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Little more than a party trick.
on September 5, 2005
There's no denying the verbal virtuosity of this work, where Bok manages to write poetry in which each section is written using only one vowel, and yet manages to go on and on at great length. Yet there is really nothing sublime about this poetry; it is merely a very, very clever stunt. If you set aside the fact that Bok uses only one vowel in each section, and examine the work for other poetic merits, it has few. It is little more than a tongue twister or a very high class form of doggerel. I was unable to finish the work.