Tuesday, September 25, 2012

News at Eleven: It is when [John] Fowles is concentrating

on the natural world, the world beyond the self's narrow coordinates, that the most achieved poetic events unfold. "Accipiter" is both poem and bird as Fowles engineers new word-combinations, lines as mobile frame-works, in order to harness and release the sparrow-hawk's dynamic thrust: "slit//the hurtle/the tilt and swathe". Too often, we come up against language as its deadest (if not deadliest).

from The Guardian: John Fowles: Selected Poems--review


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