Wednesday, September 17, 2008

"Obsessed with the difficulty of honest poetic speech"

That is Adam Kirsch describing Geoffrey Hill's New and Collected Poems 1952-1992 in his review of Without Title (New York Sun, March 28, 2007).  "The best reason to read Mr. Hill is . . . the self-forgetting that occurs when he writes about nature and landscape, love and death."