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Book Review: Downward Dog

Downward Dog:  Series Haiku From A Very Serious Dog, by Samm Hodges & Phineas Hodges [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Net Gallery/Animal Media Group.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] As a deeply melancholy person … Continue reading

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Book Review: A Christian Gift

A Christian Gift:  Uplifting Poetry For All Occasions, by Bowzena Zawisz, with illustrations by Fred Koury [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by Author’s Den.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reviewing this short book of … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poems Of St. John Of The Cross

The Poems Of St. John Of The Cross, translated by Ken Krabbenhoft While St. John of the Cross is best known for his famous poem “Dark Night Of The Soul” [1], a poem whose mystic discussion of the rapturous love … Continue reading

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Book Review: 101 Two-Letter Words

101 Two-Letter Words, by Stephin Meritt, Illustrated by Roz Chast Throughout this book the author makes allusion to himself as some kind of rock star because apparently he was in a band I’m not familiar with called the Magnetic Fields.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Selected Poems Of Donald Hall

The Selected Poems Of Donald Hall, by Donald Hall, Poet Laureate Of The United States, 2006 to 2007 This collection of poems is properly a “best of compilation” of poems from a celebrated contemporary poet and the husband of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Guards Came Through And Other Poems

The Guards Came Through And Other Poems, by Arthur Conan Doyle I am no stranger to the works by Arthur Conan Doyle [1], who is best remembered as the beloved creator of Sherlock Holmes, master detective.  This book was a … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Waste Land And Other Poems

The Waste Land And Other Poems, by T.S. Eliot Like many booksellers and publishers, Barnes & Noble enjoys repackaging and relabeling works previously published into new collections to give them a new commercial length.  This is not necessarily a bad … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Collected Poems Of Emily Dickinson

The Collected Poems Of Emily Dickinson, by Emily Dickinson with introduction and notes by Rachel Wetzsteon In high school I had to interpret a poem by Emily Dickinson (not included in this volume) as part of my IB education, and … Continue reading

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Is An Unjust Tribunal Like A Hurricane?

At times, I like to pay attention to the juxtaposition of seemingly independent stories that, when combined, give a larger context to events that would be far more ephemeral to the concerns of the world at large when viewed in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Garden

Winter Garden, by Pablo Neruda, translated by William O’Daily I am no stranger to reading poems [1], and this is the second book of the poet’s that I have read.  This particular book was posthumously published from a written manuscript … Continue reading

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