A Smell Of Fish

Author: Matthew Sweeney
Publisher: Yellow Jersey Press
Category: Poetry By Individual Poets
Book Format: Paperback

Using a wide variety of styles and tones, the strands of poems in A SMELL OF FISH radiate like the spores of a wheel- haiku, sestinas, poems about foreign travel, verses beginning with a line by someone else, a sea sequence set in Alderburgh and - long overdue - Matthew Sweeney's own version of the Old Irish poem 'Sweeney'. In this, his seventh collection, we are back in a world of myserious clarity, of an alternative realism that is a playful as it is unsettling- we are shown a blue dyed chihuahua, a recipe for roadkill, second-world-war fighter planes appearing over London, a fatally constipated bull elephant, and a subterranean tunnel that runs the length of Ireland. Whatever the subject - we are in the confident hands of one of the most imaginatively gifted poets now writing. 'Sweeney's poems are reflective, funny, supremely inventive and impeccably written. This is contemporary poetry at its very best, Charles Simic.

About Matthew Sweeney
Matthew Sweeney was born in Donegal. Apart from his poetry, he has written children's fiction and edited three anthologies, Beyond Bedlam (with Ken Smith), Emergency Kit (with Jo Shapcott) and the New Faber Book of Children's Verse. Cape published his Selected Poems in 2002, and Sanctuary in 2004.


SKU BK-9780224060677
Barcode # 9780224060677
Brand Yellow Jersey Press
Artist / Author Matthew Sweeney
Shipping Weight 0.1200kg
Shipping Width 13.200m
Shipping Height 1.400m
Shipping Length 19.300m

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