Saturday, 21 December 2013

BOOK OF THE YEAR?

Lots to choose from, and for a moment, it was going to be the Morrissey biography, which for sheer hubris is hard to beat, or the Hill Collected, which is magisterial and wonderful, but surely the monumental work, for poetry, in these isles, was actually The Oxford Companion to Modern Poetry in English - a thoroughly recalibrated version of the older, grumpier model, which extends the franchise more widely than might have been thought possible were its new editor not a reasonable and engaged reader. No reader of poetry today would not enjoy flipping through this and seeing how canonical reps jostle with the newly-minted ones.  Written by hundreds of hands, it is never less than stimulating, and often informative.  And yes, Todd Swift has an entry.  There is a god of poetry, sometimes, so suddenly.
Yes, this is from Amazon.  No, the click don't work here buddy.

Post a Comment

Popular Posts

About Eyewear the blog

Eyewear THE BLOG is the most read British poetry blog-zine of all time, getting more than 25,000 page-views a month. It began in 2005 and has now been read by over 2.5 million.


The views expressed by editor Todd Swift are not necessarily shared by contributing poets and reviewers. Any material on this blog infringing copyright will be removed immediately upon request.
To order books from Eyewear PUBLISHING LIMITED, go to: www.eyewearpublishing.com