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The Long Beds

The Long Beds

by Kate MILLER
Paperback
Publication Date: 01/12/2020

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The Long Beds explores the cell-like containment of the small hours when the body has no estate but its bed, while - waking or dreaming - the mind sets out on its travels, often in the realms of an old life, cherished items or relinquished connections.

Central to the poems' imagery is the presence of a bedstead that has survived a bombing raid, protecting only what was bundled underneath it. In painterly language Kate Miller also trains her eye and ear outwards on grand, impersonal scenes: London at dawn, riverbanks and docks, the corridors of a great hospital: to uncover fogged experience and restore colour to memory. Her poems prod us awake at first light and release us into the morning.

ISBN:
9781784109677
9781784109677
Category:
Poetry anthologies (various poets)
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
01-12-2020
Language:
English
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
80
Dimensions (mm):
216x140x8mm
Weight:
0.12kg

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