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Selected and New Poems : ELEANOR BRASCH - J.P. Ward

Selected and New Poems

ELEANOR BRASCH

By: J.P. Ward

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Published: 27th February 2013
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Substantial works from the five decades of John Powell Ward's career are featured in this volume of collected poems. Profiled are his writings from early uncollected work to 1969'sThe Other Man, through his 1980s volumes, To Get Clear and The Clearing, and onward toward a late flowering that included a dramatic shift in style and technique, starting with the remarkableGenesis in 1996 and leading to Late Thoughts in March in the latter half of the 1990s. The book concludes with a selection of new and uncollected poems. Ward fans learn how he evolved a startling, experimental technique focused on letters of the alphabet, and how his wider concerns-history, the human peril to the natural world, and tragic events and their aftermaths-are played out across a formal grid of beautiful complexity.

""In this profoundly moving volume, John Powell Ward addresses the most threatening issues our generation must face--the dying of our planet under the stress of human exploitation--in a voice which combines requiem with brilliant wit and technical virtuosity. A rare lyricism displays the sheer genius of its techniques without arousing the suspicion that such dexterity is intended primarily to dazzle."
In this profoundly moving volume, John Powell Ward addresses the most threatening issues our generation must face the dying of our planet under the stress of human exploitation in a voice which combines requiem with brilliant wit and technical virtuosity. A rare lyricism displays the sheer genius of its techniques without arousing the suspicion that such dexterity is intended primarily to dazzle. Stevie Davies, "Critical Quarterly""

Coming to livep. 11
Tintagelp. 12
Ernest Morgan's housep. 13
Walk-on partp. 14
The burglarp. 17
A churchyardp. 18
The two travellersp. 19
Every single nightp. 20
Poem outside Woolworth'sp. 21
Somethingp. 22
Fin de sieclep. 23
Borderline cases are colouredp. 24
On the lakep. 27
Bristol Channelp. 28
The guardsp. 29
Genesp. 31
Winterp. 33
The word-hoardp. 34
BP Llandarcyp. 36
Two events near Loyolap. 37
The partyp. 38
London Welsh v. Bridgendp. 40
Before experiencep. 42
Platonic immersionp. 43
Down the moorp. 45
Here, homep. 46
The old man sailingp. 49
After the conferencep. 50
Still lifep. 52
Evangelical upbringing and covent gardenp. 53
At the poolp. 54
Dreaming birdsp. 56
Evening bathersp. 57
The presentp. 58
Themp. 59
Calvinp. 61
The beatersp. 63
Apple incest (i)p. 65
Apple incest (ii)p. 66
The Irish sea from St. Davidsp. 69
Spellingp. 71
In memp. 72
Elegiacp. 73
Englandp. 74
Naturep. 75
Elegy for the accidental deadp. 76
In the boxp. 80
Lucyp. 82
The way it looks right nowp. 83
The estuaryp. 85
Henry Vaughan observes from whereverp. 87
Up there on his horsep. 88
A swarm of beesp. 89
The A40 Wolvercote roundabout at Oxfordp. 90
Lingua duplexp. 92
Genesisp. 101
Science fictionp. 102
Marathonp. 104
The fifth suitp. 105
Attemptp. 106
In the countryp. 108
That tree is bluep. 112
Octoberp. 113
After Simone Weilp. 116
The annual fairp. 120
Tea-timep. 122
Elegy for the plank manp. 123
The Wye below Bredwardinep. 125
Wind machines near Bridgendp. 126
So farp. 127
Codap. 131
Rainp. 132
The first Severn bridgep. 133
A third placep. 134
Follow the foliagep. 137
Gatwick : planes landing and leavingp. 138
An abortionp. 139
Hallucinationp. 140
For their own goodp. 141
Dunblanep. 142
Nativityp. 143
A later poet, (maybe Tu Fu) reads the quiet onep. 144
The 24-hour-a-day supermarket in the countrysidep. 147
To the beachp. 149
Student vacationp. 150
TV timep. 151
Fablep. 153
Metaphysicsp. 156
The world of sea-shellsp. 157
Hurry up please, it's timep. 158
Erosp. 159
The picturep. 160
The birdwatcherp. 161
Hindsight on the millenniump. 162
Ageingp. 163
A walking shadowp. 164
All objects of all thoughtp. 165
Currentsp. 167
Vespers of a peasantp. 168
Instantsp. 170
The matterp. 171
Balladp. 173
What is lifep. 175
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ISBN: 9781854113467
ISBN-10: 1854113461
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 27th February 2013
Publisher: Poetry Wales Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.17 x 14.17  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.23