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Visible Signs: New and Selected Poems

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A poem by Lawrence Raab is a carefully chosen and precisely rendered moment—a poised and elegant meditation on the nature of memory. This new collection includes a selection from each of Raab's five previous books of poetry, as well as twenty-one new poems. Readers will delight in their wide-ranging subjects, from "Miles Davis on Art" to "Saint Augustine's Dog," from the i ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published March 25th 2003 by Penguin Books
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Jacqueline
Dec 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Writer's Almanac introduced me to the poetry of Lawrence Raab. I enjoyed his poem "Why It Often Rains in the Movies" so much I decided I wanted to own one of his books. I am adding him to my list of favorite poets along with Billy Collins, Linda Pastan, George Bilgere...
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Jan 14, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Have discovered a poet new to me--am reading everything he has published. I love the way he deals with ordinary events and transforms them into profound considerations
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Shelves: poetry
My favorites are his poems about God. The way he mixes the mundane and the mystical really speak to me. Kind of like a male Mary Oliver, with less nature and more philosophy.
Courtney Clark
Jan 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Easily a new favorite poet.
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Jan 23, 2011 rated it liked it
I probably mixed poems from History of Forgetting. Anyway, I liked A Night's Museum and Request from one or the other.
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