Description - Frieze by John C. Whale
Fallen warriors, a conquistador, a cat; an 1815 namesake; a father, a mother, a childhood rhyme; a boxer, an explorer, a stuffed Welsh fish... Frieze entertains a host of shadows, all the dead who inhabit our lives. It is at once elegy and exploration. Attending to experiences of childhood and the workings of history, the poet discovers the ways in which we mark time and are subject to time in our lives. At the heart of the process is the poem itself, with its capacity for expression and the space it provides for reflection, precision and beauty.
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Author Biography - John C. Whale
John Whale was born in Liverpool in 1956 and was educated at Northway County Primary and St Margaret's High School. He studied at the University of Leeds from 1974-1979 before moving to a post at University College Cardiff. He returned to Leeds and to the University in 1984 where he is now Professor of Romantic Literature in the School of English.