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Some Weather

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating details ·  3 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
A television screen is a place to warm a child's hands....the barrel of a gun tunnels through history...a puppet's frown is a life lived wrong...time shifts, and global warming becomes long weather. With this book, such acts of poetry map new alliances: the lyric word whispering in the office, singing in the family, charting policy for the land. Scot Siegel makes individua ...more
Paperback, 120 pages
Published November 1st 2008 by Plain View Press
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Shawn Sorensen
Aug 07, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: poetry
forest road
the rain bending
toward home

These lines introduce the "Voices & Bodies" section of Scot Siegel's book.

"Some Weather" excels with being many things at once: ambitious, compassionate, conversational. These are poems that welcome you in anytime, whether you're a rabid, fawning poetry fan or someone who's never read a stanza outside high school.

Here's a sample poem, "Valedictory":

for any graduating class

if you were not meant
to follow:

Be unconventional,
in a mild-mannered way

Put your
Gordon Howard
Aug 27, 2011 rated it really liked it
An excellent little book of poetry, covering a diverse set of issues, from childhood, young love, family, global warming and, most uniquely, urban planning! Its the only book of poetry I've ever heard of that covers the last topic. I'm a prosaic type of guy, and I enjoyed these poems greatly.
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