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The Fields of Praise by Marilyn Nelson

The two halves of this book are sharply divided in subject matter. The first brings to life the poet’s experiences and those of her ancestors. The second focuses on religious exploration. Continue reading

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Fire Water World by Adrian Louis

Adrian Louis is uncompromising in his rendering of the emotional anguish, violence, and contradictions of Native American life, but that can be a flaw as well as a strength. Continue reading

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Long Feud by Louis Untermeyer

Louis Untermeyer was a great editor but not a great poet. Books of his poetry can safely be discarded libraries without a direct connection to him. Continue reading

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Paper Covers Rock ** and ** Triplicity

This first flip edition from Indigo Ink is a winner with two wonderful voices in one book. Continue reading

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Midpoint by John Updike

Interest is waning in a book of Updike’s poetry. Continue reading

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Recoveries by Theodore Weiss

A book-length poem by Theodore Weiss is a poor choice for the Albertville library. Continue reading

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The Port Beyond by Thom Wilkerson

Keep this book by a local poet as long as it holds up. Continue reading

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