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TWTSH / O’Brien

Copus’s ample stanzas give us a world as intensely realised as a novel, in which life itself seems to be taking place. […] What Copus’s poems of time and change propose runs counter to contemporary habits: hope, they say, is worth the candle, and this quietly powerful, deeply felt book ends with an affirmative for the future: “I give myself over, shell and shelter, / child, my own.

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