Doris Lynch

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The Anti-Grief

Throughout, Boruch easily folds storytelling into her poems and makes deep emotional connections, as when Dorothy Wordsworth’s life segues into that of the poet’s grandmother. Repetition is occasionally overused, and the poet loses focus in the long poem “Keats Is Coughing,” which compares visits to Rome and Alaska, but overall this is a collection not to be missed.
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Love and I

In nearly every poem, the poet delves deeply. Her questing invites us to read and reread. For all academic and larger public library collections.

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A Sand Book

In a collection this large, some, even many, poems could have been weeded. But readers will be pulled in by the quality of the writing, which throbs with a Kerouac-like energy, and the poet’s worldview, at once innocent and world-weary, cosmopolitan and everyday.

Sight Lines

Provocative work; a solid addition to academic and popular collections.

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.
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Native Species

In stunning language and elegant prosody, the poet honors life in its great variety—"When our species is extinct,// what animal will carry the memory/ of our lives?"—and a deep family connection to the land. Reminiscent of the work by Kentucky poet Wendell Berry; highly recommended.
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The Flame

An excellent addition for all poetry collections. [See Prepub Alert, 4/9/18.]
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American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time

As in every anthology, some poems impress and others not so much. But the best provide images and characters (real or imagined) in strong language, and the multiplicity of viewpoints and energy presented here often remind us of what it means to be human.
PREMIUM

American Journal: Fifty Poems for Our Time

As in every anthology, some poems impress and others not so much. But the best provide images and characters (real or imagined) in strong language, and the multiplicity of viewpoints and energy presented here often remind us of what it means to be human.

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