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Postal Confession -Jp

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  5 reviews
This is a collection of poems, often set in a small corner of western Kentucky. Each poem explores moments when an individual life becomes implicated in a larger scheme - Cold War politics, the mysteries of religious faith. Winner of the 1994 Juniper Prize.
Paperback, 97 pages
Published May 1st 1995 by University of Massachusetts Press
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Another recommendation by the trippingly cool Ms. Tracy O.

Look, we all know how poetry books are supposed to work: you walk into a poetry book, you read a few poems, congratulate yourself on your artiness, make sure all your friends know you've read it, and move on to reading Ken Follett under the covers. Well, never mind that, The Postal Confessions is more like reading 50 little novelettes with strange line breaks, novelettes that are funny and clever and sad and touching and good. Gardner ha
It was good. But I have such a love/hate relationship with poetry. Well, more of 'enjoy writing it myself/have trouble reading other's' relationship. To have Max read his work to you makes for a much different experience. Perhaps it is his calm voice. His knowledge of subject. His own personal inflection. The written word can have so many more random travels than the spoken word.
Tracy O
Aug 20, 2007 Tracy O rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Kind poetry lovers - or just kind
Shelves: poetry
This is a beautiful, inventive and yep, kind person type of book. A book that had to be written by a mid-westerner, I think. Even if you don't like poetry you might like this. It is mysterious in a weird kind of pedestrian way. This guy's mind is worth delving into.
Pretty uneven collection. A lot of effete poems mixed in with some brilliant lines.
Nate Jordon
Eh. Bukowski's "Post Office" was all I needed.
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