Robert Gray: Cumulus

Cumulus: Collected Poems

by Robert Gray

John Leonard Press, $32.95 pb, 355 pp, 9780980852356

Martin Duwell

Martin Duwell

Martin Duwell was born in England in 1948. He taught for thirty-five years in the School of English, Media Studies and Art History at

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Cumulus describes itself as a ‘Collected Poems’, and though it isn’t quite that – far too many good poems from the earlier volumes have been omitted – there is a strong sense of cumulation and self-evaluation about it: it is a lot more than a set of copied contents pages sent to a publisher. And it is satisfying that the result, thanks to the high design standards of John Leonard Press, is physically the most attractive of Gray’s books.

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Published in November 2012 no. 346

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