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Book Report: Glowing endorsements for new poet


River Falls poet Thomas R. Smith writes that Kristin Laurel's new book of poetry will "burn itself on your memory."

Minnesota poet Deborah Keenan writes that Laurel's work is "the start of a remarkable career."

Endorsements from Smith and Keenan are good enough for me, so I plowed into Laurel's "Giving them All Away" (Evening Street Press, Dublin Ohio) n.p.

Laurel is a mother, an emergency room nurse who splits her life between Waconia, Minn., and Ashville, N.C.

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