Birmingham River

Birmingham River

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Birmingham River is Roy Fisher's first book of poems since Poems 1955-1987 , published by OUP in 1988. Including a sequence of `Six Texts for a Film', which provided the basis for an Arts Council film made by Tom Pickard, the collection contains much varied work, and a warmer, more relaxed tone than previous collections. Beginning with the premise that `Birmingham's what I think with', the central group of poems describe `a slow petty river' - two, in fact, as they merged and sank out of sight beneath industrialized Birmingham. A contrasting group of poems commissioned for Ronald King's artist's book with puppets, Anansi Company , give continued evidence of Fisher's anarchic pleasure in identifying the absurd, the self-important, and the politically hypocritical - themes that recur throughout this original collection. This book is intended for readers of contemporary poetry.show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192823426
  • 9780192823427

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