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The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony Lawrence

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April 2012, no. 340

The Welfare of My Enemy by Anthony Lawrence

Reviewed by
April 2012, no. 340

The Welfare of My Enemy is an unusual experiment in narrative poetry. Taking as its theme ‘the disappeared’, it is a set of narratives, a kind of anthology that imaginatively documents the myriad ways in which (and the different reasons for which) people go ‘off the radar’ and end up as missing persons. It is made up of fifty-odd individual poems, all in loosely rhymed couplets, few more than two pages long and almost all monologues.

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