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Book Review: Pale Fire

Pale Fire, by Vladimir Nabokov There are some writers whose creativity is so great and whose way of writing and thinking are so elusive that they become classic authors of all-time works without others being able to get a good … Continue reading

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Time Well Set, Alone Through Plans

I wondered how long it would take to make a set Of all of the places we would go when we were alone, But then I wondered how we would make it through If we not only had to accomplish … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poems Of Octavio Paz

The Poems Of Octavio Paz, edited and translated by Eliot Weinberger It is testament to the small world that the poet inhabited that the translator of this work actually has a poem dedicated to him.  I do not think that … Continue reading

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Book Review: Figures & Figurations

Figures And Figurations, by Octavio Paz and Marie Josè Paz, translted by Eliot Weinberger This is an odd book, but it is odd in a good way and not a bad way, a way that is intriguing and not a … Continue reading

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Book Review: You Come Too

You Come Too:  Favorite Poems For Young Readers, by Robert Frost This particular short book of poetry answered a few questions for me personally.  For one, how was it that I viewed Robert Frost as a good poet?  If one … Continue reading

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Book Review: Robert Frost: Speaking On Campus

Robert Frost:  Speaking On Campus:  Excerpts From His Talks 1949-1962, edited by Edward Connery Lathem As someone whose thoughts about Robert Frost as a poet are decidedly mixed to adverse, I am pleasantly surprised that there is so much of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Sardonic Humor Of Ambrose Bierce

The Sardonic Humor Of Ambrose Bierce, edited by George Barkin I must admit, I’m a fan of the sardonic humor of Ambrose Bierce.  Despite our very different religious worldviews, the author was a public enemy of cant and hypocrisy and … Continue reading

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Absence

What fit of absence led me to pack a change of clothes for this afternoon and to forget to bring a jacket to wear that would keep me warm in the face of winter’s chills, not least when I am … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Village Life

A Village Life, by Louise Glück As is often the case with the books by this poet, what does the title mean?  It does not seem as if the poems in this book are all told from the point of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Faithful And Virtuous Night

Faithful And Virtuous Night, by Louise Glück There are some poets who are associated with different times of day.  The late great poet William Stafford, for example, was a poet who woke up early in the morning to have private … Continue reading

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