The Long and the Short of It: Poems 1955-2010 by Roy Fisher PDF

By Roy Fisher

ISBN-10: 1852249595

ISBN-13: 9781852249595

This new improved variation of The lengthy and the quick of It covers fifty five years of Roy Fisher's poetry. enjoying the language, pleasuring the mind's eye and teasing the senses, Fisher's witty, artistic and anarchic poetry has given lasting pride to his many devoted readers for over part a century. picking this booklet on barren region Island Dis, Ian McMillan praised Fisher as 'Britain's maximum residing poet'. The lengthy and the fast of It attracts at the whole diversity of Fisher's paintings, from its fraught beginnings within the Fifties via significant texts of the Sixties and Nineteen Seventies similar to urban, The Ship's Orchestra and 'Wonders of Obligation', to A Furnace, his Eighties masterpiece, and after which the later paintings set within the scarred and gorgeous North Midlands panorama the place he has lived for the earlier 30 years, significantly the Costa-shortlisted general Midland (2010), which has been further to this elevated variation. 'Fisher stands outdoor, or along, no matter what else is going on, an English past due modernist whose experiments are inclined to come off. he's a poet of town -his local Birmingham, which he describes as "what i believe with". he's a redeemer of the normal, usually an excellent artist of the obvious… His variety is big: he matches either severe brevity and book-length exploration; his seeming improvisations have a manner of becoming structure. the easiest position to begin is The lengthy and the quick of It. it will probably glance and sound like not anything on the earth at the beginning, yet then it turns into vital' -Sean O'Brien, Guardian.

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