Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News at Eleven: [Paul] Durcan makes particularly engaging

poems out of passing conversations (reminding one of what virtuosos the Irish are at small talk). "Michael Dan Gallagher Down at the Sound, 10.30am" has a title longer than either of its lines. But after reading, one continues to hear this exchange: "You're looking great--are you going to a wedding?"/"Oh God no--I'm coming back from a wake."

Woman, Outside

from The Guardian: Praise in Which I Live and Move and Have My Being by Paul Durcan--review


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