The Marble Fly

The Marble Fly

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The Marble Fly is Jamie McKendrick's third collection. The title refers to an image on a Pompeian wall-relief, and fuses McKendrick's interests in the classical world and natural history. The poems themselves are intricate, and they are occupied by various histories: natural and unnatural, personal and impersonal. They are concerned (not only metaphorically) with modes of transport and their relation to the natural world - Darwins's Voayge of the Beagle , the construction of canals, the first aeroplane, spiders sent up into space in Skylab. This book is intended for poetry readers; sixth formers/undergraduates .show more

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 120 x 190 x 6mm | 82g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192832565
  • 9780192832566

About Jamie McKendrick

About the Author Jamie McKendrick, winner of the Eric Gregory Award, is the author of two previous books of poetry, including The Sirocco Room, named Poetry Book of the Year by The Independent on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph, and The Kiosk on the more

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