Sunday, 14 June 2020

Renée M. Sgroi : part five

What other poetry books have you been reading lately?

Lately I’ve been reading Carolyn Forché’s In the Lateness of the World and The Essential W.S. Merwin edited by Michael Wiegers. Forché’s work is just heart-stopping, I find, and I’m reading and re-reading her poems. I haven’t dipped too much into the Merwin yet, but there are one or two poems that have stood out for me so far and have just made me catch my breath. And before Forché and Merwin, I read Ilya Kaminsky’s Deaf Republic. What a gift to poetry, and to the world!

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