Category Archives: Poetry

The Princess Diarist by Carrie Fisher

The Princess Diarist C 267 pages Amazon Book Preview of “The Princess Diarist“

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Sir Gawain And The Green Knight translated by Simon Armitage

I was listening to a BBC podcast with Simon Armitage describing Sir Gawain And The Green Knight: A New Verse Translation. Recently, my sister has been reading some classics novels from the 19th Century. I thought it would be funny … Continue reading

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In Search of Silence by Samuel R. Delany

In Search of Silence: The Journals of Samuel R. Delany, Volume I, 1957-1969; edited by Kenneth R. James. I wasn’t sure how I was going to read this. But I was always going to read it. Delany is one of … Continue reading

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After Nature by W.G. Sebald

After Nature is a collection of three long poems, about three men: Matthias Grunewald (German Renaissance painter), Georg Steller, (scientist and Arctic explorer) and W.G. Sebald (the author). I read the book twice in a row. Not because the book … Continue reading

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The Hatred Of Poetry by Ben Lerner

The theme of The Hatred of Poetry is: poetry inevitably disappoints by not living up to the writer’s and/or the reader’s expectation of Poetry’s ideal. This rings true with me. More so as a reader. We can’t read the writer’s … Continue reading

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