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Yellow Light: Poems

4.34  ·  Rating Details ·  32 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
A beautiful and moving collection of poetry by a new author.
Paperback, 78 pages
Published April 1st 1982 by Wesleyan (first published 1982)
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Gordon
Sep 21, 2011 Gordon rated it really liked it
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To call Hongo's poems lyrical or narrative is to limit the scope of his beautiful perception. I'm hopping around, enjoying each place I land. I've finished this book and rejoice that Garrett started out with beauty and has ended with a more studied and still lyrical view of the world. His later poems show a growth and maturity that elude many poets.
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Nov 04, 2015 Edward Rathke rated it it was amazing
Stepchild is the first poem I read because I opened the book to a random page, and it's one of the most powerful things I've read in a long time. It's a long epic poem about the history of Japanese americans.

A lot of the poems follow that kind of trajectory. They're long and full of emotion and thought.

Hard not to recommend.
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