Category Archives: Book Reviews

Book Review: An Oregon Message

An Oregon Message, by William Stafford It seems somewhat strange in retrospect that Stafford would publish a book with a title of An Oregon Message and then be upset five years later that he was being labeled as a regional … Continue reading

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Book Review: My Name Is William Tell

My Name Is William Tell, by William Stafford One might think with the title like this, this prize-winning book of poetry, which won the Western States Book Award for Lifetime Achievement in Poetry in 1992, the tongue is being lodged … Continue reading

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Book Review: Allegiances

Allegiances, by William Stafford What is the significance of a title of a book of poems?  When one is reading a book by William Stafford, of which there are many [1], it is easy to be aware of the combination … Continue reading

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Book Review: Learning To Live In The World

Learning To Live In The World:  Earth Poems, by William Stafford As someone who greatly enjoys reading the books of William Stafford, the late poet laureate of Oregon [1], I am intrigued at the use to which his poems have … Continue reading

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Book Review: Felicity

Felicity, by Mary Oliver More than a decade ago, when I lived in Tampa Bay, I remember reading a review for Melissa Etheridge’s album “Lucky,” when the reviewer commented that the singer-songwriter really wanted everyone listening the album to know … Continue reading

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Book Review: Upstream

Upstream:  Selected Essays, by Mary Oliver Recently at services, when speaking about books with one of my friends, this poet’s work was recommended to me and it so happens that this was the first book that I picked of hers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Woman Of Strength

Woman Of Strength:  Learning From The Proverbs 31 Woman, by the editors of Servant Books There are a few things that a cautious reader should know going into this book.  For one, although this book is organized around the theme … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Proverbs Management Handbook

The Proverbs Management Handbook:  A Christian Manager’s Guide To Doing Business, by John A. Guderian [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by BookCrash.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] While there is no shortage of books that … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Animal That Drank Up Sound

The Animal That Drank Up Sound, by William Stafford, illustrated by Debra Frasier How does one review a book like this one?  I am no stranger to reviewing books by William Stafford [1], and I have even read a children’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Glass Face In The Rain

A Glass Face In The Rain:  New Poems, by William Stafford This book of poems was the last one published by a major publisher (Harper & Row) before the poet’s death in 1993, and that sense of finality gives these … Continue reading

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