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Making a Republic

by Jon Silkin, Jon Glover (Editor)

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Jon Silkin died in November 1997. He had completed a new volume of poems which he called Making a Republic. The title relates to his first, most celebrated book, The Peaceable Kingdom.
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Rodney Pybus, writing in Jon Silkin's obituary in "The Independent" on 1st December 1997, said of Silkin that:

"His poetry rarely made things easy for his readers - the style was the man to an unusual degree - and his terse and knotty syntax, the compaction and complexity of language, the dedicated exploration of human pain, suffering and cruelty, must have lost him some of his rightful constituency. But he loathed anything that smacked of smooth and easy elegance or playing to the gallery..."

This sums up so much of this difficult, at times exasperatingly opaque book but one which also contains work of exceptional quality, ( )
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Jon Silkin died in November 1997. He had completed a new volume of poems which he called Making a Republic. The title relates to his first, most celebrated book, The Peaceable Kingdom.

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