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the area of John McAuliffe’s ?rst publication is unusually populous, even social. The poems are grounded in speech and dialog and are always alert to that second while something alterations into one other and to how a word clari?es into unforeseen that means, ‘seeing various things within the similar light’. ‘His ebook is every piece nearly as good as I was hoping it might be. McAuliffe’s bought the reward. Mark the identify. His yes hand is obvious in each line: syntax and pulse within the provider of expertise. This poet’s experience of form and layout presents buildings that spotlight his felicities of flow, texture and statement. No reasonable ?ourishes, no ingratiating mannerisms, simply the true stuff, hard-won, handsomely introduced off. This guy’s the complete package deal, as we are saying over the following approximately our younger, big name athletes.’ — August Kleinzahler

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