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A jar of sticklebacks free pdf A Jar of Sticklebacks explores themes as diverse as love, death, racism, war, nature, popular culture and the passing of time. Each is imbued with a gentle sensitivity and a generosity, to both his subject matter and his reader, which harks back to the old-school poets. While David refers to some of these masters in his Afterword: Auden, Yeats, Larkin, Hughes and Plath, to name just a handful- his voice is entirely original, anchored in his own rich life experience. REVIEWS: March 2013: The reader is left with strong images, of love, death, nature, relationships, poignant reminiscences from journeys. I returned several times to the drama of 'Far Above Rubies.' In the scene a woman looks from a window over the ramparts of a castle, is then blindfolded by her husband and led to the window of another room. A few facets: '... he put his hand in the small of her back ...' such a gentle gesture, followed by ... 'he pulled the cloth hard from her head ... shocking her ... she watched the body move this way, that way ... listened to the rope creak ...' The woman's response (I won't give it away) renders her husband's revenge futile. Many moments to cherish, like the delightful and tender evocations of the poet's relationship with his granddaughter. 'It's a chancy universe, little one!' And the line in 'A Jar of Sticklebacks, a memory of the poet's own grandpa '... imagine me holding up to the light, unbroken, a jar with all your wishes, all your hopes.' The reader partakes of the blessing. Ashen Venema, writer/blogger (originally reviewed on Amazon) April 2012: I love this poet. He renders the ordinary extraordinary. The mundane becomes sacred. The emotion is so intense in such a quiet way and his clarity never misses a beat. Jane Barthes, Artist February 2012: "He is very good indeed. I have read 4 and am too full for more at the moment. Blooming '...with her longed for future...'" Arthur Smith, comedian For me, reading a poetry collection by a single poet can become a highly intimate affair. You are given direct access to the thought processes and feelings of the creator. Sometimes this peep into the simplest or most intimate moments or thoughts leaves you feeling like a voyeur, stalking through the mundane made majestic and the passionate bottled. Sometimes it is so raw... read more: Gav

About David Selzer

David Selzer was born in London in 1942 but has lived in Chester for most of his life. He began writing poems when he was 14. His collection, 'Elsewhere', edited by Harry Chambers and published by E.J. Morten in 1973, was one of the first in the Peterloo Poets Series. He is an Eric Gregory Award and Felicia Hemans Prize winner. After some thirty years in education, as a teacher and adviser, mostly for Cheshire County Council, David has since 2001 written four screenplays and two stage plays. One of the latter, 'Hear the Drums', earned him a prize in the 2009 Sussex Playwrights Club full length play competition. Among other projects, David is currently working on a novella and continues to write poetry on a regular basis.

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Author : David Selzer
Publisher : Armadillo Central Ltd
Data Published : 31 October 2013
ISBN : 1908539151
EAN : 9781908539151
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 48 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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