Terrible Blooms

Terrible Blooms

In this lush, disturbing second collection from APR/Honickman Prize winner Melissa Stein, exquisite images are salvaged from harm and survival. Set against the natural world's violence?both ordinary and sublime?pain shines jewel-like out of these poems, illuminating what lovers and families conceal. Stein uses her gifts for persona and lyric richness to build worlds that a In this lush, disturbing second collection from APR/Honickman Prize winner Melissa Stein, exquisite images are salvag...

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Title:Terrible Blooms
Author:Melissa Stein
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Genres:Poetry
ISBN:Terrible Blooms
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Paperback
Number of Pages:96 pages pages

Terrible Blooms Reviews

  • John
    Feb 14, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Simeon Berry
    Apr 01, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Dixie Meeks
    Apr 04, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Crystal
    May 03, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Nicole
    Apr 23, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jeff
    Jul 30, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

  • abcdefg
    Feb 03, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Lyra
    Aug 06, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

  • Melissa
    Aug 07, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Cbsd library
    Mar 23, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Karen
    Jul 04, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jessica Robinson
    Apr 03, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Melissa Stein
    Jan 29, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jennie
    Mar 23, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Tori
    Aug 13, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Bri Esposito
    Apr 02, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Michelle Orabona
    May 22, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Maya
    Aug 11, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jeffrey Parker
    Jun 06, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Rebecca Foster
    May 22, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Rita
    Dec 16, 2017

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Ruth
    Apr 02, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Beck
    Jul 01, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Domenica
    Mar 22, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Tom Falcone
    Dec 16, 2017

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Megan
    Apr 02, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Chris Roberts
    Apr 23, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

  • Despy
    Apr 25, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Ella
    Feb 04, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Cathy Smith
    Apr 23, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Mary
    Apr 11, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Kathleen
    May 27, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

  • Bee
    Apr 29, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Robin Schaer
    Apr 30, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Cate Linden
    Apr 03, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Kevin Dublin
    Jul 07, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Saruta Valentine
    May 16, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Hannah Wilken
    Apr 02, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jared Pechacek
    Feb 26, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • ♥Emm♥
    May 04, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Jade
    May 01, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Stephanie Myers
    Mar 27, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Kailey Brennan
    Apr 02, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Angela
    Apr 21, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Marianne Iversen
    May 19, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Sofia
    Nov 27, 2017

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Julia Cirignano
    Feb 26, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

  • Dark Horse Poetry
    May 26, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Erin Nadeau
    May 08, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Aline
    May 04, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Rachel Baldwin
    May 08, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Riley
    May 11, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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  • Claire Willman
    May 31, 2018

    Poetry is not supposed to make sense, the mind implodes, reloads, buffaloes fly in the eye, shattered, scattered, the brain once mattered, sound is sight, your glance is a dance, insatiable thirst, one-third first, die is why we live. I have twisted art and sculpted love awa...

    4 1/2 stars. Tight, clean, and urgent. Stein captures the grief of living--all of life's fat beauty--and the despair that rides alongside it--knowing it's a mindfuck short ride, never long enough, that you're always going to die. Especially touched by the Quarry poems. ...

    Thank you to Copper Canyon Press for gifting me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. Reading Terrible Blooms by Melissa Stein feelings like reading a diary. It?s not perfect, but once I picked up this book, I couldn?t put it down. Stein?s poetry feels like a n...

    I never know how to rate poetry collections because I still don?t ever get it. Just gonna keep reading until some poet out there clicks with me. This had a handful of poems I appreciated. Lots of visceral imagery which I dig, but I still like poems to make sense and maybe I?m not t...

    Another beautiful collection of poems from Stein. Her Rough Honey and Terrible Blooms are two books of poetry full of complex relationships, wise contemplation, and sharp wordplay. Third collection: Sandpaperish Sugar? ...

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