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but is it poetry,
This review is from: Seeing Stars (Hardcover)
Being sent this by the Poetry Society, I had at first thought there was a mistake. This was not poetry but it was a delightful book full of poignant and beautiful words. Wonderfully written, each short piece is a gem but somehow I still felt cheated - where was the poetry?
The vignette of two people sharing the same room which had been divided by a net curtain strung across the middle which was gradually eaten by moths and yet still they stayed in their own halves filled me with a deep sorrow. Each short piece is so descriptive and worthy of another read at a later date.
The book reminds me of life - full of different events joined together but still not of one piece.
Dont worry whether its poetry or not - just enjoy it.
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Initial post: 23 Jun 2010 17:36:58 BDT
Mr. P. S. Brown says:
Some thoughts on the 'is Armitage's new book poetry or not?' debate:
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