Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Great Regulars: The unreadable landscape seems,

in that bleakly simple ending, to anticipate its own decline, a decline that can be interpreted to include printed "bibles" of all kinds. Pastoral gains a contemporary "edge" in Dugdale's threnody, but the poem's roots surely extend beyond ecological or social critique into the live connection between the close-reading poet (also a professional translator) and her native Sussex countryside.


from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Shepherds by Sasha Dugdale


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