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Abandoned Gardens

€17,90
ISBN 1848615361

Autor: Alice Kavounas

Editorial: Shearsman Books

Páginas: 148

Idioma: eng

Publicado: 19/05/2017

Alto: mm

Ancho: 152.00 mm

Lomo: 8.74 mm

Acabado: Tapa Blanda

Sinopsis:

“Here is a poet well-travelled in worlds both exterior and interior. Abandoned Gardens is a powerful and essential distillation from this poet’s three collections, plus a substantial volume of new work. Locales range from the poet’s native America, to her family roots in Greece, and to the UK. Letting go of places and people is a key theme. Unflinching, engaged, observant, authentic, these poems consider the ways in which exile and displacement, caused by the ruthlessness of historical events, impact on our lives. Nothing could be more relevant at the present moment. This, and other subjects, are scrupulously delineated in poems that hold their nerve, whose focus is unsparing, insightful and immediate. Along-side an often rueful clarity there is much wit, fluidity of language, restrained lyricism, and a skilful and varied use of form.

    We see through the eyes of the poet, and accompany her through a flawless and unflinching account of the poet’s own eye surgery (‘Wide-eyed’). These poems of witness are vivid, fearless and memorable. There are also poems of celebration, particularly concerning Cornwall.” —Penelope Shuttle