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Jinx

Author: Abigail Parry
Publisher: Hexham, Northumberland : Bloodaxe Books, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Abigail Parry's first collection is concerned with spells, and ersatz spells: with semblance and sleight-of-hand. It takes its formal cues from moth-camouflage and stage magic, from the mirror-maze  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Poetry
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Abigail Parry
ISBN: 1780372345 9781780372341
OCLC Number: 1018075617
Description: 96 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Emma, you're a gamer --
Hare --
The Lemures --
J --
The Man Who --
The Knife Game --
The Wolf Man --
The Oracle --
The fuss you made about your wedding veil --
Goat --
You know Who --
Girl to Snake --
Reedling --
Good morning, Captain --
Black Lagoon --
The Stone Girls --
Milagros --
Magpie as Gambler --
The Fossils in the Square and Compass --
Follow the Lady --
52 Card Pickup --
Love song for a Minotaur --
The Lesson from the Snake --
Fetch --
Arterial --
All along, the ivy --
Key --
Spook the Jewel Thief --
(Don't they know it's) The End of the World? --
The Negative --
Pasodoble with Lizards --
Pepper's Ghost --
The Amazing Geraldine --
MAYDAY has been cancelled --
The Courtesan Jigoku Dayu sees herself as a skeleton in the mirror of Hell --
Turn the Blue Iris --
Requiem Shark --
The nine lives you might have lived, were it not for the nine thin spells through your heart --
Ravens --
Olly olly oxen free --
The Quilt --
Phantom --
Into --
Red-rooms --
The Great Escape --
Keeper --
Scraps for the Goatman --
Very small, this warm thing --
Spook and the Sunset --
The Pocket Diminishing Glass.
Other Titles: Poems.
Responsibility: Abigail Parry.

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These are outstanding poems: constructed like a collection of beautifully made, trick, locked boxes, they are innovative, complex, and lush in their language and texture. In an explosion of gaming we Read more...

 
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