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My Mouth Is Still Watering.
on December 14, 2012
Driving home after working the graveyard shift a couple of weeks back I turned on the radio to NPR and as perfect timing would have it Kevin Young was reading a poem called "Butter" from his anthology " The Hungry Ear - Poems of Food & Drink". As a vegan I am not ashamed to admit that my mouth was watering the rest of the way home. Knowing very little about poetry I had never heard of Mr. Young. I had only recently started downloading several books of poetry and haiku to my Kindle in the hopes that reading them would help me reduce stress. After listening to the entertaining and educational piece on NPR, as soon as I got home I downloaded this wonderful anthology to my Kindle. Let me just say that we should all be very grateful that Kevin Young is not only skilled at choosing poems (and quotes) that run the gambit from funny to sad to insightful to quirky to profoundly moving but, possessing a poets soul himself, wrote an emotionally stirring introduction that is poetic in and of itself. It gave me a previously undiscovered perspective on the importance of "The Table" in family and friend relationships. I guess I should also thank Mr. Young for helping me take care of a large chunk of my holiday shopping. I come from a large family where gathering for meals is integral and this book will certainly be appreciated by all who receive it (I've bought eight so far). I have only one complaint: Kevin Young has written several books of poetry as well as edited other anthologies but ... ONLY this one is in ebook format. Mr. Young, PLEASE, I'm begging you. I would love to have all your works on my Kindle. I hope you and your publisher will consider this. I am very happy to highly recommend this anthology.