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message 1: by Jen (last edited Jun 05, 2011 08:55AM) (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
I have to say this is a great idea for a group. Many thanks to those who started it.

I've been going through the American poetry section of my local library, as well as picking up poetry at used bookstores. So the books I review will only rarely be new releases. Here are the books I've read in full thus far in 2011:

1. The Little that is All by John Ciardi--reviewed
2. Driving to Biloxi by Edgar Simmons--reviewed
3. Now and Then by Robert Penn Warren--reviewed
4. Under Milkwood by Dylan Thomas--reviewed
5. Devil's Wine by Sue Scalf--reviewed
6. Boaz by Thomas Wilkerson--reviewed
7. Banish Misfortune by R.T. Smith--reviewed
8. Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters--reviewed

When I've got reviews up, I'll post them in the review section. Some of them I'll have to reread in order to give a worthwhile review.


Rob the Obscure | 11 comments What about:

1. WE TOUCH THE SKY - Rod McKuen
2. Always A Reckoning - Jimmy Carter
3. A Night Without Armor - Jewel


message 3: by S. (new)

S. (SarahJ) | 1424 comments Mod
Hi Jen -
Thanks for joining. I've learned of a lot of good poets in this group. Like most people here I read a lot of poetry but think the reviewing process helps me think about what I liked and didn't and why.
welcome

(Hi Rob! - is this the beginning of your list? You'll want your own string. Let me know if you need help.)


Rob the Obscure | 11 comments No, S. I was actually in a sarcastic mood and posted a "list" with three of the worst collections of poetry I've ever read.

Sorry - tongue-in-cheek.


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S. (SarahJ) | 1424 comments Mod
laUGH - ok, just looked at the titles.


message 6: by Jen (last edited Jun 02, 2011 11:31AM) (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
9. Send Bygraves by Martha Grimes--reviewed


message 7: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
10. The New American Poetry, ed. Donald M. Allen
11. A Footing On This Earth by Sara Henderson Hay


message 8: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
12. The Father of the Predicament by Heather McHugh
13. Cotton Candy on a Rainy Day by Nikki Giovanni


message 9: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
14. Selected Poems, New and Old 1923-1966 by Robert Penn Warren


message 10: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
15. The Ballad of Catfoot Grimes by Hodding Carter
16. Work, for the Night is Coming by Jared Carter


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Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
17. Paper Covers Rock by Chella Courington and Triplicity by Kristin McHenry

18. Long Feud by Louis Untermeyer

19. Fire Water World by Adrian Louis


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Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
20. Stars Through the Clouds by Donald Williams


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Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
21. Summoned by Bells by John Betjeman


message 14: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
22. The Tunnel by Russell Edson
23. Notes from Irrelevance by Anselm Berrigan


message 15: by S. (new)

S. (SarahJ) | 1424 comments Mod
"The Tunnel" is a masterpiece.


message 16: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
24. Fields of Praise by Marilyn Nelson


message 17: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
25. William Carlos Williams: Selected Poems, edited by Charles Tomlinson

I suspect this will be my last book of poetry for the year. Looking forward to the challenge next year!


message 18: by S. (new)

S. (SarahJ) | 1424 comments Mod
It is really a pleasure reading your reviews, Jen. I look forward to next year, too.


message 19: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
Thanks, Sarah. I wish I had more time to read the reviews of others. And the books they review! This is a great idea for a group and I'm extremely glad I found it.


message 20: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
26. The Difference Between Night and Day by Bin Ramke


message 21: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
27. The Last Magician by Stephen Corey (c. 1987)

I seem to have more time for than I expected and a few slim books of poetry that were waiting to be read.


message 22: by Jen (new)

Jen (jppoetryreader) | 1444 comments Mod
Alrighty--I think this really is my last book of poetry for 2011.

28. My Wicked Wicked Ways by Sandra Cisneros


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