Prince Rupert's Drop

Prince Rupert's Drop

by Jane Draycott
     
 


Prince Rupert's drop, a rare curiosity of the glass-making process, is a tear of glass at once resilient and fragile which explodes dramatically when the glass shatters. This tension--between the beauty and sense of almost inevitable loss inherent in the things we admire most--is a key to many of the poems in Jane Draycott's first full-length solo collection. The…  See more details below

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Prince Rupert's drop, a rare curiosity of the glass-making process, is a tear of glass at once resilient and fragile which explodes dramatically when the glass shatters. This tension--between the beauty and sense of almost inevitable loss inherent in the things we admire most--is a key to many of the poems in Jane Draycott's first full-length solo collection. The long central poem, "Braving the Dark," written after her brother's death from AIDS at the age of 30, is particularly fraught with this tension. Dramatic, quietly surreal, the poems in Prince Rupert's Drop hide a sense of decay and transience beneath the energy of their detail.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192881090
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/05/1999
Series:
Oxford Poets Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
4.90(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.30(d)

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Meet the Author

Jane Draycott is co-author of a book about St Christina and author of a book of poems, No Theatre, which was shortlisted for the Forward Prize.

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