The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home by Jim PerlmanThe Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home by Jim Perlman

The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home

EditorJim Perlman, Deborah Cooper, Mara Hart

Paperback | November 8, 2013

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This engaging anthology on the theme of home includes twenty personal essays and nearly eighty poems from a wide variety of social and cultural perspectives, as unique and diverse as the authors who have written them. Herein is previously uncollected writings by Joseph Bruchac, Jane Yolen, Marge Piercy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Roberta Hill, Mark Vinz, and many others.In a world of increasing change and mobility, these writings explore our most fundamental concerns for self-identity: what is our home, where have we come from, who am I?From The House Made of Words":Some day I will havea house made of words.It will be all windows and doors,with the words placed in rows,each one leading to the next,the way the presentwears the face of the past.Jim Perlman is the founding editor and publisher of Holy Cow! Press.Deborah Cooper is the author ofUnder the Influence of Lilacs (Clover Valley Press, 2010). She is the 2012-14 Poet Laureate of Duluth, Minnesota.Mara Hart writes memoir in prose and poetry. Her book,Lovecraft's New York Circle, was published in 2007 by Hippocampus Press.Pamela Mittlefehldt is a poet and mystery writer. She is working on a collection of essays about the meaning of place.This engaging anthology on the theme of home includes twenty personal essays and nearly eighty poems from a wide variety of social and cultural perspectives, as unique and diverse as the authors who have written them. Herein is previously uncollected writings by Joseph Bruchac, Jane Yolen, Marge Piercy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Roberta Hill, Mark Vinz, and many others.In a world of increasing change and mobility, these writings explore our most fundamental concerns for self-identity: what is our home, where have we come from, who am I?From "The House Made of Words":Some day I will havea house made of words.It will be all windows and doors,with the words placed in rows,each one leading to the next,the way the presentwears the face of the past.Jim Perlman is the founding editor and publisher of Holy Cow! Press.Deborah Cooper is the author ofUnder the Influence of Lilacs (Clover Valley Press, 2010). She is the 2012-14 Poet Laureate of Duluth, Minnesota.Mara Hart writes memoir in prose and poetry. Her book,Lovecraft's New York Circle, was published in 2007 by Hippocampus Press.Pamela Mittlefehldt is a poet and mystery writer. She is working on a collection of essays about the meaning of place.This engaging anthology on the theme of home includes twenty personal essays and nearly eighty poems from a wide variety of social and cultural perspectives, as unique and diverse as the authors who have written them. Herein is previously uncollected writings by Joseph Bruchac, Jane Yolen, Marge Piercy, Naomi Shihab Nye, Roberta Hill, Mark Vinz, and many others.In a world of increasing change and mobility, these writings explore our most fundamental concerns for self-identity: what is our home, where have we come from, who am I?From "The House Made of Words":Some day I will havea house made of words.It will be all windows and doors,with the words placed in rows,each one leading to the next,the way the presentwears the face of the past.Jim Perlman is the founding editor and publisher of Holy Cow! Press.Deborah Cooper is the author ofUnder the Influence of Lilacs (Clover Valley Press, 2010). She is the 2012-14 Poet Laureate of Duluth, Minnesota.Mara Hart writes memoir in prose and poetry. Her book,Lovecraft's New York Circle, was published in 2007 by Hippocampus Press.Pamela Mittlefehldt is a poet and mystery writer. She is working on a collection of essays about the meaning of place."
JIM PERLMAN's first home was in Minneapolis where his interest in poetry began in high school. In 1977, after editing various local literary magazines, he founded Holy Cow! Press. He edited the poetry anthology Brother Songs: A Male Anthology of Poetry (1979) and, with Ed Folsom and Dan Campion, co-edited Walt Whitman: The Measure of H...
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Title:The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on HomeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.65 inPublished:November 8, 2013Publisher:Holy Cow! PressLanguage:English

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Home is one of the great themes of literature, of human beings, of the animal kingdom altogether. Odysseus finds his way home to Penelope, and arctic terns fly thousands of miles to return to their nesting grounds. The main danger for authors exploring this primal subject is sentimentality; the writers anthologized here, however, remember that home is not only our refuge and snug harbor but also a place where we get bored, abused, battered, and bent. It couldn't be more important: home often seems, indeed, 'the heart of all that is.' At the very least, it's a place where we can learn, in Susan Elbe's memorable phrase, 'to shoot this tin-can loneliness / off fence posts.' Farzana Marie points out that a poem is a kind of house, and it's true of the essays here, too. Come on in. Make yourself at home." - Bart Sutter, author of The Reindeer CampsThe Minneapolis Tribune, November 3rd, 2013:"All lyrical, some whimsical, several dark and many hopeful, the almost 100 works included in "The Heart of All That Is" show the many and varied sides of "home," which can both protect and imprison, contain amazement and abuse, and be as much a state as a place? .Taken in small hunks or all at once, the works in "The Heart of All That Is" are readable, sincere, sometimes disturbing, but always engaging."Saint Paul Pioneer Press, November 3rd, 2013:"The heartwarming, sometimes disturbing and highly readable anthology is divided into sections in which the idea of home is approached in different ways: The Amber Wilds of Childhood, Folded Maps of the Past, Far and Away From Home, Looking Back at Home, Seeking Shelter, Where Rain Returns and the Contours of Private Geography." - Mary Ann Grossmann'Home is one of the great themes of literature, of human beings, of the animal kingdom altogether. Odysseus finds his way home to Penelope, and arctic terns fly thousands of miles to return to their nesting grounds. The main danger for authors exploring this primal subject is sentimentality; the writers anthologized here, however, remember that home is not only our refuge and snug harbor but also a place where we get bored, abused, battered, and bent. It couldn't be more important: home often seems, indeed, 'the heart of all that is.' At the very least, it's a place where we can learn, in Susan Elbe's memorable phrase, 'to shoot this tin-can loneliness / off fence posts.' Farzana Marie points out that a poem is a kind of house, and it's true of the essays here, too. Come on in. Make yourself at home.' - Bart Sutter, author of The Reindeer CampsThe Minneapolis Tribune, November 3rd, 2013:"All lyrical, some whimsical, several dark and many hopeful, the almost 100 works included in 'The Heart of All That Is' show the many and varied sides of 'home,' which can both protect and imprison, contain amazement and abuse, and be as much a state as a place? .Taken in small hunks or all at once, the works in 'The Heart of All That Is' are readable, sincere, sometimes disturbing, but always engaging."Saint Paul Pioneer Press, November 3rd, 2013:"The heartwarming, sometimes disturbing and highly readable anthology is divided into sections in which the idea of home is approached in different ways: The Amber Wilds of Childhood, Folded Maps of the Past, Far and Away From Home, Looking Back at Home, Seeking Shelter, Where Rain Returns and the Contours of Private Geography." - Mary Ann Grossmann"