Category Archives: Response to poem

The Princess and the Witch

The following is in response to The Princess Saves Herself in This One and The Witch Doesn’t Burn in This One by American poet¬†Amanda Lovelace. Poetry can be difficult to appreciate. It is not for everyone. If you enjoy this … Continue reading

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there is always a woman

The following is in response to Charles Bukowski’s book “Love Is A Dog From Hell.” Bukowski’s work can seem contrived, how this older man is content with this cycle of women coming in and out of his life. He chases … Continue reading

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Milk and Honey and Sun and Flowers (Cycles)

The following is in response to Rupi Kaur’s books “Milk and Honey” and “The Sun and Her Flowers.” One of the most interesting things about Kaur’s two books here, the amazing and moving poetry they hold inside them notwithstanding, is … Continue reading

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The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath

After discovering a poem by Sylvia Plath called “Jilted” I have been a fan. Her poetry is good when it is slightly dark, unearthing truths about the human condition in a way that other poets have not been able to … Continue reading

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The Nakedness of Things

The following is in response to Dorianne Laux’s poem “The Nakedness of Things” published in the third volume of Raleigh Review, an online and print literary magazine. As all up-and-coming writers must, I was searching the internet for literary magazines … Continue reading

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Some Ether: Poems

The following is in response to Nick Flynn‘s “Some Ether,” a book of poems. This one has been in my Amazon wishlist for quite some time, and it was definitely worth the wait. I didn’t get the full impact for … Continue reading

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Methuselah

The following is in response to¬†Heather Holliger’s poem “Methuselah” via Labletter, an online literary magazine. Every month, Labletter emails all of its subscribers a poem or some other form of art. This month’s poem was “Methuselah” by Heather Holliger, and … Continue reading

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