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Magnetic North by Linda Gregerson
Magnetic North

h, October 21, 2013

Gregerson weaves together voices from her life, her fellow poets, her reading of ancient history, and her landscapes. She moves through a variety of forms and creates breathless reading moments through the most mundane.
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Magnetic North by Linda Gregerson
Magnetic North

h, October 21, 2013

Gregerson weaves together voices from her life, her fellow poets, her reading of ancient history, and her landscapes. She moves through a variety of forms and creates breathless reading moments through the most mundane.
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On Photography
On Photography

h, September 28, 2013

Many of Sontag's criticisms of photography will still ring true over 30 years after she published these essays. Some will make you wonder how her arguments might have changed if she were writing them in our age of Instagram, imgur, and Pinterest. What violence does the photograph do now? What's the status of the photo taker when her images roam free on social media, by choice or not? As always, Sontag writes crisp, passionate prose that's pleasurable for all readers.
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The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet by Reif Larsen
The Selected Works of T. S. Spivet

h, September 3, 2013

I missed the buzz on this book and thus didn't come with the outsized expectations that others have. That's for the best, as always. I find it utterly charming and stimulating for something, like myself, who's interested in the relationship between words and images in books and art. But, that aside, it regularly makes me smile and even cringe at the coldness of our most intimate relationships. It does start out stronger than it ends, but don't let that keep you away. If you know David Foster Wallace's work, you're hear echoes in how Larsen depicts precocious, prodigy children. Take that as you will.
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The Country of the Pointed Firs (Art of the Novella) by Sarah Orne Jewett
The Country of the Pointed Firs (Art of the Novella)

h, August 24, 2013

They'll call it regionalist; you'll just call if wonderful if you don't know that term. With gems of thoughts like this one, "'I'm willing to own a relation that has such proper ideas of doughnuts'"--you'll be smiling, daydreaming, and maybe even salivating at every turn of the page. And if you buy this edition from one of my favorite small, indie presses, Melville House, those pages will be small and have a pleasing texture. Read this classic and feel the Maine sea air against your skin, be inspired to enter into unexpected relations, and be provoked to think about how you determine what you think about others.
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