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The Cavafy Variations
In a very positive review of a good range of poetry pamphlets, the TLS reviewer described Get Real! as a "bravura display of finely controlled outrage" and of The Cavafy Variations it says Ian "captures the measured, graceful voice and quiet humour on which so much of Cavafy's poetry depends in a way that makes us feel we are hearing it properly for the first time. This, you feel, is exactly what these poems would sound like if they had been written in English. It is to be hoped Parks will return to Cavafy."
The occasion of such an extensive review of poetry pamphlets is the announcement next week (19 November) of the winners of the Michael Marks Awards. Rack Press is one of five shortlisted for the publisher's award category.