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This review is from: Viper Rum (Hardcover)
I loved Mary Karr's memoirs, and I wanted to read more of her, but there always seems to be some mental block when I try to read poetry. Not here. I read the entire book, "Against Decoration" included, in two hours, and then read it again, and again. It's always a good sign when you read anything and your breath changes. Every one of these poems "stopped" me somehow, and the essay at the end made me grin and also fed the academic nerd in me. Karr mixes dirty and sweet in these beautiful, strong poems. You won't forget them.