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Odd Verse Effects by Leanne Hanson
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Apr 16, 2008

really liked it
bookshelves: everybody-should-own, poetry, writing-on-writing
Read in May, 2008

Cute and witty and clever, but sometimes a little too clever for me (hence the one star off). I didn't get some of the references (especially to Australian things), and a few poems I read a couple of times and still didn't quite get what they were about. I liked that she's not afraid to rhyme, and that she wrote an obligatory meta-poem. I think my favorite one was the one about apostrophes (apostrophilia, I think). I also liked the short one with the repeated "abandon" thingy. I like that she can write silly clever poems (the apostrophe one, as well as lots of punny ones and one which was just twenty-six words which followed the alphabet and still managed to be more than just twenty-six words) as well as emotional/more typically poetic poems (the little 'un I mentioned that I liked, as well as a lot of them which were metaphorical or pointedly message-carrying) and that the poetry is pretty easy to read and amusing no matter what it's saying (even when I couldn't quite understand what she was trying to say...).
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Shannon I own this and will bring it back to Sac if you wanna read it.

message 2: by Tortla (last edited Apr 25, 2008 04:57PM) (new) - rated it 4 stars

Tortla Heckyes. I totally need to conquer my to-reads list.

message 3: by Leanne (new)

Leanne Hanson Thanks Tortla (and hi, nice to "meet" you, by the way). My ego has just taken an enormous trip skyward :)

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