Gospel Oak

Gospel Oak

by Sharon Morris
     
 

These are fascinating and, for both reader and poet, compulsive poems about time and place and loss, in which the tender details of leaves on Hampstead Heath or the branches of an oak metamorphose into the masts of ships, or a concerto, or a lost tenderness, or the rural humming beneath the street, or the oak – veteran of centuries of wars – with his

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These are fascinating and, for both reader and poet, compulsive poems about time and place and loss, in which the tender details of leaves on Hampstead Heath or the branches of an oak metamorphose into the masts of ships, or a concerto, or a lost tenderness, or the rural humming beneath the street, or the oak – veteran of centuries of wars – with his gospel of “green persistence”.

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"What I particularly admire in Sharon Morris’s verse is the genuine radicalism, it exhibits, if by radical we mean going back to the roots of its meaning, as she so often does in her etymological passages." —John Haynes, Costa Award Winner

"What I particularly admire in Sharon Morris's verse is the genuine radicalism, it exhibits, if by radical we mean going back to the roots of its meaning, as she so often does in her etymological passages." —John Haynes

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907587238
Publisher:
Enitharmon Press
Publication date:
09/09/2013
Pages:
111
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Sharon Morris was born in west Wales and studied at the Slade School of Fine Art, where she is currently a senior lecturer. She has exhibited photography, film and video, and performed live artworks bringing together spoken text and projected images. Having completed a PhD in 2000 on the relation between words and images, referring to writer H.D. and artist Claude Cahun, she continues to write on semiotics, visual theory and poetics, for which she received a Leverhulme research fellowship in 2003. Her poems have appeared in several journals and anthologies, including Tying the Song (Enitharmon, 2000), the first anthology from The Poetry School, and In the Company of Poets (Hearing Eye, 2003).

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