‘T his is a book for anyone,’ begins On Poetry, bythe English poet Glyn Maxwell. It is a bold gesture, returning an ancient art to ‘anyone’ interested in it. Inasmuch as any book can be for everyone, On Poetry is such a book. It is funny, original, and doesn’t presuppose expertise on the part of the reader. It is the best book on reading and writing poetry for a general audience that I have ever read.
Hip, hip, hooray!
A superb introduction to poetry
by Glyn Maxwell
Oberon Books (Currency Press), $22.95 hb, 170 pp, 9781849430852
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