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Brilliant Water

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A striking new collection by a poet W. S. Merwin calls "gifted, audacious, and accomplished."

A prolific journalist, Merrill's most recent work, two non-fiction books on the crisis in the Balkans, have received tremendous critical acclaim. With this collection, he returns for the first time in seven years to the form closest to his heart: poetry. "No anxiety of influence pr
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 1st 2001 by White Pine Press
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Eric Class
Feb 16, 2011 rated it really liked it
Brilliant Water by Christopher Merrill, published in New York in 2001, has really made me rethink my opinion on books about just poetry. I assumed that all the poems would be about a page long and mostly about the same themes.

However, once I really started getting into reading his book, everything changed. Each poem had it's own unique way of being told. 'The Fence' gives us a view of the future, how it affects everything and everyone while silently enduring the elements and those that try to ta
Christina Rau
Feb 06, 2016 rated it liked it
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Fantastic sound throughout this collection. That's really what I loved the most. A lot of the content is about nature. Some of the other content I could have used end-notes for, and there aren't any. An interesting read.
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