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Once by Meghan O'Rourke
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May 08, 12

The poems in Once (which I'm still beginning to read, but wanted to post about while it's in my mind to do that) make me immediately and simply happy. The combination of austerity and structure with powerful feeling is rare. These poems know things--for me that is bedrock--but know without enforcing, only inviting---and that is the clear lake above. One of the strongest poets of the generation now coming into its own, O'Rourke's voice is both sure and fearless.

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