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On Poetry – Glyn Maxwell

Maxwell, Glyn. 2012. On Poetry. Harvard UP.

Thoughts: I had been close to dropping this book off at a little library, it having sat on my bedside table for six months with a bookmark partway through the second chapter, but I’m glad I decided to pick it up again and finish it off. On Poetry is a combination of fictional creative writing class and guided tour of some of Maxwell’s favourite bits of verse. I enjoyed the final chapter, which does a good job tying the book together: upon completing it, I felt like reading through it a second time to explore its various internal references.

(The notes below are not a summary of the book, but rather raw notes - whatever I thought, at the time, might be worth remembering.)

White

Black

Form

Pulse

Chime

Space

Time

Posted: Dec 12, 2020. Last updated: Dec 19, 2020.