By (author) Robert Gray
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Nameless Earth by Robert Gray
Book DescriptionBelieving, as Ezra Pound did, that real emotion is all that endures, Robert Gray has avoided 'magic realism', whismy, irony and mannered tone in his poetry. Instead, his style is classically direct, clear and concrete, demonstrating an Augustan preference for substantial content. The poems of "Nameless Earth" are richly textured in their language; naturally elevated in manner and yet without pretension. Taking as its subject the natural world and the arbitrary nature of things, this collection includes concrete poems, rhymed lyrics and epigrams, discursive philosophical discourse and free verse. Formally diverse and endlessly inventive, Gray's poems always grow, nevertheless, out of a vivid and genuine response to the world around him.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781857548389
(216mm x 135mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robert Gray
Coast Road, Paperback (August 2014)
Coast Road: Selected Poems is the definitive Robert Gray collection.'Individual, surprising, evocative ... at once cool and rapturous' - Lisa Gorton'An imagist without a rival in the English-speaking world' - Kevin Hart Robert Gray is a poet renowned for his originality and mastery.
Daylight Saving, Paperback (April 2013)View all books by Robert Gray
The inaugural volume in The 'Braziller Series of Australian Poets', Robert Gray's selection of poems demonstrate his extraordinary capacity to see the world in luminous detail, rendering it with radiant intensity.
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Author Biography - Robert Gray
ROBERT GRAY was born in Australia in 1945 and grew up in a small port on the coast of New South Wales. His father owned a tropical fruit plantation. Since the 1960s he has lived in Sydney. Carcanet published his collection 'Grass Script' in 1978.
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