Archive | February, 2007

Twanging of a Harp: Sonny Williams on Mary Oliver

Reviewed: Thirst by Mary Oliver. Beacon Press, 2006. I first came across Mary Oliver’s poetry when I was in high school, and her most recent collection, American Primitive, had the fresh imprimatur of the Pulitzer Prize on the cover. I was immediately taken by her vivid imagery, her Romantic and exultant descriptions of nature, and […]

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A Dodge Bulletin

Notes from the Nation’s Poetry Festival As Reviewed By: Daniel Bosch It’s the weekend after Thanksgiving, and as the Writing Studio at Walnut Hill’s recent visit to the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival recedes in memory, I struggle to convey to you, dear readers of Contemporary Poetry Review, some sense of the ambivalence that I […]

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