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Book Review: The Family Album Of Favorite Poems

The Family Album Of Favorite Poems, edited by P. Edward Ernest This book was published originally in 1959 and printed in 1983.  It could not be printed today, at least not without dire threats being sent to the publisher and … Continue reading

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Book Review: The English Reader

The English Reader:  What Every Literate Person Needs To Know, selected and introduced by Michael Ravitch & Diane Ravitch I have long been fascinated, even if I find much to disagree with, concerning the practice of some writers to demand … Continue reading

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Book Review: New Poems

New Poems:  By Rilke, translated from the German by Joseph Cadora Sometimes it can be a bit disconcerting to read a book that his hyped as a big deal and then to wonder what the big deal is because it … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Prison Ships, And Other Poems

The Prison Ships, And Other Poems, by Thomas Walsh This book was not what I expected it to be, not that this is a bad thing by any means.  In looking for collections of books related to prison poetry, I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison Poems

Prison Poems, by Daniel Berrigan The foreword to this book is where one begins to see the signs that this book is going to go off the rails, as the author’s brother states that the author is a Christian (something … Continue reading

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Book Review: Prison Verse

Prison Verse, by Royall Douglass This book is a short one, but it is a moving and eloquent example of the sort of literature that can come from inauspicious circumstances, as the author wrote these poems while he was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sonnets (Edward Moxon)

Sonnets, by Edward Moxon I must admit that I was impressed with the author when I finished reading this book.  I am not sure that everyone would be so impressed, though.  As a reader, I feel that this book is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Les Sonnets (Louise Labé)

Les Sonnets, by Louise Labé There is something sad and seemingly inevitable about this book and its context.  The author was a southern French woman who married but had a lover and then took another lover when the first was … Continue reading

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Book Review: Sonnets (R.D. Laing)

Sonnets, by R.D. Laing This book is not quite as clever or engaging or original as the author thinks it is.  Indeed, this book, although short, is still padded considerably to reach its length, as if the author wanted to … Continue reading

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Book Review: Haibun Haiku

Haibun Haiku, by Sera Andres I must admit at the outset that I did not understand very much about this work.  Then again, the work was written in Hungarian, a language that is not only alien to me, but a … Continue reading

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