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Moving, original, essential,
This review is from: The Donkey's Ears (Faber Poetry) (Paperback)
A stunning confluence of imagination and historical research. The Donkey's Ears makes full use of Douglas Dunn's playful, energetic rhyme to unfurl this tale of the doomed Tsarist fleet in 1905. Told through the letters of an engineer writing to his sweetheart, this long poem is a tender snapshot of service, hardship and humanity taken amidst the chaos and conflict that would become a catalyst for the October Revolution.
The Donkey's Ears is a modern epic, not to be missed.