Borrowed Voices

Song & Error
Averill Curdy
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $23, 112 pp.

In “Northwest Passage,” a poem that exemplifies the aesthetic of Averill Curdy’s debut collection Song and Error, the narrator stands on a deck under the morning’s “first pale peach jeopardy / of light.” The poem is not Yeatsian in imagery or import, but it does dramatize Yeats’s belief that verse rhythms “...

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About the Author

Nick Ripatrazone's newest book is The Fine Delight: Postconciliar Catholic Literature (Cascade Books) . He is the author of two books of poetry, Oblations and This is Not About Birds (Gold Wake Press).

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