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Time to reclaim Causley,
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This review is from: Collected Poems (Revised) (Paperback)
I came to Causley via Susan Hill's 'Howard's End is on the Landing' in which she trumpets Causley both as a poet and as a person. This is a comprehensive collection but it rather stints on his writing for children, possibly to redress the impression that poetry for the young was all he wrote. Rather oddly I started with the last poem 'Eden Rock' which quite simply devastated me in the wake of my father's death. A reminder that the poet can say more in a line than novelists can in an entire book. It's perhaps time for a re-appreciation of Charles Causley's work and this is as good a place to start as any.