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Review: Half-Life, by Michael Hulse

Michael Hulse's poems () base themselves in the well-balanced sentence. Hulse's sentences are () discursive, are often simply longer, bearing their messages across the pages in beautifully constructed verse paragraphs. These paragraphs are ideally built to describe the wide world in which Hulse moves: Mexico City; the boat-building village of Wewelsfleth on the banks of the Elbe; a view of the Burj Khalifa on Dubai. In these locations, Hulse moves almost as a flaneur whose view is almost political, sardonically wondering how we justify the works of man to man.
Hulse's supreme skill in all this is to guide and hold (the) narratives so that we trust () his voice and follow his writing through all its twists and turns.