A Serial PoemBook - 2010
Daryl Hine's first wholly new collection of poetry in almost twenty years is a series of some three-hundred, ten-line lyric poems, linked by and flowing through the ampersand, which gives the book its title. The poems flit from thought to thought, from the philosophical to the mundane. They are autobiographical without ever being confessional, in what is ultimately a cycle of loss and wonder. Written by a poet for whom form is a natural setting, Daryl Hine alerts us to the interconnectedness of living in our common era, evoking these through wit and learning, with the assurance of a great master.