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    Folly (Paperback) By (author) Mike Stocks


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    DescriptionMike Stocks's sonnets range across the messy landscape of human behaviour, pinpointing the fault lines in a direct and striking language. Whether dealing in sly humour, savage loss, or all the tragi-comic states in-between, he invariably finds a perspective that commands the attention. The poems in "Folly", with their assured technique and memorable content, demonstrate that the sonnet is a radical and contemporary form, and constitute a debut collection that readers will remember and revisit.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Stocks
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 64
    Width: 125 mm
    Height: 195 mm
    ISBN 13: 9781846880209
    ISBN 10: 1846880203

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF, DC
    DC22: 821.92
    BISAC V2.8: POE000000
    Thema V1.0: DCF
    Alma Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Alma Books Ltd
    Publication date
    26 September 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mike Stocks writes novels, children's books, poetry and translations, and has worked both as a lexicographer and as an editor for several British publishers. He is the founder and editor of Anon, the anonymous submissions poetry magazine. His first novel, White Man Falling, is published by Alma Books, and his translations of nineteenth-century Roman poet Belli by Oneworld Classics. He lives in Edinburgh.
    Review quote
    "A poet of power and skill" - Gerry Cambridge "A book to be relished for its unexpectedness" - Edwin Morgan "I regard Dick Davis's 'Baucis and Philemon' as the great sonnet of my generation, and I hope that in Stocks we are seeing Davis's worthy heir in the making" - Timothy Murphy "Physically vivid, inventive, but controlled by manners of line, breath, cadence and rhyme" - George Szirtes"