Saturday, June 20, 2009

Poetry books: ten best

For the (London) Independent, director of The Poetry Society Judith Palmer named her ten best poetry books.

One title on the list:
Michael Donaghy: Collected Poems

"And when you lick the sweat along my thigh/Dearest, we renew the gift of tongues". A posthumous gathering-together of intimate and witty poems, told by the charming Chicago-Irishman in a conspiratorial whisper: "Ever been tattooed? It takes a whim of iron".
Read about another book on Palmer's list.

--Marshal Zeringue