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The Nearness of You

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  12 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Paperback, 104 pages
Published September 1st 1986 by Copper Canyon Press
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Ann Michael
Mar 15, 2017 Ann Michael rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
Although her early poems garnered Kizer many awards, I prefer her later work. This book is an anthology of selections from earlier books that went out of print. I'm impressed more by her style than her content in this collection.
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Aug 01, 2015 Patricia Murphy rated it really liked it
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Surf sounds reminding us that good decay surrounds us: fourth which pounds on flesh or stone, the slow assassination of the years.

He will read for years without looking up until your childhood is over.

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Jul 25, 2012 Douglas rated it it was amazing


I am amazed continually, by her unapologetic creative, lucid mind.
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Poet, essayist, and translator Carolyn Kizer was born in 1925 in Spokane, Washington. Raised by a prominent lawyer and highly educated mother, Kizer’s childhood was suffused with poetry. Of her development as a poet, she noted to the Poetry Society of America: “My parents were both romantics: father favored the poems of [John] Keats; mother went for [Walt] Whitman. No evening of my childhood passe ...more
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