Anthony Burgess A Clockwork Orange
Sherman Alexie Old Shirts & New Skins
Louise Glück The Wild Iris
Carolyn Forché Gathering the Tribes
WS Merwin The Pupil
Mark Strand Selected Poems
Campbell McGrath Spring Comes to Chicago
A manuscript a brilliant poet friend sent me.
Burgess' language is fascinating.
Alexie's optimism is infectious.
Glück is Glück.
Forché's seriousness matches her style perfectly.
WS Merwin is powerfully depressing.
Strand's Elegy for my Father is incredible.
McGrath's flippant nature is fun.
Oh dear sweet Jesus, this manuscript is genius! Breathtaking!