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Skywriting: And Other Poems (New Criterion Series) Hardcover – September 24, 2003
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Tomlinson's perfected style has been little imitated, but I predict it will come to be seen as one of the major achievements of late twentieth-century English verse. (Times Literary Supplement)
Tomlinson's poetry gives a refreshing rustle or seething to the words which bespeak the entrance of a new life. (William Carlos Williams)
A patient looker at landscape. (Willard Spiegelman)
A master of the craft, his poems have the finality of form which you find only among the first-rate. (Donald Hall)
He is fascinated―with his eyes open: a lucid fascination―at the universal busyness, the continuous generation and degeneration of things. (Octavio Paz)
Tomlinson, 76, is a painter as well as a poet, and his artist's eye serves him well in his poetry.... This book in fact records a well-planned poetic itinerary. (Frank Wilson The Philadelphia Inquirer)
Reading Charles Tomlinson makes one acutely aware that there's a whole world outside―and inside too―just waiting to be noticed, and that the more we notice, the more we are enriched. (Chicago Tribune)
A standout. (New York Sun)
Mr. Tomlinson is an eloquent poet of place...whose work combines visual exactitude with an uncommon gracefulness of expression. (The Economist)
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