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Two new reviews

Claire Crowther reviews Cantilena – one book in four spans by John Peck (Shearsman Books, 2016).

‘The poem is 324 pages long, each page is a canto heavy with text, there is unremitting intellectual depth, and it needs much rereading. If you read it, your exhaustion might be rewarded with a sort of masochistic joy,’ she writes.

Read the full review here.

And Lucy Sheerman discusses the long poem in Jennifer Moxley’s The Open Secret (Flood Editions), writing: ‘The long poem “Coastal” is breathtaking in its scope and its complex measuring of the relationship between ideas and politics and the lived experience of them.’

Full review.

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