Thursday, 1 August 2013

Exuberant words

Yesterday Melissa and I spoke for the first time, via Skype. What a pleasure that was. We stared happily at one another and in the course of the conversation I was reminded of a marvellous review of The Squanicook Eclogues, by 'Anna Livia Plurabelle', presented here on Amazon: "In The Squanicook Eclogues Green presents four unique poems of such grace, craft and awareness that her particular space and time are swiftly elevated to the universal." In The Linen Way, Melissa describes the extraordinary process by which she wrote these poems described by Derek Walcott as 'one fuckin' great elegy'.

That to whet your appetite. We have the first appraisal of The Linen Way in the wings and it's a cracker. I'll post it in a day or two.

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