Saturday, June 20, 2009

Ten best poetry books

For the (London) Independent, Judith Palmer, director of The Poetry Society, named her ten best poetry books.

One title on the list:
Goblin Market and Other Poems - Christina Rossetti

"Hug me, kiss me, suck my juices/Squeezed from goblin fruits for you". A new bite-sized selection, focussing on Rossetti's Victorian fairyland fruit fantasy, in all its barmy sensuous excess. Goblins proffering plump unpecked cherries tempt two blushing girls.
Read about all ten books on Palmer's list.

--Marshal Zeringue