Cambridge Theatre

Donald Davie

  • Swansongs by Sue Lenier
    Oleander Press, 80 pp, £7.50, April 1982, ISBN 0 906672 04 X
  • Collected Poems by Sylvia Plath, edited by Ted Hughes
    Faber, 351 pp, £10.00, September 1981, ISBN 0 571 10573 4
  • Devotions by Clive Wilmer
    Carcanet, 63 pp, £3.25, June 1982, ISBN 0 85635 359 0

Sue Lenier’s poems occupy 70 closely printed pages, of which I have read – the things I do for LRB! – 50 or so. If ‘read’ is the word for what one does, or can do, with language like this:

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