Eighteen Psalms

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'These poems are not translations or versifications. They are conversations with, and hesitations about, these ancient texts: sometimes ‘imitations as unruly as | My sons’, as I complain in my unruly imitation of Psalm 80. In the spirit of Psalm 1, they are always transplantations. 

Edward Clarke is the author of two books of criticism: The Vagabond Spirit of Poetry, and The Later Affluence of W.B. Yeats and Wallace Stevens. He is an editor of the web-zine Cassandra Voices. 

Eighteen Psalms by Edward Clarke (published September 2018). 


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