Sunday, August 30, 2009

Blue Rose

William Logan's review of A Village Life by Louise Glück in the New York Times (August 27, 2009) contains the following remark:

"Poets restless in their forms, unwilling to take yesterday's truth as gospel, are as rare as a blue rose; and rarer still are poets like Eliot, Lowell and Geoffrey Hill, who have convincingly changed their styles midcareer."