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The Grace of Necessity

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For the past 25 years Samuel Green has lived on a tiny island only four square miles in size populated by fewer than a hundred people. The island has no regular phone service, no electricity, no stores. These poems are informed by the lessons Green has learned living in a
Paperback, 112 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Carnegie Mellon University Press
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Jeanette (Again)
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Jeanette (Again) by: Julie Christine
Julie sent me my very own copy of this beautiful book. She probably doesn't know it, but she mailed it on my birthday. So I will think of it as a birthday present via serendipity.

Thank you, my friend. I will treasure this poetry while remembering the kindness that brought it to my door.
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Julie Christine
A perfect volume of poetry, read on a sleepless night. Review to follow.
Lorne Daniel
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
Wonderful poems. Green has a quiet but strong and authentic voice. I was introduced to his work recently at a reading in Victoria. His poems are carefully crafted and reflect a wise perspective on life, death, and our brief individual contributions to this world.
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A wonderful book. I've not been moved by a book of poetry this way in some time. ...more
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The first poet laureate of Washington State. His poems are beautiful, his love poems foremost among them.
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