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Nowhere's far

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Nowhere's Far as its title suggests is both close to the heart, immediately approachable and inhabitable, but also right out there in the world of the imagination where all sorts of strange things meet. Whether laugh-out-loud funny or staring straight into the abyss, Phil Bowen's highly distinctive poems are written with great originality, rhythm and nerve. Here are poems that pass the spelling test' - casting a spell that in turn creates a distinct world whose landscape readers can inhabit for the poems' duration. His voice is decidedly contemporary and commendably sparing of the first person singular and the merely observational.His poetry is both celebratory and colourful yet at times menacingly dark in its uncompromising vision. He has always had a strong sense of the absurd and the surreal, and the book is rich in macabre comedy, romantic slants and theatrical cameos - including affectionate portraits of some of his favourite practitioners ranging from Philip Larkin and Leonard Cohen to Max Wall and Ken Dodd - but as the later poems reveal he combines a heightened sense of lyric with a deft touch and use of rhyme and form, his poetry constantly underpinned by the unwavering belief that poetry is increasingly important as a pagan stronghold in which the language lives.

A collection of Bowen’s poetry. He writes with “great originality, rhythm and verve”. This collection contains some previously published poems and some original for this volume
Salt publication paperback in very good condition, corners slightly bumped and some marks on bottom page edges. Good binding.

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Author(s):
Phil Bowen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm approx
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844715078
ISBN-13:
9781844715077
Number of pages:
147
Publisher:
Salt
Title:
Nowhere's far

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Nowhere's Far as its title suggests is both close to the heart, immediately approachable and inhabitable, but also right out there in the world of the imagination where all sorts of strange things meet. Whether laugh-out-loud funny or staring straight into the abyss, Phil Bowen's highly distinctive poems are written with great originality, rhythm and nerve. Here are poems that pass the spelling test' - casting a spell that in turn creates a distinct world whose landscape readers can inhabit for the poems' duration. His voice is decidedly contemporary and commendably sparing of the first person singular and the merely observational.His poetry is both celebratory and colourful yet at times menacingly dark in its uncompromising vision. He has always had a strong sense of the absurd and the surreal, and the book is rich in macabre comedy, romantic slants and theatrical cameos - including affectionate portraits of some of his favourite practitioners ranging from Philip Larkin and Leonard Cohen to Max Wall and Ken Dodd - but as the later poems reveal he combines a heightened sense of lyric with a deft touch and use of rhyme and form, his poetry constantly underpinned by the unwavering belief that poetry is increasingly important as a pagan stronghold in which the language lives.

A collection of Bowen’s poetry. He writes with “great originality, rhythm and verve”. This collection contains some previously published poems and some original for this volume
Salt publication paperback in very good condition, corners slightly bumped and some marks on bottom page edges. Good binding.

Author(s):
Phil Bowen
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
21.5 x 14 cm approx
Edition:
2009
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1844715078
ISBN-13:
9781844715077
Number of pages:
147
Publisher:
Salt
Title:
Nowhere's far

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