The Faber Anthology of Political Verse. Edited by Tom Paulin. Faber and Faber. $19.95.
On Oct. 23, 1958, Anders Østerling, the secretary of the Swedish Academy, dispatched a cable to Boris Pasternak informing him that he had won the Nobel Prize f [...]
And in those days, I was broken from dreams
on hard, white mornings to whip the thickets,
flush a bird or two, and drop
before the shot sizzled by overhead.
Midday, we'd crest a hill
crowned with the Albemarle pippins
King George so loved, it's said [...]