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Twenty Poems


These poems are more about process than product. They explore the processes of mind, in which the writer comes to terms with love and its disappointments, religion and its fake promises, and death and its permanence. Many of these issues, once rehearsed in poetry, find their ways into the writer's novels. The poems also explore processes of style, from metrical rhyming poetry, through eye-rhymes and word play, to visual poetry, where the shape of words and sentences are moulded into double and triple meanings. Some poems benefit from being read aloud, whereas others can only be understood when viewed as marks on the page.

‘A lovely book of poems… highly recommended'

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