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Unsung: New and Selected Poems free pdf 'Sculpture is a part of the space around it'. This statement by Katarzyna Kobro reflects Mengham's sense of how he wants the poetic text to relate to the languages that surround it. He has a set of ongoing preoccupations which are catalyzed by pronounced occasions, private and public. Ideally each text would be both univocal and multi vocal, expressive and typical- since Mengham relies on a lot on circumstance, there is a great deal of personal input into the poems, but this is not meant to contribute primarily to a representation of the self, more towards a presentation of work for the reader to do. What kind of work? Certain kinds of semantic and syntactical derangement which Mengham hopes has a signature without constituting mere routines. He tries to catch the material in a state that remembers what it was like just prior to organization. And then in the process of composition there is an attempt to control this prehistoric material with particular attention to overall movement, phrasing, consonance and figure (which is to say, idea-rhymes). The distance between starting out and finishing is most obvious in the prose poems where you can see the agenda, perhaps even a theme or set of themes, that the text essays, as well as the curve it enters as a rhythm and an acoustic repertoire and conceptual and visual variations take over. It is less obvious but actually more extreme in the other poems.

About Rod Mengham

Rod Mengham lives and works in Cambridge. He has written books on Henry Green, Emily Bronte, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy and on language and cultural history- he has also edited books on violence and the artistic imagination, and on modernist and contemporary fiction. He is the editor of the Equipage series of poetry pamphlets and co-editor and co-translator of the anthology of contemporary Polish poetry, Altered State (Arc, 2003). His own poems have been published in Unsung: New and Selected Poems (Salt, 2001) and with photographs by Marc Atkins in Parleys and Skirmishes (Ars Cameralis, 2007).

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Author : Rod Mengham
Publisher : Salt Publishing
Data Published : 01 January 2001
ISBN : 1844711986
EAN : 9781844711987
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 136 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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