Monday, September 28, 2009

Rain Taxi review for Collected Poems

"Peake's poetry is well-crafted, intense, and investigative of states of being, occupations, the hellishness of war at home and on the battleground, and domestic life. 'If I Could See Not Surfaces' sums up his stance:

If I could see, not surfaces,
But could express
What lies beneath the skin
Where the blood moves
In fruit or head or stone,
Then would I know the one
And my eyes
When dead
Would give the worm
No hollow food."

An extract from the review by Jeff Bursey


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