Miriam Waddington | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Tom Wayman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Miriam Waddington.
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Critical Essay by Tom Wayman

I think most of Miriam Waddington's poems in her recent collection of new and selected poems, Driving Home, are boring. But as this collection spans thirty years of work, boredom here is perhaps not entirely her fault: the worst poems reflect the fashions of times they were written in. It is difficult not to be bored with intricate little home-made myths and texts designed to fill up with sentiment the empty prairies or an empty life. And it is difficult now not to be bored with the careful encapsulating into rhyme of the passions and anguish of a social worker in the 40's and 50's, and of the lives of those she was in contact with.

But I wonder if Waddington doesn't share these views. The best of the poems in Driving Home are mostly in...

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