Adam Ash

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005

Geoffrey Hill, the best living poet

I guess I'm going to have to read this poet. "With his new collection of poems, Geoffrey Hill so entirely eclipses most of his contemporaries that it seems meaningless to rank him in relation to them. Trumpets should be blown, garlands made, televisions turned off across the land and the book dropped free from aeroplanes. I would like to think that they might even convene early in Stockholm and, chastened by the astonishing excellence of these poems, agree now on the proper destination of the next Nobel Prize. It is unlikely that any of these things will happen." Click for his New and Collected Poems.


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