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Join The Planets contains a generous selection from Bye's earlier books, plus almost a hundred pages of new poems. "There is a kindness to Reed Bye's poetry that is impossible to separate from the considerable skills variously on display throughout his work; it is part of his sense of measure, and would alone, rare quality that it is, make Join The Planets a pleasure to en ...more
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Published January 1st 2005 by United Artists Books
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Oi Veh! I don't always read the bks that I think might be most important for me to read & the bks I do read aren't always bks that I'm expecting to like. This bk fits in the latter category. So why did I read it? B/c it was given to me & b/c I figure that reading something outside my usual interests might open my mind a bit. Alas, whether that worked here is dubious.

I'm strongly opposed to the un-self-critical pursuit of 'creative' activity b/c I think that the "un-self-critical" aspect of it i
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One of the best books of poetry I have ever read. Bye is a true poet in the heartland of America. Thoughtful, intelligent and filled with nature, these poems are bright gems in the dark cave of our times.
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Reed is the author of CATCHING ON, among other published books including JOIN THE PLANETS: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS, PASSING FREAKS AND GRACES, GASPAR STILL IN HIS CAGE, and SOME MAGIC AT THE DUMP. A CD of original songs, LONG WAY AROUND, was released in 2005 and a new CD, ONLY IMAGINATION, is in the works. His work has appeared in a number of anthologies including NICE TO SEE YOU: HOMAGE TO TED BER ...more

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