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Jennifer Strauss

Jennifer Strauss reviews 'Blister Pack' by David McCooey

June–July 2005, no. 272 01 June 2005
If I hesitate to declare delight in Blister Pack, David McCooey’s first volume of poetry, it may be because McCooey himself casts a shadow over the word in ‘Succadaneum’, a sequence of sardonically sad glimpses of the failed love that constitutes the theme of Part II of this collection – ‘Delight, it turns out, / is a lawyer / staying back at work / kicking off her shoes / and opening a ... (read more)