Classical Architecture and Monuments of Washington, D.C.: A History and Guide
Classical design formed our nation’s Capital. The soaring Washington Monument, the noble columns of the Lincoln Memorial, and the spectacular dome of the Capitol Building speak to the Founders’ comprehensive vision of our federal city. Learn about the brilliant L’Enfant and McMillan plans for Washington, DC, and how those designs are reflected in two hundred years of monuments, museums, and representative government. View the statues of our Founding Fathers with the eye of a sculptor-architect and gain insight into the criticism and controversies of Progressive additions to Washington’s monumental buildings.
How to Write Poems for Any Occasion
A Guide to Versification, with Helpful Tips, Advice, Examples
Learn step-by-step, through numerous examples, the techniques of poetry both classical and contemporary. Author Michael Curtis sympathetically guides the reader into the art and the craft of writing poems for any occasion. Each of the 22 chapters offers a “how to” of poetry technique, a “show-and-tell” of birthday poems, wedding poems, anniversary poems, et cetera.
Bunyan's Chores: The Labors of Paul Bunyan
The tall-tale of a big man, plaid, monmouth capped, too big to be tied to neckties, to stop-and-go signs, to computered cubicles. Come, join Bunyan in outdoor chores: lassoing of the moon, straightening the Crooked River, conquering mosquitoes, grappling with the giant, Russian sturgeon, and many another mighty, muscly adventure worthy of you and of our American Hercules. Read-on with Lit’l Lucette, Johnny Inkslinger, Hel Helson, Shot Gunderson, Thomas “Little Merry” O’Meara and other bighearted, Northwoods lumberjacks who join Paul and his faithful pal, Babe the Blue Ox, as we with big wide strides stroll into better times, those fortunate days when we were Children-of-the-Book, honest, fair, and good.
For Expansive Poetry Online:
Perhaps, we cannot all master the bowing of violin, the plunking of piano, or even the fingering of guitar, each and all, secondary instruments: yet, we each and all can sing, perhaps not as masterful as Pavarotti or Pink, yet we all have composed in our imagination, songs; songs when children, and later, songs to familiar tunes, and sometimes, songs that seem to jump off the tongue when least anticipated. We all are musical by nature, we all have access to that first instrument of music, the human voice, silent or sounded...
Land of Sunlight and Stars: Afrikaans Verse in Translation
Preface, F.W. de Klerk; Introduction, Dr. Samuel Golden; Translations, Michael Curtis; Editor, Gerhard Golden
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Sama the Prince: A Screen Novella
Sama, “Samalon”, son of Apollon, son of Atalon for whom Atlantis is named. Seven hundred years after the volcano that destroyed the kingdom of Atalon (Atlantis) the island was refounded by Theras, son of Austesion, descendant of the hero Cadmus; it is from Theras that the island receives its name, Thera. Our story occurs before the age of heroes during the age of demigods, Apollon being the human manifestation of the divine Apollo. Archeological evidence suggests trade between the Doric-Ionian cultures (the Seafarers, as named by the Egyptians) of the Aegean Sea and the Americas; D.N.A. gives evidence that several American Indian societies have a Mediterranean ancestry. It is likely that the towns of Akrotiri and Knossos share a common culture. The jealous eruption of Kaptara scatters the Atlantians and civilizes the Western world. Our story tells the history of Prince Samalon and the remarkable Aiyana, daughter of Kubaba.