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The Difficult Here
Christine Garren
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The Difficult Here

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Paperback, 37 pages
Published April 2011 by 42 Miles press
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Ryan  Smith
Apr 24, 2011 rated it really liked it
More so than with any poet I've yet to read, Christine Garren's poems always leave me with an impression of what I imagine to be her 'process', which is the only word at hand for what feels like the machinations of a writer with the abstract, nuanced, first-mover kind of creative patience that forgotten deities would due well to gather around to take notes on.

These poems are absolutely precise, pristine, free of any recognizable scaffolding, having been spun into motion and carefully watched ove
Kasey Jueds
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Christine Garren has been a favorite poet for a long time--and I was so happy to discover she'd published this chapbook. Many, many things I admire, and am moved by, regarding her work: its economy, clarity, sharpness of vision, as well the sense, in the poems, of both the deep interior world and the world of trees, trains, basketball hoops, shopping malls, and stars. There's a desolation about her work, a sort of piercing sorrow (one of her books is actually called The Piercing)--and at the sam ...more
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Christine Garren is the author of three collections of poetry, Afterworld (University of Chicago, 1993), Among the Monarchs (University of Chicago, 2000). most recently The Piercing (Louisiana State University Press, 2006). Her chapbook, The Difficult Here, is available at 42 Miles Press. A Los Angeles Times Book Award finalist and NEA Fellowship recipient, she was born in Philadelphia and has liv ...more

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