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Posted April 8, 2003
Liberation Appears to Us, Not Entirely Nude
Charles Martin's poems remind us of what poems can do: Composed with both a classical restraint and sophisticated intelligence, they waste no word, as one after another poem cracks open the shell that keeps us from experiencing our quotidian lives as they are. In this fine collection of his best work, Martin teases us INTO thought through his play on words, his subtle rhythms and rhymes, his sheer bravado of music and understanding. Look for his reply to Larkin's 'This Be the Verse' or his meditation on a Victoria's Secret Catalogue, or his ode, 'To the Blackboard.' You will relish this book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.