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Something About : Poems - P.J. Kavanagh

Something About

Poems

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Published: 28th February 2013
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Close attention to life's minutiae permeates this collection of wry and optimistic poems that address the changing of the seasons and lasting friendships. English cricked commentaries, blackbirds' songs, and the rural world are all investigated and revealed to be more intriguing and trenchant than at first glance. A remarkable alertness to the commonplace is present throughout the collection, while an accessible, light style often belies deep insights.

'There is plenty of quietly glittering intellect in these poems... he has an eye for rural things, birds, plants, weather; all are subdued to the colour of his own mind, its knowledge of loss, its recurrent perception of the world as a place to which it belongs and does not belong... this collection amply demonstrates Kavanagh's distinguished place among contemporary poets. Frank Kermode

Beside the seap. 7
The new manp. 8
Autumnp. 9
Slow as grassp. 10
Cat, budgerigar, and answerp. 11
Novemberp. 12
Angelsp. 13
Tug o' warp. 14
A gottle o' Guinnessp. 15
A memoryp. 16
Mood indigo, tune Irishp. 17
After Westwell churchyardp. 18
'Constancy to an ideal object'p. 19
Ascension window at Fairfordp. 20
Whitsunp. 21
Vox Popp. 22
Small voicep. 23
Seasonalp. 24
What I didn't say to Thomasp. 26
Christmas walkp. 28
Test match specialp. 29
Dawnsp. 31
Something aboutp. 33
Goldp. 34
London Bridgep. 36
Jobp. 37
For Wogan's seventy-fifth birthday, 1978p. 41
'Cock Robin' : for Charles Causleyp. 42
Toronto Poetry Festival : for Peter Levip. 43
Three score and ten : for Pearse Hutchinsonp. 45
Birthday thanks : to Laurence Whitfieldp. 47
Thanks : for Katep. 49
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ISBN: 9781857546460
ISBN-10: 1857546466
Series: ELEANOR BRASCH
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 28th February 2013
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.5  x 0.4
Weight (kg): 0.08