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Beasts and Violins

really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating Details  ·  7 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
Beasts and Violins is a collection of American narrative poetry addressing themes of life and work in the western United States. The poems read like broken country songs sung from a paved farm: dead deer and train trips, a dog at the edge of the fire. Beasts and Violins begins with a dark birth and finishes at peace on the water, with the necessary stops in between. ...more
Paperback, 104 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Red Hen Press
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Jul 09, 2016 Robin rated it liked it
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There were certain moments in this that were worthwhile - and it's great to read truly local poetry that draws from experiences and landscapes around Washington.

However, the problem with 'nature' poetry is that it sometimes just... is boring if there isn't a personal connection to attach to it. I love poems with water imagery in it and considerations of wildlife. But if I don't have a human connection or more of the poet in the work, it's hard to keep connected.

And that's what I saw a lot in t
Dec 12, 2011 Brian rated it liked it
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Totally fine, but I feel like I've read this all before. It's just like every other collection published in the last ten years. The poems are all the same.
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