Great poems and a fast read!
Crossing the Water is some of Plath’s best work!
Even if you don’t read much poetry I guarantee you will love David Lee’s poems!!! He is absolutely hilarious!!!!!
This was a very good book to read about the demise of the communist regime in Russia and the great rivalry that existed between Gorbachev and Yeltsin.
I have a dear friend who is suffering with pancreatic cancer and so I wanted to read the Swayze’s experience with it even though the end was inevitable. Patrick had a lot of gumption and a lot of fight left him even at the end. It is a beautiful love story and well written story of courage and grit.
I really enjoyed reading Remnick’s book on the end of communism in Russia.
Adrienne Rich is one of my favorite poets. She writes rich engaging poetry to hold the reader’s interest.
I’m not a huge fan of James Merrill. His poems are difficult to read and difficult to understand.
I like Jan Hirschfeld’s poetry because of her extreme imagery even though she is a little hard to understand at times.
The bestselling author of “Devil in the White City” turns his hand to a remarkable story set during Hitler’s rise to power. The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history.
A good piece of well-known history from a different perspective.
Denise Levertov one of my favorite poets. I read this collection with a touch of melancholy knowing that these were the last poems she wrote before she passed away.
Frank Gaspar writes excellent prose!
This is a collection of poems by one of my favorite poets, Donald Hall, who writes about the loss of his wife, poet Jane Kenyon. Very moving. Anyone who has ever lost someone they loved to cancer will read these poems like a prayer.
David Lee is one of my very favorite humorist poets. Although many of the poems in “My Town” are poems he includes in “Legacy of Shadows” they are still fun to read and to re-read! He fill us in on all the goings-on around his town!
Philip Levine is an award winning poet and the reason I like reading him is because he makes his poetry so easy to understand for the simple lay person like myself. Poetry should not be difficult to read or to understand and Levine delivers.
Rita Dove is well worth reading. These are “story” poems and can be understood by the ordinary person as a biography. At the back of the book she offers a chronlogy of the lives of Thomas and Beulah to give the reader a sense of the era in history and the time span of their lives.
I fell in love with poet David Lee the very first time I read him! The people he talks about in his poetry are all people I have known in my lifetime at one time or another. He uses the vernacular of the people of his region which makes his writing all the more interesting and humorous. If you’ve never read David Lee I highly recommend him. If nothing else please check out his poem “Pain” on page 266. It really hits home!
I have always admired John Steinbeck’s writing. He takes a trip across America and you feel like you are right there in the truck beside him!