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Scunnered

Encarta says that ‘gallus’ means ‘daring in a cocky or foolhardy way’. That sounds about right. Dillon’s 250 or so kicks-in the-shin do not only deviate from the traditional haiku in terms of content and structure: they also lack the humility characteristic of the form. The result is a sometimes […]

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New Collected Poems

It is always intimidating to approach the collected poems of a Nobel Prize winner. It’s also rare that the majority of a Nobel Prize winner’s work can be read in a single evening. Tranströmer has repeatedly been praised by critics for his approachability – and this must be due in […]