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Never-Never : ELEANOR BRASCH - Kathryn Gray

Never-Never

ELEANOR BRASCH

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Published: 27th February 2013
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The poetry of Kathryn Gray captures the voice of one of those rare, capacious writers for whom the entire detritus of modern life is colorful grist for the lively mill of her imagination. She conjures up what might have been in the grim streets of her Swansea adolescence: "You could almost see them down the backstreets/as it bucketed on a Saturday night, the purr/of a Vespa, his right foot pressed to the curb/as he leans over, calls to a girl." In "The Italians in the Rain," the muse arrives like a joyrider speeding through a rundown estate. Her narratives are full of characters--girlfriends, lovers, victims, strays, the strangely famous (Ruskin and Maria Callas), and often "you."

Kathryn Gray's poetry is delightfully accessible, intelligent, full of deftly rendered detail and attractive cadences. - Douglas Dunn an original and thoroughly twenty-first century debut. - Maurice Riordan Crackles with good ideas, reality and youth - qualities that rarely arrive at the same time - a winner. - Peter Finch

Joyriderp. 9
Aimp. 10
The Italians in the rainp. 11
Driverp. 12
The book of numbersp. 13
The muse, an estatep. 14
Alibip. 15
Friendp. 16
Where did our love go?p. 17
A shorter finishp. 18
Ruskinp. 19
Surrender, Dorothyp. 20
Garagep. 21
Omertap. 22
Nostalgiap. 23
Meteorologyp. 24
Bethesdap. 25
The continentsp. 26
The king's headp. 27
If soulsp. 28
Katie Parkerp. 29
On skorpiosp. 30
Assignationp. 31
You hated your flatp. 32
The wardrobep. 33
"These things I carry"p. 34
The cwtchp. 35
Guiltp. 36
The light factoryp. 37
Recessp. 38
History, 1984p. 39
The stormp. 40
Mount Leep. 41
A return to love in Ludlowp. 42
The fieldp. 43
The singularityp. 44
A dropp. 45
Secondhandp. 46
For a footp. 48
Dettol stingsp. 49
Localisedp. 50
Sprayp. 51
The watchp. 52
Or nothingp. 53
Hereafterp. 54
The collectp. 55
The pocket Anglo-Welsh canonp. 56
An epicp. 57
Saint Anthony of Paduap. 58
A voyeur's volumep. 59
The prodigalp. 60
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ISBN: 9781854113658
ISBN-10: 1854113658
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 72
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.17 x 14.12  x 0.66
Weight (kg): 0.1