New Year, New Books

So I decided to do one of those Goodreads reading challenges.  I’m not usually keen on giving myself MORE things to feel anxious about, but it would be pretty hard to make reading a tedious experience.  My goal for 2016 is 50 books.

So I thought I’d share the very first book I finished this year, which is just about the best damn poetry book I’ve read in a while.

Bright Dead Things by Ada Limon is a phenomenal collection for poetry-lovers and poetry-phobes alike.  That is no small feat.  The poems are accessible without being simplistic and sincere without being mawkish.  They are beautiful, lovely tendrils creeping into your darkest places.  You will wind up re-reading poems to experience the thrill of her imagery and the killer lines again and again.

Buy here: http://milkweed.org/shop/product/373/

 

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