I started reading Redgrove more than 30 years ago, after seeing a review in a British newspaper. Now, returning to familiar poems and discovering ones that were new to me, I couldn't help but compare the Collected Poems with the new and extensively annotated collected poems of Philip Larkin. The two volumes were published within two weeks of each other in January 2012, and, viewed side-by-side, they reveal two fundamentally different aspects of poetry.
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The Manhattan Review, Vol. 15, No. 2, Fall/Winter 2012-13