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Book Report: Lyrical words tell the tale

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Gary Boelhower, a St. Scholastica theology professor, writes on a variety of topics, his first wife, his daughter's wedding, his gayness, his grandmother "ground down by the hard soil of two failed farms."


His poetry is unfailingly concrete and he breathes life into the most mundane of topics. I am a gardener and my lettuce and radishes have been up for a month, so I'll give you a sample of Boelhower's take on "Seeds":

The little seeds, some as small as eyelashes,

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