How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope

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$14.95  $13.90
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Storey Publishing
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Pages
208
Dimensions
4.7 X 7.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
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9781635863864

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About the Author
James Crews is the editor of several bestselling poetry anthologies, including The Wonder of Small Things, The Path to Kindness, and How to Love the World, which has over 100,000 copies in print, Healing the Divide, and is the author of is the author of the essay collection, Kindness Will Save the World. He has been featured on NPR's Morning Edition, and in People Magazine, The Boston Globe, The New York Times Magazine, The Sun Magazine, and The Washington Post. He is the author of four prize-winning books of poetry, and his poems have appeared in Ploughshares, The New Republic, and other journals. Crews lives with his husband in the woods of Southern Vermont. jamescrews.net
Ross Gay is the New York Times bestselling author of the essay collections The Book of Delights and Inciting Joy and four books of poetry. His Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude won the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award; and Be Holding won the 2021 PEN America Jean Stein Book Award. Gay is a founding board member of the Bloomington Community Orchard, a non-profit, free-fruit-for-all food justice and joy project and has received fellowships from Cave Canem, the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference, and the Guggenheim Foundation. He teaches at Indiana University.
Reviews

"How to Love the World is for every one of us who welcomes or misses the fullness of joy and the wholeness of days." -- Naomi Shihab Nye, Young People's Poet Laureate, Poetry Foundation

"You'll find lots of poets to love within these pages... this book is exactly what we need in these times - or in any." -- Elizabeth Berg, author of I'll Be Seeing You and The Story of Arthur Truluv

"The anthology represents a wide range of poetic voices revealing gratitude as an essential emotion that is simple and complex, all around us but also elusive." -- The Boston Globe

"This uplifting collection of poems from masterful poets (Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Naomi Shihab Nye, and more) will not only move you but also remind you that joy can be found during times that feel dark. There are some that are tinted in longing (like "Bus Stop" by Laure-Anne Bosselaar) and some that serve as a beautiful reminder of appreciation ("Thankful For Now" by Todd Davis). The visceral, weighty words from these poets invoke meaning in things that may seem meaningless, pushing us to slow down and reflect." -- BuzzFeed

"Readers looking for poetic antidotes to today's chronic anxiety and frenetic news cycle might enjoy turning to this new and highly readable collection. Spend some time with joy and gratitude through deeply felt work from some of poetry's most trusted voices including inaugural poet Amanda Gorman, Joy Harjo, Tracy K. Smith, Ellen Bass, Ted Kooser, Naomi Shihab Nye, Jane Hirschfield, and others often featured in the pages of Orion. Interspersed with invitations to write and reflect, this book is designed for discussion and is classroom-ready." -- Orion Magazine