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77 Dream Songs by John Berryman
77 Dream Songs
by John Berryman
read in July, 2014
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Sequence of 77 poems mostly documenting the life and times of Berryman persona Henry and his talks with Death, aka Mr Bones.

I have to admit, while I recognize Berryman's place as an American poetry icon, and can see the skill and word games played w...more
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Tell Me by Kim Addonizio
Tell Me
by Kim Addonizio (Goodreads Author)
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Tell Me is a collection of poems about femininity on all it's aspects. The sister, the daughter, the mother, the lover, and the friend, they're all here, vividly portrayed in Addonizio's amazing voice. A book to be read by women and the people who lo...more
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77 Dream Songs by John Berryman
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Time and Materials by Robert Hass
Time and Materials
by Robert Hass
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Recently I read Hass's collection Human Wishes and loved it. I was therefore excited to read Time and Materials, but sadly it didn't have the same effect on me that the earlier book had.

The biggest problem I have with this collection is that there d...more
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Above All Men by Eric Shonkwiler
Above All Men
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Olivia and the Fairy Princesses by Ian Falconer
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Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen
Dogs and Water
by Anders Nilsen
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Dogs and Water by Anders Nilsen is less a graphic novel and more a work of art. Using simple lines and white space to expertly convey solitude and futility, the book follows a nameless young man through a Dystopian and surreal landscape, where his on...more
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The Clouds Above by Jordan Crane
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Without by Donald Hall
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Without by Donald Hall
Without: Poems
by Donald Hall
read in July, 2014
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Sometimes, when reading poetry, it takes a long time to get through, not necessarily because the poems are bad, or boring, but just because I just can't relate to them. I have never had that problem with Donald Hall's poetry, especially those that de...more
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