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Publisher: Perennial (HarperCollins)
Release Date: June 29, 2004
ISBN: 0060726032
Format Reviewed: Paperback
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Genre:   Poetry
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Carisa Weeaks
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Citizen: Poems 
By Andrew Feld

      Political activism has become the latest fad, but the difference between the fad and the truth is this: there are those who use their talents to preach and there are those who use their talents to teach. Andrew Feld is one of the teachers. He has an immense talent of molding and shaping words into incredibly reality-halting masterpieces that speak to everything a citizen is.

      There are four sections of poems that range from experiences with nature, family, work, society, childhood – anything and everything a human will encounter in their lifetime. I am a huge poetry fanatic, and, although it annoys me when some people feel it’s ok to try to embed their beliefs in other people by pounding out the same messages over and over in politically-driven poetry and prose, Feld is not one of those preachers. He’s an incredible poet with a talent to see inside a human soul deeper than any other human ever could. I definitely recommend this book for ANYONE who is a fan of poetry.