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Encounter in April
May Sarton
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Encounter in April

4.67 of 5 stars 4.67  ·  rating details  ·  6 ratings  ·  2 reviews
Hardcover, 85 pages
Published 1937 by Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston
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Truth be told, I always have a hard time reviewing poetry. Poetry can be so ethereal; each reading can give me something different to think about, so I never know quite what to write.

With Encounter in April, both May Sarton's first book of poetry and her first published work, you can clearly see the beginnings of the life-long poet that she would become; the works are structured and clean, but don't quite have the polished emotion and raw confidence o
Feb 22, 2008 Syd rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This is Sarton's first volume of poetry and I was pleasantly surprised. Even though I have read her extensively, I have never read her poetry except for a few selections she included in her journals. This has been a mistake that I plan to correct because it seems she considered herself a poet first and foremost. One of the reasons I have always loved Sarton is that we have a common love of aesthetics, and the fact that this comes blazing through her poetry should not have surprised me.
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May Sarton was born on May 3, 1912, in Wondelgem, Belgium, and grew up in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her first volume of poetry, Encounters in April, was published in 1937 and her first novel, The Single Hound, in 1938. An accomplished memoirist, Sarton boldly came out as a lesbian in her 1965 book Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing. Her later memoir, Journal of a Solitude, was an account of h ...more
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