The Gypsy and the Poet

The Gypsy and the Poet

by David Morley
     
 

Inspired by a real-life encounter between the poet John Clare and a gypsy named Wisdom Smith, The Gypsy and the Poet is a sequence of sonnets about friendship and madness. In this exciting new collection, poet, critic, and teacher David Morley presents an imagined account of this meeting through poems infused with stories of Romani folklore and heritage.See more details below

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Inspired by a real-life encounter between the poet John Clare and a gypsy named Wisdom Smith, The Gypsy and the Poet is a sequence of sonnets about friendship and madness. In this exciting new collection, poet, critic, and teacher David Morley presents an imagined account of this meeting through poems infused with stories of Romani folklore and heritage.

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“Morley has not so much created a new universe as uncovered one . . . [he] brings Romany vocabulary fizzing and crackling into our consciousness.”  —Guardian

Enchantment by David Morley is a linguistic feast.”  —Jonathan Bate, Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781847771247
Publisher:
Carcanet Press, Limited
Publication date:
09/01/2013
Pages:
93
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)

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