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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.


Fast

by: Hugh Dunkerley
Publication Date: October 2007
$9.95 
ISBN: 978-1906309039
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Description:

'You were sleeping when they found you, curled in a ditch, long summer grasses bending down to brush your senseless face.' These poems of loss, sacrifice, love and renewal look at the strangeness of the world with a wide-eyed wonder. Using startlingly muscular, taught and vivid language, "Fast" cuts through the sentimental media-babble of today and offers instead a disturbingly clear, yet ultimately compassionate gaze. Whether tackling child murder, a biblical resurrection, a visit to a supermarket or the transit of Venus, Dunkerley re-makes the world so that his readers can see it anew.

Praise for Fast:

"What I admire about Hugh Dunkerley's poetry is the spareness and clarity of his language: his ability to tackle the extremities of experience - death, sex, loss, the ruthlessness of nature - with a vision which is unsentimental and yet profoundly moving."

--Vicki Feaver

"Closely-observed imagery which displays a deftness and delicacy. This is a very strong, compelling collection."

--Brendan Cleary


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Los Angeles Independent Publishing

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Red Hen Press, a Los Angeles independent publisher founded by Kate Gale, offers poetry readings, poetry contests, book awards, and more.