Poetry

The Flame: Poems Notebooks Lyrics Drawings by Leonard Cohen - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780374156060
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 2nd, 2018

Leonard Cohen was my favorite poet long before this book arrived (though this book did manage to convert one of my coworkers to Cohenism). And now I know the sum total of the work he has in the world is finite, and I may never read anything new of his again. I am grateful for the enormous body of work that exists, but still, there is a bitter sweetness in reading the last words of someone you adored. ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Adultolescence by Gabbie Hanna - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781501178320
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Published: Atria/Keywords Press - September 19th, 2017

While the poems are mostly geared towards a 20 and 30 something aged crowd, anyone can relate as they deal with everything from the traditional “deep stuff” (anxiety, relationships) to “fun stuff” for a cleanse of the pallet. Hanna’s illustrations are not very detailed pencil-like drawings, yet there is detail where detail is needed. A perfect curl-up-with-cup-of-tea-laugh-and-cry-out-loud-book! ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


The Collected Poems of Theodore Roethke by Theodore Roethke - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780385086011
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Published: Anchor - December 10th, 1974

Just about my favorite American poet, Roethke like so many poets of his generation was an American poète maudit and died tragically (in a swimming pool). He has one of the most wonderful ears in 20th century poetry—attuned to music and rhythm. His poetry moves between formal (the classic “My Papa’s Waltz” and “Elegy for Jane”) and free verse (the wonderful, long meditative sequences), even into sinister children’s poetry (e.g., “Dirty Dinky”). Roethke’s childhood spent in his father’s greenhouse had a lasting effect on his poetry, and he produced some of the greatest evocations of plant-life. ~ Reviewed by Dafydd Wood


Lord of the Butterflies by Andrea Gibson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781943735426
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Published: Button Poetry - November 13th, 2018

Winner of awards, writer of almost any liberal subject Gibson has a mix of poems about their personal journey, depression, lovers, current events, gender identity and life in general. Mature subject matter but is accessible to the older teen on up to adult. ~ Reviewed by Jeanette


Call Me When You Want to Talk about the Tombstones: Poems by Cynthia Marie Hoffman - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780892554898
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Published: Persea Books - July 3rd, 2018

"Some day soon, perhaps in forty years, there will be no one alive who has ever known me. That's when I will be truly dead - when I exist in no one's memory. I thought a lot about how someone very old is the last living individual to have known some person or cluster of people. When that person dies, the whole cluster dies,too, vanishes from the living memory. I wonder who that person will be for me. Whose death will make me truly dead?” ― Irvin D. Yalom

I'm not a poetry fan, so I'm unsure what about this book called to me. I am glad I was though, as this is a beautiful little volume, written in free verse, in which a mother and daughter attempt to retrace their family history through old photos, letters, and historical records. We all want to know more about our ancestors, but we often never spend the time truly looking into who these people were and what their lives were like. Don't we all want to be remembered? ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Crush by Richard Siken - Book Review

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By Richard Siken, Louise Glück (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9780300107890
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Published: Yale University Press - April 11th, 2005

In her foreword, Louise Gluck compares Siken's work to Plath's—an obsessive genius that is unforgettable and inimitable. Siken is the poet other poets are too scared to be. Every page says dare dare dare truth truth truth truth. The kind of book you wish everyone would read, and also the kind of book you don't wish to discuss with anyone, as you would rather keep it tucked somewhere close and private. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


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