Maledictions and Disaffections - Poetry That Doesn't Please
Not all poetry comes out of praise and celebration. An anthology of spells and grudges presented by Matthew Parris, delving deep into hate poems: the poetic equivalent of a doll and a box of pins. Horace and Catullus begin it all but bad-mouthing stretches to the football terraces and the family photo album. Anger is an energy and curses are alive and well even if witches are not.