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The commons

Author: Stephen Collis
Publisher: Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In The Commons we wander the English countryside with the so-called mad peasant poet John Clare, just escaped from an Essex asylum and walking the more than eighty miles to his home in Helpston; we pick wild fruit with anarchist Henry David Thoreau, also newly escaped from jail (for not paying his poll tax); and we comb the English Lake District, undermining William Wordsworth's proprietary claim upon it, with a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Collis, Stephen, 1965-
Commons.
Vancouver : Talonbooks, 2008
(OCoLC)649287430
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Collis
ISBN: 9780889225800 088922580X
OCLC Number: 181142586
Description: 140 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: I. At the Fence of Poetry --
Frostworks --
Dear Common --
II. Commons --
Clear as Clare --
Blackberries --
Lakes --
III. from The Barricades Project --
Dear Common: Letter from Being --
Dear Common: !Ya Basta! --
Introduction to The Barricades Project.
Responsibility: Stephen Collis.

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"In The Commons we wander the English countryside with the so-called mad peasant poet John Clare, just escaped from an Essex asylum and walking the more than eighty miles to his home in Helpston; we pick wild fruit with anarchist Henry David Thoreau, also newly escaped from jail (for not paying his poll tax); and we comb the English Lake District, undermining William Wordsworth's proprietary claim upon it, with a host of authors of Romantic Guides and Tours."--BOOK JACKET.

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