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John Nolan

The Failure of Poetry, The Promise of Language by Laura (Riding) Jackson, edited by John Nolan

June 2008, no. 302

Laura Riding, sometime poet and citrus-grower has risen from the grave to deliver this series of attacks on poetry and its untruthfulness. She comes back to us now in a posthumous gathering of essays and shorter notes, The Failure of Poetry: The Promise of Language. It will certainly get people’s backs up.

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