Zero Gravity

Zero Gravity

by Gwyneth Lewis
     
 
Gwyneth Lewis's Zero Gravity treads new territory for poetry. Its title sequence is part space documentary, part requiem, drawing on her experience of watching her American cousin, Joe Tanner, helping to repair the Hubble telescope. In addition to reaching out to a loved one engaged on a dangerous mission in outer space, the poems consider internal journeys, including

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Gwyneth Lewis's Zero Gravity treads new territory for poetry. Its title sequence is part space documentary, part requiem, drawing on her experience of watching her American cousin, Joe Tanner, helping to repair the Hubble telescope. In addition to reaching out to a loved one engaged on a dangerous mission in outer space, the poems consider internal journeys, including death, that we all must make.

Editorial Reviews

McGuiness
Zero Gravity is an intricate and moving poem, characteristic of Lewis's poetry in both her languages (she is the author of a collection in Welsh)...Zero Gravity is a triumph of imaginative sympathy certainly, but also of the unobtrusive patterning of themes.
London Review of Books

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781852244569
Publisher:
Bloodaxe Books
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
5.45(w) x 8.53(h) x 0.25(d)

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