Poetry

Mosquito & Ant

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Mosquito and Ant: Poems Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780393320626
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - July 17th, 2000

The title refers to the style in which "nu shu" -- a nearly extinct script once used by Chinese women -- is composed. Hahn's narrator writes of her secret passions, her marriage, her life, everything. An exquisite book of poetry. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


Handwriting

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Handwriting: Poems (Vintage International) Cover Image
$14.00
ISBN: 9780375705410
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Published: Vintage - March 14th, 2000

Delicate, beautifully crafted poems about Sri Lanka by the author of The English Patient. "The poets wrote their stories on rock and leaf / to celebrate the work of the day, / the shadow pleasures of night." ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


The Cinnamon Peeler

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The Cinnamon Peeler: Selected Poems (Vintage International) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780679779131
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Published: Vintage - January 28th, 1997

Read the title poem and you will immediately see why Ondaatje's poetry is every bit as sensuous and lyrical as his wonderful prose work. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


The Dream Songs

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By John Berryman, Daniel Swift (Editor), Michael Hofmann (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9780374534554
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Published: Farrar, Straus and Giroux - October 21st, 2014

There is only one true test for deciding upon a favorite book of poetry, and it can be put in the form of two simple questions: 1) Which book have you read and re-read until the pages are dog-eared, the binding hopelessly cracked and frayed? 2) Which book will you recommend without hesitation, but never lend? John Berryman's The Dream Songs is my choice. I first read it during the 1960's and haven't stopped reading it since. Berryman's poetry contains a world's worth of insight and pain and love and hate and humor. It is the chronicle of a brilliant, troubled man confronting the chaos of his life with the only weapon he has—meticulously chosen words. In praising John Berger's novel To the Wedding, Michael Ondaatje once wrote: 'Wherever I live in the world, I know I will have this book with me.' That is the highest praise imaginable, and it is how I feel about The Dream Songs. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


American Linden

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ISBN: 9780971031098
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Published: Tupelo Press - September 15th, 2010

Sometimes whimsical and often startling, Zapruder looks for enlightenment in the dark, long-neglected corners of his world, and when he tells us what he finds there, we see it, too. An intelligent and searching voice. ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray


A Hundred White Daffodils

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A Hundred White Daffodils: Essays, Interviews, The Akhmatova Translations, Newspaper Columns, and One Poem Cover Image
By Jane Kenyon, Donald Hall (Introduction by)
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ISBN: 9781555973087
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Published: Graywolf Press - August 1st, 2000

A Hundred White Daffodils is at once an invaluable addition to the published work of this extraordinary poet, who died in 1995, and a poignant reminder that we are all the poorer for her absence from this world. Included here are essays, interviews, newspaper columns, and her translations of the great Russian poet Anna Akhmatova. Finally, there is an unfinished poem that is a beautiful yet bitter taste of what might have been, had Kenyon been able to continue with her incomparable work.


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