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Rounding the Human Corners

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In her first book of poetry since 1993’s groundbreaking The Book of Medicines, Linda Hogan locates the intimate connections between all living things and uncovers the layers that both protect and disguise our affinities.

like the tree I can lose myself
layer after layer
all the way down to infinity
and that’s when the world has eyes and sees.
The whole world
loves the unlayered
Paperback, 114 pages
Published April 1st 2008 by Coffee House Press
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Nov 11, 2008 rated it it was amazing
this book is painfully beautiful. i will read it again and again. i can never tire of reading linda hogan, either her novels, her short stories or her poetry. she should be designated a National Treasure.
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Shelves: poetry
Beautiful poems full of wonder at the natural world and the human experience.
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A few of the poems were readable, but most were dull and vary familiar without having read them before - that is, trite and not unlike Hogan's other poetry.
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she is my poetry mentor for the next few months and I thought it had some brilliant work in it.
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Linda K. Hogan (born 1947 Denver) is a Native American poet, storyteller, academic, playwright, novelist, environmentalist and writer of short stories. She is currently the Chickasaw Nation's Writer in Residence.

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
“I longed to be a flowering branch,
the sea in its rocking, an unguessed world.

Even now it seems so much as if the body was only
the desire of the planet,
as if it could turn itself into the universe
both together, the same,”
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