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It’s Time To Have A Talk About Bad Poetry

I read a lot of poetry, and it is little surprise that much of it is bad.  This is not to say that there are not any good poets around, but rather that the amount of bad poetry ridiculously outnumbers … Continue reading

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Book Review: Indecency

Indecency, by Justin Phillip Reed Well, it can be said of this book at least that its title is not false advertising, although the book is indecent at least as much for its politics as for its whining about sexuality.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: It Was Fever That Made The World

It Was Fever That Made The World, by Jim Powell I get the feeling that I would have a lot of disagreements with Jim Powell when it comes to matters of faith and beliefs and personal conduct.  This book shows … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Crazy Bunch

The Crazy Bunch, by Willie Perdomo This is an odd but interesting book of poems that relates to an attempt at understanding a story in the youth of some people, where violence snuffed out the life of several and ended … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poetry Home Repair Manual

The Poetry Home Repair Manual:  Practical Advice For Beginning Poets, by Ted Kooser This particular book was written by poet laureate Ted Kooser for beginning poets, and as someone who has been writing poems for at least a couple of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Wonderland: Poems

Wonderland:  Poems, by Matthew Dickman After having read this collection of poems, one wonders if the author is writing under some sort of nom de guerre or whether it is that his extreme focus on sexuality in many of these … Continue reading

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Book Review: Adultolescence

Adultolescence, written and illustrated by Gabbie Hanna This sort of book is a sign of the existence of a serious problem, and that is the way that adulthood and childhood seem to be juxtoposed in a period of long tension.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Quarter Life Poetry

Quarter Life Poetry:  Poems For The Young, Broke & Hangry, by Samantha Jayne This book is an example of a genre of poetry that seeks to capitalize on the suffering and general lack of life success found by many millennials … Continue reading

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We Loved The World But Could Not Stay (After Ted Kooser)

We loved the world but could not stay, Our hearts were not strong enough To keep us tethered to the ground, but Instead we hurried along all our days Unable to pause and root ourselves Further in the earth, and … Continue reading

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Heart Like An Artichoke (After Joseph Hutchison)

O heart weighed down by so many wings It cannot bear to fly, I thought I could help you out By stripping those wings from you Layer by layer, So that you could rise up and soar. But I found … Continue reading

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