Book Review: Well Versed in Emotion; Keith Brace Reviews Some Recent Poetry Publications
Byline: Keith Brace
'Slim' and not so slim volumes of poetry/verse continue to pour from those publishers who still care about it. Does this represent a lively public interest, as some arts commentators claim, pointing to the wide public response to 'public' spoken verse at festivals, in schools, etc?
Or is it a last, desperate outpouring before poetry - Britain's greatest claim to unique artistic creativity - disappears into history.
Certainly, they are difficult to review. A whole life's experience (well, a life so far as it has reached) may be packed into a single volume. Logically, novels should be reviewed briefly and poetry collections at studied …
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Publication information: Article title: Book Review: Well Versed in Emotion; Keith Brace Reviews Some Recent Poetry Publications. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: The Birmingham Post (England). Publication date: October 27, 2001. Page number: 52. © 2009 Birmingham Post & Mail Ltd. COPYRIGHT 2001 Gale Group.
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