White Apples and the Taste of Stone

White Apples and the Taste of Stone

Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0618919996

Category: Poetry

Page: 431

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Spanning the entire career of the celebrated American poet, a collection of 226 works represents sixty years of poetic endeavor, including recent poems that appeared in The New Yorker, as well as verses from Without and a CD containing readings by the author. Reprint.
Categories: Poetry

Poet and Critic

Poet and Critic

... his voice in my ear I sat up in bed and held my breath and stared at the pale closed door white apples and the taste of stone if he called again I would ...

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ISBN: UCAL:B3664766

Category: American literature

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Library of Congress Information Bulletin

Library of Congress Information Bulletin

Washington Post review of Hall's latest work , " White Apples Hall succeeds ... Since out “ White Apples and the Taste of Stone ” ( Houghton Miff then many ...

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ISBN: UCLA:L0099733644

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Poets on Paintings

Poets on Paintings

... Donald, The Kiss Edvard Munch, The Kiss Source: Donald Hall, White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006 (New York: Houghton Mifflin, ...

Author: Robert D. Denham

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786456581

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 341

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Ekphrasis, the description of pictorial art in words, is the subject of this bibliography. More specifically, some 2500 poems on paintings are catalogued, by type of publication in which they appear and by poet. Also included are 2000 entries on the secondary literature of ekphrasis, including works on sculpture, music, photography, film, and mixed media.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Back Chamber

The Back Chamber

... The Old Life Without The Painted Bed White Apples and the Taste of Stone The Back Chamber Copyright © 2011 by Donald Hall All rights reserved For Poetry ...

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547646459

Category: Poetry

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The former US poet laureate has crafted poems full of “unexpected insights, charms, droll observations, self-mockery, and well-earned wisdom” (Rain Taxi). In The Back Chamber, Donald Hall illuminates the evocative, iconic objects of deep memory—a cowbell, a white stone perfectly round, a three-legged milking stool—that serve to foreground the rich meditations on time and mortality that run through this remarkable collection. While Hall’s devoted readers will recognize many of his long-standing preoccupations—baseball, the family farm, love, sex, and friendship—what will strike them as new is the fierce, pitiless poignancy he reveals as his own life’s end comes into view. The Back Chamber is far from being death-haunted, but rather is lively, irreverent, erotic, hilarious, ironic, and sly—full of the life-affirming energy that has made Donald Hall one of America’s most popular and enduring poets. “For the reader boiling in triple-digit SoCal heat at the end of the summer, Donald Hall’s The Back Chamber: Poems arrives like a sudden cloudburst and shower of cooling rain . . . A former U.S. poet laureate, Hall has always had this elemental power—to vividly evoke his particular New England climate and geography so that it can’t be mistaken for any other—but what is more unexpected in this new collection of poems, his 16th, is passion.” —Los Angeles Times “The former U.S. poet laureate reaches his 20th book in unmistakably honest form, aggressively plain and unfailingly open about sex, old age, suicide, recovery, the friendship of poets, the business of poetry, dogs, New Hampshire, and baseball.” —Publishers Weekly
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The Zoo of the New

The Zoo of the New

DONALD HALL: 'Affirmation' from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946–2006 (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2006), reprinted by permission of ...

Author: Don Paterson

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780718199616

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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'So open it anywhere, then anywhere, then anywhere again. We're sure it won't be long before you find a poem that brings you smack into the newness and strangeness of the living present, just as it did us' (from the Introduction) In The Zoo of the New, poets Don Paterson and Nick Laird have cast a fresh eye over more than five centuries of verse, from the English language and beyond. Above all, they have sought poetry that retains, in one way or another, a powerful timelessness: words with the thrilling capacity to make the time and place in which they were written, however distant and however foreign they may be, feel utterly here and now in the 21st Century. This book is the condensed result of that search. It stretches as far back as Sappho and as far forward as the recent award-winning work of Denise Riley, taking in poets as varied as Thomas Wyatt, William Shakespeare, T. S. Eliot, Frank O'Hara, Sylvia Plath and Gwendolyn Brooks along the way. Here, the mournful rubs shoulders with the celebratory; the skulduggerous and the foolish with the highfalutin; and tales of love, loss and war with a menagerie of animals and objects, from bee boxes to rubber boots, a suit of armour and a microscope. Teeming with old favourites and surprising discoveries, this lovingly selected compendium is sure to win lifelong readers.
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Unpacking the Boxes

Unpacking the Boxes

... The Old Life Without The Painted Bed White Apples and the Taste of Stone Prose String Too Short to Be Saved Henry Moore Remembering Books by Donald Hall.

Author: Donald Hall

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547348037

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

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Donald Hall’s remarkable life in poetry — a career capped by his appointment as U.S. poet laureate in 2006 — comes alive in this richly detailed, self-revealing memoir. Hall’s invaluable record of the making of a poet begins with his childhood in Depression-era suburban Connecticut, where he first realized poetry was “secret, dangerous, wicked, and delicious,” and ends with what he calls “the planet of antiquity,” a time of life dramatically punctuated by his appointment as poet laureate of the United States. Hall writes eloquently of the poetry and books that moved and formed him as a child and young man, and of adolescent efforts at poetry writing — an endeavor he wryly describes as more hormonal than artistic. His painful formative days at Exeter, where he was sent like a naive lamb to a high WASP academic slaughter, are followed by a poetic self-liberation of sorts at Harvard. Here he rubs elbows with Frank O’Hara, John Ashbery, and Edward Gorey, and begins lifelong friendships with Robert Bly, Adrienne Rich, and George Plimpton. After Harvard, Hall is off to Oxford, where the high spirits and rampant poetry careerism of the postwar university scene are brilliantly captured. At eighty, Hall is as painstakingly honest about his failures and low points as a poet, writer, lover, and father as he is about his successes, making Unpacking the Boxes — his first book since being named poet laureate — both revelatory and tremendously poignant.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Be Always Converting be Always Converted

Be Always Converting  be Always Converted

Dan Chiasson , " The View from Eagle Pond Farm , " review of Donald Hall's White Apples and the Taste of Stone : Selected Poems , 1946-2006 ( Boston ...

Author: Rob Wilson

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674033434

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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Wilson's reconceptualization of the American project of conversion begins with the story of Henry 'Ōpūkaha'ia, the first Hawaiian convert to Christianity, torn from his Native Pacific homeland and transplanted to New England. Wilson argues that 'Ōpūkaha'ia's conversion is both remarkable and prototypically American.
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1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

1 000 Books to Read Before You Die

As Hall grows up, his attentions to farm life Also By: Poetry: White Apples and the Taste of Stone: are shadowed by his grandparents' mortality, ...

Author: James Mustich

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 9781523504459

Category: Reference

Page: 960

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“The ultimate literary bucket list.” —THE WASHINGTON POST Celebrate the pleasure of reading and the thrill of discovering new titles in an extraordinary book that’s as compulsively readable, entertaining, surprising, and enlightening as the 1,000-plus titles it recommends. Covering fiction, poetry, science and science fiction, memoir, travel writing, biography, children’s books, history, and more, 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die ranges across cultures and through time to offer an eclectic collection of works that each deserve to come with the recommendation, You have to read this. But it’s not a proscriptive list of the “great works”—rather, it’s a celebration of the glorious mosaic that is our literary heritage. Flip it open to any page and be transfixed by a fresh take on a very favorite book. Or come across a title you always meant to read and never got around to. Or, like browsing in the best kind of bookshop, stumble on a completely unknown author and work, and feel that tingle of discovery. There are classics, of course, and unexpected treasures, too. Lists to help pick and choose, like Offbeat Escapes, or A Long Climb, but What a View. And its alphabetical arrangement by author assures that surprises await on almost every turn of the page, with Cormac McCarthy and The Road next to Robert McCloskey and Make Way for Ducklings, Alice Walker next to Izaac Walton. There are nuts and bolts, too—best editions to read, other books by the author, “if you like this, you’ll like that” recommendations , and an interesting endnote of adaptations where appropriate. Add it all up, and in fact there are more than six thousand titles by nearly four thousand authors mentioned—a life-changing list for a lifetime of reading. “948 pages later, you still want more!” —THE WASHINGTON POST
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The Treasury of American Poetry

The Treasury of American Poetry

Author: Nancy Sullivan

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ISBN: PSU:000031298858

Category: American poetry

Page: 836

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An anthology of best-love poems by American poets.
Categories: American poetry

American Poetry Now

American Poetry Now

... The Painted Bed ; White Apples and the Taste of Stone : Selected Poems 1946 – 2006 Mark Halliday — Jab Barbara Hamby — Babel , Donald Hall Prize ( AWP ) ...

Author: Ed Ochester

Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press

ISBN: 0822943107

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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American Poetry Now is a comprehensive collection of the best work from the renowned Pitt Poetry Series. Since its inception in 1967, the series has been a vehicle for America's finest contemporary poets. The series list includes Poet Laureate Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Denise Duhamel, Lynn Emanuel, Bob Hicok, Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Ted Kooser, Larry Levis, Sharon Olds, Alicia Suskin Ostriker, Virgil Suárez, Afaa Michael Weaver, David Wojahn, Dean Young, and many others. Throughout its forty-year history, the Pitt Poetry Series has provided a voice for the diversity that is American poetry, representing poets from many backgrounds without allegiance to any one school or style. American Poetry Now is a true representation of contemporary American poetry. Ed Ochester, series editor for nearly thirty years, has assembled a quintessential selection-along with biographies and photos, an enlightening introduction, and a suggested list for further reading, all in a highly accessible format. American Poetry Now is a sweeping anthology that will delight poetry fans, students, teachers, and general readers alike.
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The Taste of Apple Seeds

The Taste of Apple Seeds

Not a stone, it wasn't that hard, but it was wet, and when it bounced off ... Carsten got the impression that something large and white was shimmering up ...

Author: Katharina Hagena

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782390794

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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For Iris, childhood memories are of long hot summers spent playing with her cousin Rosmarie in her grandmother's garden, a place where redcurrants turned to pale tears on the branches of trees and beautiful Aunt Inga shook sparks from the tips of her fingers. But now her grandmother is dead and, along with inheriting the property, Iris finds that she also inherits her family's darkest secrets. Reluctant to keep it, but reluctant to sell, Iris spends one more summer at the house. By day she swims at the local lake, where she rediscovers a childhood companion. Alone at night she roams through the familiar rooms, exploring the tall black shadows of the past. In the flicker between remembrance and forgetting, Iris recalls an enigmatic grandfather who went to war and came back a different man, the night her cousin Rosmarie fell through the conservatory roof and shattered her family's lives, and a moment of love that made the old tree in the orchard bloom overnight.
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Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics

The Rolling Stone Interviews DB / RC 67012 Wertheim , L. Jon Blood in the ... James 15 White Apples and the Taste of Stone : Selected Poems , 1946–2006 ...

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The Taste of Shabbos

The Taste of Shabbos

On his travels he once found himself on a mountain whose stones were very ... 3 Tbsp. brown or white sugar 2 tsp. salt raisins 6-8 medium-sized peppers ...

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Publisher: Feldheim Publishers

ISBN: 9780873064262

Category: Cooking

Page: 162

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What is the taste of Shabbos? Elusive, special, unique - it is the secret ingredient in any dish prepared in honor of the day. This book shares a delicious variety of these recipes, as well as cooking hints, and inspiring thoughts that will enhance the Sabbath for you and your guests.
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The Wine Spectator

The Wine Spectator

... 1998 $ 31 Wonderful stone and mineral character match the white peach and ... offering straightforward grapefruit , white peach and apple notes on a ...

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924059771307

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Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

Dan Chiasson ( 501-1000w ) “ If ' White Apples and the Taste of Stone ' were half as long it would pack twice the punch . You would never say that of the ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015066156806

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Jackie Ormes

Jackie Ormes

... of Hall's poems about Jane Kenyon , White Apples and the Taste of Stone also charts the weaving itinerary his poetry took before her death .

Author: Nancy Goldstein

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ISBN: 047211624X

Category: Art

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Looks at the life and career of the first African American woman cartoonist.
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The Iowa Review

The Iowa Review

DAVID HAMILTON On White Apples and the Taste of Stone Hardback , 431 pp . with CD , Boston and New York : Houghton Mifflin Company , 2006 .

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ISBN: UOM:39015078273276

Category: American literature

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