Tuesday, 21 March 2000

From "Don't Start Me Talking"

But it is obvious I think that the poem [‘Stress Management’] relates threads from various public things happening and runs them together. Even if they are not all completely recoverable by the reader, there is an account of a specific time and set of events. Naming both Mrs Currie for her work and also naming Mr Gandhi watching his mother burn is important in that poem, it tends to show these huge forces (as in twenty thousand prisoners) bearing on individuals and what they might feel.

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