Modern Age Literature Reviews No One Leaves the World Unhurt by John Foy

October 15, 2022

Thanks to Modern Age Literature and James Matthew Wilson for their detailed and thoughtful review of John Foy’s latest collection of poetry, No One Leaves the World Unhurt, winner of the 2020 Donald Justice Poetry Prize. Of the collection, Wilson writes:

Magic turns to junk and kitsch; happiness turns out to be the hawked wares of bad television; wisdom the mere pretense of middleage druggies. Yet Foy’s book is not a sad one. Staring at the futility of Atlas, you can still feel the silent interior of the cathedral at your back summoning you back to seriousness.

To read the full review, click here!

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