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Maggie Smith (5) (1977–)

Autor/a de You Could Make This Place Beautiful: A Memoir

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13+ obres 837 Membres 32 Ressenyes

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The Best American Poetry 2017 (2017) — Col·laborador — 95 exemplars
Embodied: An Intersectional Feminist Comics Poetry Anthology (2021) — Col·laborador — 48 exemplars

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Data de naixement
1977
Gènere
female
Lloc de naixement
Westerville, Ohio, USA
Llocs de residència
Bexley, Ohio, USA
Professions
Poet
Biografia breu
Maggie Smith is the award-winning author of several books, including Good Bones and the bestsellers Goldenrod and Keep Moving. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Academy of American Poets Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Nation, The Paris Review, and The Best American Poetry, among others. Follow her on social media @MaggieSmithPoet.

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Not really my type of poetry but still written well enough for me to want to read some earlier work. I agree with some of the reviews that there seems to be some unfinished thoughts. I wasn’t pulled in or excited to read more after I started.
 
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mybookloveobsession | Hi ha 4 ressenyes més | Mar 12, 2024 |
Beautiful and relevant observations on loss and the new opportunities that life presents in the wake thereof. Encouraging sound bites and brief essays wrapped in poetic language.
 
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bschweiger | Hi ha 8 ressenyes més | Feb 4, 2024 |
This is a poignant memoir of the dissolution of the author's marriage. She brings all of her poetic skills to demonstrating the cycles of grief, pain, mourning, and healing that comes with loss. Her meditations reveal the personal aspects of her experiences without divulging the private aspects. In doing so, some of the personal becomes universal. The gender inequality of the invisible labor in the home, including the emotional work of parenting children is one of the universal aspects.

I found the writing engaging and powerful and appreciated the author's ability to work around the issue of loss and create something whole in the end.
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tangledthread | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Jan 17, 2024 |
A very personal, poignant and moving memoir about her divorce, written in short, sometimes even one line, chapters. Some reviews on other sites had a hard time with her authorial intrusions, e.g. "Reader, I'm not going to tell you everything." I found this narrative device, as well as the occasional chapters in third person narration of a play, intrusive and slightly irritating, but (and I may not be correct about this) I attributed these shifts as Smith's own psychological need to briefly distance herself from all the honest pain she was recounting. And so I'll subtract just half a star, as I struggled with the distancing these devices created in me.… (més)
½
 
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bobbieharv | Hi ha 12 ressenyes més | Dec 23, 2023 |

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Obres
13
També de
3
Membres
837
Popularitat
#30,527
Valoració
4.0
Ressenyes
32
ISBN
104

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