Monday, June 16, 2008

Book Review #97
The Collected Poems Of Williams Carlos Williams Volume II 1939-1962
Rating: one star (out of four)

I read each poem in this book hoping that the next one would be better, or at least, make more sense.  I was actually looking for a poem that I had heard at a writer's workshop and thought was really cool.  The speaker had read a couple poems by this author and I was piqued to read more of his writing.  But when I finished this book, I was majorly disappointed.  I didn't find any poems that I thought were awesome or deeply moving.  Instead I was annoyed that I had just wasted my time reading this book without getting anything out of it.  And when I did stumble across that poem that had been so magical, it had lost it's shine, it was tainted by the fact that I had just read all these other poems and none of them were as good as I had imagined they would be.  I would not recommend this book.

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