Tuesday, April 30, 2013

News at Eleven: Drysalter could also be described as a psalter

(an intentional echo, one assumes). The drift is devotional; many poems read like secular prayers. [Michael] Symmons Roberts has a gift for seeing the spirit in things even (as can happen in life) at unlikely moments and in bad weather (cars are unexpectedly present in his work--there is even something pushing an epiphany in a karaoke bar). And one cannot help noticing that summer is seldom mentioned.

from The Guardian: Drysalter by Michael Symmons Roberts--review


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