Dark. Sweet.: New & Selected Poems
Dark. Sweet. offers readers the sweep of LindaHogan's work—environmental and spiritual concerns, her Chickasaw heritage—in spare, elemental, visionary language.
From "Those Who Thunder":
Those who thunder
have dark hair
and red throw rugs.
They burn paper in bathroom sinks.
Their voices refuse to suffer
and their silences know the way
straight to the heart;
it's bus route
This collection covers the breadth of her deep listening up to her current poems.
I can't stop reading it and every poem moves me like the ocean moves Life.
I enjoyed every poem in this collection. I found the poems very absorbing. Hogan’s poems are rich, intense, vivid, deep and painfully vivid at times. I liked the fact that this collection contains some of her earlier and later poems; you can see how she develops over time and how some themes are returned to again and again. I particularly enjoyed Turtle, Disappearances, Eclipse II, The Lost Girls and Fat.
hogan’s work is complex and full of metaphors, nature, politics, language, emotions and human soul. this is a must read when you need to lose yourself in something deeper. it’s not an easy or simple read, you have to be present and attentive- but, it’s so worth it!
I have read Linda Hogan’s novels, which are solid but not striking. But this. This is something else. Every poem is a favorite moment: reading “Awake” by the side of a mountain lake, crying over “Partings” on an early Saturday, watching the sun rise to “First Light,” peace at midnight in “The ...more
I much prefer the long form of the novel--and Linda Hogan writes excellent novels--, because the metaphors are in context, the themes develop over time, and you can place the characters and events in ...more
Linda Hogan is Chickasaw. Her father is a Chickasaw from a recognized historical family and Linda's uncle, Wesley Henderson, helped form the White Buffalo Council in Denver during the ...more