The Secret History

The Secret History

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Michael Hulse’s moving new collection is a quest for the meaning of home. These are meditations on the parents and childhood God he has lost, the national legacies of England and Germany he was born into, and the discovery of home through love.

The marriage of imaginative scope and emotional directness that Sean O’Brien observed in Michael Hulse’s writing has never been so compellingly displayed as in these poems. Tender, venturesome, charged with intellectual energy, Home is eloquent testimony to Hulse’s technical virtuosity, and shows a poet at the height of his powers.

"Compelling and moving."
Poetry Review

"A reckless, generous and remarkable collection of poems."
Acumen

"There is raw honesty and considerable depth contained in the poetry’s craftsmanship... This is his talent at its height."
Stella Stocker

"The Secret History is highly recommended."
PN Review