5.5×8.5, 40pp, /80, $10.00
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Although a minimalist impulse has run through Robert Hogg’s poetry since his debut (The Connexions, 1966), Apothegms is his first book composed solely of short poems. With humour and grace, he marks the passing of time by looking at the state of things around him, and considers what poetry continues to offer: “I keep getting / more time // to write / all this // then / less”.
Poetry (December 2021)
25 July 2022: Review by rob mclennan: “The poems in APOTHEGMS are short, and lean into koans, the short snap of expectation and quiet words placed after another, with an intimacy that allows the dates to become an essential element of small moments that are clearly crafted, while still allowing a sense of immediacy.”