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Black cat bone

Author: John Burnside
Publisher: London : Cape Poetry, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Burnside's remarkable new book is full of strange, unnerving poems that hang in the memory like a myth or a song. These are poems of thwarted love and disappointment, of raw desire, of the stalking beast, 'eye-teeth/and muzzle/coated with blood'; poems that recognise 'we have too much to gain from the gods, and this is why/they fail to love us'; poems that tell of an obsessive lover coming to grief in a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: English poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Burnside
ISBN: 9780224093859 0224093851
OCLC Number: 751663892
Notes: Poems.
Awards: T.S. Eliot Prize and Forward Prize for Poetry, 2011.
Description: viii, 69 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The fair chase --
Everafter. On the fairytale ending ; Disappointment ; Loved and lost ; 'A garden inclosed is my sister, my spouse' ; The bride ; The nightingale ; Notes towards and ending --
Black cat bone. Nativity, Death room blues ; Transfiguration ; Dope head blues ; Hurts me too ; Oh no, not my baby ; Moon going down ; Day of the dead ; Down by the river ; A game of marbles ; Creaturely ; Bird nest bound --
Faith. Faith ; Hearsay ; Hyena ; Neoclassical ; Amnesia ; The listener ; Pieter Brueghel : Winter landscape with skaters and bird trap, 1565 ; Community pool ; Weather report ; Insomnia in southern Illinois ; The soul as thought experiment ; Late show ; From the Chinese.
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John Burnside's remarkable book is full of strange, unnerving poems that hang in the memory like a myth or a song. poems that tell of an obsessive lover coming to grief in a sequence that echoes the  Read more...

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"The unmistakable work of a master" -- Bernard O'Donoghue * Times Literary Supplement * "A tour de force of liminal expression... Burnside is not a wispily ethereal poet. A stretch of country crossed Read more...

 
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