Delighted to read Brian Palmu's appreciative and thorough review on his blog. Click "read more" below to read an excerpt.
Palmu writes that "it’s both a relief and a delight to encounter James Pollock’s recent You Are Here: Essays on the Art of Poetry in Canada, which puts the evaluative approach front and centre. Ultimately, it’s the critic’s job to sift and weigh, to consider, and to judge. Pollock takes great care in this sequence from reading to writing, and the force of his conclusions, always nuanced, [is] made plain, and backed by a hefty portion of core citation." A warm thank you to Brian!