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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."

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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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