Sunday, December 02, 2018

Poems without line breaks …

… The Penguin Book of the Prose Poem, edited by Jeremy Noel-Tod – review | Books | The Guardian(Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

By the end, my copy of the book was bristling with bookmarks. I loved Turgenev’s On the Sea (1879), about what it is to be a living creature, about a man’s encounter with a pet monkey on a steamer – he holds her “little, black, cold hand”. Emily Berry’s Some Fears (2013) escalates – thrillingly gets its wind up. And Margaret Atwood’s In Love with Raymond Chandler (1992) is an entertaining, fully furnished must read.

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