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Review: As Slow As Possible, by Kit Fan

Claire Crowther, The Poetry Review, 2018

As Slow As Possible, Kit Fan's second collection and a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, flies through eras and cultures. A biographical note reads: 'his poetry moves between Hong Kong and European cultural histories, he moves amphibiously between poetry and narrative fiction.' ...The gift of inheritance in 'Anatomical and Human Sciences' runs through Genesis, Galen, Mascagni and Gray's Anatomy to our time in the poet's childhood experience of medical examination... Fan has winged heels but he is not frenzied... There is an ongoing admission of rupture, endorsed by the geography of Fan's life experience; ironically, it knits the collection together.