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This History That Just Happened is a debut collection of poems that explore the ways in which history is invented instantly through the narratives we create around intimate experiences. Inspired by a deep sense of place and geography, and drawing from the traditions of poets like Lorine Niedecker and Gustaf Sobin, these poems interweave human experience within an ever-chan ...more
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Published January 27th 2017 by Parlor Press
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Ruth Hannah Craig, AB'99
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From the author: "This History That Just Happened is a debut collection of poems that explore the ways in which history is invented instantly through the narratives we create around intimate experiences. Inspired by a deep sense of place and geography, and drawing from the traditions of poets like Lorine Niedecker and Gustaf Sobin, these poems interweave human experience within an ever-changing natural world where a natural history is constantly being written and ov
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Mar 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I am not a fan of free verse, and this won a free-verse prize; but I liked it anyway. So there. At the convergence of the Really Poetical and particularly quotidian, it is at its best very moving; and that's more than good enough for me.
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