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Book Review: Delights And Shadows

Delights And Shadows, by Ted Kooser This book was a well-earned winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 2004.  After having read two previous books by this poet, I figured that I had a pretty good sense of the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Flying At Night

Flying At Night:  Poems 1965-1985, by Ted Kooser This is the second book by the poet I have read, and it serves as a bit of a “best of” compilation, something that is common in poetry [1].  While it is … Continue reading

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Book Review: Winter Morning Walks

Winter Morning Walks:  One Hundred Postcards To Jim Harrison, by Ted Kooser Sometimes a book of poems surprises you in a very good way.  I must admit that before reading this book I was not familiar at all with the … Continue reading

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Book Review: Mermaids In The Basement

Mermaids In The Basement:  Poems For Women, by Carolyn Kizer Unfortunately, when I was getting this book from the library, intrigued by its title, I did not see the subtitle of the book stating that this book, like so many … Continue reading

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Nous Sommes Trahis Par Nos Corps Et Nos Esprits

i. Why is it that some cell inside your breast decided to stop working and stop what it was doing and then said, “Now I will simply divide and do nothing more for the rest of my days.”  Where did … Continue reading

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Pygmies

Surely they will say that giants built these massive projects, these endless miles of paved roads, these elegant dams across every river and stream big enough to call by name, these aqueducts and tall buildings that soar into the sky … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Poems Of Gerard Manley Hopkins

The Poems Of Gerard Manley Hopkins:  Now First Published, by Gerard Manley Hopkins, edited by Robert Bridges This book was an exceedingly difficult one to find, seeing as that while there are some books that purport to interpret the poetry … Continue reading

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Book Review: Balloon Pop Outlaw Black

Balloon Pop Outlaw Black, by Patricia Lockwood I must admit I’m not a particular fan of the author’s writing from what I had previously read, but this book of poetry is at least passable.  It is quirky and at least … Continue reading

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Book Review: Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals

Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals, by Patricia Lockwood This is by no means a good book of poetry [1].  I have read worse books of poetry, I should note, but this poetry makes at least this reader look for someone to blame.  … Continue reading

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Book Review: Humble & Kind

Humble & Kind, by Tim McGraw There is one little thing that nags me about this otherwise enjoyable book, and that is the fact that Tim McGraw is listed as the author.  Now, my feelings on Tim McGraw as a … Continue reading

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