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Author: Geoffrey Hill
ISBN 13: 9780395924860
ISBN 10: 395924863
Edition: 1
Publisher: Mariner Books
Publication Date: 1998-09-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 96
List Price: $10.95

Here is public poetry of uncommon moral urgency: it bears witness to the sufferings of the innocent at the hands of history and to the martyrdom of those who have dared look history in the eye. "Rich, quarrelsome...handsome and brutish...Hill's poetry is the major achievement of late-twentieth-century verse," says The New Criterion. "Canaan is one of the few serious books we will have to mark the millennium."

London Review of Books - James Wood

No contemporary poet has a more contrite ear for the confessions, and the betrayals, of words....Being a communion with the dead, his verse is crowded with elegies...