Lea never spares himself, nor are these sentimental poems.
Same as novels and movies, poems have plots: Boy meets girl. Boy loses girl. Boy finds girl again. But now and then, we need a new plot, and in Sydney Lea’s ninth collection of poems, we get a good one. Nearly every poem in Young of the Year has the same story line: Man meets old age. Man is momentarily horrified. Man blesses the world.... Read more
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