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Darkness Inside Out

Rodney Pybus

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ISBN: 978 1 847777 53 9
Categories: 21st Century, British
Imprint: Northern House
Published: January 2013
128 pages (print version)
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Also available in: Paperback, eBook (Kindle)
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  • In Darkness Inside Out Rodney Pybus takes the reader on a series of excursions within real and imagined, beautiful and barbaric worlds. From Suffolk to Cape Town, from comedy to elegy, Pybus's poems explore the collusions of language and memory, the layerings of time and loss. A sequence set in the new South Africa closes this absorbing collection. Pybus shows that it is finally the work of the imagination that best turns darkness inside out.

    ‘So pure and sinuous and all of a piece… Wonderfully graceful… words that seem natural and moving at the mind’s speed – like improvisation but everything spot on.’
    Ted Hughes
    Rodney Pybus was born in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1938 and educated at Cambridge, where he read Classics and English. In the 1960s and 1970s he worked in the north-east of England as a newspaper journalist and a writer-producer in television, specialising in documentary films, and arts and education programmes. He ... read more
    'So pure and sinuous and all of a piece... Wonderfully graceful... words that seem natural and moving at the mind'€™s speed -- like improvisation but everything spot on.'
    Ted Hughes
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