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The Poetry Life: Ten Stories

4.54  ·  Rating Details  ·  13 Ratings  ·  3 Reviews
Baron Wormser brings to life the immense force poetry can have in people s lives. In stories funny, tender, sad, and edgy, the narrators register how poetry has changed how they see themselves, how they live, and what they care about. As it bends genres by adapting aspects of fiction, biography, essay and monologue, The Poetry Life shows how poetry can be lightning in the ...more
Paperback, 196 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by CavanKerry Press
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Mia Parviainen
Jul 12, 2014 Mia Parviainen rated it really liked it
I saw this at a bookstore in Burlington, VT, and decided to buy it since two years prior, I had met the author at a writing conference. I didn't read the blurb on the inside jacket, so I was under the impression that it was about ten poets themselves. As I read, I found that it is, and it isn't.

If I had read, I would have learned that the book contains 10 short stories with fictional narrators (although I get the impression that there's more reality than imagination in the last story). Each stor
Jun 23, 2013 Jimmy rated it really liked it
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I probably shouldn't have liked this book as much as I did, but I did. The author writes about ten different poets using ten fictional narrators. For example, he uses a carnival worker to talk about John Berryman and racism. I thought it was pretty creative.
Aine MacAodha
Oct 15, 2008 Aine MacAodha rated it it was amazing

Just finished reading, The Poetry Life' a book not about poets but driven by the presence of poetry. A must read and I would highly recomend it.
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