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Round The Rue - Poetical Celebrations of Life Paperback – January 26, 2000


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Rexdale Pub; 1 edition (January 26, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0967566703
  • ISBN-13: 978-0967566702
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #14,523,623 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"...it sparks the imagination and provides the reader with a fresh, unique perspective on life." -- Howard Ely, Managing Editor, America at the Millennium: The Best Poems and Poets of the 20th Century

"...touching..." -- Letter from Barbara Bush

"...unique perspective and ...artistic vision." -- The International Library of Poetry

"Poems full of life's games, its ambushes, its simple rewards...from this ex-Marine and police reporter who might just be a bull dog with rubber teeth." -- The Book Reader, Scotts Valley, CA

...touching... -- Barbara Bush, former First Lady

Brian Grant's poetry assembled in Round The Rue is always entertaining, often insightful, occasionally reflective, and thoroughly interesting. -- Midwest Book Review, Oregon, WI

Poems full of life's games, its ambushes, its simple rewards... -- The Book Reader, Scotts Valley, CA

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Mr. Grant is comfortable exploring the lives and deaths; comedies and tragedies; and loves and lost loves of mankind. His poetry expresses the spiritual duality of good and evil in man, while leaving traces of the beauty and pleasure he sees in life. Perhaps the greatest remark regarding Mr. Grant's poetry is that it cannot leave the reader untouched.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "donna1010" on April 28, 2002
Format: Paperback
include that poem? It's messy and mean while the others I liked - The Cowboy and the Dreamer is just the right touch of wisdom; Huts, Nuts, and Squirrels is sharp and funny; Art is lovely and keen; A Night at Mannions has a captivating cadence; You and I so quietly romantic; Dogs is a very dear expression of the author's humanity and compassion which makes me forgive him Round the Rue. After all, it makes an intriguing title. I would have called it A Night at Mannions or just for us Westerners The Cowboy and the Dreamer and included more of that high caliber story instead of the blah-blah that says sweet nothings, literally. But, let's understand that reading poetry requires a certain reflection and discipline. I'll revisit the poetry another day and see what happens. Sometimes poems find us when we need them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on June 6, 2000
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Brian Grant's poetry assembled in Round The Rue is always entertaining, often insightful, occasionally reflective, and thoroughly interesting. No Progress: When I was young I sought a kiss/From any red lipped saucy miss/Any skirt above the knee/Became the Dearest one to me/(...)
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I don't normally read poems. But I read these and I must say that I did enjoy them. Made me wonder why I've never bothered before. My favorite is "Give Me A Cat". I'm a cat lover and those are exactly my sentiments. "Laughter of the Soul" was cute too. All the poems were good and easy to understand. Quite enjoyable.
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