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And to Each Season...

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  97 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Rod McKuen's most personal book of poetry.
Hardcover, First Printing, 120 pages
Published September 1972 by Simon and Schuster
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Nov 19, 2016 rated it liked it
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"When I Was Nine" was five star. The rest was average or less than.
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Rod McKuen was a very well known recording artist of the late sixties and early seventies. He is also the most published poet of all time. I am the absolutly the last person that should be judging good or bad poetry. I will leave that to people much smarter than me. What I did take from this book was McKuen's attempt to take incidences from his life and personalize them in his own words. I found some very moving, particularly some surrounding his feelings about his mother {Mother's Day"}, there ...more
Sep 22, 2010 rated it it was ok
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I'm kind of nostalgic about Rod Mckuen, as I liked him when I was much younger. This collection though, seemed rather shallow and benign. Nothing here really gripped me. Pretty much surface poetry without depth. Really prefer Billy Collins, Emily Dickenson, Maxine Kumin...etc.
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Most of the poems are great, as always, but this book ends with some awful stanzas about cats.
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Rod McKuen (born April 29, 1933) was a bestselling American poet, composer, and singer, instrumental in the revitalization of popular poetry that took place in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Born Rodney Marvin McKuen in Oakland, California, McKuen ran away from home at the age of eleven to escape an alcoholic stepfather and to send what money he could to his mother. After a series of jobs, from logger,
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