Kid-Gloved: New & Selected Poems by Andrew Motion

Andrew Motion has now been an acclaimed poet for more than thirty years—he won Oxford University’s Newdigate prize while an undergraduate in 1975—and has been Britain’s poet laureate for the…

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Geoffrey Hill: Unparalleled Atonement

I. The recently published edition of Geoffrey Hill’s Selected Poems appears to be an attempt by Yale University Press to atone for Hill’s unpardonable lapse from print on these shores, and I…

Less “Je ne sais quoi,” More “Je ne sais pas pourquoi”

“She moved over the surface of life the way figure skaters move. . . she never broke through the ice, she never pierced the surface and descended into those awful…

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