In this book recently released in paperback, poetry lovers will savor 100 compelling and beautifully rendered poems about grief, loneliness, and the human condition crafted over the past 200 years.
Trying to determine the best of anything is difficult. What are the criteria? Who is making the decisions? Who is always expected to be among the best?
“Kirby has created a book that is also a lit picture window into a world that looks a lot like this one, but is infinitely kinder, more gentle, more full of awe and wonder and love . .
“Quinn provides a welcome collection of creative healing.”
“On Imagination” is the opening poem in Library of American’s African American Poetry: 250 Years of Struggle and Song. It was written by Phillis Wheatley in the mid-17th century.
“this collection is transcendent in its authority and eternal power.”
“these are heady themes, but Moffett handles them with a sure hand, managing the magic, directing its music.”
“Bierds writes powerful poems framed by eternal history.”
Anthologies of poetry tend to resist reviews, but when a collection like the humorously named Halal If You Hear Me, (halal, at play with holler, is the Arabic word for pure or kosher) sets
“poems of balanced wildness and instinctual grace.”
Contemporary Greece stands at the precipice as it recovers from the 2008 currency crisis. The Syrian Civil War has placed Greece as an entry point into Europe.
Somewhere after every NFL Super Bowl one will find many die-hard fans weeping for the team that lost, so it is with presidential elections.
This is such an elegant and luscious book for the mind and the heart.
“I did not want to put this book down. Neither will you.”
Have you ever wondered why books of poetry, unless they span the whole of a writer’s life and work, are so slim?
“Left-Handed: Poems is strongly recommended to all poetry lovers and to all readers who find they must radically change their lives in order to live more authentically.”
“Many of the poems in Place are deeply contemplative and philosophical.
“What emerges from this authoritative yet accessible collection is a portrait of one of America’s most original and intuitive thinkers, a man for all seasons, along with the fruits of his w
“This selection of Patchen’s best by one of his intimates is clearly a gift and tribute to the man and his work, . . . Kenneth Patchen may be experiencing a real revival in his 100th year.