By (author) Martin Corless-Smith
Swallows by Martin Corless-Smith
Book Description"Swallows" draws on the various metaphorical implications of the House in its exploration of the uncanny presence and absence of self and world in poetry. From poems concerned with the eighteenth-century inquiry into the whereabouts of Horace's "Sabine Villa" - a search determined to locate an actual physical site behind Horace's celebrated verse - to poems in the final section transcribed from the walls of a house, these poems acknowledge the desire for the presence of the physical in the written, while understanding the necessary distance between writing and the world. Throughout the book, swallows act as a kind of genius loci: presences that arrive and depart continually.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780977106424
(203mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publisher: Fence Magazine Inc, Division of Fence Books
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Martin Corless-Smith
MARTIN CORLESS-SMITH is a native of Worcestershire, England. He teaches poetry and literature in the Creative Writing MFA Program at Boise State University. He is the author of Nota (2003), Complete Travels (2000), and At Piscator (1997).
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