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Review: Blood / Sugar, by James Byrne

James Byrne's second collection, Blood / Sugar is packed, ambitious and absorbing, so heavily tattooed with allusion that at times the author's own abilities - his sense of line, weight and timing - are obscured. The comparison that comes to mind is with Christopher Middleton, with whom Byrne shares a restless hunger.