Strings: A Gathering of Family Poems

Copyright 1984
Checked out 5 times in 26 years
Last checked out 12 years ago

This is a likable book. I’m surprised it hasn’t gotten more circulation considering it’s focus on family. It contains a collection of poems that includes poets both well-known and obscure. It’s divided into sections based on relationship: Wives and Husbands, Parents, Children, Cousins, etc. All of the poetry is very accessible. The poems are from all over, including the South. I randomly opened it to “White Autumn,” a poem about a book-loving Southern woman for whom a rocking chair became home in old age. Although this book seems on the surface a good match for Albertville (a good purchasing decision), if it goes many more years without circulation, I recommend letting it go. Apparently nobody searches the catalog for “family poems.”

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