Monthly Archives: February 2016

Rahat Kurd’s linguistic love for a contradictory world

Rahat Kurd. Cosmophilia. (Talonbooks 2015). In the final poem of Cosmophilia, ‘Married to English,’ Rahat Kurd admits she is indeed wed to the language she has played with & broken up with other tongues throughout this collection. English is unavoidable … Continue reading

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Judith Fitzgerald’s last loving elegies.

Judith Fitzgerald. Impeccable Regret. (Talonbooks 2015). This book could have as easily been titled Impeccable Mourning, for in a way it is one long series of elegies – for, as Thomas Dilworth suggests in his Introduction, various losses: ‘of humanistic … Continue reading

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