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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »

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Introspections : American Poets on One of Their Own Poems (97 Edition) by Robert Pack (ed.)
Introspections : American Poets on One of Their Own Poems (97 Edition)

The Instant Librarian, April 8, 2012

Wonder how your favorite poem was made? These essays give you insight into the process and architecture of poems, in the words of their makers.
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A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America #32: Beautiful in the Mouth by Keetje Kuipers
A. Poulin, Jr. New Poets of America #32: Beautiful in the Mouth

The Instant Librarian, April 8, 2012

This collection so captivated me, I literally could not put it down. When I sat down to read it, I didn't get up until I'd reached the end. These are poems of subtle beauty and power from a skilled new poet.
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The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach by Robin Behn
The Practice of Poetry: Writing Exercises from Poets Who Teach

The Instant Librarian, April 8, 2012

An excellent collection of exercises for writing and improving your own poems. For the novice and the experienced poet alike. Includes exercises of varying length and scope from well-known poets who also teach.
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My Emily Dickinson by Susan Howe
My Emily Dickinson

The Instant Librarian, December 4, 2011

A look at the enigmatic poet through the lens of a masterful poet in her own right. Should we expect anything less than luminous from Susan Howe? This critical exploration of Dickinson's poetry and life steers clear of the tiresome myth-making to which so many biographies and pseudo-critical works on Dickinson fall prey. Its slim size belies a wealth of wide-ranging reflection on the poet's influences and intentions, locating her within her own life and times as a poet of great genius and innovation. If, as Howe writes, "every poet is salted with fire," then this book is doubly ablaze.
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Wildwood by Colin Meloy and Carson Ellis
Wildwood

The Instant Librarian, December 4, 2011

This book is geared to middle readers, but could easily be found on a middle-aged reader's wish list. Portlanders especially will connect to recognizable landmarks, thinly veiled under the subtly fantastic spell Meloy casts. I'm sending a copy to relatives with 8 and 9 year old daughters as a gift: I think the whole family will enjoy it. Looking forward to the next two in the trilogy.
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