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A Spillage of Mercury (Cape Poetry) [Paperback]

Neil Rollinson
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6 Jun 1996 Cape Poetry
This is a bawdy, Rabelaisian first collection of poems by a new writer. They celebrate life in all its diversity and the language used moves from lyrical to the vernacular.

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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Jonathan Cape Ltd (6 Jun 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224040081
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224040082
  • Product Dimensions: 19.4 x 13 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,181,309 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Refreshing Poetry from the "Porno-Poet" 20 Feb 2000
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Rollinson disputes his nickname, whether or not you agree with him you'll find the poems in this debut collection sexy and moving. Always funny, always sensitive, the poet guides you through the nooks and crannies of his (sometimes distorted) imagination with an enthusiasm that scares. This is unconventional but forward-looking poetry at it's best - hailed by Don Paterson and Matthew Sweeny - Neil Rollinson will go far. I can't wait for his next collection.
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5.0 out of 5 stars witty, charming and erotic 29 Jun 1998
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One of the most exciting books I have read in 1996 Neil Rollinson is witty and erotic in his verse
5.0 out of 5 stars You won't be able to put this book down. 1 May 1998
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This is the first book of poetry that I've read from cover to cover in one sitting. And then reread several times. Each short poem is written in a beautiful, accessible style that really pulls in the reader. Various themes repeatedly pop up, including a number of poems on biblical characters written from their own point of view. The poems are sensual, but not lush, the writing, while not exactly spare, is never florid. Read it!
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