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September Reads 2022

Verseweavers: the Oregon Poetry Association of Prize-winning Poems Number 25/2020  is a compilation of the winners of the Oregon Poetry Associations contests held in 2020 with comments by the judges who chose the winners. As usual it was an interesting compilation of poems from a diverse group of poets. I found many quite compelling and almost all of them interesting. This book is only available in the Oregon Poetry Association's store .  Bear Witness by Mary Gaitskill (part of Out of Line Collection) took a journey that felt a jarring in the way Gaitskill explored the different points of view she presented in the short story. The storyline was interesting but none of the characters were easy to like. There was a feeling that something was going to happen that quite seemed to materialize.  Halfway to Free by Emma Donoghue (part of Out of Line Collection) still gives me chills just thinking about it. A story of haves and have nots and those who want to control others is hard to fa