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This is a collection of sixty powerful love poems....

Title : The Love Poems Of May Swenson
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ISBN : 9780395592229
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 85 Pages
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The Love Poems Of May Swenson Reviews

  • Susan J.
    2019-02-24 19:37

    Unless a poet has masterful control of the line, I do not think it is acceptable to use no punctuation? An author's use of the semi-colon, colon and dash become as much a part of their signature as their lexicon: they are like found trailmarks on a hike through the woods, the work of an invisible forerunner who deliberately makes her logic reachable to the attentive seeker. Furthermore, these poems seem to be driven by manic clang associations--which are a treat sometimes, but not when it comprimises the enjambment and rhythmic integrity of the line.I picked this book up because a poet friend told me May Swenson was the voice of female sensuality--but due to these quirks I just couldn't finish it! If someone out there likes these poems, please make me understand what I may be missing.

  • C
    2019-02-20 18:26

    There are so many stumbles and duds in this collection, but it doesn't really matter in the end--the incredible poems in the book ("Little Lion Face," "Cafe Tableau," "He That None Can Capture," etc.) render the rest irrelevant. Because Swenson's love poems tend to rotate around similar images/themes, this collection is best read a little at a time.

  • Mills College Library
    2019-02-26 18:09

    811.54 S974L 1991

  • amy vavrova
    2019-03-10 15:14

    "A Couple" was pretty sexy.