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Librarian Note: Alternate Cover Edition for ISBN-10: 1512085111 / ISBN-13: 9781512085112.

Poetry from the Field takes you around the farm, through the countryside, and into the forest. Ohio poet Gina McKnight invites you to sit under a sycamore tree and along the banks of Monday Creek. Journey along the well-worn path to the barn, to the stables, and a place in the hay. Fin
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Paperback, 54 pages
Published October 3rd 2016 by Monday Creek Publishing
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Neha Mahamood
Dec 22, 2016 rated it it was ok
Firstly a big thank you to the author for not just sending this book my way, but to also send a lovely card and a beautiful bookmark! I loved that extra personal touch!

I really liked how the poetry in this collection takes us on a wonderful countryside journey and it really captures the wilderness of the forest and the horses and all things outdoors.

I didn't however like how almost every poem was trying too hard to rhyme. I understand each poet has their own style and I admit this is a personal
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Stephen
Beautifully packaged (thank you!); received as part of a Goodreads give-away.

Like one of the other reviewers, I found this evocative of a rural journey, but with a sense of 'trying too hard': the naturalistic setting(s) a little undermined by a style which was less natural in feel. There's good writing here, but perhaps a little too tightly constrained: the sense of 'effort' that comes through fights against the larger/grander settings built within the poems.

Worth a read (everyone should read mo
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John Greenwood
May 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thank you Gina for this copy, which I won as a Goodreads giveaway.

This is a lovely collection of poetry inspired by the natural wonders that surround us. I live in a relatively rural area in England, so was pleased find commonality that felt so close to my own experience - despite the many miles and time zones that separate us!

Thanks again, for an enjoyable reading experience.
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Living in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains promotes inspiration and passion for creative writing; children's literature, poetry, freelance, and more. Gina is a graduate of Franklin University/Leadership Scholar/BA, Columbus, Ohio. Writing at an early age, an avid reader and lover of words, Gina continues to be encouraged by her horses, neighbors, family and friends.
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