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"Otherwise strong poems feel let down by a slight obviousness of description, thus ‘no scarecrow looks like another/ some are tall, some small’ (‘The Village of Scarecrows’), ‘I’d rent a room in hilly Alfama’ (‘The Blue Hammock’); at other times however, and sometimes within the same poem, this clear-sighted aspect and simple description takes on a unique and uncomplicated truthfulness: ‘The seagulls are huge there, and musical’ (‘The Blue Hammock’), and ‘the silver birch with my initials stretched/ upward to its far-off father, the moon’ (‘The Blue Hammock’)." Laura Webb on Matthew Sweeney and George Szirtes • Manchester Review "Horse Music is not a book of essays in verse—factual reportage or encyclopaedic articles reshaped into scanning stanzas." Patrick Cotter on Sweeney • Southword

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