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One Hidden Stuff

3.88  ·  Rating Details  ·  33 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Using long-lined, imaginative leaps to connect the everyday with the miraculous, the intimate with the visionary, Barbara Ras's poems surge across the page like waves crashing on a beach. She crafts the forty-one new poems in this collection with a zany and spacious cunning that reaches from family to community, from what's cherished to what's lost, from culture to nature. ...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published September 26th 2006 by Penguin Books (first published September 1st 2006)
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Mar 19, 2010 Allyson rated it it was amazing
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Amazing! Simply amazing!
Dec 07, 2007 Patrice rated it it was amazing
She writes long lines, but all the words are necessary. She says things I wish I had the courage to say, but it's not just honesty; she sees the obvious in the unobvious. And this line: "How many memories can I stand, crime dreams and childhood, ..." My favorite: " people come from dirt." The poems are a joy to read.
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Jan 17, 2016 Robert Vaughan rated it it was amazing
A stunning collection, from the road-tripping "Clouds," to the pared down "Song," Ras's poems all sing in the best ways possible. Her arc, the movement, the ultra-personal tone. This book is a poetic dance, to be celebrated!
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Apr 15, 2014 Laura Chorba rated it it was amazing
Mesmerizing... really stays with you.
Mar 09, 2010 Doug rated it liked it
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Barbara Ras's lines are as elegant as ever in this fine collection of poems. Though not as strong as her Bite Every Sorrow, since it is a bit less trim, more disjointed, and relies on too many private meanings. Still, it always seems unfair to compare a poet to herself, when she stands above many of her contemporaries.
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This image from this book has always stuck with me:

"...Maybe today
you'll find gardenias floating in a blue wood-fired bowl and their scent
will bloom into the room like ghostly elephants, bugling softly..."
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