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What Love Comes To: New & Selected Poems by Ruth Stone

By Pamelascott

Finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize, this retrospective of Ruth Stone's poetry combines the best work from twelve previous volumes with an abundance of new poems. This comprehensive selection includes early formal lyrics, fierce political poems, and meditations on her husband's suicide and her own blindness. As Sharon Olds says in her foreword, "A Ruth Stone poem feels alive in the handsardent, independent, restless." "What Love Comes To" is a necessary collection from an American original.


[While leaves are popping bullets of air, they are saying something - TENDRILS]


(@CopperCanyonPrs, 8 December 2012, 360 pages, ebook from @natpoetrylib via @OverDriveLibs)



I'd never heard of the poet before. This is a long collection to read as the first exposure to someone's work. The poems span numerous collections and years so some are very different. I found this collection to be quite mixed. I love some poems, enjoyed others but some didn't speak to me. I don't quite know what to make of these poems. Stone's work is very different from other poets I've read. I may read some collections individually and savour them a bit more.

What Love Comes Selected Poems Ruth Stone

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