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.

Sunday 6 March 2005

"The Man in the White Suit" by Nick Drake (Bloodaxe, 1999)

Poems placed in Arvon and Cardiff competitions but he's no middle-of-the-roader. His natural length is about 40 lines. He likes bunching the lines into 3s. Sometimes the 1st and 3rd lines rhyme. The title poem impressed me. I had trouble getting into much of the rest. Sometimes when he writes more simply - in elegies, etc - the writing seems ordinary, which makes me somewhat wary of the more difficult pieces.

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