Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Sad News about Paul Violi





In the review of 2011, I should have added something about the death of Paul Violi, a brilliant, funny satirist with an amazing talent for pastiche and strong lyrical gifts. His poems are not only humorous, they exhibit good humour and entertain on all levels. My favourite collection is The Curious Builder, published by Hanging Loose Press (don't you love the name?). One of the few essential collections by a contemporary poet.

Better than Billy Collins, by miles!

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