Many Storied House Epub ò Many Storied MOBI :Þ

Many Storied House Epub ò Many Storied MOBI :Þ



10 thoughts on “Many Storied House

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I feel bad giving this three stars because it pretty much made me weep at the end The last section all about the whole house and Lyon's mom dying was AWESOME A few individual poems were eually moving or odd like Kitchen Table and the one about the linen closet But overall the plainspokenness of these poems which I acknowledge is essential to the entire artistic project left me unimpressed


  2. M. Gaffney M. Gaffney says:

    Makes me nostalgic for my own storied childhood home both the good and bad memories


  3. Catherinealice Catherinealice says:

    Makes me want to write use this for teaching Inspiring Raw Just read it In one or two sittings You won’t be able to stop


  4. Sherry Chandler Sherry Chandler says:

    To give up the house where you grew up to clear out its rooms and its memories to give its rooms to strangers this loss in my experience leaves you homeless like no other even the death of your parents though the two losses are of a piece Even when you're over 60 years old and haven't lived in the house for decadesI have lost the house where I grew up where I was born and I have stood by as a number of my friends have experienced that loss We have reached that age Many Storied House is a book length elegy to the house where George Ella Lyon grew up From the front door to the upstairs bedroom these poems show us the house and the experiences that shaped the poet George Ella Lyon Each room has its storyThe book has its nostalgia its moments of sentiment but it is not sentimental Some of the memories are dark Illness pleas for protection unheeded Childhood even a happy childhood has it darknessesI need not say that the craftsmanship is superb the compassion of these poems largeThe book ends with a reunion and a consolation In Welcome the poet opens the door behind my eyes and is reunited with father and house in a place outside of timeIn the hands of another writer such a scene might seem pure schlock but George Ella lives life so vividly that I for one believe the door behind her eyes is really there


  5. Terre Terre says:

    I want to do justice to this volume slim through powerful so I will likely add to this review at a later date Whenever you are reading poetry and you have to stop to laugh or to cry you know you are reading words of power In many ways this book came along at a meaningful time in my own life and this is probably why it resonates so strongly with me Lyon tells the stories of her family within the framework of the home she grew up in and then talks about being the generation that has to dismantle that household when her mother dies Living through this myself this year her words ring strong true and heart baring I stopped several times to cry to really sob as I felt her emotions on the page I've always liked her work However this is exceptional And a gift


  6. Rita Quillen Rita Quillen says:

    Loved this book for several reasons that there's so much humor and wrenching anguish at the same time that it's so brilliant in its conception most of all that someone could contain so much family history and such a tremendous loss in one book GeorgeElla Lyon had to pay an awfully high price for this book We're just lucky she was brave enough and strong enough to do so


  7. Donna Donna says:

    Poetry good for the soul of a Kentucky girl


  8. Terry Buckner Terry Buckner says:

    George Ella Lyon is a true Kentucky treasure as is beautifully illustrated by this book With just a few well chosen words George Ella brings us into her life and offers us a window into her soul This book is organized by the rooms of the house that George Ella grew up in and as we travel through the rooms we see her life unfold bit by bit Even if you don't normally read poetry give this book a try


  9. Kari S Kari S says:

    Beautiful look at family Maybe its the theme of losing parents but this book of poetry was a punch in the gut I read it to find mentor texts to teach students but I found than that


  10. Alison Alison says:

    45 stars A beautiful collection of poems about moments in different rooms of the poet’s childhood home Many poems sparked recollections of my own home I’ve flagged so many pages as potential mentor texts for students that I need to just go buy it and return my library copy


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Many Storied House [Reading] ➻ Many Storied House By George Ella Lyon – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk Born in the small eastern Kentucky coal mining town of Harlan George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain a chapbook of poems She has since published many books in multiple genres and for readers Born in the small eastern Kentucky coal mining town of Harlan George Ella Lyon began her career with Mountain a chapbook of poems She has since published many books in multiple genres and for readers of all ages but poetry remains at the heart of her work Many Storied House is her fifth collection Many Storied MOBI :Þ While teaching aspiring writers Lyon asked her students to write a poem based on memories rooted in a house where they had lived Working on the assignment herself Lyon began a personal journey writing many poems for each room In this intimate book she strives to answer lingering uestions about herself and her family Here I stand at the beginning she writes in the opening lines of the volume with uestions than answers Collectively the poems tell the sixty eight year long story of the house beginning with its construction by Lyon's grandfather and culminating with the poet's memories of bidding farewell to it after her mother's death Moving provocative and heartfelt Lyon's poetic excavations evoke than just stock and stone; they explore the nature of memory and relationships as well as the innermost architecture of love family and community A poignant memoir in poems Many Storied House is a personal and revealing addition to George Ella Lyon's body of work.

10 thoughts on “Many Storied House

  1. Sarah Sarah says:

    I feel bad giving this three stars because it pretty much made me weep at the end The last section all about the whole house and Lyon's mom dying was AWESOME A few individual poems were eually moving or odd like Kitchen Table and the one about the linen closet But overall the plainspokenness of these poems which I acknowledge is essential to the entire artistic project left me unimpressed

  2. M. Gaffney M. Gaffney says:

    Makes me nostalgic for my own storied childhood home both the good and bad memories

  3. Catherinealice Catherinealice says:

    Makes me want to write use this for teaching Inspiring Raw Just read it In one or two sittings You won’t be able to stop

  4. Sherry Chandler Sherry Chandler says:

    To give up the house where you grew up to clear out its rooms and its memories to give its rooms to strangers this loss in my experience leaves you homeless like no other even the death of your parents though the two losses are of a piece Even when you're over 60 years old and haven't lived in the house for decadesI have lost the house where I grew up where I was born and I have stood by as a number of my friends have experienced that loss We have reached that age Many Storied House is a book length elegy to the house where George Ella Lyon grew up From the front door to the upstairs bedroom these poems show us the house and the experiences that shaped the poet George Ella Lyon Each room has its storyThe book has its nostalgia its moments of sentiment but it is not sentimental Some of the memories are dark Illness pleas for protection unheeded Childhood even a happy childhood has it darknessesI need not say that the craftsmanship is superb the compassion of these poems largeThe book ends with a reunion and a consolation In Welcome the poet opens the door behind my eyes and is reunited with father and house in a place outside of timeIn the hands of another writer such a scene might seem pure schlock but George Ella lives life so vividly that I for one believe the door behind her eyes is really there

  5. Terre Terre says:

    I want to do justice to this volume slim through powerful so I will likely add to this review at a later date Whenever you are reading poetry and you have to stop to laugh or to cry you know you are reading words of power In many ways this book came along at a meaningful time in my own life and this is probably why it resonates so strongly with me Lyon tells the stories of her family within the framework of the home she grew up in and then talks about being the generation that has to dismantle that household when her mother dies Living through this myself this year her words ring strong true and heart baring I stopped several times to cry to really sob as I felt her emotions on the page I've always liked her work However this is exceptional And a gift

  6. Rita Quillen Rita Quillen says:

    Loved this book for several reasons that there's so much humor and wrenching anguish at the same time that it's so brilliant in its conception most of all that someone could contain so much family history and such a tremendous loss in one book GeorgeElla Lyon had to pay an awfully high price for this book We're just lucky she was brave enough and strong enough to do so

  7. Donna Donna says:

    Poetry good for the soul of a Kentucky girl

  8. Terry Buckner Terry Buckner says:

    George Ella Lyon is a true Kentucky treasure as is beautifully illustrated by this book With just a few well chosen words George Ella brings us into her life and offers us a window into her soul This book is organized by the rooms of the house that George Ella grew up in and as we travel through the rooms we see her life unfold bit by bit Even if you don't normally read poetry give this book a try

  9. Kari S Kari S says:

    Beautiful look at family Maybe its the theme of losing parents but this book of poetry was a punch in the gut I read it to find mentor texts to teach students but I found than that

  10. Alison Alison says:

    45 stars A beautiful collection of poems about moments in different rooms of the poet’s childhood home Many poems sparked recollections of my own home I’ve flagged so many pages as potential mentor texts for students that I need to just go buy it and return my library copy

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