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Seeing Stars by Simon Armitage
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May 31, 2011

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bookshelves: poetry, microfiction
Read on May 31, 2011

Seeing Stars is a book of what I would call prose-poetry. I've got an odd relationship with Armitage's poetry: I didn't like it, then I found a couple of his poems that I liked, and then I read more and more...

I have a similar sort of relationship with this collection. Prose-poetry is my thing, as a writer, so I was very interested to see what his work was like. Some of them fascinated, and there were some amazing lines, and some things that made me smile -- and the story about the couple who hang a curtain across the room will stick with me, I think -- but for the most part, I wasn't too impressed. Microfiction/prose-poetry is a very tricky art, which is the problem.
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