Saturday, February 10, 2007

New Review of The Clown

When The Clown of Natural Sorrow was published, HappenStance sent out copies to magazines which had previously published my poems, in the hope they might review the chapbook too.

Well, this process takes time. But there is a review by Jim Burns in the latest edition of Ambit, issue 187. And it’s really good, easily the most positive review I’ve had. It’s not online, but if you have a copy, it’s on page 89. If I ever run into Jim Burns, the drinks are on me.

5 comments:

Cailleach said...

Woo hoo! Not content with getting published, now you're getting reviewed...

Seriously, well done to that perceptive gentleman... ;)

Decidedly Bookish said...

Congratulations. Yay.

Hedgie said...

Congratulations on such a good review.

and congratulations, too, on having Surroundings recommended as a good blog about the poetic life by George Szirtes on his blog Saturday. (envy, envy, envy)

Colin Will said...

Congratulations Rob. It's a good review. Thanks too for introducing me to George Szirtes' blog.

Rob said...

Thanks, folks. Getting reviewed is good, as long as the reviews are good. Even OK is fine - better than silence. But the minute you publish something, the critical reaction is out of your control. It could be great, or it could be awful. So far, I've been lucky.

And yes, it was very nice of George Szirtes to recommend the blog. I got a few extra hits over the weekend.