Archives For *Poetry*

 

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A Feature Review of
 

LIKE: Poems
A.E. Stallings

Hardback: FSG Books, 2018
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Reviewed by Sarah Lyons
 
 
When I was growing up, I was like many other kids and infatuated with the myths of Greek and Roman gods.  I would pull reference books from the library, hunting for narratives of men and women interacting with the divine.  With each new discovery I grew to both adore these stories and hate them—the arbitrary punishments, the rise and then deaths of heroes, the bright-burning romances and their ensuing jealousies, agonies, heartbreak.  I distinctly remember sitting down, pen and paper in hand, and attempting to make a list of myths that I could identify with; I wanted to keep track of ones that “ended well,” that offered some piece of hope toward the future.

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—Krista Tippett, host of On Being

 
 

We’re giving away FIVE copies
of this excellent new book:

Walking in Wonder:
Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World
John O’Donohue

Hardback: Convergent Books, 2018

Thanks to the publisher for providing the prizes!

 

Not familiar with the Irish
poet / theologian, John O’Donohue?

These video clips are a
good intro to his work
!

 

Enter now to win a copy of this book (It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3!) :
 
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Like: Poems
A.E. Stallings

Hardback: FSG Books, 2018
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Here are three superb poems from this collection…

 

Art Monster
A.E. Stallings

 
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The 2018 National Book Award winners
were announced last night!

Learn more about the five winning books…

 

[ FICTION ]  [ NONFICTION ]  [ POETRY ]
[ YOUNG PEOPLE’S LIT ]  [ TRANSLATIONS ]

 

FICTION WINNER:

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A Novel

Sigrid Nunez

Hardback: Riverhead, 2018
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Monument:
Poems New and Selected
Natasha Trethewey

Hardback: HMH Books, Nov. 2018
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Here are four superb poems from this collection…

 

Gathering
Natasha Trethewey

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into a Place of Solace
 
A Review of 

Acacia Road:
Poems
 

Aaron Brown

Paperback:
Silverfish Review Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Ben Rawlins
 
 

Aaron Brown’s Acacia Road flows from a remembered intimacy with a particular place foreign to most of us. In the opening poem, “N’Djamena Morning,” the speaker strolls through the African city as a popular song crackles on the radio, and a lizard scurries across a wall. N’Djamena is the capitol of Chad, a land-locked country in north-central Africa and Brown’s home through childhood and adolescence until violence forced his family to leave. Even as these poems provide continued connection to past meaningful experience, they also acknowledge the palpable sense of loss inherent to translating memory into poetry.

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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Michael Goheen

 

*** READ an excerpt from this book

 

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A Review of 
 

The Farm
Wendell Berry

 
Hardback: Counterpoint, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
The newly released book The Farm by Wendell Berry is a worthwhile purchase simply for its beauty. A trade reprint of the hard-to-find letterpress edition by Kentucky’s Larkspur Press, this new book retains the elegance of the original in both its design and its monochrome drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.

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Occasions: Poems
Marilyn McEntyre

Paperback: Resource Publications, 2018.
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*** Our Intro Guide to Marilyn McEntyre’s work

 

Here are three great poems from this new collection…

 

Advent on
the Central Coast
Marilyn McEntyre

 

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A Review of
 

Priest Turned Therapist
Treats Fear of God: Poems

Tony Hoagland

 
Paperback: Graywolf Press, 2018
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Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen
 
 
Some children, it seems, belong to secret societies. Their approaches to life suggest membership in good standing with the Future Tinkerers of America, Mini-Mechanics Guild or Tiny Troubleshooters Union. Curiosity leads these children into taking action, and taking apart perfectly good appliances to find the secret buttons or where the wires connect.

Not me. As a child, I assumed every gear and gadget had its right place and right to be undisturbed. Who was I to strip away all the magic and see how one thing led to another?

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