Erratics: Poems by Cathy BryantErratics: Poems by Cathy Bryant

Erratics: Poems

byCathy Bryant

Paperback | June 28, 2018

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A wide ranging collection of poems political and fantastical, leaping from humour to anger with equal passion, and bounding with energy and sassiness whether considering Cathy’s own experience of disability, or a science fiction future for cleaners… of stars.

Entitled Erratics for the boulders abandoned by glacial movement, it also captures the drifting sense buried in some extraordinary poems, and Cathy’s understanding of isolation – as she says in the introduction:

"The standing stones look strange, and jar the system, yet are absolutely right too.

I was born in the south but I live in the north. I was born into the middle classes but I’m working class by poverty and experience. I know what it’s like to be homeless… and I also know the correct way to address a duchess… I don’t fit in anywhere – except at poetry events, where you can’t know whether the person next to you is a convicted felon, a linguistics professor, or both."

Cathy Bryant is a writer and performer. She has won over twenty writing awards, and had over 250 poems, stories and articles published in anthologies and magazines. She has published three poetry collections, 'Contains Strong Language and Scenes of a Sexual Nature', 'Look at All the Women' and 'Erratics', as well as 'How to Win Writi...
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Title:Erratics: PoemsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 7.81 × 5.06 × 0.14 inPublished:June 28, 2018Publisher:Arachne PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1909208566

ISBN - 13:9781909208568

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From the Author

A wide ranging collection of poems political and fantastical, leaping from humour to anger with equal passion, and bounding with energy and sassiness whether considering Cathy’s own experience of disability, or a science fiction future for cleaners… of stars.Entitled Erratics for the boulders abandoned by glacial movement, it also captures the drifting sense buried in some extraordinary poems, and Cathy’s understanding of isolation – as she says in the introduction:"The standing stones look strange, and jar the system, yet are absolutely right too.I was born in the south but I live in the north. I was born into the middle classes but I’m working class by poverty and experience. I know what it’s like to be homeless… and I also know the correct way to address a duchess… I don’t fit in anywhere – except at poetry events, where you can’t know whether the person next to you is a convicted felon, a linguistics professor, or both."

Table of Contents

Contents:

Introduction

Flyleaves, Frontispieces, Dedications and Acknowledgments
Song of the Star Cleaners
Material
Broken Column of the Truly Phallic
Circus
Stripped Ease
The Fish Who Saw Narcissus
Huge Paws of Country Fog
As Dark Asda
Daffodils After the Zombie Apocalypse
Seeing the Glass as Half-full or Half-empty
January Joggers
How I Learned 'Welsh in a Week'
Erratics
Dear Sir/Madam/Darling
Secret Knowledge
Morecambe
Calculated
Going Beep in the Night
Not Cricket
Ms Bryant is Dangerously Delusional
Bite Down Hard
Cargo
Bardmon K's review of 'Poem' by A. Famous-Poet
Falconar's Flautist
Fear and the Familiar
I Have Tried to Stop Eating Stars
Social Etiquette, 1950s
Sylvia Plath Talks about England
Transition
Midnight Moments in the Mosh Pit (The Ted Hughes Rap)
Morphinesque
Shit People Say to Bisexuals
Wuthering, Wuthering, Wuthering Heights
Must be Something In It
Skeleton Orchestra
Witness Statement
Aurora Borealis/ Migraine
You Might as well Fuck
Still Life
Take Five Decades
Such Life and Brilliance
Warmer Places
Bloddeuwedd's Trinity
Such a Thing, My Leaping, Dancing Heart

Editorial Reviews

“Cathy Bryant has an established track record and it clearly shows in this her third collection. Erratics has all the hallmarks of an assured offering . . . Bryant is given to firing from the hip, the poems barely containing at times the incandescent exuberance of what she is driven to express . . . She blazes a trail that is mercurial and pyrotechnical. We should be grateful for her presence on the poetry scene.”- David Mark Williams in The Lake (http://www.thelakepoetry.co.uk/reviews/feb19/) “Five stars.  Accessible and fun” – Neil, Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Erratics-Cathy-Bryant/dp/1909208566)“Five stars.  Deeply memorable” – Dominic Berry, Amazon (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Erratics-Cathy-Bryant/dp/1909208566)