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The Annals Of Chile
Dear Paul,

Thank you very much for our third date, The Annals of Chile. It has been a pleasure getting to know you and what you are about, but I'm afra...more
May 09, 2008
May 10, 2008
Why Speak?: Poems
I've been reading enough poetry in the past year or so to understand that part of getting a poet (and therefore wanting to praise their poetry) is to...more
Jul 06, 2008
Oct 13, 2007
What Book!?: Buddha Poems from Beat to Hiphop
Mr. Gach is on goodreads and mentioned his book, so I thought I'd get it out from the library and see what I thought. Those that know me can attest th...more
Feb 19, 2008
Feb 16, 2008
What Is This Thing Called Love
Now I know it's going to sound weird to those of you who heard me rant about gratuitous sexual comments thrown into poetry that I actually enjoyed thi...more
Jan 2008
Feb 04, 2008
New Selected Poems
I really don't remember who recommended this one to me, the problem with having too much on your to-read list. This is the second collection of Strand...more
Feb 25, 2008
Feb 25, 2008
American Sonnets: Poems
This man is apparently a local author of sorts, he taught at Pitt and from some of the poems it appears that he lived here a child as well. I heard ab...more
Nov 2007
Nov 07, 2007
new poems
Yet another in the series of polish poets I've been reading lately, obviously in translation. Mr. Rozewicz's poetry is very much a conversation with t...more
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May 18, 2008
Carver: A Life in Poems
Grabbed this randomly at the local library. Over her lifetime, Ms. Nelson has written quite a few poems about the life of George Washington Carver. Th...more
Apr 2008
May 30, 2008
Last year, I read and was conflicted in my thoughts about a book of Paul Muldoon poems I read last year, Horse Latitudes. It took me awhile to read an...more
Apr 11, 2008
Sep 14, 2007
The Heights of Macchu Picchu
I've read a few Neruda poems before, but this was the first time I tackled him in an entire book form. I picked it rather blindly, and it may not have...more
Nov 2007
Nov 12, 2007
Appalachia: Poems
This is part three of the third part of a trilogy of poetry books by Mr. Wright, who I've not read before. For better or worse, I came into this with...more
Nov 2007
Nov 19, 2007
Ceremony and Other Poems
My second time out with Wilbur and just as enjoyable as the first book I had read. I really enjoy his use of words, and this one was good from the get...more
Mar 2008
Jun 14, 2008
Letters At Christmas And Other Poems
Ms. Hayes is a local poet with ties to CMU, and I previously read another collection from her, The Living & the Dead. This book contains some of t...more
Mar 15, 2008
Dec 08, 2007
Faith and Doubt: An Anthology of Poems
Part of why I had a problem with this one was my own pre-conceived notion of what it should be--a set of poems for and against religious faith. I have...more
May 2007
Dec 23, 2007
Advice to a Prophet and Other Poems
I no longer remember how I got to Mr. Wilbur, but his poems are a very enjoyable mix, mostly featuring some form of meter and often with some type of...more
Dec 2007
Jan 05, 2008
Sounds, Feelings, Thoughts
Can't really give this one the larger review I normally give poetry because it just didn't move me one way or the other. Ms. Szymborska, perhaps as a...more
Sep 03, 2008
Sep 06, 2008
Blackbird Bye Bye
I do not remember at all how I came to pick this one up--I think it may have been a random search that led me to it. At any rate, this is a very angry...more
Oct 2007
Dec 08, 2007
For the Confederate Dead
One of the best books of poetry I've read in quite some time. My new favorite poet. See my review here:
Jun 2007
Jun 06, 2007
Horse Latitudes
This was very much a love/hate book for me in terms of the poems contained within. See my review here:
Sep 2007
Jul 29, 2007
The Living & the Dead
A very nice collection of poetry with a Victorian feel. See my review here:
Sep 2007
Oct 08, 2007
Jazz Poems
A great anthology of poems! See my review here:
Mar 2007
Sep 29, 2007
Jun 2007
Jun 06, 2007
Polish Poetry of the Last Two Decades of Communist Rule: Spoiling Cannibals Fun
Aug 2007
Jul 28, 2007
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