Jennifer Rankin: Collected Poems by Judith Rodriguez

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November 1990, no. 126

Jennifer Rankin: Collected Poems by Judith Rodriguez

UQP, 250 pp, $17.95 pb

Jennifer Rankin: Collected Poems by Judith Rodriguez

by
November 1990, no. 126

Judith Rodriguez deserves a guernsey for this book. It’s one of the best collections to appear in a long while. I think it’s more interesting than its companions in the UQP Selected/Collected series which is now three-all with Shapcott, Taylor and Rodriguez standing as our Living Treasures, and Dransfield, Buckmaster and Rankin among those freed from earthly care. Two chaps and one lady in each category, one observes. There must be logic in it? Poets don’t actually have to die before they get notices. But in the case of Buckmaster and Rankin it will push the reputation up a few notches. I know that’s callous, but you want the truth, don’t you?

Michael Sharkey reviews 'Jennifer Rankin: Collected Poems' edited by Judith Rodriguez

Jennifer Rankin: Collected Poems

by Judith Rodriguez

UQP, 250 pp, $17.95 pb

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