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Crossing State Lines: An American Renga Hardcover – March 29, 2011


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (March 29, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0374132135
  • ISBN-13: 978-0374132132
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,855,033 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The renga was overseen by BOB HOLMAN and CAROL MUSKE-DUKES, co-curators of the poetry stream of America: Now and Here, which is bringing art and artists to large and small communities across America.

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By Peter O on July 21, 2013
Format: Paperback
It's a great idea, to write a renga--an ancient Japanese collaborative poem--about these states and perhaps a coming new time with Obama as president, but a renga is a conversation between poets, and except for a few in this book, these poets aren't listening to each other. They're being individualistic Americans going their own way. You get some good lines here, but no conversation, no real build to anything.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Keepsake on June 20, 2011
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A unique and thoughtful poetic consideration in this young 21st century. In many ways we are still a young country. Our growing pains create restlessness and impulsiveness within our borders. We are getting to know ourselves. Simultaneously we are becoming known to others beyond our borders. We're gangily, but want poise. We are bright, but sometimes foolhardy. Crossing state Lines: An American Renga is an invitation to meet U.S.
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