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In a Dybbuk's Raincoat: Collected Poems

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Pitzer College, Claremont, California, is the site of the historic Grove House built in 1902 and moved to the college's campus in the 1970s. Within Grove House is the Bert Meyers Poetry Room, named in honor of the author of this collection and former teacher at Pitzer.

Bert Meyers wrote these poems between 1947 and 1979. Prior to his death at the age of fifty-one, Meyers de
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Hardcover, 269 pages
Published April 1st 2007 by University of New Mexico Press
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Merinde
Apr 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: poetry
There are a lot of stunning, evocative poems in here. Just beautiful use of language. Then there are a few oddly simple overly obvious rhyming ones I really wasn't a fan of. Such a shame. I mean, the contrast between this:
We were the rain last night.
Our smell still lingers
in the flower beds.
The white hills rise
like crumpled moons;

a swarm of insects
lights a lawn’s dull face.
We go to see ourselves
in puddles, you and I,
clear fragments of the flood.

and then this;

When you’re lonely what do you do
you
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Randy Cauthen
Mar 16, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Great, great book. Anybody who loves lyric poetry should read it.
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Jan 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
A great and essential collection by one of the undiscovered geniuses of the second half of the 20th century.
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