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Suit of Lights

Walford Davies, Damian 2009. Suit of Lights. Bridgend: Seren.

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Abstract

Fascinated by serrations of light, parodies of shadow, and all other shades in the color spectrum, this poetry collection mixes the logical with the magical, the brutal with the beautiful, the real with the divine. Whether baring the beaten flesh of a 1951 boxing match, witnessing the luminous shirts along a country lane, experiencing the surreal sight of bizarre urban attire, or symbolizing a bat skeleton and the scales of a dying fish, each stylistic device cloaks the human experience with suits of light. Refusing to shy away from the disturbing and violent--such as a bagged fox, a landscape decimated by atomic aftershock, or a sweet aria sung to the accompaniment of artillery fire--this collection offsets every dark with a point of light. Containing a number of sequences, this volume includes a response to Francis Kilvert's 19th-century Victorian diary, a reading of the life of 10 contemporary paintings, the result of a Cessna flight over Wales, and a series of letters to a master architect.

Item Type: Book
Book Type: Authored Book
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Uncontrolled Keywords: Poetry
Publisher: Seren
ISBN: 9781854114938
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/82734

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