secondwomn's Reviews > Turner: New and Selected Poems

Turner by David Dabydeen
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Nov 29, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, anthology, library, poetry
Read from November 29 to 30, 2011

very mixed feelings about this collection. i like dabydeen's use of language and his imagery and his characters. but this doesn't feel like poetry to me. it feels like storytelling maybe. nothing about this seems linked to the poetic form, nothing about the lines seems necessary. the title piece is the best of them. many of the other pieces feel repetitive. and yet, there's something intriguing going on that i can't put my finger on.

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