Birth date: August 10, 1953
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Read this on my couch-bound, flu-filled weekend, and it still managed to make everything around me seem exquisitely beautiful.
Beautiful book. Surprising in many ways - the poetry of it; the poetry in it (a lot of Emily Dickinson). Wide-ranging, introspective: from the failure and futility of language as a way to understand another being (leave it to a poet to point out language's short-comings); to the power of love and ar...
You want evidence of the streetfight? A gutter-grate bruise & concrete scabs—here are nails on the tongue,a mosaic of glass shards on my lips.I am midnight banging against housefire.A naked woman shakingwith the sweat of need.An ocean of burning diamondsbeneath my roadkill,my hitchhikerbelly fills s...
Read this for my continuing ed class...beautiful writing! It gave me a new perspective on still lifes, something I had never thought much about. It's a pretty short book, so I will probably read through it again before the class meets.
I found Doty's poems good, solid, but frequently lacking the fire I was looking for in them. I didn't feel compelled by a spark of emotion to progress in the book, and they were certainly well crafted, I just couldn't love them. Like a talented but otherwise dull and homely child.