Shadow Dispatches

Polly Atkin

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Abstract

These atmospheric and keenly observational poems offer us a slant perspective on everyday things and events: the ugliness of an elderly mute swan; or a group of migraine sufferers forming a fellowship and holding regular meetings. Poems addressing the complexity of contemporary relationships sit alongside those riffing on traditional themes, even – in the case of 'Hermes Enodios' and 'Potnia Theron' – revisiting classical gods. These are poems embedded in particular landscapes, in which the real becomes surreal and vice versa. Together they form a poetry which is deeply involved with the natural world – concerned with deer in fields and jays in woods – but which is not in any way removed, encompassing email, photo-shop, and fighter jets.
LanguageEnglish
Place of PublicationBridgend
Number of pages38
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2013

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Poem
Electronic Mail
Fellowship
Jets
Encompassing
Hermes
Deer
Deity
Poetry
Regular
Wood
Natural World
Mute
Ugliness

Keywords

  • poetry

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Atkin, P. (2013). Shadow Dispatches. Bridgend.
Atkin, Polly. / Shadow Dispatches. Bridgend, 2013. 38 p.
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