Taking Liberties

Taking Liberties

1993

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‘The range of [his] intelligence is formidable, yet never self-regarding except in a mildly deprecatory manner. Formal elegance is the least of it, for lucid precision finds ways to combine sensual appreciation with argument … the ability to pack intensity into a short formal poem is a hallmark of his style, and compassion seeps through without being underlined.
– Bill Turner in Poetry Review

‘These poems are wise, witty and sophisticated … Duncan Forbes writes civilised poetry in a civilised way.’
–Jim Burns in Ambit

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