The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry

  • Title: The Words I Chose: A Memoir of Family and Poetry
  • Author: Wesley McNair
  • ISBN: 9780887485572
  • Page: 420
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Words I Chose A Memoir of Family and Poetry Beginning in poverty and a broken home Wesley McNair went on through family hardships and setbacks to become what Philip Levine has called one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry This
    Beginning in poverty and a broken home, Wesley McNair went on, through family hardships and setbacks, to become what Philip Levine has called one of the great storytellers of contemporary poetry This memoir tells how he developed into a poet against the odds, incorporating his struggles into his art.

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    1. This book is BRILLIANT and BRAVE. It is not without flaws, but still I must give it 5 stars. Wes McNair, Maine's poet laureate, writes about his life, warts and all (intergenerational poverty, abuse--his mother flushed his head in the toilet as a lesson if he forgot to flush). On page 167, he refers to "the truth-telling that went with my gift as a writer." McNair's poetry is all about TRUTH . . . and as much as the truth is raw and heart-wrenching and unflattering . . . McNair shares it and sta [...]

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    2. I would give this book 4-1/2 points if I could figure out how to do it.Wesley McNair is the poet laureate of Maine. I have heard him give a couple of poetry readings and have much admired his efforts to use his post to try to make poetry more central in people's lives. His efforts are bearing fruit here in Maine.This book, his autobiography, shows how his life informs his art. This book tells McNair's unique story, then shows how he uses the particularities of his own lived experience to create [...]

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    3. An elegantly written memoir by Maine's Poet Laureate which tells the story of his struggle from a childhood filled with poverty and strife to academic and literary success. You won't find any self-pity here, just honesty and wonder. I also fancied the way McNair matched embedded poems with life events, so the reader could share his inspiration. Highly recommended.

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