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The Colour of Black and White [Paperback]

Liz Lochhead , Willie Rodger
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2 Jun 2003
The Colour of Black and White is Liz Lochhead's first collection of poems for more than a dozen years, and, for her, the most important since the award-winning Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems in 1984. The coming of a simple love lyric feels like a proof that some vital stream hasn't dried up. These new poems are often poems of love or death and iconic figures, Jungian archetypes, animus figures with strong outlines, harsh comfort and, often, voices of their own dominate the first, the 'title' section of the book. Here you can find poems autobiographical and entirely fictional set in her native rural/industrial Lanarkshire. Poems dedicated to other poets. There is a section of the rude and the rhyming, the out-loud. Now she's in her middle years she's decided to own up to this stuff properly, her interest in 'unrespectable' poetry, in black prison 'toasts', in recitations, folk-poems and music hall monologues. The colour of both the black and the white. The collaboration with the printmaker Willie Rodger was also an essential part of the making of this book. Lochhead, long an admirer of Rodger's work, felt strongly that he was a kindred spirit and his poetically pared down and essential lino cuts accentuate the positive and the negative, the black and the white.

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  • Paperback: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Polygon (2 Jun 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954407520
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954407520
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 21.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 219,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Liz Lochhead is the Scottish Makar (Poet Laureate) and is regarded as one of Scotland's best and most popular poets and dramatists. Her poetry is characterised by a self-conscious effort to mimic the idioms of speech, adopting a range of spoken styles that include the lyrical use of cliche, rap, colloquialism and even advertising language in an effort to raise the profile of the marginalised voices of both Scots and women. Her most famous poetry collections include "Dreaming Frankenstein and Collected Poems" (1984), "True Confessions and New Cliches" (1985) and "Bagpipe Muzak" (1991). She became Makar in 2011 after the death of Edwin Morgan.

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I have always loved Liz Lochead's poetry, her perceptive visual awareness and Willie Rodger's linocuts just make this a beautiful book to have, sad, humorous, perceptive work of life from two very talented people , a treasure.
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