Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Great Regulars: This week's poem, "Otterspool Prom,"

is a sonnet by Peter Robinson, from his latest volume, The Returning Sky, published last year by Shearsman Books.

Gathering poems written in England after a period of 18 years working in Japan, the collection focuses a refreshed, penetrating vision on a far from idealised, sometimes un-homely, homeland. But here, late-capitalist corruption is almost on hold as the speaker looks out from the green spaces of Otterspool Promenade across a River Mersey irradiated with mid-February's almost-spring sunshine.

from Carol Rumens: The Guardian: Poem of the week: Otterspool Prom by Peter Robinson


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