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James Fenton: Yellow Tulips

Reading James Fenton’s collected poems of over 40 years is a masterclass in the varying uses to which regular rhythms can be put. The obtrusive metres act as something of a through-line for this substantial selection. Sometimes they result in poems that bounce along like tennis balls, drawing attention by contrast to the rough terrain that they skip over. 

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Date: 15 March 2014

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