Tuesday, 31 January 2006

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Hooray for Geoffrey Hill (pictured above)!

His new book is out, and gets a rave review from Nicholas Lezard - see below.

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1690132,00.html

I have just purchased it, and look forward to reading it this week.

One pleasant surprise, my friend, the fine American poet, Eric Ormsby, now based in London, is quoted on the back of the Penguin book:

"Hill has been writing his incomparable poetry for over fifty years now ... each new book of his has been a fresh, and sometimes unexpected, triumph. The combination of immaculate poetic skill with intense originality is always rare, and never more so than in our diminished age" - Eric Ormsby, New Criterion
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