Sunday, November 24, 2013

Impatience is a virtue

Broken Hierarchies: Poems 1952-2012 is out now, or almost.  A survey of Amazon in France and UK as well as the OUP   on-line this morning shows that it "is not yet available". . . . but there is already a review by Nicholas Lezard in the Guardian (November 20, 2013).  It's not that what is said in this review is off, but it's perhaps a bit curious that there are no page numbers? Nonetheless, before entering into any argument with the venerable reviewer, I shall endeavor to read the book itself.

The impatience to lay hands on a copy grows with the mounting buzz.  One site indicates the publication date is November 28.  That means we'll all be waiting at least four more days before it ships.

Poetry Foundation, Chicago (November 20, 2013).