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The Administration of Things

Matthew Mead

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ISBN: 978 0 900977 26 8
Imprint: Anvil Press Poetry
Published: June 1997
220 x 140 x 4 mm
64 pages
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Hardback
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  • Matthew Mead’s second collection of poems will hold the attention of all who found in his Identities (1967) an exciting consummation of his concern with ‘our time’, with poetic experiment, and with ‘the single poetic theme’. ‘His poems speak soberly of the essential things of our time,’ wrote Christopher Middleton; and Derek Parker commented in the Poetry Review ‘… Mead’s poems are carved out of intractable material, unlikely to warp with time. If they have not a permanent place, then the pressure of fashion is greater than one hopes.’

    Matthew Mead (1924–2009) was born in Slapton, Buckinghamshire. He served in the British army from 1942 to 1947, including three years in India, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and Singapore. He edited the poetry magazine Satis . From 1962 he lived in Germany and, with his wife Ruth, translated many German poets, ... read more
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