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Facts About the Moon by Dorianne Laux
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Nov 07, 08

it was amazing
Read in November, 2008

As much as I enjoyed _Awake_, I don't think I was prepared for how satisfying this book would be.... Laux takes her strong line and skill with a striking image and applies it to a much wider from of experience and emotion than in her first book and the results are really really thrilling.

There's still some of the righteous anger and hurt, of course, but there's more as well-- lovely poems about Alaska that conjure up visions of S Palin back at her day job, poems about chemo and death, and a lovely lyrical suite of poems to close the book that capture happiness in some beautiful and unsparing poems.

I'm new to Laux work (thanks, Jess, for introducing her work to me) but I am really glad to have read her.

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