Tag: Lincoln in the Bardo

Four Stars I found George Saunders’ Lincoln in the Bardo unique in style and accurate in historical representation. The resulting style for this historical fantasy is a prose-poem exchange between characters with published resources to explain the biographical events surrounding the death of Willie Lincoln, son of President Abraham Lincoln. For these reasons, I can […]

When I’m not reading poetry, I am rarely writing poetry. I was reminded by an exercise in Dr. Caroline Leaf’s The Perfect You to include the practice of reading poetry daily. This is a great exercise for everyone to practice, but essential for a poet. Not reading poetry for a poet is like skipping workouts […]