n English in Africa - Road Work, Dan Wylie : book review

Volume 35, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0376-8902



Dan Wylie's new collection is real , in many of the word's senses. As is typical of a good volume, meditation on the title, and its various challenging meanings, can help determine a way into some of the poems in the collection. Putting aside evocative hints such as the "road work" of physical training, the fairly obvious work written "on the road," or the sense - which comes out very strongly in this multi-continental meditation - of travel pieces, there are hints that the road refers not only to journeying, but to the very physicality of the earth upon which we travel, or over which we travel.

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