just the caravaggio
1999 (2nd ed. 2001). 94 pp. ISBN-13 978-3-901993-00-8; ISBN-10 3-901993-00-2
just the caravaggio was shortlisted for the Saltire Award andwon a Scottish International Poetry Competition Diploma.
"Those who prefer their poetry formal will not read MacLeod's with ease, but there are many rewardsin her warm, humane lines, which reach out perhaps for that which Cézanne sought, and which titlesthree consecutive poems: 'The Perfect Moment'."
James Robertson, Scotland on Sunday
"Her style is halfway between conventional narrative and John Ashbery's abstract syntax. This suitsthe quick movement of lines that conjure up the Black Isle, family traditions and tragedies and obliqueintrusions of the past. She also has a very Scottish passion for wanting to do the right thing, temperedby a slight embarrassment about actually doing it. What looks like endearing vulnerability on the surfacebelies real strength underneath."
Robin Bell, Books in Scotland
"Anne MacLeod's second collection of poetry has been published and beautifully produced by Poetry Salzburgat the University of Salzburg. Its ninety odd pages contain some of the most fascinating and challenging poetry,I believe, to have come out of Scotland in recent years."
Siusaidh NicNeill, NorthWords
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