Poetry

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


to make monsters out of girls by Amanda Lovelace - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781449494261
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Published: Andrews McMeel Publishing - September 18th, 2018

While still generally skeptical of modern poetry, I was impressed by this collection. Lovelace delves into the trauma that comes with an abusive relationship and its aftermath. She effortlessly explores the questions that come after such an escape: how do I move on, who am I now, am I the monster they told me I was? I highly recommend it for a short, impactful read. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson


The Government Lake: Last Poems by James Tate - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062914729
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Published: Ecco - April 28th, 2020

A poetic trip filled with funhouse mirrors, chutes and slides, trap doors, u-turns, countless animals, off-beat dialogue, surreal surprises: in short, jolts of unexpected delight. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Haiku: The Last Poems of an American Icon by Richard Wright - Book Review

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By Richard Wright, Julia Wright (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781611453492
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Published: Arcade - February 1st, 2012

Wright's final, and stellar, artistic expression is a radical departure from all he had written before. Sensuous, tender, melancholy, and comic, always in tune with the seasons and nature, Wright's Haiku is a beautiful farewell. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope by James Crews - Book Review

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By James Crews, Ross Gay (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781635863864
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Published: Storey Publishing, LLC - March 23rd, 2021

Inspirational poetry from the perspectives of dozens of poets. While each voice is unique, the collection underscores the underlying and unifying theme that poetry, even in the rubble of life, provides beauty and hope. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


DMZ Colony by Don Mee Choi - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781940696959
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Published: Wave Books - April 7th, 2020

Heartbreaking and informative, Don Mee Choi’s DMZ Colony is not a fun read, but felt very essential. The truth is never easy to stomach, and Don Mee Choi delivers the truth of the Korean War, the United States’ involvement, and its aftermath in an honest and almost pure way, as many of the accounts she puts into the book are that of children. There are graphic depictions of war and human rights violations, but they are a part of history and must be acknowledged. This book was short, but packed the punch needed to make an impact on every reader. ~ Reviewed by Annabelle Mackson


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