Sunday, July 18, 2010
Review of Jee Leong Koh’s Equal to the Earth by Andrew Howdle
Andrew has been a keen reader of my poetry for some time now. His acute comments, on my blog and in emails, have inspired and supported me in more ways than I can count. His review of my book of poetry Equal to the Earth has finally been published in the Boxcar Poetry Review, edited by Neil Aitken. I think the review is the best reading of my book so far. Not because it is flattering (it is), but because it reads my work with high intelligence and broad sympathy. It sees the many ways in which technique contributes to emotion, and so does not fall into the trap of analyzing either in isolation, or, worse, as if they are contradictory. I hope you enjoy reading his review, and consider buying the book (link below).