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"Only rarely do lay readers experience poems as a cross between an orgasm and a heart attack." David Orr • The New York Times
"This is an anthology that aims to recharge its subject, to demarginalise it, or at least to demystify it." Nicholas Lezard on The Bloodaxe Book of Poetry Quotations • The Guardian
"A sense of performance, rather than of confession, runs through almost every word he wrote." Colin Burrow on John Donne • London Review of Books
"They are among the most original elegies ever written, in feeling and in the handling of language and verse forms." Claire Tomalin on Thomas Hardy • The Guardian
"So much recent engagement has been focused on awards and prizes that any insightful consideration of form and shape and the constructed-ness of poems seems to have fallen by the wayside." Paul Farley • The Guardian
"During the last half century, no poem has been able to match the prominence and resonance achieved by Howl." John Palattella • BookForum
"His zesty use of idiom has always tacked riskily close to cliché." Robert Potts on Simon Armitage • The Guardian
"Musicians don’t follow roads. Most of them have much more eclectic musical interests than their fans do." Louis Menand on Bob Dylan • The New Yorker
"Their wit and precision sneak up on you with quiet inevitability." Elizabeth Willis on the poems of Lorine Niedecker • Academy of American Poets
"Poetry must meet a standard of pleasure as well as profundity if it is to recover its place in American culture." John Barr • Poetry
"On the high trapeze, the Flyer may be the one who draws the applause from the crowd, but it’s the editorial Catcher who times the flight." Alan Garner • The Times
"Nathaniel Mackey's poems work by exploiting the slippages and stutters of ordinary language." John Palattella • The Nation

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