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reviewed: The Book of What Remains
I read this cover to cover this morning. There is much to love in this book. The longer pieces have a wonderful momentum impo...
The Book of What Remains - Benjamin Alire Sáenz
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reviewed: Threshold Songs (Wesleyan Poetry Series)
Hey shadow world when a thing comes backcomes back unseen but felt and no longer itselfwhat thenwhat silver world mirrors tar...
Threshold Songs - Peter Gizzi
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reviewed: The Poet's Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets
Rereading this and finding different bits that resonate. Still would like to see more of the notes that led to a particular p...
The Poet's Notebook: Excerpts from the Notebooks of 26 American Poets - Stephen Kuusisto
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reviewed: Smoke (American Poets Continuum: 62)
His voice, toward the end, was a soft coal breakingopen in the little stove of his heart.. . . other deaths came on, as if by...
Smoke - Dorianne Laux
reviewed: What We Carry (American Poets Continuum)
Tender, unflinching attention.Two of my favorites from this collection are Aphasia and Enough Music. Aphasiafor Honeya After ...
What We Carry (American Poets Continuum) - Dorianne Laux
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reviewed: Facts About the Moon: Poems
If I typed all the poems and passages that resonated with me in this collection, I could find myself transcribing the entire ...
Facts About the Moon - Dorianne Laux
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reviewed: Every Riven Thing: Poems
I loved the eyesore opulenceof his five partial cars, the wonder-cluttered porchwith its oilspill plumageFive Houses DownWhat...
Every Riven Thing: Poems - Christian Wiman
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February 2013
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reviewed: The Far Mosque
Why not be an acolyte of the twisting ribbon of river?Said: In the RainThese moments against the years you cannot believe.Thi...
The Far Mosque - Kazim Ali
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November 2012
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reviewed: Rose (New Poets of America)
One of my favorite poems from this collection is Nocturne.". . . Tonight, something bowsthat should not bend. Something stiff...
Rose (New Poets of America) - Li-Young Lee
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November 2012
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reviewed: Book of My Nights: Poems (American Poets Continuum, 68)
One of my favorite poems from this collection is "Praise Them."The birds don't alter space.They reveal it . . . another favor...
Book of My Nights: Poems (American Poets Continuum, 68) - Li-Young Lee
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reviewed: My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida De Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition)
It would be a better story with excerpts from Marquez's writing integrated into the text.
My Name Is Gabito/Mi Llamo Gabito: The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez/La Vida De Gabriel Garcia Marquez (English, Multilingual and Spanish Edition) - Monica Brown
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October 2012
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reviewed: A Gate at the Stairs
Favorite excerpts:"I have always felt as hidden as the hull in a berry, as secret and fetal as the curled fortune in a cookie...
A Gate at the Stairs - Lorrie Moore
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reviewed: Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam
This translation sings. Some of my favorite excerpts: "Frogs, all ooze and noise, bellvowelTheir bodies into a single aural o...
Stolen Air: Selected Poems of Osip Mandelstam - Osip Mandelstam, Christian Wiman
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reviewed: The Book of Men: Poems
Mick Jagger: "he's a hybrid/ of stamina and slouch." Cher's "voice/ of gravel and clover." From Juneau, "the geography of the...
The Book of Men - Dorianne Laux
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reviewed: Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems (Caldecott Honor Book, BCCB Blue Ribbon Nonfiction Book Award)
Beautifully illustrated. The inclusion of brief descriptive passages in contrast with the poems is very effective.
Song of the Water Boatman and Other Pond Poems - Joyce Sidman, Beckie Prange
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