Sunday, October 20, 2013

George Szirtes on A Blizzard in My Bones:New York Poems

'Yuyutsu Sharma's new collection is concerned with notions of home and being away in the exotic elsewhere. Home strikes deep, like 'my grandma / asleep // on a plump / bubble // of a folk song' but is then flung into the great proper nouns of New York, all detail, all observation and dazzle. The poems are registered at the tips of the eyes then connected with the sense of deep home. That is where the power lies. It emerges through ear and mouth as a kind of cosmopolitan love letter.'                                       
 George Szirtes
British Poet, winner of Faber Memorial Prize, T.S. Eliot Prize

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