The Mercury Fountain

The Mercury Fountain

by Gregory Warren Wilson

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The Mercury Fountain by Gregory Warren Wilson

Insight depends on attentiveness, but can also strike us spontaneously as revelation. The poems in this collection are unified by the urge to look into things and reflect on them, but the responses they represent are as varied, and as revelatory, as the subjects they address: vegetable carving on a cruise ship, where to read poetry, a death-row inmate's last meal. By turns formal, informal, solemn and touching, quizzical and resolute, these poems are consistently informed by Warren Wilson's scrupulous eye for detail. He celebrates the ways in which we engage with the world – both with the analytical gaze of a crystallographer, and the impulsiveness of a sculptor designing a mercury fountain. This is his fourth collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781904634638
Publisher: Enitharmon Press
Publication date: 06/04/2009
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Gregory Warren Wilson studied violin and composition at the Royal College of Music and has worked with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and at the Opera House in Florence. His two previous poetry collections are Preserving Lemons, which won the Staple First Edition Award in 1996, and Hanging Windchimes in a Vacuum (Tears in the Fence, 1997). With Carole Satyamurti he has initiated and co-tutored courses on art and poetry at The National Gallery, Tate Britain and The Courtauld Gallery. He is a tutor for The Poetry School.

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