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Language of Life
Language of Life | Bill Moyers
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"Poets live the lives all of us live," says Bill Moyers, "with one big difference. They have the power--the power of the word--to create a world of thoughts and emotions other can share. We only have to learn to listen." In a series of fascinating conversations with thirty-four American poets, "The Language Of Life" celebrates language in its "most exalted, wrenching, delighted, and concentrated form," and its unique power to re-create the human experience: falling in love, facing death, leaving home, playing basketball, losing faith, finding God. Listening to Linda McCarriston's award-winning poems about a child trapped in a violent home, or to Jimmy Santiago Baca explaining how words changed his life in prison, or to David Mura describing his Japanese American grandfather's experience in relocation camps, or to Sekou Sundiata stitching the magic of his childhood church in Harlem to the African tradition of storytelling, or to Gary Snyder invoking the natural wonder of mountains and rivers, or to Adrienne Rich calling for honesty in human relations, all testify to the necessity and clarity of the poet's voice, and all give hope that from such a wide variety of racial, ethnic, and religious threads we might yet weave a new American fabric. "'Listen, ' said the storytellers of old, 'listen and you shall "hear," '" explains Bill Moyers. "The Language Of Life" is a joyous, life-affirming invitation to listen, learn, and experience the exhilarating power of the spoken word. "From the Trade Paperback edition."
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The Language of Life: A Festival of Poets | Bill D. Moyers, David Grubin, James Haba
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#Spooktober @Eggs
#Festival

This is the only thing I could think of. The subtitle is "A Festival of Poets".

Eggs 👏🏻🤗👏🏻🥰 3mo
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Language of Life | Bill Moyers
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I "met" Sharon Olds, Rita Dove, and Li-Young Lee for the first time in the pages of this book. It has been fruitful for my life and my work--both writing work and teaching work. Plus it has an apple on the cover. #maybookflowers #fruit
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Language of Life | Bill Moyers
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Lunch Time! Reading Sweet Lamb of Heaven while waiting for #TOB17 short list announcement and thanking my coworker for bringing me a poetry book. Thanks @Nutmegnc #poetry

BkClubCare I probably should have tagged the Sweet Lamb book instead. Will properly introduce it with a dog to assist soon... 3y
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