Books by Poetry
The Albertine Workout (2014)
4.23 of 5 Votes: 2
“Reading Anne Carson is to experience a euphonious, mystical sort of perplexity.” on the jacket of her Albertine Workout, where she finds a novel way to communicate with, through and beyond Proust.This is not a review but an invitation. I picked this little booklet out for my father-in-law’s 90th...
Mata Ketiga Cinta (2012)
4.17 of 5 Votes: 4
Saya bukan orang yang terlalu suka puisi, sampai akhirnya saya bertemu puisi karya Faiz. Yang ada di buku KKCK (Kecil-kecil punya karya). Puitiiis banget, puitisnya bukan puitis duniawi lagi. Sejak saat itu saya punya feel yang agak beda sama puisi, kalau bukan dibilang suka. Kadang ga ngerti, ka...
North: The Amazing Story of Arctic Migration (2011)
4.37 of 5 Votes: 3
This beautifully illustrated nonfiction text clearly describes the many animals that live and migrate to the Arctic circle. Some of the animals are familiar to us -- polar bears and whales -- but many are animals that we don't think of as migrating to the top of the world. Fish migrate from str...
Me With You (2009)
4.26 of 5 Votes: 5
Oh, how sweet.Little bear is growing up with the guidance of her grandfather.Told in rhyme, little bear learns that she is she and he is he and together they are a pair.“We’re a pair beyond compare, a rare and special two, in all the ways that I am me and you’re completely you.“Beautiful days, gr...
The Christmas List (2013)
3.7 of 5 Votes: 3
Tried this as a quick festive read. Don't know how it's got 4 stars! Most of the book is really dull. For a short book it had a lot of padding and waffle. Some elements of magical realism but Cecelia Ahern would've done it so much better. Edit: Also, the part about finding the perfect red velvet ...
Our Lady of the Ruins (2012)
4.25 of 5 Votes: 3
Good god, Traci's language and her arresting images make this book one of the best I've read this semester! In the poems, a group of women are wandering through a post-apocalyptic landscape searching for salvation, and they find it among the ruins and carnage of their fallen civilization . Traci ...
Notes on Conceptualisms (2009)
4.08 of 5 Votes: 5
I reviewed this a bit in comments on Place's "Dies: A Sentence."This book is a wreck. It has all the worst qualities of a grad-student theory manifesto: a collage of sources, willful contradictions, inadvertent contradictions, overdetermined graphics, leaps of argument, supposedly evocative break...
My Cold Plum Lemon Pie Bluesy Mood (2013)
3.83 of 5 Votes: 4
I absolutely love this book! We follow Jamie and his moods during the span of a typical day. I love the approach of associating colors with emotions. But then add a sort of freestyle rhyme to his thoughts as he shares his current mood and I was enthralled and reading with a big grin. I can't wait...
Master of Disguises (2010)
3.86 of 5 Votes: 2
I really liked these poems. I found this the most accessible of the poems of Simic’s I’ve read. They were thoughtful excursions on daily life - the metaphors weaving a sometimes rambunctious, sometimes peaceful melody. The closing (long) piece “The Invisible” I liked particularly well - it cau...
Scoot! (2008)
3.69 of 5 Votes: 2
Scoot tells the story of a small pond filled with life, and six turtles that remain still. It's not until the wind picks up that the six turtles are forced to move away. Fallwell use of collages brings a unique texture to the story that gives the animals a lifelike quality. Readers may be surpris...
Punctuation Celebration (2009)
3.87 of 5 Votes: 3
As a college student currently in a grammar class, I was surprised how easy the punctuation rules seemed in this book. And I must admit that I learned a lot from this picture book about punctuation. (There goes my pride.)This book makes something that is rather drab seem fun with clever rhymes an...
Radial Symmetry (2011)
4.28 of 5 Votes: 5
Prose just cannot stir the soul like poetry. My dog-eared Rumi and coffee-stained Elizabeth Bishop never leave my nightstand. So what an utter delight to be introduced to the young poet Katherine Larson(by D., a charming, brown-eyed, soulful poet himself). Larson captures the wretched and sublime...
Forget-Me-Nots: Poems to Learn by Heart (2012)
3.9 of 5 Votes: 3
I love poetry and this book had many fun poems to read. They varied from quiet ones, silly ones, sad ones, and some were imaginative. I liked how they inculded family in some and there were some about grieving as well. I recal reading one about an absent father. I read many of animals and monster...
I Am Ready to Die a Violent Death (2013)
4.01 of 5 Votes: 3
This is an extremely postmodern text that many readers may not understand upon first reading. I gave this a reread to give myself more clarity about the piece.I feel that Heiko Julien's writing style is extremely odd. It's more like a combination of Tweets or a list of Facebook statuses, but the ...
YANG NAKAL-NAKAL (2013)
4.12 of 5 Votes: 1
walaupun situasi dan cerita yang ditonjolkan dalam buku ini kebanyakan ringkas dan bersahaja,namun cara penyampaian oleh Usman Awang cukup memukau. Bahasa yang digunakan lembut, namun penuh maksud. Patah-patah kata yang disusun walaupun sedikit nakal, cukup tajam dan berbisa. Lenggok satira yang ...