Reviews - What do customers think about The Book I Never Read?
A book I often read. Jul 24, 2008
Bobbi Lurie writes with an elegant simplicity. Her poems are exercises in quiet, in the movement between words. She is a very powerful writer, who seems to have little concern for stylistic pomp or verbal garnish. Her poems are magnificently direct, often both striking the unfamiliar and forcing a recognition of something in deep within ourselves, which we feel for what seems the first time, as we absorb what she has expressed.
An Unsung Poet Apr 12, 2008
The Book I never Read, poems by Bobbi Lurie, is one of those volumes that stays in your mind - the images, the stories, the observations - all of it piercing, honest and real. I keep waiting to see her poem Kabul in The New Yorker. In her fearless way she describes life for women in that hard land. And then there are these wonderful insights into our everyday lives, full of humor and her own special sarcasm, like Perusing The Fall Catalogue and Dreaming of a Better Life. Nothing escapes her - movies, family life, what it's like to stand by and watch people disappear into Alkeimers and madness. I find her world fascinating and compelling and always look forward to the next volume.