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Martin A. Hibbert

Stride Publications 11 Sylvan Rd., Exeter, Devon, ENGLAND, EX4 6EW.

Pounds 7

Combining elements of anthropology, ritual, film, folklore, cut-up and surrealism, Hibbert's poems are uniquely his own both in style and concerns. He doesn't so much communicate with the reader as create a linguistic-psychological structure into which the reader is invited. In this space, a symbolic merging of time and person takes place, although the poet and reader are "Miles apart/ in our musty caves/ raising our private shadows." At a time when too many poets speak only of small, personal matters, Hibbert produces expansive, challenging poems.--Thomas Willoch

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This review originally appeared in TapRoot Reviews #3,
Copyright Burning Press 1993, 1995.

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