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Bev Braune

Bev Braune

Bev Braune is a poet, critic, and scholar with a particular interest in epic poetry and Old Norse poetry, its history, criticism and translations into English. She is the author of Camouflage (Bloodaxe Books, 1998).

Bev Braune reviews 'Cork and Other Poems' by Louis de Paor, 'Refugee Kosovo' by X. Duong, 'Ten thousand fcuking (sic) monkeys' by Justin Clemens, and '925: Workers poetry from Australia 1978–1983' edited by Jeltje

April 2000, no. 219 17 October 2022
Cork and Other Poems by Louis de Paor Black Pepper, $19.95 pb, 102 pp Award-winning Louis de Paor, in the spirit of many of his literary compatriots, has produced his best work out of being away from Ireland. Cork and Other Poems, a bilingual collection, celebrates the presence of memory, the confrontation of points of departure. Although his luxurious rhymes in Irish are lost in English, his si ... (read more)

Bev Braune reviews 'Hemingway in Spain and Selected Poems' by David P. Reiter

December 1997–January 1998, no. 197 01 December 1996
David Reiter’s fourth book, Hemingway in Spain and Selected Poems, opens with the selected work followed by poems that may prove difficult for those who find the sparing endnotes insufficient to enlighten them on Reiter’s subtleties, but often exciting for Hemingway aficionados. I was eager to read this volume, remembering my 1981 trip to Key West while doing a brief stint at Miami University ... (read more)