n New Coin Poetry - On Another Page, Marike Beyers : review

Volume 47, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0028-4459



is a collection of poems that have been pared down to the bare essentials, often delighting the reader with startling turns of phrase and constantly evoking a host of poets whose work echoes through Beyers's own. On the whole, there's a sadness to these poems that becomes almost sensory and tactile in its simplicity. But do not make the mistake of assuming these poems are simple: as you read, you discover how carefully these poems are crafted; how the images begin to build into a final, anguished crescendo.

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