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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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Book Review: Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree

Songs In The Shade Of The Flamboyant Tree:  French Creole Lullabies And Nursery Rhymes, collected by Chantal Grosléziat, arranged by Paul Mindy, and illustrated by Laurent Corvasier I have to admit that I found this collection of materials pretty pleasing … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht

The Collected Poems Of Bertolt Brecht, translated and edited by Tom Kuhn and David Constantine After reading this book but before writing this review I read another book that drastically changed my thoughts on this collection as a whole.  I … Continue reading

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Book Review: Love Poems (Brecht)

Love Poems, by Bertolt Brecht, translated by David Constantine and Tom Kuhn I have to admit that this book was a bit disappointing; it was not a surprise at all in the way that the author seemed to glorify a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Existence

Existence, by Christopher Manners [Note:  This book was provided free of charge by the author.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.] In reading this lengthy cycle of poems, written in ABAB rhyming lines as well as occasional accents to … Continue reading

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