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Growth [Kindle Edition]

Karin Cox
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If the poet's job is to provide a reflection of an entire world in a single teardrop, Karin Cox's haunting anthology, "Growth," does so admirably.

This collection of her finest poems—some previously published in anthologies around the world, others new; some rhyming, some free form—delivers beautiful sentiments, melancholy moments and some delightfully lyrical figurative language, all the while charting the poet's personal growth over several years.

While introspective, Karin's work avoids self-obsession by interspersing political and broader global themes with the personal. What results is a whimsical anthology that brings to mind the challenges of just being human and fitting into a world that sometimes feels like a tight squeeze.

A must-read for lovers of the English language and a wonderful gift for poetry aficionados, "Growth" will continue to bloom in the reader's mind long after the last page has been turned.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 155 KB
  • Print Length: 39 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Karin Cox (17 July 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005D5RCD0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
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Karin Cox is an Australian poet, poet and Supermum. Trained as a professional editor in trade publishing, she edits and writes in her "spare time" while being a fulltime mum to her young daughter and to a black cat with the improbable name of "Ping Pong."

Since her first book, Roma: From Prison to Paradise, was published in 2003, Karin has written reference texts, biographies and memoirs, as well as more than 30 natural and social history books, children's picture storybooks, and travel guides. In 2010, two of her books were listed as notable books on the Children's Book Council of Australia Notable Books list and she has won several awards for natural history writing. Karin has had poems and short stories published in anthologies worldwide and her ebooks -- Cruxim (gothic paranormal romance), Cage Life (a collection of short stories), Growth ( poetry), and Hey, Little Sister and Pancakes on Sunday (children's picture books) are all available on Amazon. She is also the founder of the Indie Review Tracker website ( which aims to help indie authors find reviewers and advertisers for their books.

Thankfully, the busier she gets, the more creative she is (and the more likely to afford to hire a housekeeper). Karin and her partner live in sunny Queensland, Australia, where she writes from her back deck overlooking the pool, her study (overlooking her framed Whitley Awards for natural history writing) or her couch (overlooking Dr Phil).

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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I felt drawn into the environments depicted with such strong images. Not frilly poems, but beautifully frank. Definitely worth a good read. Nice to read the voice of a woman describing life now, not harking back to the past.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Seeds of darkness and light 2 April 2013
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This collection is one of transition and change. The author's talent is full-grown and this allows her to tell us a series of small stories about a time in her life when she was growing and maturing. These poems form more than a simple exercise in coming-of-age. There is reflection here and as much darkness as light because, sometimes, change does not lead to growth but to dead-ends, regrets and lost opportunities. I can imagine having been told these poems as part of a conversation that ran well into the night with a friend for life. Take this collection out for a coffee, black with sugar, and I promise you will enjoy what awaits you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Words 18 Jan 2013
By B. Ditmars - Published on
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Some poets speak truth; others speak beauty. I would like to think Karin Cox does a little bit of both. There's a feeling of timelessness to her writing. Growth is neither modern nor dated in that sense. It is not an "edgy" collection and it will not make you think so much about the world as it will yourself. The description and metaphor stood out most to me. Cox has an incredible vocabulary and imagination that will leave you breathless.
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4.0 out of 5 stars So touching 9 July 2012
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Wow, what a wonderful collection of poetry this is. I enjoyed reading this very much, although some of the poems seem to be so personal I cannot quite grasp what they are about. But some of them really struck a chord with me. The way you never truly let go of an ex-lover in your heart in 'Old Photo'. The way the poet reminds us of our smallness and life cut short in 'Immortality.' The sensual way she describes making love in 'Carnivorous'. I highly recommend this poetry book!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful 9 Jan 2013
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I really enjoyed this book of poetry. Though a couple of poems were confusing and I wasn't quite sure what they were about, most of them were well-written and easy to relate to. I highly recommend this book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong Poetry– A Few Great Gems In This Collection! 22 July 2014
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Great poetry. My favorite of the poems was entitled 'Immortality'. This collection holds many strong poems. A few of which are memorable like 'Immortality' and 'The Adriatic'. Karin Cox is a strong poet and I hope to read more of her work.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great poems 17 Oct 2013
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I liked these poems a lot. They were well written and made you feel the emotions of the poet. Great job!
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