Tuesday, 31 January 2012
Robert Lowell - Selected Poems
I have always had a love hate relationship with poetry. I really don't like the kind of stuff that makes no sense whatsoever and is filled with nods to greek mythology and other so called 'intellectual' rambleshit. I don't want to read poetry if you have to have a masters degree in ancient history to understand it.
However this collection is superb. There were a few pieces at the beginning that tested my patience but the main bulk of the poetry in the collection are pretty amazing. Most of them are based on Robert's life as a young man and his family. There are lots of good poems to enjoy but my favourite was Night Sweat
An enthralling collection for anybody who likes poetry.