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Devotions: The Selected Poems of Mary Oliver - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399563263
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Published: Penguin Books - November 10th, 2020

This book features some of Mary Oliver's most beloved poems. A grounding, light-filled collection of poems of understanding and the natural world, there is much beauty and peace captured here. ~ Reviewed by Arabella Peterson


Norma Jeane Baker of Troy by Anne Carson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780811229364
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Published: New Directions - February 25th, 2020

A beautiful enmeshment of the stories of Helen of Troy and Marilyn Monroe. Though short in length, the depth it provides about violence toward and the exploitation of women is unmatched. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson


If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho (Vintage Contemporaries) by Sappho - Book Review

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By Sappho, Anne Carson (Translated by)
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ISBN: 9780375724510
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Published: Vintage - August 12th, 2003

Gorgeous, gorgeous. Even in their fractured state, Sappho's poems are beautiful, compelling, and absolutely necessary. They are also incredibly accessible for poems written thousands of years ago. A must read for anyone who loves Classics and women loving women representation from the past. ~ Reviewed by Annabella Mackson


Bluets by Maggie Nelson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

A raw and emotional compilation of lyrical, and fast paced numbered poems each relating to the author’s personal experiences interwoven with her interpretations of the color blue. ~ Reviewed by Samantha Beitler


to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449494278
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 17th, 2019

In the second book of the "things that h(a)unt" duology, Lovelace explores the turbulent and abusive relationship she had with her mother. She writes beautifully about her struggles with grief after her mother's death; the dichotomy of mourning someone you loved, but who caused you so much pain. She also touches on the strong relationship she has with her sister, as well as how she met her spouse, who gave her the chance to heal. Like the first installment, a short, impactful read. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson


Bluets by Maggie Nelson - Book Review

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$16.00
ISBN: 9781933517407
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Published: Wave Books - October 1st, 2009

A beautiful, beautiful blank verse collection of poetry centered on the color blue. Each one of Nelson's musings is numbered, which makes every piece stand on their own while also being easily digestible. Nelson deals with love and grief, both romantic and platonic relationships, all through the attachment she has to this one color. Absolutely stunning. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson


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