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Trances of the Blast by Mary Ruefle

rto8's review against another edition

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emotional inspiring lighthearted medium-paced

5.0

Mary Ruefle speaks to my spirit. I love her. This collection is marvelous and mundane and little and big and it is perfect to me.

sanfordc11's review against another edition

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reflective medium-paced

3.75

monalyisha's review against another edition

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reflective slow-paced

3.0

Many of the poems felt personal to the point of exclusion; I struggled to connect with them. Still, there were some gems. If ever I have a Writer’s Corner, the following will be on the wall: 
 
“All things written feel a little terrified at first, 
... 
but making anything you have explored time, 
and exploring time you have created the world, 
even if it is only a little cairn of broken bricks 
at the end of the rainbow.” 
 
For these words, I’m grateful.

maddykpdx's review against another edition

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4.0

Poems to return to:
"Middle School" (a most excellent middle school poem)
"College"

aviruri's review against another edition

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emotional reflective sad slow-paced

3.0

interrobang's review

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5.0

can't stop thinking about "provenance". "I thought perhaps the animals / would all come back / together and on one day / but they never did". and then some. I love it.

tymelgren's review against another edition

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3.0

I loved many of these lines and sequences of lines, but as complete poems I couldn't care about very many. The one where I left my leaf ends with:

I hated childhood
I hate adulthood
And I love being alive

anathena's review against another edition

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hopeful reflective relaxing

4.0

itssabb's review against another edition

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2.0

not my cup of tea

interrobang's review against another edition

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5.0

can't stop thinking about "provenance". "I thought perhaps the animals / would all come back / together and on one day / but they never did". and then some. I love it.
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