Rating: 4 out of 5

I enjoyed the format of poem and essay again. And, as with the other volume I read recently, I didn’t find all the poems landed with me. But four I did enjoy were:

- If you knew by Ellen Bass
- How it will happen, when by Dorianne Laux
- Waving Goodbye by Gerald Stern
- Those winter Sunday’s by Robert Hayden

I suspect that these are the most literal poems. The ones that don’t feel inaccessible to me, that don’t intimidate me, that don’t make me feel the need to approach them as I would a cryptic crossword. Where I can get a feel without having to interpret.

Originally posted to my Goodreads account