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RRP: GBP 7.99
ISBN: 978 1 784100 49 0
Categories: 21st Century, British
Imprint: Carcanet Poetry
Published: January 2015
80 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (Kindle)
Drawing on themes of magic, dreams and the nocturnal, Grevel Lindop’s new collection of poems ranges in subject from the hidden histories of words to the folklore of yew trees, and in place from a haunted English library to a derelict Australian funfair and the streets of Mexico City. Including ‘Shugborough Eclogues’, a twenty-first century take on the country-house pastoral, and sequences on the darker and brighter aspects of love, Luna Park deploys an original viewpoint as well as a wide range of traditional and modernist skills in verse. The book ends with ‘Hurricane Music’, Lindop’s prose memoir of a visit to New Orleans in the aftermath of Katrina.
'This is a poet who is alert to the human cost and implications of different environments and the ways societies behave in them, able to interrogate what connects and separates us from one another, and yet who never seems to be telling us how clever or well-travelled he is.' - Rory Waterman, TLS Praise for Grevel Lindop 'a fascinating read.'
William Oxley, Stride Magazine
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