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The Collected Poems of Frank O'Hara
4.34
it was amazing
Getting Up Ahead of Someone (Sun) is a poem I find myself returning to constantly and with a certain quiet obsessiveness; it captures something I ca ...more
not set
Sep 28, 2012
 
Red Doc>
4.10
liked it
The truncation of Geryon’s name to an astringent, almost elemental “G” seems to me rather indicative of Carson’s underlying strategy in the transition ...more
Jul 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
A Fast Life: The Collected Poems
4.57
it was amazing
I've been reading through reviews and they all more or less declare that this substantial volume confirms Dlugos as the great gay poet of the AIDS era ...more
Jul 18, 2016
May 31, 2016
 
Becoming Marianne Moore: The Early Poems, 1907-1924
4.48
it was amazing
I'm presuming that like myself most casual fans of Moore are generally unaware of the issues surrounding the access and availability of this great Mod ...more
Nov 2011
Dec 13, 2011
 
The Best of It: New and Selected Poems
4.11
it was amazing
Along with Anne Carson, Kay Ryan has long been my favorite contemporary poet, so I was pleased to see her become our Poet Laureate a few years back, a ...more
not set
Jul 26, 2011
 
The Complete Poems And Collected Letters Of Adelaide Crapsey
4.12
really liked it
Read a handful of Crapsey's elegantly distilled cinquins that felt lost among the endless pages of a large anthology and was immediately impressed and ...more
Nov 2011
Feb 15, 2012
 
Uncommon Prayer: Poems
4.41
really liked it
The best individual poems scale the dizzying heights obtained by Johnson's two previous collections, though in the end I wasn't as consistently taken ...more
Aug 2015
Jul 16, 2015
 
Crystal Flowers: Poems and a Libretto
4.43
it was amazing
Stettheimer wields words just as exquisitely as she does a paintbrush.
not set
Feb 24, 2016
 
The Complete Poems of Michelangelo
3.95
really liked it
Probably ideally read in the throes of great romantic passion (or even anguish), for what Michelangelo lacks in literary skill he makes up for with hi ...more
May 12, 2009
May 14, 2009
 
Our Deep Gossip: Conversations with Gay Writers on Poetry and Desire
3.88
really liked it
Hennessy is the ideal interviewer: articulate, engaging, and well-informed, and it's obvious that his interviewees derive a lot of pleasure (and are o ...more
not set
Jan 28, 2016
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