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The Brink by Jacob Polley
The Brink by Jacob Polley
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5.0 out of 5 stars Our kings' bones, 7 Dec 2003
It is not often you come across a book of poetry you want to put in the pocket of whatever coat you are wearing and carry around with you, but The Brink has to be one of those books. Its contents seem both familiar and strange, inventively modern and unassumingly traditional, powerfully alloyed.
The subject matters of the home, the family, and nature, are re-evaluated and re-dressed in a way you never suspected was possible but can fully appreciate as it occurs. The ordinary is often extraordinarily seen, considered, and presented by the poet - a crow is reincarnated as Cain's murderous gloves, and a father, aware that his life is changing, suddenly feels compelled to use his diaries… Read more