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Sanctuary (Cape Poetry)
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A poetry of animals and absence, pleasantly unsettling - this man likes animals more than people! Not that one can blame him, of course ('that night I dreamed I was a human' - nightmare!) but the only human presence among an animal choir celebrating his parents' Golden Wedding is an old boot from 'a friend/who's sadly unable to be here'; elsewhere a house is taken over by vegetables. A comparison with Ted Hughes might be instructive; thankfully Sweeney doesn't do vatic. (Think Yeats; think Tennyson; think sonic boom.) Maybe he's treading water this time (Frog-Taming?) but I'll plug away..
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A poetry of animals and absence, pleasantly unsettling - this man likes animals more than people! Not that one can blame him, of course; we have fewer excuses. A comparison with Ted Hughes might be instructive; can't hack him myself, but thankfully Sweeney isn't vatic, bless him. Feels like he's treading water this time, but I'll plug away..
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on 3 October 2012
For those new to Matthew Sweeney, he's that rare thing on two counts - an easy to read and interesting poet. All the poems are short and sweet thankfully. Some surreal and puzzling poems here but plenty of gems too to make you think further like 'Horse Dreams' and 'Secrets of a cactus' Definitely recommended.
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