Being a published poet is no more necessary qualification to write about poetry as being an elected MP is to write about politics – Charles Whalley
Criticism isn’t an appreciation of what it is to write poems, only what it is to read them. Click to share on Google (Opens in new window). Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window). Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window). Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window). Send to Email Address. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Email check failed, please try again. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.
Review in Under the Radar 14: Michael Conley’s Aquarium; Richard Moorhead’s The Word Museum – Charles Whalley
Even without a shaggy dog structure, the poems are marked by a dark, anti-humour based on tension, as in ‘Auction’ or ‘We Discover A Severed Thumb In The Woods’, poems that lead us to an overwhelming question but don’t answer it. ‘Auction,’ for instance, about a sale on something like eBay, starts with:. And it will be a golden meteor. The speaker finds an ugly Bart Simpson watch which sells quickly for 2.99, and then he receives a message the same day :. Thank you iam realy lukin 4ward. As they are remi...