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Babel's Moon
Brandon Som
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Babel's Moon

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Poetry. BABEL'S MOON eulogizes an immigrant grandfather, and in doing so explores boundaries that are at once geographic, historical, and cosmological. Brandon Som's first book moves between vigorously detailed descriptive poems and austere, atmospheric lyrics as he finds new ways of reaching for (and even crossing) the horizons.

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Paperback, 36 pages
Published November 30th 2011 by Tupelo Press
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I recently attended a college-level creative writing class taught by Brandon Som. His advice one day in class was to use unexpected words and to make poems personal by incorporating unique details. In this book he's obviously taken his own advice. He uses a lot of unexpected words and phrases to discuss topics far from cliched. Some words that really stood out to me: "calligraphic / shore"; "susurrant leaves" (created from one of my favorite words, "susurrus"); and "they had blossoms, lilac or d ...more
Dec 30, 2011 rated it really liked it
A pretty fantastic collection.

I think I need to collect my thoughts right now before I really know what to say about it, exactly.
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Shelves: poetry
Brandon's a wordsmith.
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