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On reading poems,
This review is from: Storms Will Tell: Selected Poems (Paperback)
The avid Frame reader who, like me, has enjoyed Living in the Maniototo (Recipient of the prestigious Commonwealth Writers Prize) will know that Frame's poetry is dazzling. When a poem interrupts the flow of an author's prose in a novel, the reader can still rely on what came before and what is coming afterwards to understand the poem. But in a collection of poems, we are on our own and yes it can be a difficult experience (but reading Shakespeare is the same isn't it) but it can be rewarding and very moving too.