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Before I Came Home Naked
Poetry. "BEFORE I CAME HOME NAKED is a marvelous x-ray of Midwestern oddities and delights with the wonder and vulnerability that comes from examining the family tree--limb from crackly limb. In her debut, Olson expertly sweeps the reader into the depths of heartbreak and humor from the very first poem. These pages burst with rewards: ample evidence of a naturalist's love ...more
Paperback, 67 pages
Published December 1st 2010 by Spire Press, Inc.
(first published October 10th 2010)
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I am planning to read a lot of poetry in the next few months and this is where I've started. I'm not sure where I came across this book - possibly a goodreads friend review - but I am definitely glad I did. There are some poems that resonate for me in this collection and some great last lines, something I look for in poetry. Here are a few favorites Dark Bars p. 64 and Pick-Up Lines p. 57. I like these both for the writing and because I love small town watering holes myself. I also like The Stat ...more