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Goldenrod
Goldenrod: Poems | Maggie Smith
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From the award-winning poet and bestselling author of Keep Moving and Good Bones, a stunning poetry collection that celebrates the beauty and messiness of life. With her breakout bestseller Keep Moving, Maggie Smith captured the nation with her meditations on kindness and hope (NPR). Now, with Goldenrod, the award-winning poet returns with a powerful collection of poems that look at parenthood, solitude, love, and memory. Pulling objects from everyday lifea hallway mirror, a rock found in her sons pocket, a field of goldenrods at the side of the roadshe reveals the magic of the present moment. Only Maggie Smith could turn an autocorrect mistake into a line of poetry, musing that her phone doesnt observe / the high holidays, autocorrecting / shana tova to shaman tobacco, / Rosh Hashanah to rose has hands.? Slate called Smiths superpower as a writer her ability to find the perfect concrete metaphor for inchoate human emotions and explore it with empathy and honesty. The poems in Goldenrod celebrate the contours of daily life, explore and delight in the space between thought and experience, and remind us that we decide what is beautiful.
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Kerrbearlib
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HeatherBookNerd
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I enjoyed this collection. Would like to read more of her work.

GingerAntics I‘m guessing this isn‘t Maggie Smith the actress. 4mo
HeatherBookNerd @GingerAntics no it‘s not 😂 4mo
GingerAntics @HeatherBookNerd darn. I had this mental image of the Reverend Mother from Sister Act or Professor McGonnagall writing poetry or something. 🤣😂🤣 4mo
HeatherBookNerd @GingerAntics that would be amusing 4mo
GingerAntics @HeatherBookNerd EXACTLY!!! that‘s why I was so excited at first. I suppose this poor Maggie gets that a lot, though. 4mo
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A bit of poetry and truth this evening

GingerAntics That is amazingly truthful. 4mo
Ruthiella So true. 4mo
HeatherBookNerd @GingerAntics @Ruthiella she‘s hits it right on the nose a couple of times in this collection 4mo
GingerAntics @HeatherBookNerd even if she‘s not *that* Maggie Smith, I think I‘m going to have to check out this book. 4mo
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WellReadCatLady
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Beautiful poems about where we are in America and life.

readordierachel Pretty photo 📸 7mo
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Caryl
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My first time reading Maggie Smith. She‘s got quite a way with words. ❤️

MatchlessMarie It still blows my mind that enough time has passed since this all started for people to write and publish books about it 🤯 9mo
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Finished my first book for the #BirthdayBash #readathon! I‘d say this was 3.5 stars, but I‘m gonna round it up to 4. There were several lines I really liked. Recommended.

#poetry

TheAromaofBooks I really like the simple cover as well. 10mo
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What is home but a book we write, then read again & again, each time dog-earing different pages.

What is home but a passage I‘m writing & underlining every time I read it.

#poetry

SomedayAlmost Love this! 10mo
Lindy 👏😊 10mo
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TiredLibrarian
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I had high hopes for this collection because I've enjoyed other works by Maggie Smith, but this fell flat for me. I may not have been in the right frame of mind for it, or it may be because many of the poems are about motherhood and I don't have children. I did enjoy some of the poems very much; the one above is my favorite. #poetry

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#weeklyreport #bookteport#August15to21

Finished the first row. #sundaybuddyread #audiomystery #policeprocedural
Row 2: #audiomystery #Scottishwhisky #cozy #poetry- in various stages.
Row 3: #sophiesworld #philosophy #HillegardofBinten- invarious stages; all related to Sophies World - reading 2 ch per week.

Cinfhen Good luck this week😜I‘m guessing you‘re back to school soon ?!?!! 12mo
kspenmoll @Cinfhen First day is tomorrow! 12mo
Cinfhen Oh my!! 💕💕💕 12mo
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Something Maggie and I once talked about was how her poems try to turn their faces toward the light. Do I detect more of a struggle to that turn in these poems? Or is it me that‘s struggling? It‘s hard to say. Many of these poems are about personal struggle—divorce and it‘s aftermath, in particular—or about an anxiety or sadness about the world. I feel in them a reflection of my own struggles, anxiety, and sadness, for which I‘m grateful.

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With the CDC‘s new mask guidelines, this one really got to me. I love the metaphor.

This book was published today. I wonder when this was written.

#poem #poetry

Nutmegnc Wow. Stunner. 13mo
SamAnne Wow. 13mo
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MrCoachU
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Maggie Smith can do no wrong! Cannot wait to dive in to this one that just came in the mail.

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Motherhood and the struggles of raising kids in a complex, unforgiving dangerous world figure prominently in this collection of poems which searches for love, hope, and kindness. Her poems find beauty in the everyday, in flowers, in the human, and even in foibles like autocorrect.

[I received an advanced e-galley from #Netgalley. The book is due to be published July 21, 2021.]

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Forgive me while I SCREAM OVER THIS GALLEY OFFER FOR MAGGIE SMITH'S UPCOMING POETRY COLLECTION 🤯🥰

Sorry for yelling 😉 but this was a top pre-order for me after I read and re-read... (and re-read again!!) GOOD BONES earlier this year 😍

Beyond excited to have the opportunity to read an ARC!