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Quarrels: Prose Poems | Eve Joseph
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"These short, condensed prose poems demonstrate that the illogical has a logic of its own, and that the "real is underpinned by the surreal, rather than the other way around.""--
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Eleven 5-star reads in the eleventh month of 2019, along with brief reviews on my blog: https://lindypratch.blogspot.com/2019/12/november-reading-round-up.html

Suet624 Wow! 11! Just read your blog and have taken photos of all the books you‘ve brought to my attention. They look great !! (edited) 5d
Lindy @Suet624 Thanks for your enthusiasm! I go through stretches of apathy regarding my blog, so feedback is appreciated. 😘 5d
Suet624 I can only imagine how hard it must be to keep a blog going. I know I wouldn‘t be able to do it. 5d
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Lindy @Suet624 I had more energy when I started my blog in November 2008; I sometimes posted reviews every day. Now, I am happy if I can manage one post per month. 5d
ReadingEnvy Are those you reviewed on the blog the 5-star reads? 5d
batsy Cary Fagan's The Student sounds really good. I'm always drawn to books like that and wouldn't have heard about it if not for you; thanks 😘 5d
Lindy @ReadingEnvy Yep. 5 stars, for me, are books that I would happily reread. 5d
Lindy @batsy I‘m glad to be spreading the word about good books. I‘ve been called a book pimp by one of my friends. Litsy is perfect for readers like me. 😇 5d
Freespirit Wow some great books there...❤️ 5d
Lindy @Freespirit Do you see some of your favourites? 4d
Freespirit Book of Dust and Boy Swallows Universe❤️ 4d
Lindy @Freespirit 😊😊 4d
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No graphic novels at all this month: that's different for me. I do have some GNs out from the library now, so they will be in my December stats. As for poetry, I read two collections in their entirety this month and both are 5-star reads (the tagged book plus Benaway's Holy Wild). The rest of my #readingstats look pretty much the same as usual.

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Prometheus is at it again. […] In his room, he‘s building something out of matchsticks for the science fair. The little charred heads like so many executioners.
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The poet keeps a jar of commas on his desk. They look like the sheared ears of voles and are soft as apricots. Late at night, blindfolded, he loves to take them out and play pin-the-tail on the donkey while his wife and children are fast asleep. He plays his sentences like fish in a stream, tickling for trout with curled fingers. […]

Lindy Background illustration in my collage is by Melissa Sweet from (edited) 1mo
gradcat This is lovely 😊 ♥️ 1mo
Lindy @gradcat 🐟,,,,,,,,,,,🐟😊 1mo
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This collection of brief prose poems had me feeling a bit puzzled & off-balanced at first. Then, as if a switch was flipped, I got it: our world contains wonder. Humanity‘s imagination is our strength. I have been obsessively rereading these whimsical gems ever since. #CanadianAuthor Winner of the 2019 Griffin #Poetry Prize.

readordierachel Lovely review 1mo
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Wind thumbs through the news. The page radiant for a moment like a planet wheeling through darkness.

#Canadian #ekphrastic #poetry

Photo: Windblown headline on a dark pavement, NYC 1956, Diane Arbus

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readordierachel Great quote. And love Diane Arbus 🧡 1mo
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On the couch, Al Purdy was going on about the stunted trees in the Arctic. Upon closer examination, we could see that the leaves were tiny parkas. The illogical must have a logic of its own you said.
#Canadian #Poetry

Cathythoughts ❤️❄️beautiful post 1mo
Lindy @Cathythoughts I‘m reading Philip Pullman‘s The Secret Commonwealth concurrently and the two books amplify my enjoyment of each other. I love it when that happens. 1mo
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