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Some Bright Elegance (Salt Modern Poets) Paperback – 15 Mar 2012

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  • Paperback: 36 pages
  • Publisher: Salt Publishing (15 Mar 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844718727
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844718726
  • Product Dimensions: 12.9 x 0.2 x 19.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 114,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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When Chingonyi speaks his poems; he has them all by heart, a relatively rare skill which allows the poet to connect more completely with his audience. The same vibrant personality comes through on the page with language full of internal rhyme and complex rhythms. But it is the subject matter that most enthrals; I’ve heard several poetry grandees bewail the reluctance of British poets to tackle the ‘big issues’, but these poems do exactly that; issues of life, death, race, faith, family and authenticity are raised and meditated on here, in a thoughtful collection. (Judi Sutherland There Must Be More to Life Than Having It All)


More than a title, ‘Some Bright Elegance’ is a statement of intent, a promise that Chingonyi delivers on. (Jacob Sam-La Rose)

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By Wordlover on 13 Jun 2013
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A stunningly accomplished collection from a young poet whose mature, confident handling of his subject matter made me want to read more of his poems immediately. He deserves major recognition.
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