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Remains of a Future City

Remains of a Future City


By (author) Zoe Skoulding


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  • Publisher: SEREN
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 136mm x 208mm x 8mm | 118g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2009
  • Publication City/Country: Bridgend
  • ISBN 10: 1854114751
  • ISBN 13: 9781854114754
  • Sales rank: 971,315

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Vibrant and multilayered, this collection of poems takes the imagined city as its inspiration, but is equally open to the suggestions offered by keenly observed details. The natural world and the multiple variations of the built environment--from cathedrals to construction sites--hint at utopia, but the future city is haunted by its ruins. New relationships emerge from the shared fractures of a European past and the global communications of the 21st century. These possibilities are felt on a local scale, often from the perspective of a walker in the city, as poetic form is constantly reinvented in the shape of a wandering journey from one quarter to the next.

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Author information

Zoë Skoulding is the author of The Mirror Trade and an AHRC Research Fellow at Bangor University. She was the founder and coeditor of the poetry magazine Skald and is the current editor of the international quarterly Poetry Wales.