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ISBN: 9780395957653
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Published: Mariner Books - April 14th, 1999

In poems that chronicle the deepest ache of a mourning soul, Hall writes of his wife's death. Within this tragic story, however, he also celebrates her extraordinary life. A heart-wrenching read, but one that offers innumerable rewards. Read it in tandem with Jane Kenyon's "Otherwise." ~ Reviewed by Bob Gray

Mosquito & Ant

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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


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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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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)
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 - November 1st, 2002

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


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