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Strange Meetings

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Published October 2nd 2003 by Laurel Books
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Not bad poems, but somehow short of greatness. You can hear in these poems the rhythms that you can hear in T.S. Eliot. Here and there there is work that is just short of being really really good. Some lines are transcendent, and yet as a whole the work falls apart. Why is that? Harold Monro in his locked room is too much of a prude and too ashamed of himself to really say what he means. Unable to communicate and unable to adequately capture the failure of communicating. Unable to connect with u ...more
I am not a connoisseur of poetry, so I can't speak to the quality of the poems in this book. What I can say is that Harold Monro is a poet that speaks to something very deep in me. His animistic sense of his surroundings is charming, but more than that, profound. I love these poems.
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Harold Edward Monro was a British poet, the proprietor of the Poetry Bookshop in London which helped many famous poets bring their work before the public.

Monro was born in Brussels, but his parents were Scottish. He was educated at Radley and at Caius College, Cambridge. His first collection of poetry was published in 1906. He founded a poetry magazine, The Poetry Review, which was to be very infl
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