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Book Review: Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

Title: Milk and Honey
Author: Rupi Kaur
Year: 2014
Pages: 204
Dates Read: May 4-5, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genres: P
Rating: ★★★★★
Review: I love this book.  In it are so many poems that affected me so much that I cried more than once in a single sitting while reading this collection.  It’s separated into four chapters: “the hurting,” “the loving,” “the breaking,” and “the healing.”  All of the ones that touched me the most deeply are from the chapter on healing.  Normally with poetry, I list my favorite poems, but with this book there are so many (and most of them don’t really have titles).  I’ll just list my absolute favorite poems/excerpts that I found the most visceral–the excerpts will be in single quotation marks.

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Poetry Review: 5 Mary Oliver Collections

This post is a bit different from my usual ones because, in the past ten days or so, I’ve read five collections of poetry by Mary Oliver, which is all that we have in the stacks at work.  It feels kind of satisfying to have read everything your local library has of one author in its collection.  This of course isn’t all that Mary Oliver has written, but I feel like it’s a good overview.  So that’s why this is a sort of bulk review, which will mostly be quick snapshots of each book including my favorite poems from each.  They are ordered according to when I read them.

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Book Review: Little Anodynes by Jon Pineda

Title: Little Anodynes: Poems
Author: Jon Pineda
Year: 2015
Pages: 72
Date Read: March 25, 2017
Format: Paperback
Genre: P
Rating: ★★★★

Summary: A collection of poems covering biracial identity, loss, and fatherhood.

Favorite Poems: “Umpteenth,” “Kundiman,” “Ellipses,” and “Little Anodynes”

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