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I Want to Be Once

Made in Michigan Writers

by M. L. Liebler

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In I Want to Be Once, M. L. Liebler approaches current events with a journalistic eye and a poet's response. Part autobiographical, part commentary, the lines of Liebler's poems come hard-hitting, but not without moments of great tenderness and humanity. Ordered into three sections, I Want To Be Once provides readers with a look into the author's personal life, as well as our collective history as a nation vis-à-vis the American media. The first section, called "American Life," captures the experience of coming of age in working-class 1960s America and helps to paint the picture of Liebler's early political involvement. The poems in the second section, "American War," focus on the author's cultural work in Afghanistan for the U.S. State Department; Liebler successfully captures the sad realities and fleeting stability of everyday life in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Kandahar. In the final section, "American Psalms," the short, satirical poems muse on present-day American society, culture, and the arts. In these poems, Liebler remarks on everything from public education to public radio to Russia's feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot and more. The poems in I Want to Be Once are emotionally grounding but punctuated with a humor that keeps things in perspective. Readers with an interest in poetry and social commentary will be drawn to this engaging collection.

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Publisher: Wayne State University Press

Kindle Book

  • Release date: April 4, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780814342039
  • File size: 4203 KB
  • Release date: April 4, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780814342039
  • File size: 4203 KB
  • Release date: April 4, 2016

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  • ISBN: 9780814342039
  • File size: 16603 KB
  • Release date: April 4, 2016

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Fiction Poetry

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In I Want to Be Once, M. L. Liebler approaches current events with a journalistic eye and a poet's response. Part autobiographical, part commentary, the lines of Liebler's poems come hard-hitting, but not without moments of great tenderness and humanity. Ordered into three sections, I Want To Be Once provides readers with a look into the author's personal life, as well as our collective history as a nation vis-à-vis the American media. The first section, called "American Life," captures the experience of coming of age in working-class 1960s America and helps to paint the picture of Liebler's early political involvement. The poems in the second section, "American War," focus on the author's cultural work in Afghanistan for the U.S. State Department; Liebler successfully captures the sad realities and fleeting stability of everyday life in Kabul, Jalalabad, and Kandahar. In the final section, "American Psalms," the short, satirical poems muse on present-day American society, culture, and the arts. In these poems, Liebler remarks on everything from public education to public radio to Russia's feminist punk rock protest group Pussy Riot and more. The poems in I Want to Be Once are emotionally grounding but punctuated with a humor that keeps things in perspective. Readers with an interest in poetry and social commentary will be drawn to this engaging collection.

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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Wayne State University Press

    Kindle Book
    Release date: April 4, 2016

    OverDrive Read
    ISBN: 9780814342039
    File size: 4203 KB
    Release date: April 4, 2016

    EPUB eBook
    ISBN: 9780814342039
    File size: 4203 KB
    Release date: April 4, 2016

    PDF eBook
    ISBN: 9780814342039
    File size: 16603 KB
    Release date: April 4, 2016

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  • Formats
    Kindle Book
    OverDrive Read
    EPUB eBook
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  • Languages
    English