"thepoeticunderground" by Erin Hanson

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Title: thepoeticunderground
Author: Erin Hanson
Start Date: 7/9/16
End Date: 7/23/16
# of Pages: 186
Edition: lulu paperback (2014)

Favorite Quotes: (1) "But beyond your pathway's edges, / Is where living really starts, / A land of risks and danger, / And a land of broken hearts" (2) "You're not really afraid of the dark, / You're afraid of a lack of light, / And it's a fear of falling, / When you say you're scared of heights" (3) "We live in a world, / Where we always want more, / But you can only be 'rich', / If others are poor."

Why I Chose It: "'What if I fall?' Oh but my darling, What if you fly?" That's Erin Hanson. I think from a later collection. But it was enough to pique my interest because it was so widely quoted (on Pintrest).

Other Notes: Admittedly, I'm not sure I'm the target audience for this. I have aimed to cast my reading neat wide this year and seeing some of Hanson's poetry quoted on the internet intrigued me enough to pick up a collection of poems, but whether it is because I chose her first collection or because she writes out of personal experiences I don't always immediately relate to, I didn't really connect. It also might be related to having recently read anthologies of some of the greatest poets in the past two centuries, and Hanson is still new and young. I don't mean to disparage (although I counted 4-5 typos, which seemed avoidable) but this one wasn't my favorite.

BooksKarl Magnuson