Staying Alive: Real Poems for Unreal Times
Staying Alive includes many of the great modern love poems and elegies, but it also shows the power of poetry in celebrating the ordinary miracle, taking you on a journey around many of the different aspects of everyday life explored in poems.
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The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though
the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice - though the whole house
began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. 'Mend my life!' each
How else to encompass both that crying and those orders; the sound of my own
voice begging, and my voice telling jokes to the man without shoes beside me on
a train; how else to encompass the moon's chilling scream as it calls out in its ...
Martin Amis once characterised the novelist's "style" in a way applicable just as
much to poets, particularly those in that transitional stage of "finding their voice": '.
..what a writer regards as his essence is his perceptual manner, his imaginative ...
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LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - Xleptodactylous - LibraryThing
If anyone ever reviews the poems inside an anthology you should disregard it completely. I discovered my favourite poem within these pages, yet the entire collection was not to my taste. That is poetry. Volledige review lezen
LibraryThing ReviewGebruikersrecensie - bezoar44 - LibraryThing
This anthology of modern poetry is both a curious exercise in marketing (the close-up photo on the cover has nothing to do with any of the poems, but presumably makes the book more accessible for ... Volledige review lezen
Poets on poetry
Vernon Scannell 35 Legs
Michael Longley 43 A Prayer
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