Poetry, Drama & Criticism Poetry Books

Ethics

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The Canterbury Tales

In The Canterbury Tales Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of English literature, a masterly collection of chivalric romances, moral allegories and low farce. A story-telling competition between a group of pilgrims from all walks of life is the occasion for a series of tales that range from the Knight's account of courtly love and the ebullient Wife of Bath's Arthurian legend, to the ribald anecdotes of the Miller and the Cook.

The Iliad

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The importance of interpersonal skills

This 3-hour free course demonstrated the importance of interpersonal skills in the successful management of people and workplace tasks in general.

Poems from a runaway: A true story

Welcome to the runaway story of Ben Westwood - a novel in poetry - ‘Poems from a runaway’.It’s his story of being a frequent runaway missing from his foster carers and childrens homes back in his west midlands (UK) homelands. Follow him on a runaway journey from ten years old, wandering from town to town before eventually at the age of twelve, finding himself in the east end of London among drug addicts and prostitutes. Soon later to be sleeping rough in London’s West end, meeting allsorts of people. It’s a story with many tragedies, but also comedic moments. Choices that would have only been made with a youngsters thinking, and angels along the way. Predators, friends, heart-warming times and dangerous moments. Hustles, wind-ups and the way young people entertain themselves along the way. Some moments in life that some may never had knew existed.A collection of sixty poems of various lengths in story timeline form, this book will guide the reader through the reality of his true-story childhood journey.Not only a great read and an eye-opener for general book and poetry lovers, but also a must-have resource for foster parents, social workers, mental health support services, homeless services, child advocates, care leavers and anyone that works with young people.Review snippets."Written skilfully as poetic prose, Ben relives his time as a runaway child on the streets but he doesn’t want people to feel sorry for him. If there is one main message, it is the power we all have to make a difference to lives, ‘to never give up on ourselves or others" "A powerful testimony and one that should be read by everybody working with young runaways." Maggie F" I guarantee you will laugh at some of Ben's antics, be consistently amazed at the strength of his survival instinct (especially during the more sinister episodes he relates) and you might even have your heart broken when you read some of Ben's more poignant and personal observations! This book certainly acts as a reminder that more empathy, compassion, love and humanity are necessary to make the world a better place for us all." Rainbow 1"The book documents Ben's true life-story from his very earliest memories to the age of 16, when he finally achieves his much sought after freedom from the well-meaning interventions of Children's Social Services. Along the way, Ben describes some gripping moments such as when, at the age of 9, he is first compelled to run away from home and when, age 12, he is locked in the house of a stranger and held at knife-point." "A truly fascinating read that I couldn't put down." Emma"This is a story of a runaway boy – an example of runaways and homeless people – expressed through the personal experiences of Ben Westwood. The threats, exposure to drug addiction, prostitution, are all encounters Ben has witnessed and are revealed from a destructive and humorous perspective. I can’t imagine a life like this and it is heart-breaking and distressing that many young people live like this in our society." " Like a lot of poetry collections, I find it more rewarding to read the poems in small bursts and consider each poem for its own spirit" Peter - The reading desk."It is a must read for anyone who works with youth that are in foster care, group homes and homeless. This holds true not only in Britain but here in the United States. Ben is a gifted writer." Susan Hickey"A great book honest and heartfelt a genuinely insightful, inspiring and readable book I couldn’t put down." Hirst"An amazing story! highly recommended. It almost felt like the life of a modern day Oliver Twist.I could seriously imagine a film being made of this!Warning: Very difficult to put down once you start reading!!" Neil Paterson (Cover illustrator)

The Rime of the Ancient Mariner

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A Short History of Scotland

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Interpreting Greek Tragedy: Myth, Poetry, Text

This generous selection of published essays by the distinguished classicist Charles Segal represents over twenty years of critical inquiry into the questions of what Greek tragedy is and what it means for modern-day readers. Taken together, the essays reflect profound changes in the study of Greek tragedy in the United States during this period-in particular, the increasing emphasis on myth, psychoanalytic interpretation, structuralism, and semiotics.

The House on the Borderland

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pizza. patience. and all things love.: a collection of crowd-sourced love definitions and the art it inspired

What is love? This crowd-sourced exercise produced 500+ responses from ages 6 – 83. Is pizza love to you? Or maybe dogs? There’s no wrong answer if it’s coming from the heart. Seeking out the stories of those in her community, and bringing a visual voice to their emotions, Coligan hopes to facilitate conversations around the importance of diversity, tolerance and mutual respect.Michigan-raised Coligan currently lives in Chicago with her three sons where her work is on permanent display at Agave Studio. She spends her days strategizing as a Design Director in the Loop, and in her spare time (ha!) she composes and performs original music, and creates art inspired by those around her. Her latest focus is in Policy through The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy—where she intends to continue her organizing and advocacy projects in order to optimize her opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.

Day of the Flying Leaves: Selected Poems

"Like everyone, I go around imagining things, trying to identify what I see and hear and conserving memories. My poems are thoughts portrayed in words, in the belief that sometimes a word is worth a thousand pictures." (Stephen Moran)