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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five start rating for 'Tilt'
I loved 'Tilt'! Such rare, elegant writing. The poems are accessible, and profound. The title sequence of poems is truly haunting.

The black book cover and inside pages are genius. It makes the book feel like a slab of high quality, finely milled dark chocolate - the poems are the literary equivalent.

Highly recommended!
Published on 26 May 2009 by Lady Marmelade

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2.0 out of 5 stars Diluted Air
I was recommended this poets work and enthusiastically sought out a copy, but sadly I found the poems pale and slight, without complexity and too obvious for my taste. Imagery was tired and not original, as if I'd seen it all before and executed better by others. Very disappointing.
Published on 25 Sep 2009 by Mr Punch


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5 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Five start rating for 'Tilt', 26 May 2009
This review is from: Tilt (Cape Poetry) (Paperback)
I loved 'Tilt'! Such rare, elegant writing. The poems are accessible, and profound. The title sequence of poems is truly haunting.

The black book cover and inside pages are genius. It makes the book feel like a slab of high quality, finely milled dark chocolate - the poems are the literary equivalent.

Highly recommended!
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4 of 6 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Diluted Air, 25 Sep 2009
This review is from: Tilt (Cape Poetry) (Paperback)
I was recommended this poets work and enthusiastically sought out a copy, but sadly I found the poems pale and slight, without complexity and too obvious for my taste. Imagery was tired and not original, as if I'd seen it all before and executed better by others. Very disappointing.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Where has the music gone?, 8 Feb 2011
This review is from: Tilt (Cape Poetry) (Paperback)
I bought this collection on the strength of having owned, read and enjoyed Sprackland's previous collection, Hard Water. The poems in that collection really struck a chord in the fact that they were precise, musical in a way that is very subtle, and filled to the point of bursting with poetic tension. Each image was cleanly cut and crystalline, every poem feeling as though it had something significant to say.

In Tilt however, Sprackland seems to have lost all that is good about her work. The sparing, sparkling music is gone, replaced by plain, dull and overly simplistic descriptions; the tension has been swapped for a straining to make something innocuous sound significant. This, I'm afraid, is a pale shadow of Sprackland's former work.
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