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From Where I Stand Paperback – October 22, 2014
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"Every verse is genuine and every poem is a journey toward understanding the soul of a poet." - Ben Ditmars, author of Night Poems
"Robert opens himself to the reader in this work. He shares his pain, anger, observations as you travel with him through his poetry." - Susie Clevenger, author of Dirt Road Dreams
"Zimmerman's poetry is sometimes raw, sometimes painful, and always honest." - Jen McConnel, author of The Key Legacy --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Robert has been writing poetry since the eleventh grade. His writing started as impulsive rambling, but soon became a passion. A few years later, he attended SUNY Potsdam where he received a B.A. in Creative Writing.
His main focus is poetry, but he's also known for dabbling in short fiction, and at times erotica. Robert has also created the blog A Life Among The Pages, where he posts about his writing, love of books, and reviews books.
When he's not reading or writing, Robert enjoys spending time with his dog, Deuc. Deuc ran out of the woods in August 2011 and they have been inseparable ever since.
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Top customer reviews
Outburst aside, Robert Zimmermann's poetry tells me that he's a man after my own heart. He says what he means to say and lays it out there in language even blockheads like me can understand. And appreciate. When he writes of his relationship with his parents--the pain, the confusion, the fear--every emotion leaps off the page and burrows into the reader. For a brief period, you become Robert Zimmermann. It's brutal. It's beautiful. It's magical.
Don't get me wrong, some of the poems have a real WTF quality about them ... but that's my shortcoming, not the poet's. "From Where I Stand" is an amazing collection of poems and I'm glad I took the time to enjoy them.
From Where I Stand by Robert Zimmerman is a collection of poetry that will appeal to almost any reader. It is emotionally raw and real. I found my heart breaking and I also caught myself giggling out loud.
The book won't take you long to read, but you may find yourself wanting to read it over and over. I know I did, and each time I read it I found something else that spoke to me. Something else that made my heart ache or made me smile with joy.
Did I mention that there is poem that talks about Gilmore Girls? I love Gilmore Girls and the fact that Robert Zimmermann can somehow write an entire poem surrounded by the idea of a television show and still be profound is nothing short of brilliancy in my mind!
My favourite poem is Moist. I've read it half a dozen times and it still makes me giggle.
I highly recommend that you read From Where I Stand. Robert Zimmermann might just give you a new-found appreciation for the art of poetry if you don't already love it :)
Children of the 80's will especially relate to the beginning poems (or anyone who grew up with a domineering father who treated offspring like insubordinates rather than loved ones). I especially loved (and related to) the poems "Living With A Koopa", "Childhood Fantasy", "Stuck", and "Return."
Memoir is one of my favorite genres, poetry one of my least. So I was taken off guard by the way Zimmermann managed to use the intimate aspects I love so much in memoir and turn them into poetry.
The poems unsettled me the way music sometimes does. An overwhelming amount of emotion is conveyed in a few words. In the space of a page you feel as though a whole history has been revealed.
Read the collection if you dare. It might just stir up something long forgotten and true. That's the power of Robert Zimmermann's poetry.
The collection is well put together. You can tell he really thought about where each poem should fit.
The rhythm of the poems are perfect.
I picked it up, expecting to read a few and then get back to writing, but I found that each poem made me want to read on. They are real and full of emotion that everyone can relate to.