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Anomaly

Anomaly

ISBN
9780571349210
Published
01/11/2018
9780571349210
Format
Hardback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
64

About the Book

In a period when nations are retracting within their borders, the vivid and intricate poems of Jamie McKendrick’s new collection Anomaly are especially timely, and speak of a fragile legacy of openness and interconnectedness. The poems playfully twin Bologna and Bombay, the South Downs and the Camargue, the imagined and the actual. Often intensely visual, here more than ever, McKendrick’s poems engage with artists as various as the Taviani brothers, Sánchez Cotán, Bhupen Khakhar and Giacometti, and are as alive to the sea-bound cityscapes of Liverpool and Venice as to the rocky landscapes of Sardinia and Slovenia.
In a period when nations are retracting within their borders, the vivid and intricate poems of Jamie McKendrick’s new collection Anomaly are especially timely, and speak of a fragile legacy of openness and interconnectedness. The poems playfully twin Bologna and Bombay, the South Downs and the Camargue, the imagined and the actual. Often intensely visual, here more than ever, McKendrick’s poems engage with artists as various as the Taviani brothers, Sánchez Cotán, Bhupen Khakhar and Giacometti, and are as alive to the sea-bound cityscapes of Liverpool and Venice as to the rocky landscapes of Sardinia and Slovenia.
  • Jamie McKendrick

    Jamie McKendrick was born in Liverpool in 1955. He is the author of six collections of poetry, including The Marble Fly (1997), winner of the Forward Prize for Best Collection and a Poetry Book Society Choice; Ink Stone (2003), shortlisted for the T. S. Eliot Prize and the Whitbread Poetry Award; and Crocodiles & Obelisks, shortlisted for the Forward Prize. Out There (2012) won the Hawthornden Prize. An earlier selection of his poems was published as Sky Nails (2000), and he is editor of 20th-Century Italian Poems (2004). The Embrace, his translations of Valerio Magrelli's poetry, won the Oxford-Weidenfeld and the John Florio prizes.

“‘I also recommend two superb volumes by poets, like Seeds, as European as they are British: Michael Hofmann’s One Lark, One Horse and Jamie McKendrick’s Anomaly.’”
- Mark Ford, Times Literary Supplement

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