Archive | December, 2003

The Best Books of 2003: The CPR Awards

Book of the Year: The Collected Poems of Robert Lowell, edited by Frank Bidart and David Gewanter (FSG) Runners-Up: The Collected Poems of Ted Hughes, edited by Paul Keegan (FSG); “I Am”: The Selected Poetry of John Clare, edited by Jonathan Bate (FSG) The story of the year was summed up in two words: Robert […]

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The Shrinking Lines of War: Marc Pietrzykowski on Ciaran Carson and Medbh McGuckian 

Reviewed: Breaking News by Ciaran Carson. Wake Forest University Press, 59 pps. The Soldiers of the Year II, by Medbh McGuckian. Wake Forest University Press, 130pps. Most readers familiar with the work of Irish poet Ciaran Carson will have noticed by now that his line is shrinking. The long, looping, snarled syntax of Carson’s early, […]

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