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

  • Keith
    Nov 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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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  • Michele
    Jan 21, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

  • 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

  • Brian
    Dec 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

  • 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Grace
    Oct 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Mark Ballinger
    Oct 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Kacey
    Jan 22, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Jessie McMains
    May 07, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • joe m
    Oct 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Nicky Enriquez
    Jan 26, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

  • 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • molly
    Nov 28, 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Agnes Marton
    Sep 20, 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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...

  • Mary
    Apr 01, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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...

  • Rachel
    May 12, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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...

  • 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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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  • Johana
    Apr 16, 2019

    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. ...

    This is the best book of poetry that I've read in quite some time. Melissa Stein creates beautiful, surprising imagery, and argh, you get lost in her words. Love love love. So good! ...

    A profoundly lyrical collection. I reviewed it for POETRY NORTHWEST: https://www.poetrynw.org/lighter-for-... ...

    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? ...

    The blooms are terrible, dark and deep Along the miles before you sleep ...

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