The Bells of St Babel’s: Poems 1997–2001
Remarkable for the astonishing mastery of technique, voice and tone, the poems in The Bells of St Babel’s display Allen Curnow’s wonderful ear for the vernacular and his unerring sense of the absurdity of modish attitudes.
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Awards and Nominations
Winner – 2001 Montana Book Award for Poetry – The Bells of St Babel’s, Allen Curnow
The blaze of Curnow’s late sun is blinding, too, and the light it sheds is often harsh; but between the unsaid and the unsayable he tells us as much truth as we are likely to understand. – Hugh Roberts, NZ Listener