Local Habitation

Local Habitation A Sequence of Poems

Paperback (18 Jun 2009)

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Synopsis

This sequence of poems in three voices introduces a ghostly eternal triangle whose lines are ruled feint or bold in response to situation, time and change. A man and two women explore their memories in conversational poems which, in their combination of lyric and narrative, form a novel contribution to poetry. The story is of an abruptly ended first love affair, an encounter and marriage with another, the joy of birth, the mourning for the infant's death and its aftermath. The voices of the protagonists, rooted in their local habitations, weave in and out of the speech and consciousness of each of them with all the nuances, pleasures and regrets of hindsight and its shifts in recollection.

Book information

ISBN: 9780856464188
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Pub date:
DEWEY: 821.914
DEWEY edition: 22
Language: English
Number of pages: 95
Weight: 146g
Height: 216mm
Width: 138mm
Spine width: 10mm