Wake: Up to Poetry
the guardian, michael longley and candide jones
having studied abroad in london during the fall semester, i came to interpret everything the guardian publishes as the gospel truth.
so naturally, when the guardian publishes a review of michael longley’s “a hundred doors,” i think it’s the greatest thing since sliced bread.
to be fair, i decided to go to candide. she knows the critical world of poetry like the back of her hand, so i knew she’d give a fair take on the review.
the result? she said it is one of the best reviews she’s read in a long time (that wasn’t even supposed to be a pun). weaving emotion and reflection, sean o’brien perfectly encapsulates (and praises) “a hundred doors.”
and be sure to check out michael longley’s “a hundred doors!”