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The Poet's Guide to the Birds

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Poetry. "Ted Kooser was moving all his books from his shed to his new library, and in the process he was dipping into them. 'I've been coming up with a list of good bird poems, ' he e-mailed. 'Can you think of any others?' Well, of course, there were the classics--by Hopkins, and Frost, and Bishop--but what else came to mind? I began to scan my own shelves. Just in our own ...more
Paperback, 216 pages
Published 2009 by Anhinga Press (first published December 1st 2008)
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Feb 22, 2009 Will rated it it was amazing
Birds and Poetry. Small. Quick. Mysterious. Beautiful (or not). Musical (or not). A natural match.

What really sold me on this book was a reading that five of us did from this anthology at an independent bookstore in New Paltz organized by my good friend Matt Spireng, who has a marvelous poem about a killdeer in this collection. I spent a week rehearsing five poems and grew to love them all for different reasons. And I found a potential suitor for "My Late Mother as a Ruffed Grouse," described i
Jan 12, 2009 Patrice rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Poetry readers and bird watchers
A beautiful collection of poems about birds and those who watch them by some of our foremost contemporary poets. Includes a guide to the "habitat and range" of the poets. This book will make a wonderful gift.
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If you love nature and nature poetry, many of these poems will evoke walks and birdwatching.
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