Literary reviews by Tim Love.
Warning: Rather than reviews, these are often notes in preparation for reviews that were never finished, or pleas for help with understanding pieces. See Litref Reviews - a rationale for details.

Friday, 4 May 2001

"The Drift" by Alan Jenkins (Chatto & Windus, 2000)

Tries to make his poetry something other than prose, where other writers sometimes seem to assume that a personal persona's experiences can be poetic by default. And yet, it's the anecdotal that I remember, poems like "SALT" and "The Short Straw" piling on the detail. Shorter poems like "Street Life" don't work for me. The "Notes" are integral to the poems.

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