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Top Fall Poetry : Books Beyond the Basics To Fire Up Your Imagination

From John Boyne to Val McDermid | Barbara's Picks, Nov./Dec. 2018

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Not Here

Not easygoing but absorbing, important reading.
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Virgin

A moving section of this book clarifies the influences of the poet's artist father, who teaches her the meaning of art: "This one is art. This is what art looks like." She learned her lesson well.
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dying in the scarecrow's arms: Poems

Strong work for most collections.
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American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassins

"In a second I'll tell you how little/ Writing rescues," says Hayes, but his rescues a lot. Highly recommended.
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We Play a Game

Highly recommended.
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Extra Hidden Life, among the Days

For all smart poetry readers.
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Lady of Light: New Poems

The title comes from Wakoski's habit of signing her correspondence "I remain Yr Lady of Light, Diane," and these poems surely sparkle.
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