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May I Say Nothing : ELEANOR BRASCH - Gregory Woods

May I Say Nothing

ELEANOR BRASCH

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781857543841
Number Of Pages: 80

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May I Say Nothing is a collection of homo-erotic verse on both personal and broader social themes. The book is in three parts. The first opens with formal poems about key figures in past gay culture, whom Woods implicitly connects with aspects of contemporary life. The second part consists of twelve-line poems on themes progressing from desire, through consummation, to loss and the renewal of desire. The third part contains mainly longer, narrative poems in a variety of forms, exploring themes of masculinity and power, love and hatred, youth and ageing. May I Say Nothing integrates his celebrations of male physicality into a context of repression and violence. The victory is in the fact that the beauty of the male body survives the questionable causes it is expected to serve.

Orpheus to the Men of Thracep. 11
Warlordp. 12
Favouritep. 13
Makerp. 14
Rimbaud in Hararp. 15
Domesticp. 16
Nothingp. 17
Another Wonderp. 18
Think, Feelp. 20
Neilp. 21
Moment of Concentrationp. 22
Chamberedp. 24
A Bedp. 25
Coming Truep. 26
His Expressionsp. 27
Familiarityp. 28
A Signp. 29
Solsticep. 30
Consentp. 31
Henry James to Johnp. 35
Reading in bed hep. 35
A bed like this, adornedp. 36
Crestfallen he foldsp. 36
Tented togetherp. 37
A little soldierp. 37
Gracious in his creditp. 38
Imagine a shipp. 38
Idyllp. 39
Who would have expectedp. 40
Offer him a drinkp. 40
When he stands overp. 41
You can tell he wantsp. 41
There is a momentp. 42
He undresses beforep. 42
He comes to the windowp. 43
The last time he shookp. 43
Watching your lover'sp. 44
The drip-feed takes thep. 44
His old school photosp. 45
He really believesp. 45
He's melting into hisp. 46
Inscriptionp. 47
Seeing him againp. 48
Not a lover butp. 48
Your bicycle againstp. 49
The pony express could havep. 49
I this afternoonp. 50
Not in two glossyp. 50
Imaginaryp. 51
Post Mortemp. 55
Reagan at Bitburgp. 56
Retreatp. 58
This Bird, Thatp. 60
The Fire Raiserp. 64
Distractionp. 66
Going Somewherep. 69
Skinp. 72
Esprit de Corpsp. 75
At the Endp. 78
My Lover Lovesp. 82
Landfallp. 84
A Blind Man Looks at a Boyp. 85
Like a Shark'sp. 86
Reconciliationp. 87
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ISBN: 9781857543841
ISBN-10: 185754384X
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 80
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: CONCH MAGAZINE
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.08 x 13.21  x 0.76
Weight (kg): 0.14

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