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Alexa Mergen

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Grinnell, Iowa, The United States
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I've moved over to Day Poems and Yoga Stanza for blogging. Please check them out.

Thrilled to have my poem "Distance"selected by clmp for their Taste Test.
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Published on November 03, 2013 17:51 Tags: day-poems, poem, yoga-stanza
Average rating: 5.0 · 7 ratings · 1 review · 2 distinct works
Three Weeks Before Summer

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I wanted to like this book, the month’s pick for my library’s book group. The characters are interesting enough—and, of course, the time period and history—but the writing was devoid of description. I wanted to see and feel the characters’ settings m ...more
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A beautiful book to be savored. I borrowed it online and enjoyed page by page slowly over the course of a couple of months.
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Worth reading. Who will we be when resources, including information, diminish? What are our responsibilities as citizens to ourselves and the whole?

Well-paced. Well-written. Well-plotted. Not gimicky. A few more descriptive details of the male charac
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Worth reading since we are living through climate chaos on one planet. The best sections are on New York, which Rush knows well. The whole book could have been more tightly edited. I do think she’s a writer to watch.
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Swan's Island by Elizabeth Spires
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I first read about Elizabeth Spires in Elizabeth Rush’s book Rising.

Spires is a new favorite. She writes with form and freedom. The title poem of this collection is a beauty.

Her poems about her mom’s death in Now the Green Blade Rises helped get me
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I first read about Elizabeth Spires in Elizabeth Rush’s book Rising.

Spires is a new favorite. She writes with form and freedom. The title poem of this collection is a beauty.

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Ahab's Wife, or The Star-Gazer by Sena Jeter Naslund
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This is one of my favorite books. The novel immerses you in a world and world view. It is wise, honest, clear-eyed. The writing is impeccable. Happy days while reading this story.
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