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Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 – 2013 by Burt Kimmelman reviewed!

Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982 – 2013 by Burt Kimmelman reviewed!

  

Midwest Review Reviews Burt Kimmelman's new book, Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems 1982-2013! Hurray! We have posted the whole Micro-review here for you., But do visit the current issue ofMidWest Review, it's really good. Hurray!  

Gradually the World: New and Selected Poems, 1982-2013
Burt Kimmelman
BlazeVOX Publishing
131 Euclid Ave., Kenmore NY 14217
9781609641344, $18.00, www.amazon.com

Rare, powerful, graceful, delicate, and luminescent are words used by critics to describe Kimmelman's poetry. He's earned such words of praise for decades by generously sharing what his eyes see and his mind imagines. Kimmelman doesn't simply tell readers about life. He allows us to experience the journey with him through the changing colors and textures of time.

In this book, I traveled well-worn ancient paths with the poet and marveled at everyday wonders. Through his words, the simple quiet of morning or patterns of light on water became pure visions in my mind. I visited exotic climes, experienced the poet's raw desires, tender sorrows, and small triumphs. Stunning metaphors surprised and delighted me. The old masters provided art that inspired poetry so vivid I could see the paintings through Kimmelman's words.

Whether you've been reading poetry all your life or just recently discovered that pleasure, Burt Kimmelman's work is highly recommended.

Laurel Johnson
Senior Reviewer

Book Information:

· Paperback: 252 pages


· Binding: Perfect-Bound


· Publisher: BlazeVOX [books] 


· ISBN: 978-1-60964-134-4

$18

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