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Poetry: Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting and Jump Soul

This post covers two recent Shelf Awareness poetry reviews (April is poetry month, after all). The first is the debut collection Letter Composed During a Lull in the Fighting by Kevin Powers, author of the much-praised novel and National Book Award finalist … Continue reading

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Poetry Review: Palace of Contemplating Departures by Brynn Saito

My review of Brynn Saito’s The Palace of Contemplating Departure (Red Hen Press, 2013) ran in today’s Shelf Awareness for Readers (dedicated poetry issue; it is, after all, Poetry Month). I loved this collection.  Saito is wonderful with imagery and lets … Continue reading

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Poem Snippet of the Day: April Chores by Jane Kenyon

This is from “April Chores” by Jane Kenyon – from today’s Writers Almanac (where you can also read the whole poem): Like a mad red brain the involute rhubarb leaf thinks its way up through loam. I love that image – … Continue reading

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