Edited by Tony Frazer.
Shearsman Books, Lark Rise, Fore Street, Kentisbeare, Cullompton, Devon
EX15 2AD, England.
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Trevor Joyce: Syzygy
(Wild Honey Press, Bray, Co.Wicklow, Ireland, 1998, l5pp).
This is an astonishing book - a pair of poems, The Drift and The Net,
with the latter being constructed from lines in the former, the whole
thing a compositional tour-de-force. The author compares the structure
to a canon by Machaut, but also explains the form as being an adaptation
of the medieval cancrizans. Formally extraordinary, it is even more extraordinary
that the whole thing works.