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'Fault line: 1) a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault. 2) a divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences.'... Read more
'Fault line: 1) a line on a rock surface or the ground that traces a geological fault. 2) a divisive issue or difference of opinion that is likely to have serious consequences.' Poet Gerry Loose's fifth collection maps the 'fault line' dividing man from his environment, centring in this instance on the Faslane submarine base on the eastern shore of Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute, home of the UK's nuclear arsenal. The incongruity of the area's natural beauty coupled with weapons that could reduce it to dust at the push of a button has inspired a book-length poem that probes the delusions of the political and military classes. Loose explores the landscape surrounding Faslane, his hymns to its beauty only throwing into sharper focus its fragility. He describes a land poisoned by the 'deterrent' meant to protect it. In so doing, Loose has reinvented nature poetry for the 21st century, reconnecting with a radical tradition Burns, Byron and Shelley would have recognised and celebrated.
Born in 1948, Gerry Loose has lived in England, Ireland, Spain, Morocco and now Scotland. A slow-moving nomad. His work has involved poetry, agriculture and horticulture. He also designs and makes gardens. His poetry is as likely to appear in these (and ungardened landscapes) as on the page. His previous anthologies were "that person himself" (Shearsman, 2009), "Printed on Water" (Shearsman, 2007), "a measure" (Mythic House, 1996) and "The Elementary Particles" (Taranis, 1993).
This collection of literature attempts to compile many of the classic, timeless works that have stood the test of time and offer them at a reduced, affordable price, in an attractive volume so that everyone can enjoy them.We are delighted to publish this classic book as part of our extensive Classic Library collection. Many of the books in our collection have been out of print for decades, and...
This collection of poems and prose, which includes "The Parish", in a new and corrected text, "The Hue and Cry" and "The Summons" reveal John Clare's reactions to events of the time and the political and social conditions. Such writings illuminate the poetry and help enhance our sense of Clare and his attitudes to the world of his day.
All The Ways I'm A Nomad is Gizem Erdogan's debut collection of poetry and quotes. It is the product of reflection and enlightenment from the journey her life has taken her on and has been published as a means of sharing these experiences and reaching out to the reader as a gesture of love and support in an often messy and chaotic world. A documentation of her journey through love, the self and...
Poetry. Women's Studies. As her perp comes up for parole, witness tw recalls the objects he brought to the assault. She tracks rape as a signature crime of US history and Western Civ and tests the (often underwater) escape routes offered by sources personal, mythic, and geologic. Whatever else can be said of her attempts, she joins a hyphenated line of women who must angle through and over their...
Seldom Seen Road is a collection of sharply observed and understated poems about the land and its people, specifically those who have made it grow. Bare bones, full of wit, insight, and fine imagery, they make up a book carefully constructed around a striking vision of the Prairies and its slowly disappearing history. Butler illuminates an oft-hidden world of strong women spanning two centuries,...
In simple, spare language the poetry in this volume examines common objects like ice, glass, stones, moss, and similar inanimate things as if they were some kind of mystery. These poems are the detective's magnifying glass to examine the profound connection to the natural world and its disruption by war and loss.
From the trembling new-born calf in Season Songs to the gently sleeping one recorded in Moortown Diary, animal life as observed in the pages of Flowers and Insects, Elmet, River, Lupercal and Hawk in the Rain is seen afresh through the diversity and imaginative energy of this collected volume.
Book jacket: Known primarily as a dramatist, Bertolt Brecht was also a gifted poet. These fifty poems--among them many ballads that later became part of The Threepenny Opera, Mahagonny, and Baal--reveal the tremendous range and versatility of Brecht's expression. His first and best book of poetry, Manual of Piety uses the traditional form of devotional literature to provide both an irreverant...
Gerry Loose's fifth collection of poetry maps the "fault line" between man and his environment, and takes the area around Faslane submarine base with its nuclear weapons for his setting. Beauty, fragility, aggression and human insensitivity. This is poetry that has a great deal to say.
Anthology of poems by forty new Scottish poets. A generation of poets has emerged who have grown up in an age of change, political and technological, with the internet providing them not only with new ways of sharing writing - through their websites, podcasts, Twitter - but also in some cases with a subject too.
A fox hears voices. A dogfox of indeterminate gender careers round desert USA, Hiroshima and Nagasaki in stolen cars and on foot. A barkingdog talks out loud and sings. A demotic fox listens and listens. A coyotefox lies. A coyote speaks truth. A kitfox reads the signs and tunes the car radio. Kitsune eats and drinks.
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