New Poetry Arrivals - The Triggering Town by Richard Hugo
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I read it earlier in the Year of Poetry process and while I enjoyed it at the time (it's chapter two of this book)I believe I have benefitted immeasurably from it being placed in the context of a number of essays or lectures that were intended, I think to be viewed or listened to in close proximity to each other.
It's only a slight volume; appearing not much bigger than the standard one author poetry collection. That being said Hugo somehow manages to combine wit, comedy and a deep engagement with the subject without becoming dense or unweildy.
It's caused me to consider elements of my writing in a new way. A good resource for the poet who has had some publication success or none or indeed anyone who values discussion on poetry. Still relevant some 30 odd years after Hugo's death.