William Wootten reviewed by Carol Rumens


Carol Rumens has reviewed William Wootten’s debut collection You Have a Visitor in the latest issue of The Poetry Review (106:2, Summer 2016).

You_Have_a_Visitor_300_9781905208333“Some poems are song-like without being songs.  Wootten has made an art of the refrain, that time stopping device which can sometimes be heart-stopping, playing variations on the repetition, nudging it into a semblance of narrative development without erasing the pattern.  Poetry almost becomes memory at such points.”

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