Wild Nights

Selected Poems

Wild Nights

EMILY DICKINSON: WILD NIGHTS: SELECTED POEMS selected and introduced by Miriam Chalk One of the most extraordinary poets of any era, American poetess Emily Dickinson wrote a huge amount of poetry (nearly 1800 poems). This book ranges from her early work to the late pieces, and features many of Dickinson's most famous pieces. This new edition includes many new poems. Emily Dickinson's poetry is among the strangest, the most compelling and the most direct in world literature. There is nothing else quite like it. She writes in short lyrics, often only eight lines long, often in regular quatrains, but often in irregular lines consisting of two half-lines joined in the middle by a dash (such as: ''Tis Honour - though I die' in "Had I presumed to hope"). Her subjects appear to be the traditional ones of poetry, blocked in with capital letters: God, Love, Hope, Time, Nature, the Sea, the Sun, the World, Childhood, the Past, and so on. Yet what exactly is Dickinson discussing? Who is the 'I', the 'Thee', the 'we' and the 'you' in her poetry? This is where things become much more ambiguous. Dickinson is very clear at times in her poetry, until one considers deeper exactly what she is saying - but this ambiguity is one of the hallmarks and the delights of her art. As an example of Emily Dickinson's idiosyncratic use of punctuation, particularly the dash, this is from "Behind me - dips Eternity" Behind me - dips Eternity - Before Me - Immortality - Myself - the Term Death but the Drift of Eastern Gray, Dissolving into Dawn away, Before the West - No other poet has made such a distinctive use of the dash which does for full stops, commas, colons and semi-colons. The dash serves to break up the flow of Dickinson's verse, but it also connects together a series of thoughts. The only other poet I can think of who uses the dash so profusely is Arthur Rimbaud. As with Rimbaud, Dickinson's use of the dash hints at a rush of information, one phrase piling on top of the other. It is a rush of data which's sometimes found in mystical writings. As with Rimbaud, Dickinson's poetry sometimes looks as if she were very excited, as if the experience in the poetry is threatening to erupt out of the form of the verse. Some poets went for using punctuation at all (or very little), which we find in poets such as Ezra Pound or Allen Ginsberg. With Dickinson, though, there is no (or not much) difficulty in how she is trying to speak. There is ambiguity, but it is not the same as the ambiguities in Joyce or Stein. Dickinson also employs a profusion of exclamation marks - as many (if not more) than the equally exuberant Romantic poets. There is a state that Dickinson's poetic persona gets into, that requires the use of exclamation marks to communicate her exultation. Includes an introduction, bibliography, notes. 124 pages. Also available in hardcover. www.crmoon.com

Wild Nights

Wild Nights

To the family in the house crouched between the hills, Aunt Zita's annual visits, like the north wind that accompanies her, bring chaos, terror and enchantment. Yet to the young narrator, Aunt Zita's visits herald every wild night of the imagination: here fabulous feasts precede fantastic flights on the wind's back, over the sleeping village to all the glittering balls and exotic colours of an unknown world. Only the advent of Aunt Thelma and the winter wind can quench Zita's fire - that and the people from the village who cannot bear her magic...

Wild Nights

Camping Britain's Extremes

Wild Nights

It’s not until we push ourselves past our perceived limits, till we feel so cold and so tired that we feel we can’t go on any further, that we discover what we are truly capable of... Britain’s most famous wild camper and best-selling author of 'Extreme Sleeps', Phoebe Smith, is back. After bivvying under boulders and camping in caves on her last tent-bound adventure, she’s decided to hit the UK’s wild places once again but this time take it further. Determined to discover what defines a truly ‘extreme’ night out, and see if she has the guts to do it, she heads to the extremities of the country. Battling whiteouts in Wales, facing monster waves in Suffolk and attempting to make camp in gale-force winds on Britain’s highest mountain, Phoebe takes us on a series of inspirational expeditions into the wilderness as she quests to find the ultimate pitch.

Wild Nights

Heart Wisdom from Five Women Poets

Wild Nights

Soul-stirring collection of timeless poetry that appeals to the heart features five legendary poets from ancient to modern eras: Sappho, Emily Dickinson, Amy Lowell, Sara Teasdale, and Edna St. Vincent Millay. Includes illustrations by Claire Whitmore.

Wild Nights

Wild Nights

The courageous men of USA Today bestselling author Tina Wainscott’s Justiss Alliance series never give up and never make a promise they can’t live up to—especially when love is on the line. The only commitment Saxby Cole has ever made is to the SEALs. He follows a long line of Southern charmers who swear monogamy isn’t in their blood. He’s never met a woman who made him want to swear his allegiance—until, while undercover for a Justiss Alliance assignment, he finds a woman who makes him think twice. When Jennessy Shaw’s boyfriend dumps her right before their vacation to a hedonistic Caribbean resort, she goes without him to explore her wild side. Throwing caution to the wind, she propositions Saxby—only to suffer his gentle rejection. When she wakes in Saxby’s room with no memory of the night before, Jennessy discovers his real purpose: to sniff out an operation where women like her are drugged and prostituted to resort guests. She goes from victim to his investigative partner . . . but getting too close to the sexier-than-sin Saxby may be her wildest move yet.

Wild Nights!

New Stories

Wild Nights!

New York Times bestselling author Joyce Carol Oates’ imaginative look at the last days of five giants of American literature, now available in a deluxe paperback edition in Ecco’s The Art of the Story Series. Edgar Allan Poe, Emily Dickinson, Samuel Clemens (“Mark Twain”), Henry James, Ernest Hemingway—Joyce Carol Oates evokes each of these American literary icons in this work of prose fiction, poignantly and audaciously reinventing the climactic events of their lives. In subtly nuanced language suggestive of each of these writers, Oates explores the mysterious regions of the unknowable self that is “genius.” Darkly hilarious, brilliant, and brazen, Wild Nights! is an original and haunting work of the imagination.

Wild Nights

Nature Returns to the City

Wild Nights

Deer in Manhattan, coyotes in the Bronx, wild turkeys flying down Broadway -- in this first truly urban period in human history, confrontation and competition with the natural world is becoming an everyday occurrence. Anne Matthews explores these encounters, examining the implications of this unexpected and powerful resurgence of nature for the fate of a world of supercities and suburban hypersprawl.

Wild Nights

How Taming Sleep Created Our Restless World

Wild Nights

Why the modern world forgot how to sleep Why is sleep frustrating for so many people? Why do we spend so much time and money managing and medicating it, and training ourselves and our children to do it correctly? In Wild Nights, Benjamin Reiss finds answers in sleep's hidden history--one that leads to our present, sleep-obsessed society, its tacitly accepted rules, and their troubling consequences. Today we define a good night's sleep very narrowly: eight hours in one shot, sealed off in private bedrooms, children apart from parents. But for most of human history, practically no one slept this way. Tracing sleep's transformation since the dawn of the industrial age, Reiss weaves together insights from literature, social and medical history, and cutting-edge science to show how and why we have tried and failed to tame sleep. In lyrical prose, he leads readers from bedrooms and laboratories to factories and battlefields to Henry David Thoreau's famous cabin at Walden Pond, telling the stories of troubled sleepers, hibernating peasants, sleepwalking preachers, cave-dwelling sleep researchers, slaves who led nighttime uprisings, rebellious workers, spectacularly frazzled parents, and utopian dreamers. We are hardly the first people, Reiss makes clear, to chafe against our modern rules for sleeping. A stirring testament to sleep's diversity, Wild Nights offers a profound reminder that in the vulnerability of slumber we can find our shared humanity. By peeling back the covers of history, Reiss recaptures sleep's mystery and grandeur and offers hope to weary readers: as sleep was transformed once before, so too can it change today.

Eight Wild Nights

A Family Hanukkah Tale

Eight Wild Nights

With humor and rhyme, a Jewish family celebrates and survives the eight days of Hanukkah. Every Jewish family will relate to this roller coaster of joys and adventures as an assortment of relatives and friends descends on the household.

Wild Nights (Novella)

Wild Nights (Novella)

New York Times bestselling author “Jaci Burton does raw, passionate romance like no other” (Joyfully Reviewed), and now she does it again as fate brings together a man and a woman who bet their hearts on a night of total abandon. AVAILABLE DIGITALLY FOR THE FIRST TIME Grace Wilde owns Wild Nights, a Las Vegas swingers club that provides a fantasy-come-true for strangers in search of total pleasure. Rarely indulging in the fun herself, Grace knows it’s best to never mix business with pleasure—until pleasure comes in such an irresistible package like Mike Nottingham. She wants more of him. Wild Nights is perfect for Mike, a newcomer to the club accustomed to relationships ending when the sun comes up. Mike is pure country, all animal, and up for a good time. But it’s Grace who has fired his engines. Her intellect, her free spirit, and her beauty arouse him like nothing ever has before. He wants more of her. But can two people who thrive on independence find a compromise between commitment and absolute sexual freedom? Includes a preview of Jaci Burton’s new Play-by-Play novel, One Sweet Ride Wild Nights previously appeared in Exclusive