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Folly  (Folly Island, #1)
4.01
it was amazing
This book took my breath away. It was a mystery that was resolved in the casual and not so casual conversations of a woman coming to terms with loss a ...more
Feb 22, 2009
Feb 22, 2009
 
Beauty Is Convulsive
3.85
liked it
This book has layers of meaning for those that know the intimate details of Kahlo's life. My family, originally from Mexico City, knew her so I was ab ...more
Apr 11, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
 
Wild Tongue
4.17
it was amazing
The powers of observation that transcend hyper reality and go inward to revelation, learning and spirit, is the trademark of Rebecca Seiferle's work. ...more
May 07, 2009
Apr 11, 2009
 
Human Dark with Sugar
3.87
it was ok
This book is the chick-lit of poetry. Brenday Shaunnessy is great at the art of disconnection to others but also offers nothing of redeeming value tha ...more
Nov 22, 2008
Nov 22, 2008
 
Calendar of Dust
3.96
it was amazing
This is the real deal.. Rarely have I found a Latino/Chicano poet that displays this kind of historical insight, sensitivity and just plain "gets it." ...more
Oct 31, 2008
Nov 02, 2008
 
The Most of It
4.25
liked it
What luxury to sit, let your mind wander to the most absurd details in any given moment, and get published no less. Moments around a refrigerator ligh ...more
Mar 07, 2009
Mar 07, 2009
 
Surgical Brü-EZ
5.00
it was amazing
Charles Simic, John Ashberry, and Jorie Graham STEP Aside. This is a fantastic collage of phrases that link and de-link in tandem. Brü-EZ means, the a ...more
Apr 16, 2009
Apr 17, 2009
 
Solar Poems
4.12
it was ok
I am disappointed at the lack of originality in these poems. I just blogged that maybe I am disenfranchised from the Mexican contemporary aesthetic b ...more
Apr 23, 2011
Apr 23, 2011
 
My Alexandria
4.26
liked it
The book was about hyper reality nuance to deal with the ephemeral nature of life. So Phillip Levine style and indeed he did pick it for a National Po ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
In an Angry Season
3.94
liked it
Lisa D. Chavez is a brave poet. I wanted more from her... I wanted the juicy pomegranate juice of her narrative. The poems of the most umph were the s ...more
Jun 06, 2009
Jun 05, 2009
 
Mysterious Light; Poems, Colorful and Transparent
4.00
really liked it
Joyce was part of my Blue Light Press poetry family and many of the poems in this book were transformed during my watch. We lost Joyce to cancer recen ...more
Apr 18, 2011
Apr 17, 2011
 
Home Deep Blue
4.42
really liked it
Timeless in its message this book had poems that deeply moved me. I read the book twice as there were great gaps between reads. Startling images, "sta ...more
Jan 17, 2009
Dec 21, 2008
 
The Iceworker Sings And Other Poems
4.68
liked it
The late Andrés Montoya captured back street, forgotten street and often violent barrio life in these haunting poems. The influence of Phillip Levine, ...more
Jun 05, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
The Hummingbird's Daughter
4.15
it was amazing
This book is so good it should be required reading in all Mexican History, Mexican American and border studies programs. I especially loved the apt co ...more
May 08, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Gathering the Tribes
4.01
really liked it
This was the one book, the first book of Carolyn Forché's I had yet to read. It was the book that was awarded the Yale Young Poets award. What insight ...more
not set
Mar 18, 2009
 
The True Keeps Calm Biding Its Story
4.27
liked it
There are so many memorable lines that seem to get in the way of trying to be clever. What am I missing? The entire "please stop advise" series where ...more
not set
Jun 05, 2009
 
Teeth
4.27
liked it
Aracelis' work is meant to be read out loud. Indeed I did have the pleasure of hearing her read as one of the featured poets in Tempe, AZ National Poe ...more
May 19, 2009
May 07, 2009
 
Moonmilk and Other Poems
4.33
really liked it
As Carlos Fuentes says, "We Mexicans are the world. Arab, Jew, African, Castillian and above all natives connected to the land of our ancestors." Carl ...more
Oct 10, 2008
Oct 18, 2008
 
The Reincarnationist (Reincarnationist, #1)
3.43
liked it
This book was a good tale with simplistic language and a skillful plot weave going back and forward in time. I was however, very disappointed with the ...more
Jan 03, 2009
Jan 03, 2009
 
She Had Some Horses
4.24
liked it
There were some incredible moments in this book that surpassed my occasional irritation at the disregard for line breaks that made sense. The metaphor ...more
Dec 18, 2008
Oct 22, 2008
 
Abril y Otras Estaciones [1977-1989]: Las Armas del Viento (1977), Abril y Otros Poemas (1979), Finisterra (1982), El Cuerpo Que La Tierra Ha Sido (19
4.00
really liked it
Este libro reitera para mi lo diferente que es el espíritu y sensibilidad de un poeta contemporaneo en EEUA y Latino America. La sensualidad del momen ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2008
 
Duties Of The Spirit
4.67
really liked it
Duties of the Spirit is a must read for all contemporary poets. The initial poem entitled, The Invitation, is awe inspiring. I recently sent a copy of ...more
Aug 05, 2008
Oct 12, 2008
 
LETTERS TO THE WORLD: FROM THE WOM-PO LI
4.76
it was amazing
This poetry phenomenon is a labor of collaborative love created by women volunteers from around the globe. Moira Richards organized the work from 259 ...more
Oct 08, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
Lie Awake Lake
4.33
it was amazing
Beckian speaks of how the desert and its cycles of life and death follow you everywhere. This book connects the death of her father and a body's exper ...more
not set
Oct 12, 2008
 
After Shocks: The Poetry of Recovery for Life-Shattering Events
4.32
it was amazing
Tom Lombardo did an amazing job of organizing 115 poets from 15 countries in a global tribute to healing. There is recovery from exile, war, and the d ...more
Sep 10, 2008
Oct 08, 2008
 
That Little Something
3.86
liked it
This book is a puzzle as it lacks the epiphany's that make poetry meaningful to me. Perhaps I lack the ivy league sensibility to understand the surrea ...more
Mar 15, 2009
Jan 17, 2009
 
No Boundaries: Prose Poems by 24 American Poets
4.00
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Native Guard: Poems
4.09
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Geografías
4.10
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Jun 05, 2009
 
Different Hours
4.18
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Jun 05, 2009
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