work. She was truly a talent ahead of her time, and is now a part of eternity. -from "Dogbaby" in "Notes on 94th Street". 12 May 2010 ·. "A guard sprays disinfectant.

She was born in Brooklyn, New York, the daughter of Nicholas Melhem and Georgette Deyrataui Melhem, both immigrants from Lebanon. She graduated from New York University cum laude and received her master's degree and a doctoral degree in English and American Literature from City College. She was a longtime resident of New York City, where her two children were born and raised

We’ve tracked down the 11 best poems about New York – some joyful, some sad, but all beautiful

We’ve tracked down the 11 best poems about New York – some joyful, some sad, but all beautiful. From Allen Ginsberg writing about the ‘streets I’ve done feats in’ to the heartbreak of Sara Teasdale’s ‘man I love who loves me not’, New York is always the backdrop and the inspiration for the poets’ work. The best poems about New York take you from the bright lights of 1930s Harlem, through Union Square and the Lower East Side, right down to the Staten Island Ferry. View across Manhattan from the RCA building. My Sad Self – Allen Ginsberg. Read the full poem here, or get the book.

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Allen Ginsberg, America from Collected Poems, 1947-1980. Used with the permission of HarperCollins Publishers. One of the most respected Beat writers and acclaimed American poets of his generation, Allen Ginsberg was born on June 3, 1926 in Newark, New Jersey and raised in nearby Paterson, the son of an English teacher and Russian expatriate.

com find thousands of poems categorized into thousands of categories. 7,226 categories 345276 poems. Awaking In New York, by Maya Angelou, Hunter.

In New York from a rooftop in Chinatown one can see the sci-fi bridges and aisles of buildings where there are more .

In New York from a rooftop in Chinatown one can see the sci-fi bridges and aisles of buildings where there are more miles of shortcuts and alternative takes than there are Miles Davis alternative takes. Dear New York, dear girl with a bar code tattooed on the side of your face, and everyone writing poems about and inside and outside the subways, dear people underground in New York, on the sci-fi bridges and aisles of New York, on the rooftops of Chinatown where Miles Davis is pumping in, and someone is telling me about contranyms, how cleave. and cleave are the same word looking in opposite directions. I now know bolt is to lock and bolt is to run away.

New York Poems is dedicated to "The City of New York: embattled, gallant, enduring" by celebrated poet D. H. Melhem, who calls the Upper West Side her "muse." D. H. Melhem's sharp eye looks at neighborhood struggles with blight and urban renewal (chastised as "Negro Removal"). She examines her city from the World Trade Center disaster to the present to the city's future. New York Poems combines her seminal book of poetry, Notes on 94th Street, with her second volume about the neighborhood, Children of the House Afire, whose emblematic title poem describes a tragic fire she witnessed from her second-floor window. "Requiescant 9/11" ("let them rest"), a tribute sequence lamenting the martyrs of the World Trade Center closes Melhem's last collection, Conversation with a Stonemason. The author's preface and poem, "Prospect," survey the urban terrain. Melhem concludes with a lyrical panorama of her city's dynamic changes.
Reviews:
  • GYBYXOH
Melham's world is expansive and diverse, filled with teeming humanity, hopeful, indefatigable life. She's the "daughter of Lebanese immigrants and a native of Brooklyn [who feels she is] quintessentially American." The abundant life in her poems is mostly in the upper West Side of New York, where she now lives. It has come to her as traditional immigrant groups and newly arrived ones, and the myriad activities and behaviors of the huge population of a vibrant and crowded city. "Broadway Music" goes in part, "And the old men sing with her/they dream through the curving wood and metal/and the forms of the sounds that go out/as if the dirty newspapers and today's news/the people running up subway stairs/the dogs the pimps the hustlers...." This calls to mind Lorca's vision of New York, the eye of a newcomer. The bustle and melange of street life is not the hollow motions of idlers and the aimless, but the music of the infinite dreams and constant negotiations of the nameless, but not faceless nor anonymous, population.
  • Walianirv
Poet and scholar D. H. Melhem brings what many call the City of the World to life. Through her elegant and sensitive use of language, she provides not only a rich history of New York but a true rendering of what it means to live, work, study and just simply be a part of this city. D. H. Melhem has created a richly textured poetic documentary. This is no small measure. She brings readers a remarkable gift-to share the authentic pulse of this city. Readers can feel and sense joy, frustration, and sorrow, most particularly when she describes 9/ll. Yet, her book is about a having a feeling of hope, of better days in front of us if we work toward creating changes.

D. H. Melhem is a writer of enormous range and vision; she cares deeply about social justice. Her writing is about addressing issues that get readers thinking, and in the process she also inspires writers to be more pro-active. If you are a reader and not a writer, you feel the need to make a difference in your own community.

D. H. Melhem's New York Poems lead us and remind us of what we can do not only as writers but also as citizens to encourage dialogue on a variety of political and social issues. Technically, this is the finest poetry book I have encountered by one author with endless examples of various styles and forms, all of which are accessible to those who simply read poetry for enjoyment. Also, this book has the feel of an anthology by diverse contributors, but this is the work of one woman with impeccable credentials. She is a woman with tremendous leadership skills and is currently the vice-president of the International Women's Writing Guild.

I would describe D. H. Melhem as one of the finest poets of this generation. This is a book that can be thought of as a "mentor" for the aspiring poet, and for the seasoned writer/scholar, having this book in your possession is like having a good and trusted friend/colleague with you as you explore your own writing. A writer can and should explore many forms to get her truth on paper.

I highly recommend this book because it has a classic quality that invites the reader to reflect, but most importantly, to embrace so many possibilities. D. H. Melhem's writings remind each of us to cherish our own roots and our sense of place in this world. This collection confirms that poetry is more than art; it is another form of creative anthropology and sociology. In essence, D. H. Melhem not only honors the past with brutal honesty and compassion but speaks to how we must respond to our world today. In her Epilogue, Earth Speaks, she ends with "Love is the sternest prayer. All life deserves respect." D. H. Melhem has her own Web site: [...].

Mary Sue Kessell Rosen is the author from Appalachia to Africa and Other footsteps and is on the faculty of the writing program at The New School in New York City and serves on the governing board of Pen and Brush, Inc., in New York City. She is currently working on her second poetry collection focused on Africa.