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This cover is fire. I liked what I could understand of this collection and know it’s better than I could comprehend. It just felt hard to click with because I knew Young was operating at a level I can’t. I just didn’t “get” a lot of it. I did love the poem “Joy”. A standout for me. I want to read about Young and this collection and then revisit.
Love this collection so much. Kevin Young expertly crafted each and every poem in this collection. His images were everything. I sensed the speaker’s anxiety towards trying to understand how to cope with his own grief. The moments where the speaker is in the cemetery really stood out to me. The images of a long gone home really captured that loss that the speaker grapples with throughout the entire collection. In the end we get a poem that explodes with language and images that wraps the speaker...
A very beautifully written collection of poetry. Themes of loss and death. I was most taken by the scenes with the poet and his son, in the graveyard, amongst their dead. Really touching.
A brilliant book of poems sparse in execution but textured in lyricism and heart.
Love the rhythms and subject matter. These work focus mostly on connecting with nature and surroundings.
I want, so much, to enjoy poetry but it's always hit or miss when I read books of poems.Stones: Poems by Kevin Young is an absolute hit! I loved this book!