Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poetic Obituaries: [Dennis O'Driscoll's] last collection,

Dear Life (2012), contains free and meditative poems about age and the only end of age; the poet characteristically plays with the jargon of the office in a way that sometimes seems like parody, but is just as often a straightforward reflection of how O'Driscoll saw the world.

In this vein, death will approach people "undermining their/confidence in the future, dictating their fate,/altering conditions of service in mid-contract,/suffering life to carry on without them."

from The Telegraph: Dennis O'Driscoll


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