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Dignified, sharp writing,
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This review is from: In Defence of Adultery (Paperback)
Too much is made by some critics of the use of new form in Copus's work, as any back-glance at the many pattern poems, including mirror-poems, written since the 13th century. What's new and interesting in this work isn't so much formal technique as it is the precision of language, which is very deft, very finished. It is also intriguing to see this author escaping the overarching influence of Plath (a good influence, obviously, but too heavily worked by too many), and finding genuinely fresh and interesting ways of observing both the exterior world and the emotional world.