In Darwins Room

In Darwins Room An Artful New Collection From A Poet Who Sees The Extraordinary Within The EverydayIn Her Tenth Volume Of Poetry, Debora Greger Looks Outward From The Broadmindedness Of The Interior Whether She Finds Herself In Venice, In London, Or Young Again In The Sagebrush Desert Of Her Childhood, The Reader May Feel Greger Is Both There And Not There Her Landscapes Are Haunted By Memory, Even In The Act Of Experience Not Shying From The Raw Or Savage In Life, Not Ignoring The Small Moments Of Salvation Or Grace, She Finds In Every Room An Entrance To Another World Darwin S College Quarters Prove Not Far From His Cabin On The Beagle A Dress Shop In Virginia Reveals Itself A Federal Parlor Through Which A Battle Of The Civil War Was Fought Returning To Old Scenes With A New Eye, Greger Proves Herself A Poet Of Quiet Cunning, Of Grand Scenes And Small Awakenings. At the poetry conference I recently attended, we spent some time discussing patterns of organization for poetry collections Most people these days think that a collection should have a single unifying theme, but one of the instructors said it can sometimes work to have three or four sections, each with their own tight theme I d been trying to get a handle on this collection for the last few days, and it helped when I realized that this book does have a completely different theme for each of th At the poetry conference I recently attended, we spent some time di
I may not be the best person to review In Darwin s Room I don t particularly like poetry I signed up for a free Goodreads Giveaway because I was told over and over I should read poetry I picked Debora Greger because she has a record of publishing books of poetry.I guess I m old school I like poems to rhyme and to have rhythm and to have periods at the end of each stanza Under those requirements, the book gets one star Now once I realized it s not a book of poetry under my definition but in I may not be the best person to review In Darwin s Room I don t particularly like poetry I signed up for a free Goodreads Giveaway because I was told over and over I should read poetry I picked Debora Greger because she has a record of publishing books of poetry.I guess I m old school I like poems to rhyme and to have rhythm and to have periods at the end of each stanza Under those requirements, the book gets one star Now once I realized it s not a book of poetry under my definition but i
I thought these poems which seem interested mostly in living overseas in London and being an outsider there in middle age, with digressions for observing nature, and in the early sections, reckoning with Darwin s travels were perfectly accomplish
The poems were beautifully written The author really knows how to make you feel like your there Brilliant job Reading these poems is like having an artist draw in your head.

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  • Paperback
  • 109 pages
  • In Darwins Room
  • Debora Greger
  • English
  • 15 April 2018
  • 0143131311