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Any Holy City

3.45  ·  Rating Details ·  11 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Poetry. Winner of the 2003 Gerald Cable Book Award and short-listed for the PEN Center's 2007 Joyce Osterweil Award, Conway's ANY HOLY CITY contains poems that "navigate with nerve through deep waters: nothing less than matters of good and evil, sacrifice and redemption. The poems have a distinctive, winning style: laconic but passionate, attentive to the profane as well ...more
Paperback, 76 pages
Published February 15th 2005 by Silverfish Review Press
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Stephanie
Dec 06, 2007 Stephanie rated it it was ok
When I opened this book, I was immediately excited by it. The language was fun, the poems fit together well - and then it started going downhill. I know a book is "five stars" when I read it all in one sitting and can't wait to read it again. But, I decided to take a break after section one in this book and planned to read the next two sections over the next two days. I didn't. Every time I would consider reading it, I found something else I would rather do. And that surprises me when I think ...more
Anna
Feb 16, 2014 Anna rated it liked it
Certain poems and phrases were striking. There were some fantastic images but I found myself struggling a little too much in trying to decipher the poet's meaning in his poems. I prefer a little more clarity in what I read. I'd give it a 2.5 or 3 star rating but I wasn't blown away.
Allison
Dec 30, 2007 Allison rated it liked it
Recommends it for: poets
Shelves: poetry
Not too shabby. There are 2 poems in this book which I envy. The rest is burning, burning. Smoke, white, and slightly religious in nature. The 2nd second is devoted to Isaac, in fact "The Book of Isaac, Burning".
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