Publish date: July 6th 2010
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Pages no: 243
Edition language: English
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I disagreed with Baker's base Poetics (rhyme is not and has never been what draws me to poetry & I actually really enjoy iambic pentameter), and I often found his prose as purple as the plum on the cover--but even so I adored this book, as I adore practically everything else Baker has written. He ne...
If you love poetry, you will love this book, no prevarication, You Will Love This Book. If poetry was a joy, a love that you put aside as childish whimsy, this will re-introduce you to that love, will spark a curiosity, that will combust to no mere bonfire in your heart.
Easily the best I've ever read from him.
this book crept up on me. crept up on me and then hit me over the head. i didn't like it at first. i wondered at around chapter 6 or 7 if i oughtn't stick it in the "didn't finish" pile and move on. for some reason, though, i didn't. perhaps because i was almost halfway through and it seemed a waste...
Lovely meandering book, but then I do have a meandering mind right now and have started countless books without finishing them. So this one suits me just fine.Apropos nothing, carpe diem means plucking the day, as in gently instead of snatching it aggressively. Somehow I like it better that way.