Friday, August 16, 2013

Review Poetry the city with horns

Tamar Yoseloff's 'the city with horns' is a fine collection, well curated into 3 sections, with poems about Jackson Pollock the feature in the middle and the city (and other places) in winter and summer at the beginning and the end.
There are some great examples here of the power of focusing on one thing -Concrete, Stamps and Field were favourites of mine. Tamar crafts her poems well, sometimes making the reader work but that's just fine, and often surprising us with the direction and the ending. For me four stars go to the penultimate poem Jetty, longer than most with lyrical and compelling language, this is a joy to read, I read it again and again, and will return.

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