Robin Robertson

I may have mentioned in a previous post that I also bought the poetry collection The Wrecking Light, by Robin Robertson. He has a wonderful poem, Strindberg in Skovlyst, in the current issue of the London Review of Books. August Kleinzahler has two poems in the LRB too, but I took to neither. Whilst the LRB is open Blair Worden reviews a new book on the 17th century metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell, by Nigel Smith. Marvell hailed from Hull, the place made home by poet Philip Larkin. Marvell was not just poet but MP too. I'd love to buy it, I enjoyed Marvell whilst studying literature as an undergrad, but there is so much to read and so little time! No doubt one reviewer of this book won't be able to resist labelling it 'marvellous'!

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