Thunderstud (thndrstd) wrote,

2 awesome books of poetry

Eye Level: PoemsEye Level: Poems by Jenny Xie

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

An outstanding debut poetry collection that, as the title suggests, is a lot about seeing and perception. Her words often transport to places she has been in terms of geography or personal history. Highly recommended.

Library of Small CatastrophesLibrary of Small Catastrophes by Alison C. Rollins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Alison Rollins is a librarian and her poet reflects her profession, her love of language, and deep understanding of history and culture. But it is not simply smart and full of wordplay. It is impassioned, particularly on the subjects of race, history, the uses of language, and the need for reading. I don't think it's too early to say this will be one of my favorite books of 2019. Highly recommended.

[I received an advanced e-copy of this book through Edelweiss. It is due to be released April 23, 2019.]

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Tags: alison rollins, books, jenny xie, poetry, reading, review

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    Ruined By Reading: A Life in Books by Lynne Sharon Schwartz My rating: 3 of 5 stars A shot book about the author's love of reading and how it…

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