The Debris Field: A Collection Of Tanka And Haiku

The Debris Field: A Collection Of Tanka And Haiku

by Mr Anthony Knight
     
 

THE DEBRIS FIELD is a collection of short poems, some of five-lines and some of three lines. The forms are Japanese in origin: the five-liners are called tanka and the three-liners are called haiku.

Some of the poems published in this collection have previously appeared in various anthologies and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anthony Knight is

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THE DEBRIS FIELD is a collection of short poems, some of five-lines and some of three lines. The forms are Japanese in origin: the five-liners are called tanka and the three-liners are called haiku.

Some of the poems published in this collection have previously appeared in various anthologies and periodicals on both sides of the Atlantic.

Anthony Knight is an award-winning poet who lives in Essex with a view across a valley of suburban roofscape to ancient woodland beneath a big and busy sky of airliners and vapour trails on the Stansted flight-path where clouds and sunsets, stars and moon, ignore the late-comers to the heavens. The author enjoys the juxtaposition of the natural and the man-made with people on the move through both.

The subjects of these poems range widely from love to war and all points between. What they share is an ambition to create memorable shortcuts to significant meaning. A few lines of verse can say a lot. Concentrated power produced by skilful concision is the unique quality of poetry unshared by other literary forms.

However, that's not why the author is a poet. He didn't choose poetry - poetry chose him. The author never thought of expressing his creativity in any other way after his English teacher, Mr Tierney, introduced him to the great works of English poetry.

In these minimalist forms the author allocates plenty of space in order to allow the work to breathe. The emptiness is for the echoes.

Poetry is a cross between Art and Music: it is a sorcery of image and sound. The author hopes the reader will find that bountiful combination in the works here submitted.

Collections of poetry by Anthony Knight are published under the following titles: THE THIRTEENTH CHIME (print book); THE DEBRIS FIELD (print and e-book); BEYOND THE TERMINUS (e-book).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781490351087
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
06/15/2013
Pages:
232
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.49(d)

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