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The Reservoir by Donna Stonecipher
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Oct 14, 09

bookshelves: female, poetry, year-2000s
Read in October, 2009

That day in the museum--but let us not begin the reductivity. That day in the museum--but don't forget the butterfly was a sexual idea. That day in the museum--I recognized something I can no longer explain.

I read her other (later) book The Cosmopolitan first. This one was her debut collection, and in it, her voice seems less assured. Still, you can tell she is a good poet. Sometimes she overwrites. Also, there is much less humor than the other book. As my friend Dawn says, I'm highly interested in thinking, and I think that is why I am attracted to these poems when they are at their best. Other times, it's just about the sounds...

the brown hills that never were wilderness bewitching, the oval lake that never said translucence inviting
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