Smithereens

The respect for language, for experience—and the exemplary lacing together of the two across a rich range of emotion—are evident again and again in Smithereens. It is a collection to keep close at hand, a document of earned imaginative ...

Smithereens

In Smithereens, Terence Young ranges widely among forms, subjects, tones and moods, invoking the domestic world of family and home, as well as the associated realms of work and play. He describes the simple pleasure of losing one’s bearings and seeing the world anew in “Tender is the Night,” and in “The Bear” he records the near-magical appearance at a summer cabin of a creature that hasn’t been seen in the area in over fifty years. The ironic benefits of a house fire, the late-night sounds of a downtown alley, the smells of a summer morning in the Gulf islands—all of these serve as vehicles for reminiscence, meditation and humour. Elsewhere in the collection, he summons an elegiac mood, remembering in poems like “Surcease,” “Fern Island Candle,” “The Morning Mike Dies,” and “Gary” some of the friends who have left his world. More than any of his previous books, though, Smithereens features poems that are playful, in which language is often associative, surprising and fun. It is a collection that will reward readers, whatever their temperament upon picking it up, and it will also invite them to return to its pages again and again.

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Smithereens
Language: en
Pages: 114
Authors: Terence Young
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-03-27 - Publisher: Harbour Publishing

In Smithereens, Terence Young ranges widely among forms, subjects, tones and moods, invoking the domestic world of family and home, as well as the associated realms of work and play. He describes the simple pleasure of losing one’s bearings and seeing the world anew in “Tender is the Night,” and
Smithereens
Language: en
Pages: 312
Authors: Susan Taylor Chehak
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1996-06-01 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

The arrival of Frankie Crane, a girl with a past beyond her years, in the slow, small town of Linwood, Iowa, transforms sixteen-year-old May Caldwell's life, leading to sexual awakening, family ruin, and murder
Smithereens
Language: en
Pages: 74
Authors: Shreya Singh
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-10-09 - Publisher: Partridge Publishing

Smithereens is a collection of poems that touches upon the little things and the big things in life. The book tries to capture the essence of an expression, the depth of a feeling, and the energy of emotions untold.
Smithereens
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Shaun Micallef
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-27 - Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

Feel that War and Peace went on a bit? Wish there were more laughs in Catcher in the Rye? Very cross that The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo had no references to three-time world hotdog-eating champion, Joey Chestnut? Then Smithereens is for you. At only 300 pages you can knock
Meet the Marching Smithereens
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Ann Hayes
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 1995 - Publisher: Harcourt Childrens Books

Join the animal musicians of the Marching Smithereens a they introduce the instruments and sounds of the marching band. Brass, percussion, and woodwinds come together in a wildly fun musical ensemble. A rhythmic text offers facts about the band and its instruments. Full color.