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Same Life: Poems Hardcover – September 2, 2008
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So imagine my surprise when "Same Life" by Maureen McLane found its way into my bag and how soon I became captivated by its airy, luminous charm.
With poems that simply float all over on the page, McLane invites the reader not so much into her life as much as into her very thoughts. She travels the landscapes of America, of literature and of love with sly, confident voice. Some of my favorite poems were so short, they felt like the poet was whispering her insights to you in sotto voce, producing perfect clever gems that stuck in my head for days. Other longer form work allowed McLane to share fuller stories, but without giving too much away -- a poetic smoke and mirrors.
Considering my narrative inclinations when it comes to poetry, it should come as no surprise that I finished the book wanting to know more about the author than she was prepared to give in verse, but nonetheless, I truly enjoyed taking a break from my usual poetic fare with this smart, Basho-esque book