On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348
David McCooey reviews 'On Poetry' by Glyn Maxwell

On Poetry

by Glyn Maxwell

Oberon Books (Currency Press), $22.95 hb, 170 pp, 9781849430852

On Poetry by Glyn Maxwell

Reviewed by
February 2013, no. 348

‘T his is a book for anyone,’ begins On Poetry, by the 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.

David McCooey reviews 'On Poetry' by Glyn Maxwell

On Poetry

by Glyn Maxwell

Oberon Books (Currency Press), $22.95 hb, 170 pp, 9781849430852

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