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Amy Glynn, in her debut collection A Modern Herbal, meditates on a menagerie of flora-the mythical, the medicinal, and the mundane-and fashions a lyric collection that resonates with incantatory power. The poems proliferate into a rich landscape of correspondences and metaphorical discovery: "You could see / whole worlds in nutshells," she writes, and Glynn weaves in and o ...more
Hardcover, 124 pages
Published November 17th 2013 by Measure Press Inc.
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Yang Huang
Aug 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A deeply emotional collection of poems about 47 plants, some familiar and others not so. I eagerly flipped through the pages to roam in Amy Glynn’s lush garden. One of my favorite poems is Pomegranate, a pithy fruit difficult to consume, under her pen, bursting with sensuality, promise, mythical power, and yet tragically taken in its prime.

Passionate, achingly beautiful, the poems make you fall for Glynn’s wit, humor, humility, her precise and unflinching vision.

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Betsy
Jun 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Extraordinary use of words to create images, stories, beauty and a new way to see and engage with our amazing botanical heritage and ourselves, our feelings, our desires and pain, joy and experience. Life. Real life wrapped in a beautiful poems I can read over and over and always find something new. And I smile.
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