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To Amuse a Shrinking Sun

Poems and Collages

John Digby

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Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Publisher: Carcanet Press
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Paperback (70 pages)
(Pub. Jun 1978)
9780856461392
£6.95 £6.25
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  • In John Digby’s third book, as in Sailing Away from Night, his poems are complemented with his very distinctive collages – in this book, all based on birds and animals. John Digby’s work in collage began as an extension of his surreal poetry; in both forms he hopes to perpetuate ‘a voyage of discovery and amazement’. In his preface he gives a personal account of the links between his poetry and collage-making, and of their common imaginative source in his early life and in dreams. Both his collages and poems, he writes, hope to suggest the essence and reality of this unconscious world.

    John Digby was born in 1938. He left school at fifteen and spent five years as a keeper at London Zoo. The Structure of Bifocal Distance, his first collection of poems – described as ‘a triumph of vision’ by Nathaniel Tarn – appeared in 1974. He began to make collages ... read more
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