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Jade Cuttle Reviews Salvage at Twilight


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'This moving collection marks the poet’s own journey from a harsh upbringing in Philadelphia’s slums (“Dad taught me to steal when I turned twelve”) to Cambridge and Yale Law School.'

'Interspersing poetry with prose memoir, Burt reveals how life shapes art. His terse verse is often formed by “rage, and cold control”, but beneath the fighting talk a deeper humanity shines through. No more so than in the final sequence ‘Salvages’, where lost family and friends are memorialised in vivid vignettes.'