Rest for the Wicked
|Publisher:||Bloodaxe Books Ltd|
Maxwell’s precocious, prolific talent has established him as one of the brightest stars in the recent resurgence of British poetry. This, his third collection is another Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Its focus is men. The poems sort the men from the boys: boys at play, men at war, boys grown up, men reverting, men in love and poetry and politics, running countries, ruining things. From the playground to the bedroom to the battlefield, by way of Heaven, Home, and Hell, Maxwell rummages for the remains of childhood in the remains of the civilized.