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Proud Flesh by John Wilkinson
Book DescriptionWilkinson's searing classic, Proud Flesh, is a blistering journal of love's intensities and convulsions. Panning across its characters like a camera, this is lyric poetry as film noire, filled with jealousy, violence and sexual obsession. Incandescent images and language play across the bodies of the lovers, each caught, frame by frame, in an intense act of surveillance.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781844710652
(216mm x 140mm x 6mm)
Imprint: Salt Publishing
Publisher: Salt Publishing
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author John Wilkinson
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The first US collection of the acclaimed British poet
Schedule of Unrest, Paperback (September 2014)
Schedule of Unrest selects from John Wilkinson's collections of poetry published from 1974 to 2008. A growing readership is seeking ways into an impassioned and beautiful body of writing. The unfamiliarity of its surfaces and soundscapes have too long delayed its appreciation.
Reckitt's Blue, Paperback (January 2013)» View all books by John Wilkinson
An iconic work of Western art, Fragonard's "L'escarpolette", or "The Swing", is often reproduced, and its foreground image of a young woman losing her slipper midswing is widely familiar. This book explores that scene in a long poem that engages with the image of the flying slipper, and presents two other sequences of poems based on paintings.
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Author Biography - John Wilkinson
John Wilkinson is an English poet living in Chicago and teaching at the University of Chicago following a career in mental health services in the UK. He has published six collections of poetry with Salt and a collection of critical essays, mainly on recent British poetry. His most recent book of poetry is Reckitt's Blue from Seagull Books. Drew Milne was born in Edinburgh, Scotland 1964. His books include Sheet Mettle (1994), How Peace Came (1994), Songbook (1996), Bench Marks (1998), As It Were (1998), familiars (1999), Pianola (2000) and The Gates of Gaza (2000). He has been a lecturer at the universities of Edinburgh and Sussex, and is the Judith E. Wilson Lecturer in Drama and Poetry, Faculty of English, University of Cambridge. He edits Parataxis Editions, and the journal Parataxis: modernism and modern writing.
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