Friday, August 29, 2014

A Few Great Moments (Book Review)

Published: September 2013
The Book of Goodbyes - Jillian Weise C

This book was the winner of the 2013 James Laughlin Award, winner of the 2013 Isabella Gardner Poetry Award, and recognized by NPR and Publishers Weekly as one of the best books of 2013.  I think I expected more than it could deliver. There are a few outstanding moments, but not nearly enough to warrant a higher grade.  That being said, I think Jillian Weise is an intriguing writer and I'd be curious to read more of her work. A few of my favorite poems from The Book of Goodbyes include:
Up Late and Likewise
I've Been Waiting All Night
Poem for His Ex
Poem for His Girl

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