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Otherwise by Jane Kenyon
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Jul 02, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: read-poetry

This book is a classic. A poignant and well-crafted book. I often use Kenyon's poems as examples of emotion, understatement, and accessibility. The old "show, don't tell" rule. She is a master at it and pulls the reader smack in the middle of her experience.
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Kathy I absolutely love this book. It is one of first poetry books I purchased when I actually got serious about poetry and poets. I keep it close at hand so as to pick it when the spirit moves. I especially enjoy "Dutch Interiors". It makes me smile and at the same time be amazed at the sequence and the " good grief, what an incredible picture",aspect of it.

Kathy Van Schaick

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