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Blister Pack by David McCooey

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June–July 2005, no. 272
Jennifer Strauss reviews 'Blister Pack' by David McCooey

Blister Pack

by David McCooey

Salt Publishing, $29.95 pb, 97 pp, 1 84471 052 1

Blister Pack by David McCooey

Reviewed by
June–July 2005, no. 272

If I hesitate to declare delight in Blister Pack, David McCooey’s first volume of poetry, it may be because McCooey himself casts a shadow over the word in ‘Succadaneum’, a sequence of sardonically sad glimpses of the failed love that constitutes the theme of Part II of this collection – ‘Delight, it turns out, / is a lawyer / staying back at work / kicking off her shoes / and opening a bottle of red’, abandoning clients’ disasters to files ‘locked / in metal cabinets’.


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Jennifer Strauss reviews 'Blister Pack' by David McCooey

Blister Pack

by David McCooey

Salt Publishing, $29.95 pb, 97 pp, 1 84471 052 1

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