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"Asking" is a collection of poems and poem-essays about paintings, ekphrasis, beauty, and deep looking which takes its title from the lines by Phyllis Webb: "Listen. If I have known beauty / let's say I came to it / asking." Conversations on the page arise from observances made at cocktail parties, art galleries, at the kitchen table, and in the suburbs. Whether offering w ...more
Paperback, 108 pages
Published March 15th 2014 by Seraphim Editions
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Diane Schuller
Jan 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The publisher refers to this as, "a collection of poems and poem-essays ..."

This line by Phyllis Webb is the inspiration for the title and some of the books narrative:
"Listen. If I have known beauty / let's say I came to it / asking."

I've had this book for at least a year and don't know why on earth it's taken me so long to get to the beauty within. I happen to also love reading the author's blog, "Calm Things" so it's no wonder I am so taken with these lovely poem-essays and poems about art, b
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Matt
Sep 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
The writing so was beautiful! I love Canadian poets! The meta poetry never got old and the language flowed and broke apart when it needed too. "Library For Birds" hit pretty close to home (teared up a little). It's been awhile since I've read anything so moving. Excellent!
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"A lamp and a flower pot in the center. The flower can always be changing." –Virginia Woolf.

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From the bestselling author of Rumi and the Red Handbag comes a new collection of brief essays about the intersection of poetry, painting, photography and beauty. Inspired by the words of Virginia Woolf, Lemay welcomes you into her home, her art and her life as a poet and
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