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Sex Perhaps

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Starbuck offers a refreshing account of an unselfconscious woman in her seventies, through lusty poetry. Kathryn Starbuck began writing poems in her sixties in response to the deaths of several family members—hardest of all, the death... Read More

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Irresistible Sonnets

by Holly Wren Spaulding

The sheer variety in this poignant collection reveals that the sonnet is very much a living art form. In the world of contemporary poetry, free verse and experimentation remain our era’s taste and tendency, so where does this leave... Read More

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Monsieur Ambivalence

by Holly Wren Spaulding

With a unique pace and logic, the text provides a desirable space in which to consider any number of interesting ideas about solitude and connection. Inspired by Blaise Pascal, a 17th-century philosopher best known for his posthumous... Read More

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Daylight Saving

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Encounters with serene landscapes, ordinary occurrences, and thoughtful rural people ignite a desire to search within oneself and connect to the world. From an author regarded as crucial and distinguished among Australian poets of his... Read More

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Selected Early Poems

by Holly Wren Spaulding

In Charles Simic’s early work, he’s vulgar, sublime, funny, philosophical, and irreverent. Among the most prolific and widely read poets of his generation, Charles Simic has served as US Poet Laureate and won a Pulitzer Prize in... Read More

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Darkening the Grass

by Holly Wren Spaulding

Married love, the simple satisfactions of daily routines and habits around the home and garden, light and darkness, and ruminations about aging and dying give this third collection by Michael Millar substance and form. There are also... Read More

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