Heavy Water: Poem for Chernobyl

Heavy Water: Poem for Chernobyl

by Mario Petrucci

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ISBN-13: 9781900564342
Publisher: Enitharmon Press
Publication date: 10/25/2004
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Ecologist, PhD physicist and Royal Literary Fund Fellow Mario Petrucci is a multi-award-winning poet and residency frontiersman, the only poet to have been resident at the Imperial War Museum and with BBC Radio 3. Mario is four times winner of the London Writers competition, has won prizes in the National Poetry Competition, and is recipient of a PBS Recommendation, the Bridport Prize, an Arts Council England Writers' Award and a New London Writers Award. His Arvon-winning collection Heavy Water: a poem for Chernobyl, below, was the basis of a film by Seventh Art Productions. Aspiring to reach 1111 poems in the vast 'i tulips' project, “Petrucci’s tulips promise to grow into a truly ambitious landmark body of work” (Poetry Book Society Bulletin).

Table of Contents

Notes
Chain of Decay
The Man Buried with Chernobyl15
Answers16
Ukritye17
Soldier18
Miners20
Sleepwalkers21
Grey Men22
May Day24
Spring25
Chernobyl Wedding26
Fence27
Powder/Stone28
Fish Stew29
Two Neighbours31
Rite33
Directive 1 A34
'My parents kissed--and I was born'39
Soured Milk42
Goluboy44
Ivan46
'Can you eat apples from Chernobyl?'48
Breathing49
This51
Transplant53
First Light55
Olya56
The Room58
'Every day I found a new man'60
A Name65
The Breath66
One Word68
Baba Nadya70
Curator71
Black72
Black Box74
Box76
[alpha]-[beta]-[gamma]78
Nana80
The Chapel of the Virgin Mary82
Shadow83
Bashchuk84
Last Wish86
Pripyat87
Exposures88
Envoy

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