Biespiel, David

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A Place of Exodus: Home, Memory, and Texas

Highly recommended for Texas history and poetry collections, and for all memoir readers.

Republic Cafe

Eloquent and personal, beautiful and wrenching, these poems mine deeply the nature of love, violence, and memory, drawing you into a world of evil and pain but also touch, healing, and love: "Forehead to forehead, we tasted each other's name." Not to be missed.

The Education of a Young Poet

As a whole, this book is fascinating and sometimes even enchanting, but the final chapter, "Suit," is pure magic.

A Long High Whistle: Selected Columns on Poetry

A perfect introduction to how to read a poem; Biespiel doesn't tell us how to read, instead he simply shows us. One of the best books about reading poetry you will ever find; essential for all poetry collections and anyone interested in the art and joy of reading.

Charming Gardeners

Highly recommended for all poetry collections.

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