Strange SurroundS: 31 Self-Assembling Poems by Peter Knight

Strange SurroundS: 31 Self-Assembling Poems

byPeter Knight

Kobo ebook | February 16, 2017

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‘Strange SurroundS’ remain strange while you dally at their periphery. It need not be so. And once exposed, your landscape may change. You may birth bits of enlightenment afront a linger of dark. The challenge is there. A resolution, dear reader, is within your means. Immerse yourself in the forest of 31 poems that are ‘Strange surroundS’. Strange surroundS’ endeavours to conjure some interesting landscape & observations concerning differing people & their variably strange activities. A collection of poems by Western Australian poet Peter Knight, its voices are mostly those of fictionalised persons and things, with the licence that that brings. The poet considers that they are amply diverse such that they may be of broad interest, relevance and appeal to many readers. ‘Strange surroundS’ bares many varied human landscapes, eg love, or something lusty approximating love, in an anthropomorphic context, in ‘imacello’. ‘in Xanadu’ witnesses the making & breaking of the vision of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s epic drug-induced poem ‘Kubla Khan’. A surreal vision of post-world war memorialisation unfolds in ‘fixation’. Surrealist visions of bodily detachment are floated in ‘3 dreamings’. Manifestation of psychiatric disorder is to be recalled in ‘memory of my fall’. Alternate visions, real and transcendental, jostle along ‘the path once followed’ [the intrinsic strangeness of life & death]. So too, in other ways, in ‘Flow’ [the search for a dry continent’s undiscovered inland sea], ‘southern extremities’ [the inexorable movement north of Antarctic depression] & ‘solicitude upon Mars’ [a most extreme exile]. Some other themes include disappeared pre-eminents such as Australia’s only Prime Minister to have drowned while in office (body not recovered) [‘Soundings by Portsea’] & a 19th-century German-Australian explorer (vanished with his expedition party) [‘Leichhardt: Moonlight Soliloquy’]. Trees are linked by death [‘3 degrees of tree’] with a person facing the same imminent outcome [‘linger’]. A refracted process of creative endeavour is tracked in ‘mid-line analysis’. In all, 31 well-crafted, thoughtful and accessible poems offer a broad sampling of, and approach to, subject matter intended to be of interest to many readers.
Title:Strange SurroundS: 31 Self-Assembling PoemsFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:February 16, 2017Publisher:Vivid PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1925515761

ISBN - 13:9781925515763