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Moon for sale

Author: Richard Price
Publisher: Manchester : Carcanet Press Ltd, 2017. ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Price's most 'live' or 'performative' work to date, the poems in Moon for Sale are sensual and shapeshifting and unfold like a series of haunting dreams. The collection begins with a poem about the artist David Bomberg and his groundbreaking book Russian Ballet in which poetry, art, and live performance are all reimagined for a contemporary audience. This is key to the whole collection, where the borderlines between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Price
ISBN: 1784102849 9781784102845
OCLC Number: 968312019
Awards: Short-listed for Saltire Society Poetry Book of the Year Award 2017
Description: 69 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: How a book could be --
The price --
Butterfly dream --
Musicals, animation, romantic comedy --
Motorway and track --
They named the trees, flowers and mushrooms in the new wilderness --
Snailmail --
Every shadow has a shadow --
Not that I'm saying anything --
A little trouble --
The feathered creatures disturb her dreams --
Late enough --
Her tattoo has shifted --
Cold light of day --
Haiku + tattoo = taku --
Dainty opera --
Wood medicine --
Too kind --
Hunt the rain down --
The two girls were always singing --
Sad face for schools --
Inaccessible island --
With a movement of the hand --
Medicate to lessen --
The clouds are ships and islands, the mountains are islands and ships, above a calm, solid sea --
A quiet river --
Stork --
Moonshot --
The world brims --
These choices are not choices.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Richard Price.

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These are sensual, shapeshifting poems by this award-winning and "compelling pleasurable poet" (The Guardian), which unfold like a series of haunting dreams.  Read more...

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'Fully alive to our financialized, precarious situation, this poet is also alive to the human sensorium and the revels of language, its permutations, transmutations. Moon for Sale announces in its Read more...

 
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