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Blurbalicious

The art of the poetry blurb is such a particular thing, and, as I’m asked to perform it with increasing frequency, I find myself wondering whether or not I do so from a sufficiently principled stance. Below are the most … Continue reading

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Apologia pro Omnesia

(As Omnesia appears to be out, it’s time to begin whatever it is which that tautology ‘the immodest author’ does by way of product-promotion – the upfront-lash? Here then is the intro that appears in both volumes, and purports to … Continue reading

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The Shock of Liberty

(This review of Hass and Williams appeared in the Summer issue of Poetry Review.) Robert Hass, The Apple Trees at Olema: New and Selected poems (Bloodaxe), 352pp, £15; C.K. Williams, Wait (Bloodaxe), 125pp, £9.95 There is an exhilaration about reading … Continue reading

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