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The Lantern Cage
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Categories: 21st Century, American, Welsh
Publisher: Carcanet Press
Paperback (96 pages)
(Pub. Jul 2014)
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(Pub. Jul 2014)
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The poems in Kelly Grovier’s third collection share a fascination with the mysteries that underlie our everyday existence, that ‘other world’ we sense in the ‘undeciphered sands’ shifting at our feet. By turns lyrical and philosophical, elegiac and playful, The Lantern Cage is a collection located on the margins of vision, where the invisible calculations of being remain unsolvable – a realm whose secrets are kept ‘under lough and quay’.
'The 'poetry is precise and well crafted' with 'delicate touches and nuances' that 'reveal a delight in the poetic treatment of sensory expression and cast Grovier as a poet acutely attuned to the intricacies and balances of light'.'
The New Welsh Review 'Wonderful precision, technical ambition, and the ability to surprise the reader'
Poetry London 'This is a poet of both truth and beauty'
Times Literary Supplement '...Grovier's poetry at its best is formidable: the marriage of music and mind.'
Alison Brackenbury, Poetry Wales
'Grovier's poems are often amusing and childlike... The narrators may fret, but Grovier's craft stills poem and reader inside a "slip-knot of stars"'.
New Welsh Review
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