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Book Title: Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems|
The author of the book: Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg
Edition: Woodley Press
Date of issue: October 1st 2011
ISBN 13: 9780982875254
Format files: PDF
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I never have much to say about poetry. I liked it. I didn't. This poem resonated with me. This one didn't. Though I studied poetry for longer than I have studied prose, I feel it's harder to speak constructively of poetry. Either it works for me, or it doesn't. If it resonates, I'll probably have more to say. This review will not be an exception.
I don't like to judge poetry, but I do feel that in the case of Begin Again: 150 Kansas Poems, too many poems were lackluster. There are some great poems in here. Some that really stood out. But the majority fell under two categories: 1) written well, but lacking texture; 2) didn't I read this poem my first year in undergrad? If you ask me, this is not the best sample of Kansas poetry.
That being said, there are some wonderful poems in this collection. There were about twenty really great poems. Favorites included poems by Maril Crabtree, Ramona McCallum, Amy Fleury, Steven Hind, Hazel Smith Hutchinson, and Melissa Sewell.
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Read information about the authorCaryn Mirriam-Goldberg is the Poet Laureate of Kansas, and the author of over 20 books, including six collections of poetry, most recently Chasing Weather (Ice Cube Press) and Following the Curve (Spartan Press); the novels Miriam's Well (Ice Cube Press) and The Divorce Girl (Ice Cube Press); non-fiction Needle in the Bone: How a Holocaust Survivor and Polish Resistance Fighter Beat the Odds and Found Each Other (University of Nebraska Press); memoirs Everyday Magic (Meadowlark Press), The Sky Begins At Your Feet: A Memoir on Cancer, Community & Coming Home to the Body (Ice Cube Press), and Poem on the Range (Coal City Press); and editor or co-editor of numerous anthologies. Founder of Transformative Language Arts – a master's program in social and personal transformation through the written, spoken and sung word – at Goddard College where she teaches, Mirriam-Goldberg also leads writing workshops widely. With singer Kelley Hunt, she co-writes songs, offers collaborative performances, and leads writing and singing Brave Voice retreats. She blogs at www.CarynMirriamGoldberg.com
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