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From Rae Armantrout to Adam Zagajewski, In the Shape of a Human Body I Am Visiting the Earth is a chorus of voices from around the globe and across generations. A compendium of some of our beloved poems from our favorite poets, this slim anthology is the perfect companion for cafes, road trips, bathtubs, shuttle expeditions, and any other situation in need of the genuinely ...more
Paperback, 197 pages
Published August 15th 2017 by McSweeney's
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Khashayar Mohammadi
Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Undoubtedly one of the best Poetry anthologies I have ever read. The unifying qualities of the presented poems aren't always clear; but it sure managed to introduce me to great poets from around the world.

Its one of my favorite releases of the year. I recommend it to those who wish to acquaint themselves with world poetry
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Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I was four poems away from finishing this book when I accidentally SOAKED it in juice. I threw my copy away, but cared so much about the poems I read that I just took the book out of the trash to dry it off and cut out and save the poems that resonated most with me that weren’t totally destroyed.

My favorite collection of poems I’ve read in recent times. Haunting and profound and restores my faith that at the center of the world is beauty worth saving. Looking forward to buying another copy to t
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Quinn Lundquist
Dec 29, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
Lovely collection of humanist poems from around the world
Anne P. D.
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read much current poetry.
This is an amazing collection of beautiful poems from all over the world.
I don't think I read every one of them. I wish I had kept the book long enough to put part of one in this review.
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Ilya Kaminsky is the Poetry Editor of Words Without Borders. His awards include a Ruth Lilly Fellowship from Poetry magazine and first place in the National Russian Essay Contest. He is the author of Dancing In Odessa which won the Dorset Prize.

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