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reviewed Since feeling is first. June 28, 2010
E.E. Cummings
This poem, like all of Cummings work, is thoughtful, sweet, and sticks with you for a long time. I absolutely love to read his work, and this particular poem is one of my favorites! It can be enjoyed …
reviewed Autobiography of Red. June 28, 2010
Autobiography of Red by Anne Carson
  “Total Facts Known About Geryon.      Geryon was a monster everything about him was red. Geryon      lived on an island in the Atlantic called …
posted a Quick Tip about Leaves of Grass. June 24, 2010
Leaves of Grass
Not bad for a do-it-yourself project
posted a Quick Tip about The Prophet (book). June 23, 2010
Not Gibran's best work (check out Tears and Laughter; Spirit's Rebellious) but still a 4 at least. What a writer. Poetry between the lines. Elegance and beauty in prose. Super rad!!!
posted a Quick Tip about The Prophet (book). June 21, 2010
I discovered this book as a senior in high school. It changed me.
reviewed Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal B.... June 13, 2010
Oh, Why Should the Spirit of Mortal Be Proud?
Written in 1876, this poem about the cycle of life and death is timeless. It points out that so many of the deeds that are so important to us in life are meaningless after we are gone. The beautiful woman …
posted a Quick Tip about The Prophet (book). June 02, 2010
It has stood the test of time.
posted a Quick Tip about The Prophet (book). June 02, 2010
I've been reading this book since I was 16 years old. It's amazing what someone can teach you if you take the time to listen.
reviewed Romanian Poems. June 01, 2010
Romanian Poems
Paul Celan's German poetry became major work for study and consideration from the prolific literary era after World War II.   Coming from a Romanian Jewish family, surviving the political …
reviewed Holiday Poems for Children. May 28, 2010
Holiday Poems for Children
Quality poetry is more than just making sentences where the sound of a word at the end of one matches the sound of the word at the end of another. Good poetry has a rhythm and a beat to it, as you read …
posted a Quick Tip about Dancing The Dream by Michael Jackson. May 22, 2010
Dancing The Dream by Michael Jackson
Keep this book on hand, as you will find you'll want to read it over and over!!
reviewed Dancing The Dream by Michael Jackson. May 22, 2010
Dancing The Dream by Michael Jackson
This book is wonderful for those who seek inspiration in their lives, regardless of whether you are a Michael Jackson fan or not.  I bought this book, which was reprinted after his death, and was …
reviewed Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and.... April 23, 2010
Strange Attractors: Poems of Love and Mathematics
To mathematicians, the expressions of mathematics are poetic in nature and expressive of thought. Using only a few symbols, it is possible to express the movements of galaxies, stars, planets and the …
reviewed A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor: .... March 11, 2010
A Red Cherry on a White-tiled Floor: Selected
A couple years ago after sending in the customer reply card from a previous Copper Canyon Press book, I began receiving their good old-fashioned mailed newsletter. Inside one of those was a snip from …
reviewed Never Night. March 07, 2010
Never Night
I'm not sure anymore, I can't quite remember: have I read poetry before? Have I? This feels like a first love, after all, a discovery, a loss of guarded chastity, to wade deep into something as yet unseen …
reviewed The Symphony of Science. February 27, 2010
The Symphony of Science
      I first stumbled upon the fifth installment of The Symphony of Science through a friend's Twitter post. As an English and History major, "The Poetry of Reality" …
reviewed Moonbeam Dreams. January 27, 2010
Moonbeam Dreams
   Moonbeam Dreams by Gina Browning is a sweetly rhyming tale perfect for bedtime. First Mia's review: I liked the rhyming. Here is one of my favorites: And I'll tell you a secret to add to …
reviewed Chin up, Dad: Verses. January 13, 2010
Chin up, Dad: Verses
As the father of a teen-age girl, this collection of verses contained messages that I have experienced. Dads are important in being there through the hurts, joys, learning experiences and petty traumas …
reviewed Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers .... January 05, 2010
Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS
Groff, David (editor) and Philip Clark. "Persistent Voices: Poetry by Writers Lost to AIDS", Alyson, 2010.    Their Voices Live On    Amos Lassen    So …
reviewed Inferno (Norton Critical Editions). November 20, 2009
Inferno (Norton Critical Editions)
This was required reading for a graduate course in medieval history. This is a great translation, Norton editions have great articles to help explain the works. Dante Alighieri's (1265-1321) "Devine Comedy" …
reviewed Poetry. November 17, 2009
What makes poetry, at least for me, is the simultaneity of ideas and the greater density of language among a host of other 'makings.' I attempt a linearity and the sequential in my poetry; these are the …
posted a Quick Tip about Langston Hughes. November 14, 2009
Langston Hughes
http://www.lunch.com/reviews/UserReview-Lang...s_True_an_In_depth.html (Reaks Awesomeness)
reviewed Langston Hughes. November 14, 2009
Langston Hughes
The Ability to Write what is True, an In-depth Poetic Review There is no truth, only that which is true; but what is true for me can be much different for you. The year is 1951 and the poet is Langston …
reviewed Herta Muller - 2009's Nobel Prize win.... October 09, 2009
Herta Muller is a Romanian-born German writer, known for her extremely controversial writings that criticise the Romanian Communist-era and its oppressive dictatorship. Since her books were all originally …
reviewed The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the.... September 11, 2009
The Ode Less Travelled: Unlocking the Poet Within
Like most sensible people, I've always hated poetry. A form of writing for people who want to say nothing, pretentiously. There's a reason why it's the format of choice for self-harming Livejournal teens …
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