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Essential Pleasures by Robert Pinsky
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Jul 17, 10

bookshelves: poetry, read-in-2010
Read in July, 2010

Finished! I've been reading this collection of poems FOR-EV-ER! I had one library copy for at least six months and then someone requested it, so I had to send it back. But I was so close to the end, I reserved it again and was able to finish it. To figure out which poem I want to memorize each month, I need to read a lot of poems. This was a good anthology, ranging over many centuries with a suitable mix of men and women. It also includes a CD of Pinsky reading some of the poems, which I've not listened to. It does not include a blurb about each poet, which I would have liked, but otherwise, a good book that has yielded seven poems I have memorized and a nice list of potential ones.
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message 1: by Beth (new) - added it

Beth Oh, do listen to the CD - especially if you memorize poetry...


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Beth Oh, do listen to the CD - especially if you memorize poetry...


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