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The Art of Dreaming by Carlos Castaneda
The Art of Dreaming
by Carlos Castaneda
read in January, 1999
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"The Art of Dreaming" is a rare and original revelation of states of awareness not usually accessible to the so-called ordinary life. It's not a metaphor, nor is it another tiresome exposition of the psychology of dreams. In fact its approach is enti...more
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Real World by Natsuo Kirino
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This book is liberating. The author deftly balances depth with a sense if lightness and a shattering intensity. Real World's structure highlights a central theme: this is a story of a nexus of destruction wrought by an interconnected web of decisions...more
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In the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami
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This was a marvelous read. Initially, the prose seems flat due to the translation effect (I read the English edition.) Nevertheless, one quickly sees that the writing is refreshingly spare and precise; and it achieves its own kind of poetry by the en...more
Mark and 4 other people liked Nafiza's review of Real World:
Real World by Natsuo Kirino
" When I said that this book is intense, I might have understated a bit. Imagine, if you will, that you have stepped into the heads of four very different teenage girls and one, probably insane, teenage boy.

Kirino's Real World gives you a closer lo... " Read more of this review »
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Holding Company by Major Jackson
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The Russia House by John le Carré
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The Human Factor by Graham Greene
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Vertical Poetry by Roberto Juarroz
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"Verticle Poetry" contains fascinating and inspired work to which I return again and again.
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The Other Poems by Paul Legault
The Other Poems
by Paul Legault (Goodreads Author)
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Witty, indeed.
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The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception by Lujan Matus
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Reading "The Art of Stalking Parallel Perception" is a riveting and transformational experience. The subject matter is abstract with respect to the frame of reference of what we call the ordinary life. But its message is riveting, relevant, and elect...more
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No pretensions: just poetry. Stop by, recommend books, offer up poems (excerpted), tempt us, taunt us, tell us what to read and where to go (to read it...more
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We're a group of writers who...well, love to write, of course. We're here to promote our novels, blogs, WIP, awards and book signings. We're all for h...more
17987 MFA Poets — 56 members — last activity Aug 15, 2014 05:19PM
This is a group for people who are enrolled as MFA students in poetry at any university or who have already earned the MFA in poetry. (Others with a s...more
2147 The Haiku Lounge — 96 members — last activity Apr 19, 2014 10:44AM
A place to share 5-7-5 goodness, discuss books on haiku, and generally have a good time. We specialize in both themed haiku and free range haiku, with...more
25x33 Flash Fiction — 213 members — last activity 21 hours, 49 min ago
Flash is a short-short story characterized by brevity and intensity of the language. It borderlines poetry and some people call it “prose poem.” Howev...more
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