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Deep in the concrete canyons of even the largest cities, nature lurks. Its unpredictable energies animate not only squirrels and microorganisms, not only ginkgoes, roots, and rivers, but also the engines of human desire. Urban Nature captures the many faces of wildness in the city with poems by more than 130 emerging and recognized poets.Rather than just lamenting the loss ...more
Paperback, 323 pages
Published May 1st 1999 by Milkweed Editions (first published April 1999)
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Aug 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Outsiders is a diverse collection of poets, many well-known, others not so familiar. The issues written about are equally diverse. In whatever way you might think of yourself as being alone, a rebel, on the outside, you will find it here. The writing is grounded and accessible. Each poem in this anthology is strong.
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Dec 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
Picked up this book for the poetry analysis unit in advanced english, and enjoyed it immensely. Of course, I got some weird looks from my friends and peers reading a book full of poems about outsiders, outcasts, exiles, and loners.

But I loved the poems because the emotions were so real and were portrayed amazingly
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Laure-Anne Bosselaar grew up in Belgium, and moved to the United Statesin 1987. Fluent in four languages, she has also published poems in French and Flemish. She is the author of The Hour Between Dog and Wolf (with an introduction by Charles Simic), and of Small Gods of Grief, which won the Isabella Gardner Prize for Poetry for 2001. Her third book, A New Hunger, was selected as an ALA Notable Boo ...more
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