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I am reminded of something Don Revell told me: "The poem is a bower. Much is happening yet the occasion is one of perfect rest."
Very personal, very social, uncanny marksmanship in his imagery, Hoagland makes me remember what poetry can do beyond any other medium.
He uses language so skillfully -- no doubtful passages -- I feel like he's talking j to me, one on one, in an informal conversation.
Needed this for a college course I was taking. It came very quickly and was in great condition. The content was interesting and very creative. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jason Henne
Gift for my daughter-in-law and she liked it. She enjoys poetry so I'll probably be sending her more poetry books in the future.Published 7 months ago by KS
I have read much of Tony Hoagland's poetry and this was far from his best work. The seller themselves was great i just didn't like the text itself I definitely wouldn't buy it a... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Sheila McQuaid
Tony Hoagland is a major poet, beyond doubt. He uses language so skillfully -- no doubtful passages -- I feel like he's talking j to me, one on one, in an informal conversation. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Charles E. Carlin
These very accessible poems deal with our most tragic personal and collective moments and makes them humorous and lovely and redemptive. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Paolo & Francesca
Tony Hoagland is the real and rare deal -- an accessible contemporary American poet approaching the height of his powers. Read morePublished on June 5, 2012 by Zoe
This is the only book of Tony Hoagland's I have read, but what I have learned is that he has no relationship with subtlety. Read morePublished on December 8, 2010 by Sarah Phillips