Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The Kingdom of Ordinary Time by Marie Howe

Marie Howe doesn't just churn out a poetry book every year or two, and her patience with her work shows in this collection. The book includes a lovely series called "Poems from the Life of Mary," and the collection uses a variety of forms, including paragraph poems (or prose poems). The voice is very engaging (you want to listen to it), and it varies from poem to poem (if you read one poem, you have not read them all). "What We Would Give Up" is a poem you can read and then come up with your own list.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3558 .O8925 K56 2008
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Anna Leahy, Assistant Professor, Department of English
Rating: Highly Recommended

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