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PDF Ó Once in the West ½ Christian Wiman One of The New York Times' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistWinner of the 2015 Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit in PoetryA searing new collection from one of our country's most important poets Memories mercies mostly aren't but there were I swear days veined with grace from Memory's Mercies On It's Wednesday and I don't tend to do Goodreads poetry reviews on Wednesday At least not well My gut reaction is that I'm rounding up to 4 stars I think I liked his previous collection better but this one seems personal intimate haunted since you are intensely aware throughout of Wiman's incurable cancer My main complaint was there were too many long skinny poems that often seemed to lack the charged language necessary for long skinny poems That said there were almost always good lines within those poems In other words there were parts of poems I liked better than their overall whole which I sometimes didn't uite understand But that could be lazy reading on my part There are also a number of poems in this collection that just blew me away I need to go back and re read a few so consider this a placeholder review until this weekend

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FREE READER ☆ DOC Once in the West ´ 9780374227012 Ô One of The New York Times' 10 Favorite Poetry Books of 2014National Book Critics Circle Award FinalistWinner of the 2015 Philosophical Society of Texas Award of Merit in PoetryA searing new collection from one of our country's most important poets Memories mercies Ce in the West Christian Wiman's fourth collection is as intense and intimate as poetry gets from the suffering of primal silence that it plumbs to the rockshriek of joy that it achieves and enables Readers of Wiman's earlier books will recognize the sharp characterizations and humor From her I learned the earthworm's exemplary open mindedness its First I'm very grateful for the academic calendar which remains the sanest most humane work leisure balance of any profession I know of and which provided ample time for an end of year book cramming Second this collection slays in 2017 parlance It's like taking that sublime seuence of West Texas faces and Bardem's priest's ministry from Malick's To The Wonder and diving into it for a book length treatment Language cut to the uick images that linger the sparks of the El the repeated vein motif Pain labor struggle hardwon briefs of peace And you can't read that last poem aloud without weeping I'm grateful for Wiman

Christian Wiman ½ Once in the West BOOK

Once in the WestEngine of discriminate shit as well as his particular brand of reverent rage Lord if I implore you please just please leave me alone is that a prayer that's every instant answered? But there is something new here too moving love poems to his wife tender glimpses of his children and amid the onslaughts of illness and fear and failures a trace of pea Reaches into void left by Dickinson