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The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems by B. H. Fairchild
The Blue Buick: New and Selected Poems

abraden, August 26, 2014

Recollecting the ache of adolescence, the weariness of work, the solitude of landscapes both external and internal, Fairchild shapes it all into something lark-worthy. If you buy this book, you will return to it often.
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Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems
Early Occult Memory Systems of the Lower Midwest: Poems

abraden, July 24, 2014

No wonder Fairchild has won all those awards; these poems are stunning and uniquely powerful.
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That Thread Still Connecting Us by Joseph Green
That Thread Still Connecting Us

abraden, July 20, 2014

Rather than a book of elegies, Joseph Green has created a tribute to his father in a way that honors all fathers and all sons. This chapbook wields the impact of a full-length collection because each poem packs a wallop, either with humor or heartache. Readers should also check out his other superb books: The End of Forgiveness, His Inadequate Vocabulary, Deluxe Motel, and Greatest Hits: 1975 -2000.
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One of Seven Billion by Tim Sherry
One of Seven Billion

abraden, July 20, 2014

With conversational language and stripped-down wisdom, Tim Sherry's One of Seven Billion is at once intimate and anonymous, revealing and evasive. In a time when many poets seem to value irony and wit, Sherry offers poems that are intelligently solid and emotionally honest. The speaker in many of these poems strikes me as a modern-day relative of William the Poet from the long, allegorical, Christian narrative Piers Plowman of the Middle Ages. He questions without finding answers then accepts that the act of questioning is what each of the seven billion of us must do to exist meaningfully. Posing such impossible questions can be a solitary process but despite the poet's "instinct for loneliness," he creates a community where Claude Monet, John Wayne, Lana Turner, and The man Upstairs meet at the center of the universe to celebrate life, love and the imagination.
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