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by Kevin Young

Download The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink ePub
  • ISBN 1608197689
  • ISBN13 978-1608197682
  • Language English
  • Author Kevin Young
  • Publisher Bloomsbury USA; Reprint edition (October 28, 2014)
  • Pages 336
  • Formats lit mbr azw mobi
  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory Poetry
  • Size ePub 1630 kb
  • Size Fb2 1573 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 376

Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a delicious morsel. When read aloud, the best poems provide a particular joy for the mouth. Poems about food make these satisfactions explicit and complete.

Of course, pages can and have been filled about food's elemental pleasures. And we all know food is more than food: it's identity and culture. Our days are marked by meals; our seasons are marked by celebrations. We plant in spring; harvest in fall. We labor over hot stoves; we treat ourselves to special meals out. Food is nurture; it's comfort; it's reward. While some of the poems here are explicitly about the food itself: the blackberries, the butter, the barbecue--all are evocative of the experience of eating.

Many of the poems are also about the everything else that accompanies food: the memories, the company, even the politics. Kevin Young, distinguished poet, editor of this year's Best American Poetry, uses the lens of food - and his impeccable taste - to bring us some of the best poems, classic and current, period.

Poets include: Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gluck, Seamus Heaney, Tony Hoagland, Langston Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Frank O'Hara, Sharon Olds, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Matthew Rohrer, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, Kevin Young


Poems of Food & Drink.

Poems of Food & Drink. The picture, of Mr. Young, is by Ayla Christman, not Ayca. Ms. Christman notified The Times about the error on Wednesday.

Years ago I read a self-indulgent love poem to wine, a sassy, elegant thing that I can only explain by saying it could have been written by Oscar Wilde. When I saw the title Poems of Food & Drink I thought back to that poem. I thought of when people actually say "food and drink, usually in the context of sumptuous feasts, relished gluttony, and delight in simple pleasures.

Five or ten years ago, I needed an anthology of "food poems" because I wanted to see the 'lay of the land' before I embarked on writing some . There is lots of solid material in this select anthology of poems on food and drink. The range is from older poems to contemporary.

Five or ten years ago, I needed an anthology of "food poems" because I wanted to see the 'lay of the land' before I embarked on writing some myself. There were slim pickings.

Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Poetry is said to feed the soul, each poem a delicious morsel. When read aloud, the best poems provide a particular joy for the mouth. Poems about food make these satisfactions explicit and complete. Of course, pages can and have been filled about food's elemental pleasures. And we all know food is more than food: it's identity and culture. Our days are marked by meals; our seasons are marked by celebrations. We plant in spring; harvest in fall.

The Hungry Ear includes a buffet of poems organized in seasonally appropriate sections and wittily named . This is a substantial book; there are more than one hundred fifty poems written by a variety of poets.

This is a substantial book; there are more than one hundred fifty poems written by a variety of poets. Because of the way the poems are organized - by food, rather than by poet - the different voices and formats are scattered throughout the book, lending itself to a randomly good read. Your purchase helps support NPR programming. Read an excerpt of this book.

Book Description: Food and poetry: in so many ways, a natural pairing, from prayers over bread to street vendor songs. Of course, pages can and have been filled about food’s elemental pleasures. And we all know food is more than food: it’s identity and culture. We plant in spring; harvest in fall

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Poets include:Elizabeth Alexander, Elizabeth Bishop, Billy Collins, Mark Doty, Robert Frost, Allen Ginsberg, Louise Gl�ck, Seamus Heaney, Tony Hoagland, Langston Hughes, Galway Kinnell, Frank O'Hara, Sharon. Olds, Mary Oliver, Adrienne Rich, Theodore Roethke, Matthew Rohrer, Charles Simic, Tracy K. Smith, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Mark Strand, Kevin Young.

Talk about The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink


Clever
Most of the other review are spot on, but I want to add my voice to the chorus of praise. Five or ten years ago, I needed an anthology of "food poems" because I wanted to see the 'lay of the land' before I embarked on writing some myself. There were slim pickings. Sections of other anthologies (particularly, What Cheer? from 1945) had strong sections dedicated to "food poems"; but otherwise, the strongest contemporary anthology I found was one dedicated to issues of eating disorders which wasn't exactly what I was looking for. The Hungry Ear, however, is a genuine celebration of our second greatest appetite. Arranged by seasons, inclusive of breakfast, lunch and supper; appetizers, main course, dessert; seasonal harvests and drinks for all occasions, Kevin Young has gathered a praiseworthy, 300-page collection of "food poems." But what kind of poets would only focus on the virtues and vices of the food in question? The poets, at their best, see in our connection to food a connection with our ancestors and with our planet. They draw us to food's special ability to enhance a celebration, and to alleviate a loss. They celebrate food's ability to evoke memories as well. And I'm glad the editor has included "food poems" by many of my favorite poets from the second half, yea the last quarter, of the 20th century, as well as a few that are completely new to me. It's a reminder of food's magical ability to cement and strengthen relationships. And, Kevin Young's fingerprint again, the anthology begins and ends with poems about blackberries. (It's amazing how many disparate poets have poems about blackberries--and crows.) How can you be more attuned to the zeitgeist than that?
DABY
Driving home after working the graveyard shift a couple of weeks back I turned on the radio to NPR and as perfect timing would have it Kevin Young was reading a poem called "Butter" from his anthology " The Hungry Ear - Poems of Food & Drink". As a vegan I am not ashamed to admit that my mouth was watering the rest of the way home. Knowing very little about poetry I had never heard of Mr. Young. I had only recently started downloading several books of poetry and haiku to my Kindle in the hopes that reading them would help me reduce stress. After listening to the entertaining and educational piece on NPR, as soon as I got home I downloaded this wonderful anthology to my Kindle. Let me just say that we should all be very grateful that Kevin Young is not only skilled at choosing poems (and quotes) that run the gambit from funny to sad to insightful to quirky to profoundly moving but, possessing a poets soul himself, wrote an emotionally stirring introduction that is poetic in and of itself. It gave me a previously undiscovered perspective on the importance of "The Table" in family and friend relationships. I guess I should also thank Mr. Young for helping me take care of a large chunk of my holiday shopping. I come from a large family where gathering for meals is integral and this book will certainly be appreciated by all who receive it (I've bought eight so far). I have only one complaint: Kevin Young has written several books of poetry as well as edited other anthologies but ... ONLY this one is in ebook format. Mr. Young, PLEASE, I'm begging you. I would love to have all your works on my Kindle. I hope you and your publisher will consider this. I am very happy to highly recommend this anthology.
Zolorn
This is a great book of wonderful poems about food from many famous and not so famous writers. There are over 150 poems that beg to be reread time and time again. Some are funny, some are romantic, but all the poems will give you a new appreciation of the power of words. It is also helpful as it replaces cravings to eat... you know, those urges between meals when you have some free time and you start looking for snacks? Eloquent words about food can be more satisfying than most junk food binges. Try it...you will be pleasantly rewarded.
heart of sky
Product arrived on time.
Was as described- amazing for a used item.
If it wasn't a textbook, I probably would enjoy it more.
EROROHALO
I ordered this book as a gift for someone after hearing it reviewed on NPR. When it came in, I skimmed through it, and I liked the snippets I read so much, as well as the variety of poets, that I ordered a other copy for myself. It is accessible enough for casual readers of poetry, but also will find fans among serious poetry readers. It's also a great gift for foodies. The first copy I ordered arrived slightly damaged, but the second one was fine.
September
I accidentally bought a Kindle edition of this; was surprised to see it ready to download on my Kindle. I had meant to buy it as a Christmas gift for my English major/foodie sister. But i'm glad I have it. The poems are by first rate poets and are a delight to read.
Oparae
Quirkily, but logically organized with a worthwhile introduction, The Hungry Ear: Poems of Food and Drink, is my second book of poetry to be kept on my Kindle. It is a volume I will repeatedly turn to when thinking about food, drink, or just life.
Nice food poems. If you're looking for "food" poems, this one has a lot for you to pick and choose from.