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Ten Years after Your Deliberate Drowning Criticism

Robin Behn
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Behn's most highly praised poetry collection is Horizon Note, published in 2002. As Craig Arnold puts it in Poetry, "There's much to envy in this book—Robin Behn's third, and her best to date." The Red Hour, Behn's second collection, which includes "Ten Years after Your Deliberate Drowning," also received praise, but the writing in The Red Hour is considered by many critics less mature than that in Horizon Note, which is no surprise given that it was published ten years prior. Mary Ann Samyn in Cross Currents finds The Red Hour sometimes difficult to read (because of the subject matter, not for the writing). Behn's poetry, Samyn writes, "demand[s] much from . . . readers," but in spite of this the "rewards are plentiful." Samyn continues, "the reader willing to stay with the difficult emotional material will arrive at final destinations full of everyday graces." A Publishers Weekly reviewer also...

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