Tuesday, September 04, 2012

News at Eleven: Both books--Bevel by William Letford and

The Same Life Twice by Frank Kuppner--are accessible after their own fashions without compromising on the Modernist injunction that poetry should "make it new". The fundamental difference between the books is one that courses through the whole history of poetry: the competing claims of the lyric and the philosophic. They might be united in wonder, but they are profoundly opposed in method.

from Scotland on Sunday: Bevel: The Same Life Twice


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