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Shvoong Home>Lifestyle>Hobbies>Sixty Years in Poems Review

Sixty Years in Poems

Article Review   by:SM THOMPSON    
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How exciting, how interesting and how divine dear! The Review has several pull out pages combined under
the banner headline of Sixty Years of Poems referring to The Qeen's Jubilee Year (I sent mine off early to Buckingham Palace, and I got a "Thanks").

But add to all of this from 1953 to 2O12 and the list starts with Dannie Abse and finished with Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy -

Savour the flavour and read on and there are many references to class, Freud, world events, politics and lots and lots more for the reader to enjoy, digest, explore, and read aloud providing you do not disturb the neighbours
since there are no headphones here and you can hear the sound of your own voice echo right across the
silence of the estate so beware ... silence is golden ... when reading aloud in a built up area ... whisper!

But that's now all there is a delightful pic of Tom Paulin ..... "powerful expression of doubt" underneath the headline .. ashes of an ancient flame ... and Sean O'Brien welcomes a sombre return from a restless examiner of
politics and personal life in the article enttitled: "Love's Bonfire" by Tom Paulin refers to writings and is
published by Faber at £12.99p (just as well I was nominated Clarins Woman .. of ..the year 2O12 otherwise I would be
pea green with envy!).

Paulin's approach which has been developing over .. 3O odd years ... his ... third collection "Liberty Tree" is hard to describe! writes Sean O'Brien. O'Brien goes on to quote favourite, lines, and passages from Paulin's poetry and

the translations from Palestinian poet Walid Khazendar placed centre of book .. a way of answering .. self suspicious .. one man's art at the service of another's in context of a press ... political crisis. Great work pays UP!
Published: April 28, 2012   
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