The Myrrh-Bearers by Judith CrispinThe Myrrh-Bearers by Judith Crispin

The Myrrh-Bearers

byJudith Crispin

Paperback | July 15, 2016

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The Myrrh-Bearers is a book of love poems, describing real events and real people as the poet has experienced them. The worlds evoked in these poems are suffused with faerie tales, myth and philosophy. The genesis of this collection lies in a diverse engagement with different poetries: the influence of the Polish poets Wislawa Szymborska and Czeslaw Milosz is discernible, along with that of the French poets Henri Michaux, René Char, René Daumal and Alfred Jarry; there is also the sure presence of Gwen Harwood and Judith Wright as well as, more esoterically, William Blake and G. I. Gurdjieff. The pataphysical influence of Jarry, in particular, leads to a poetry which attempts to describe a universe supplementary to the one which we inhabit. The presence of music as a subject stems from the poet's close engagement with her musical mentors, Larry Sitsky in Australia, Emmanuel Nunes in France and Karlheinz Stockhausen in Germany. This is a rich and unusual collection which will reward readers interested in the way poetry can suggest new ways of looking at the world.Judith Crispin is a conservatorium-trained composer, photographer and poet. After escaping academia she lived for several years in Paris and Berlin on various fellowships before returning to Australia where she established exhibitions and poetry seasons at Manning Clark House in Canberra. Currently she is an honorary fellow of the Australian Catholic University and on the advisory board of the International Poetry Studies Institute at The University of Canberra.
Title:The Myrrh-BearersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 8.27 × 5.83 × 0.19 inPublished:July 15, 2016Publisher:Port CampbellLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1922186783

ISBN - 13:9781922186782