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Before I Came Home Naked

4.39 of 5 stars 4.39  ·  rating details  ·  23 ratings  ·  2 reviews
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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Laura
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
Faith
Christina gave us an amazing reading of some of the poems in her book. She really puts it out there and it is quite entertaining as yet somehow questionable. A goodread for a mature person.
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