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I want to give this 3.5 stars, but that's not allowed. I loved half of these poems, but the other half didn't do much for me. It didn't feel like a cohesive collection. It's definitely worth a read though if you're looking for anything like her sci-fi or fantasy stories, this poetry collection is not going to satisfy you.
These poems are probably of the most interest to readers who already enjoy Le Guin's works of fantasy. Many of the poems are grounded in the natural world, but have an otherworldly tone that gives an impression of the supernatural. Feminist themes also run throughout the word, and the most successful poems in the collection fuse a sense of the elements with feminist voices, creating a lasting impression of permanence that serves to strengthen the work as a whole. For the most part, this is also ...more
Ursula K. Le Guin published twenty-two novels, eleven volumes of short stories, four collections of essays, twelve books for children, six volumes of poetry and four of translation, and has received many awards: Hugo, Nebula, National Book Award, PEN-Malamud, etc. Her recent publications include the novel Lavinia, an essay collection, Cheek by Jowl, and The Wild Girls. She lived in Portland, Orego ...moreMore about Ursula K. Le Guin
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