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Selected Poems : Christine Evans - Christine Evans

Selected Poems

Christine Evans

Paperback Published: 27th February 2013
ISBN: 9781854113344
Number Of Pages: 72

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Featuring a generous selection from four published collections of the poems of Christine Evans, this book also features her new work. Spanning two decades, the book opens with pieces from Looking Inland. The visiting farmers in "Callers" with their 'blunt, nervous hands' set the tone for the early poems, which are poignant, precise observations of the author's surroundings, a farm on the Llyn Peninsula in north Wales. Also included is the entire Falling Back, an accomplished longer poem. It tells the story of a woman's attempts to come to terms with the death of her husband, a shepherd, in north Wales. From initial stunned grief through recovery, the slow stages of bereavement are movingly portrayed. The poems from Cometary Phases show an increasing confidence and ambition. In pieces like "Deep Under" and "Fodder," the poet starts with externals and then moves deeper, using the landscape as metaphor for emotional or spiritual states. Selections from the Island of Dark Horses focus on the mysterious island of Bardsey off the coast of Llyn, whose history and inhabitants inspire Evans to a series of reflections, culminating in the long celebratory title poem.

Bonanzap. 9
Callersp. 10
Funeral of a grandfatherp. 11
The focusp. 12
Part timerp. 13
Weaningp. 14
Travellingp. 15
Winter diggingp. 16
Exchangep. 17
First lambp. 19
Unseen islandp. 21
Labourp. 22
Driving homep. 23
Falling back (1986)p. 27
Fodderp. 49
Lucy's bonesp. 50
Deep underp. 52
Casualtyp. 53
Small rainp. 54
Knifep. 55
Powerp. 56
Whale dreamp. 58
Being fruitp. 62
Haf Bachp. 64
Writing exercisep. 65
Cometary phasesp. 66
Songlinep. 83
Llynp. 84
Enllip. 85
Meeting the boatp. 87
Window, Dynogochp. 89
Gannetsp. 90
Off camerap. 92
Island childrenp. 93
Morning watchp. 95
Signalsp. 97
Soundingp. 99
Pulpit Enllip. 103
From the stonep. 105
Case historyp. 107
Encounterp. 108
Sevensp. 110
Broc Mor (driftwood)p. 113
Watchersp. 115
Through the weather windowp. 119
Island of dark horsesp. 118
Notes on 'Island of dark horses'p. 140
Acknowledgementsp. 143
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ISBN: 9781854113344
ISBN-10: 1854113348
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): 20.63 x 14.63  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.2

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