Published December 1, 2002
by Quale Pr .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||32|
Walking backwards is an antidote for the insanity many of us engage in every day. Doing the same things and expecting different results is part of this insanity. If you’re stuck in a rut of any kind, just making slight adjustments and small turns will not get you unstuck.5/5(6). Gathering for the first time his impressive and award-winning body of work, published between and , Walking Backwards introduces this gifted poet to a new, wider readership. Read more Read less5/5(2). Walking Backwards book. Read reviews from world’s largest community for readers. Have you ever questioned why you believe a particular point of faith? Ha /5. C. Martin Stepp is a new author and is currently working on a series of humorous detective novels. The books feature private investigator Hitchcock Brown. Walking Backwards and Two Thursdays are currently published. A third novel Deadbolt is in the works and should be published soon/5.
Praise for Walking Backwards "This collection draws from 10 earlier books and concludes with new poems, and as Koethe writes more, he knows less: Whereas the earlier poems swell with certainty, the later revel in a secular version of what theologians call the mysterium tremendum, the fearful mystery we can neither fathom nor turn away from. The sub-title here claims the book for ‘psychedelic psychogeography’, but the accounts of the walks are closer to an altered-state-of-conscious version of what Dee Heddon calls ‘autotopography’; the inscribing of landscapes with an (in this case, visionary) autobiography. In The Man Who Walked Backward, Pulitzer Prize finalist Ben Montgomery charts Plennie's backwards trek across the America that gave rise to Woody Guthrie, John Steinbeck, and the New Deal. With the Dust Bowl and Great Depression as a backdrop, Montgomery follows Plennie across the Atlantic through Germany, Turkey, and beyond, and details the daring physical feats, grueling hardships, comical 4/5(13). The blurb pretty much tells the entire story, but Girl Walking Backwards is about Skye, a gay teenage girl navigating her last few months of high school. But its easier said than done when her crazy mother is forcing her to attend New Age consciousness-raising workshops and the like by threatening to not let her attend college/5.
Walking Backwards to Christmas starts at the end of the story, with Jesus' presentation to Anna and Simeon at the temple, and moves backwards through Herod's slaughter of the innocents, the wise men's visit, Jesus' birth in a stable, Mary's pregnancy, and finally to the much-earlier hopes and dreams of Isaiah and Moses/5(11). While walking backwards in the moment on a warm spring afternoon. John Koethe's poems--always dynamic and in process, never static or complete--luxuriate in the questions that punctuate the most humdrum of routines, rendering a robust portrait of an individual: complicated, quotidian, and /5. Walking Backwards examines resistance to violence and repression through evocations of contemporary events and conversations with poets and artists whose voices arise from the Holocaust. Employing a remarkable variety of formal strategies— lyrics, parables, testimony, paratactic narratives and re-castings of Torah stories, inter-leavings with other texts—these poems offer a complex vantage on cultural . Walking Backwards to Christmas starts at the end of the story, with Jesus' presentation to Anna and Simeon at the temple, and moves backwards through Herod's slaughter of the innocents, the wise men's visit, Jesus' birth in a stable, Mary's pregnancy, and finally to the much-earlier hopes and dreams of Isaiah and Moses.