October Exemplars: Harvest Time

A monthly column looking at books of poems and poetry, written by Grace Cavalieri

Monthly Poetry reviews by Grace Cavalieri

As I say every October: I was born in October, I was engaged in October, I was married in October, I had 4 October children and–if unity and symmetry have their way—I’ll probably die in October. But not this October.

Read the October Exemplars here.


The Collected poems of Lucille Clifton, 1965-2012 edited by Kevin Young and Michael S. Glaser(Boa Editions 749 pgs.)

Rapture by Carol Ann Duffy (Faber and Faber, FSG, 62 pgs.)

A Mind Like This by Susan Blackwell Ramsey (Univ. of Nebraska, 90 pgs.)

Blood Of The Sun by Salgado Maranhao ( Milkweed Editions, 145 pgs.)

Grip by Yvette Neisser Moreno ( Gival Press, 77 pgs.)

Nice Weather by Frederick Seidel (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 100 pgs.)

Song and Error by Averill Curdy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 69 pgs.)

Memorial by Alice Oswald (W.W. Norton & Co. 81 pgs.)

Salt Pier by Dore Kiesselbach (Univ.of Pittsburgh Press, 74 pgs.)

The View We’re Granted by Peter Filkins (The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 60 pgs.)

Instructions for my Mother’s Funeral by Laura Read (Univ.of Pittsburgh Press, 87 pgs.)

Red Army Red by Jehanne Dubrow (Northwestern Univ. Press (73 pgs.)

Maybe The Saddest Thing by Marcus Wicker (HarperCollins, 69 pgs.)

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