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Those of you that know me know that I have a ritual of reading a poetry book with herbal tea (licorice) in the afternoon. I am a voracious reader of poetry books using my stubby pencil to underline words, accentuate line breaks, and make comments in the margins - something one of my poetry professors taught me. So I thought I would see if you would join me with a recurring discussion of poetry books I've read and maybe share some that you have enjoyed.

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The Lioness Awakens by Lauren Eden is a recent book that I purchased at B&N (Barns & Noble) that is one of the best collections of poetry that I've read in a long time. The poetess is from Australia and has a short crisp style of poeting that I particular enjoy and practice. The work is divided into five sections: Prey, Captivity, Sharpening the Claws, Nine Lives, and Pride. She writes about life's challenges from the female perspective. I know for me her poetry resonated so very deeply.

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Hey Bender ... coffee is welcome ... so glad you stopped by ... I have milk and honey ... I liked her poems as well ... she does such a great job of emoting/evoking ... while avoiding the "oh poor me" tone that I read in so much poetry ...

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Weeds and wildflowers by Alice Oswald is an anthology I like to pick up intermittently.

As for tea, I consider myself somewhat of a connoisseur. Currently obsessed with a ginger & sweet cherry lapacho blend. Always nice to meet another tea fan.

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I've not read Oswald ... I will have to check her out ... what do you like about her poetry ...

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Itís Earthy, and grounded. I also like that thereís a subtle metaphor that runs through her work. Sometimes itís downright despair knotted into something beautiful.

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Sounds like my kinda poetry ... I have put it on my Amazon wish list so I can check it out ... I see by your quote you like Anne Sexton ... so do I ... I read her complete works and letters for a poetry course ...

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Maybe tea tomorrow as I have indulged on my secondish glass of wine...reading some hardcore Dostoevsky

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Hey JT ... thanks for stopping by ... wine goes well with Dostoevsky ... which of his works are you reading ...

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LilDragonFly said:Sounds like my kinda poetry ... I have put it on my Amazon wish list so I can check it out ... I see by your quote you like Anne Sexton ... so do I ... I read her complete works and letters for a poetry course ...

Anne Sexton is (in my opinion) the finest female poet of her kind. Totally untouchable.

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I so agree ... she was a blend of strong and vulnerable that leaves me in awe ... her daughter published an autobiography, Half In Love, that shared her perspective on growing up with a bipolar mother and having the disease herself

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LilDragonFly said:Hey JT ... thanks for stopping by ... wine goes well with Dostoevsky ... which of his works are you reading ...

Notes From The Underground

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Haven't read that one ... yet ... hope you enjoy it

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If you like vulnerable and powerful, also check out Adrienne Rich. Granted, she writes on more feminist themes, but itís always powerful and wonderfully imagined.

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