An appreciative new review of Scar in Dundee University Review of the Arts

Jo Hastie has composed a thorough and appreciative review of Scar now up on the DURA website here. I was especially glad to see Hastie pick up on some of the relevant class issues in the poem. #JoHastie #Scar #chapbook #review #climatechange #DundeeUniversityReviewoftheArts

Anne Carson's Men in the Off Hours (Cape, 2000)

I tend to devote these posts of favourite passages from contemporary poetry collections to poets I suppose underknown--which is to say that for all Carson's reputation and celebrity, I want to persuade ever more people to read her work. If you've noticed the chronological succession of these posts, they result from my running a reading group on her work in which a group of women poets meet in Bath every few months or so to discuss the next book. Today this is the book! Here are some favourite passages: Here lies the refugee breather Who drank a bowl of elsewhere. end of 'Epitaph: Zion' A fell dark pink February heaven Was Pulling the clouds home, balancing massacre On the rips. end of 'Epita

On the Horizon: The Weather in Normal (Book 4!)

Roughly a year from now Seren Books will publish my fourth collection of poems, The Weather in Normal. Each of my books has been quite different from the one before, and the difference in this one is that there are four long poems composed of short sections (I've never written poems longer than a page and a half before). I find it interesting that as I think the work becomes more accessible (with books 3 and 4), the techniques employed become more adventurous--I use space across the page more in this book than any other, yet I think in the whole the book is every bit as accessible as Imagined Sons. I always ask both a British and an American poet for a blurb for each book, given my transatla

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