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text 2018-12-07 16:31
Reading progress update: I've read 541 out of 1102 pages.
Complete Poems, 1904-1962 - E.E. Cummings

YAY! Half way!

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text 2018-12-02 15:49
Reading progress update: I've read 516 out of 1102 pages.
Complete Poems, 1904-1962 - E.E. Cummings

Can I get to half-way (p540) by the end of the year?

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text 2018-11-30 16:42
Reading progress update: I've read 514 out of 1102 pages.
Complete Poems, 1904-1962 - E.E. Cummings

I note down the names and page nos. of favourite poems on the back of a book mark; I am running out of room on the one I'm using for this volume!

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review 2018-11-29 06:25
Winter of Summers - Michael Faudet

I’ve read all of Michael Faudet’s poetry books and he continues to be one of my favorite poets. 

 

This is his fourth book of poetry and I love seeing how he has grown and developed as a poet. His first book, Dirty Pretty Things, was strictly romantic. This book, on the other hand, was still focused on romance and love, but he would drop in a poem every now and then that focused on social issues. For example, “Respect” was all about treating women with respect and “Trigger Warning” was about how we value guns more than the lives of people. Those poems were a nice surprise. There was also a touch of self-awareness to that I found very clever.

 

 

Out of all of his books, this one had the strongest prose pieces. Typically, I’m a bit indifferent to his prose; they never really leave a big impression on me. However, the ones in this book really impressed me. “The Wedding Present” and “Winter of Summers” were two of my favorites. I hope he writes a novel sometime in the future because I think he cultivated his prose into something special.  

 

Overall, this was another strong collection from Faudet that was both romantic and smart. 

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review 2018-11-23 16:42
Peering at the Self: "Complete Tales & Poems" by Edgar Allan Poe
Complete Tales and Poems - Edgar Allan Poe


(Original Review, 1992-12-16)




Can a reader in this and age fully appreciate Poe? Maybe the age of the reader is significant - I first encountered Poe over forty decades ago - in the sense that time on the planet, life lived, experiences felt and understood, are part of the maturing process essential to entering Poe's visions and dream-states. Some of the comments I’ve read elsewhere suggest a fidgety class of pre-adolescents who have lost - if ever they had - what might be called attention spans. Then again, maybe Poe is uniquely American and the Europeans cannot fully grasp him.
 
 
 
If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

 

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