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See How We Almost Fly

4.70  ·  Rating details ·  20 ratings  ·  3 reviews
See How We Almost Fly, selected winner of the 2008 Pearl Poetry Prize by Gerald Locklin, is Alison Luterman's second book of poetry. Here she presents a dazzling array of characters and subjects that reflect her rich and various life as daughter, friend, lover, teacher, and world traveler. Although Luterman clearly and unflinchingly addresses the pain and suffering of deat ...more
Paperback, 81 pages
Published June 25th 2010 by Pearl Editions (first published 2009)
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Emily Rosenbaum
Jul 31, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I don’t read contemporary poetry because contemporary poets are self-absorbed and impressed with their own post-somethingism. Alison Luterman is neither. Instead, she does what a poet should do – she tells a complete feeling and a complete story in a tiny block of space. Her words do not dance across the page, nor do they stomp. Instead, they press themselves into place, each with its own deliberate space in time.
Her poems are about small things that are huge: the death of a friend, a word in
Dec 07, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Remarkable! I'll say more when I've finished but my favorite poem so far is "The Massage Therapist." ...more
Feb 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I've read Luterman's poems in The Sun for years, but this is the first of her collections I've read, in one sitting, admiring the way she communicates the human condition. Loved it. ...more
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