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This review is from: Best British Poetry 2011, The (Paperback)
Oh dear. I bought this with the 2012 edition, thinking I would get a decent cross-section of the most interesting of contemporary poetry. How wrong I was. It's more a puzzle book than a literary item. It's full of that sort of poetry which is annoyingly obscure (to say the least), self-deluding, pretentious, self-indulgent and drenched in literary masturbation. I wonder whether the poets who write this stuff think beforehand, "If it's not weird nobody will think I'm clever." Anyone who values the beauty and meaning of words will despair at this preposterous, posturing drivel. Don't buy.