Category Archives: Reviews

Saved by a Poem

Do you know any poems or rhymes by heart? Have you ever memorized a poem purely because you loved it so much? Lately I’ve been inclined to review only books that have come out within the last year or so. … Continue reading

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Felicity: Poems by Mary Oliver

Ohio-born Mary Oliver first won me over with her Pulitzer Prize winning collection of poetry, American Primitive. Since then her poems have repeatedly taken my breath away by saying just the right phrase, saying just what I apparently needed to … Continue reading

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A Loaded Gun: Emily Dickinson for the 21st Century

I make an effort when reviewing books to not be too negative. However there are times when I am so opposed to an author’s point of view that I am compelled to speak out about it. Such is the case … Continue reading

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Echo Echo

Echo Echo: Reverso Poems About Greek Myths, by Marilyn Singer. 28 pages, hardcover. Penguin Random House, 2016. I’m guessing I’m not the only adult who enjoys children’s books. I find them delightful in their simplicity and a welcome distraction from … Continue reading

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The Hunger Moon

The Hunger Moon: New and Selected Poems, 1980-2010 by Marge Piercy. 352 pages, paperback. Alfred A. Knopf, 2012 I’ve always disliked long poetry. And by “long,” I mean covering more than two pages in the book. For some reason it … Continue reading

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Sex at Dawn

I knew that title would get your attention! Actually, this is a review of the book by the same title: Sex at Dawn: The Prehistoric Origins of Modern Sexuality*. The fact that it got your attention does, in a way, … Continue reading

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Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times

Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times, edited by Neil Astley 496 pages, paperback. Miramax Books. At the risk of sounding like a grade school kid giving a book report, let me just say that Staying Alive is the best … Continue reading

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