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|Posted on Thursday, December 02, 2010 - 02:30 pm: |
Just real-time reviewed Joel Lane's new book THE AUTUMN MYTH:
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|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 11:30 am: |
Des, thanks for this. Your comments are really helpful, and make connections that hadn't occurred to me. For example, while one poem uses 'snow' in its slang sense (and was inspired by a deeply uncomfortable conversation with a coke-fuelled ego that had, an hour earler, been a human being), in another poem it is just snow. The effect of considering them together is intriguing. And what you say about the third section really moved me.
For the record, I think there are a few poems in the book. But not loads.
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|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 01:13 pm: |
I'll be buying a copy of this - I have Joel's other two volumes of poetry, and found them deeply resonant.
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|Posted on Saturday, December 04, 2010 - 01:26 pm: |
I've been reading Joel's poetry out loud to Alan. Beautiful work.