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I loved the depth of these poems. They took so many dark aspects of life and made them beautiful. This was a great collection of poetry.
  
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Morning in the Burned House
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10.0 (1 Ratings)
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Though I really cannot remember the last time I read a book of poetry, when I spotted this library discard by the well-respected Canadian author, Margaret Atwood, I could not resist. I was hooked with the first poem, as I felt that these words could have echoed from my own thoughts -- a feeling that continued with many more poems in this book. I also loved that she did not feel the need to make her poems rhyme or follow any specific rhythm. I believe the technical term is free verse. At any rate, it was much more freeing to read than the typical poetry I remember from my school days. I find myself also growing in respect for the author, as I think it is rather courageous to publish a book of poetry, even for an established author like Margaret Atwood. Poetry somehow feels more raw and closer to the heart of the author than a lengthy work of fiction. Though I have jotted down bits of poetry in private moments, I would not dare share most of it with anyone. Some of my favorites are "A Sad Child", "Red Fox", and "Helen of Try Does Counter Dancing", but I found something to like in every poem. I highly recommend this very enjoyable read, even if poetry is not your cup of tea.
  
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Jenn C (340 KP) rated Station Eleven in Books

Nov 16, 2018  
Station Eleven
Station Eleven
Emily St. John Mandel | 2015 | Fiction & Poetry, Science Fiction/Fantasy
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7.9 (29 Ratings)
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Freaking Amazing!
This book is pure poetry. The way the story is woven together, the way the characters feel so real. I adored every second of it.
  
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Dog
Dylan Thomas | 2015 | Fiction & Poetry
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"The lyrical drinker and Welshman crafting evocative stories of a magical land, filled with poetry. Stories like “Who Do You Wish Was With Us?” are painfully beautiful."

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Erika (17655 KP) rated The Princess Saves Herself in This One in Books

Nov 15, 2018 (Updated Nov 15, 2018)  
The Princess Saves Herself in This One
The Princess Saves Herself in This One
Amanda Lovelace, Ladybookmad | 2016 | Essays
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7.4 (8 Ratings)
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I'm not quite sure who started this popular tumblr-style spacing poetry, but it is so annoying and I feel like it makes the poetry less effective. That's simply why I've rated it so low.
The poetry was fairly good, but I couldn't help but think of rupi kaur... and that kind of tainted this for me. It certainly didn't empower or inspire me in anyway, aside from inspiring me to use capital letters and spacing correctly. This was definitely a quick read, and maybe took me 30 minutes. I've rented the next one from the library, so I guess I'll soldier on with the next one.
  
This is a great comprehensive book of Modernist poetry. There are many authors with a great selection of both the poetry and many technical essays.

I loved reading the biographies of the poets before diving into the actual poetry.

I had to get this book for one of my English classes in college, and it helped a lot with the understanding of the poetry. It was great because it included all of the footnotes that worked in tandem with the enjoyment of the poems.

I loved reading Langston Hughes the most. I had been introduced to a few of his poems, but this was the first time I had gotten to read so many. I love his style of writing in comparison to a lot of the other poets we read.

I can honestly say that TS Eliot is not my favorite Modernist poet, especially since it seems like each professor has us read at least one of his poems a quarter.

Overall, this is a super cool book to pick up, even if you aren't a huge fan of poetry, but want to be introduced to a lot of different styles.
  
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James Whiteside recommended The Name of the Wind in Books (curated)

 
The Name of the Wind
The Name of the Wind
Patrick Rothfuss | 2017 | Fiction & Poetry
9.2 (74 Ratings)
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"This is perhaps the most poignant fantasy novel I've ever read. If you're a fan of fantasy, this is the series for you; a wizard's tale as poetry."

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The Palm at the End of the Mind
The Palm at the End of the Mind
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"I read a lot of poetry and have spent many years trying to get beyond Stevens and my obsession with his late verse in particular. But I can’t."

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Stuff I've been feeling lately
Stuff I've been feeling lately
Alicia Cook | 2016 | Fiction & Poetry
6
6.0 (1 Ratings)
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Side A and side B (1 more)
A song for every poem
Can get kinda boring (0 more)
First poetry book
I loved the whole song for every poem, like a cassette tape it had a side A and side B which was cool. Overall the poetry was... ok. Some I related to deeply and brought a tear to my eye, but mostly I forgot them as soon as I read them.
  
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Ari Augustine (10 KP) rated Honeybee in Books

May 4, 2020  
Honeybee
Honeybee
Trista Mateer | 2014 | Fiction & Poetry, Romance
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10.0 (1 Ratings)
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This is the first time I read any of Trista's poetry, but I'm so glad I did.
Sure, her poetry is not in any format most people are accustomed to, but that's actually why I loved it.
I loved the little photos/images inside the book - simple, sweet, delicate. I felt it went with the fragile and vulnerable tone of the book.

Her poems explore her own sexuality, her experiences with loss, loss, grief, and identity. It's modern poetry that reads like words tucked away, hidden on random pages of a forgotten book in the library and I loved this about it. I loved how random, thoughtful, sentimental,and raw some of the poems were.