The Wedding Spy
"The Wedding Spy" is a double agent. Linda Chase has spent half her life in the United States and half in the United Kingdom. Understanding both countries, she belongs to each - and neither -and preserves an outsider's perspective wherever she goes. Her poems perceive with keen familiarity but remain restless, unsettled. The wonderful love lyrics are alert to what time and space do for, and then to, the human body and the heart. The book is divided into three sections, each with a distinct dynamic and geography. In the second section the poet invites us to enter the mysterious, formal world of movement, meditation and martial arts and includes a group of poems which reflect her 30 years of devotion to the practice of Tai Chi.
- Paperback | 82 pages
- 140.2 x 218.4 x 6.9mm | 117.94g
- 01 Apr 2002
- Carcanet Press Ltd
- Manchester, United Kingdom
About Linda Chase
Linda Chase grew up in a suburb of New York City and studied creative writing at Bennington College in Vermont. She worked as a stage costume designer in San Francisco and later in Edinburgh, where her children were born and where she began studying Tai Chi. In 1980 she moved to Manchester and established her own Tai Chi School while continuing to write, teach and publish poetry. Her previous collections include the pamphlet 'Young Men Dancing'(1993) and 'These Goodbyes'(1995). Her poems have won many prizes and appeared in many magazines.