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Take Me with You

Take Me with You (Paperback)

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The landscape of Polly Clark's "Take Me with You" is strange and dangerous, her narrators searching for answers to questions about the nature of human attachment and longing. Her acclaimed first book, "Kiss", took the reader on a journey into the self. In this new collection, the journey turns outwards and explores the ways in which we connect with others and the wider world. Polly Clark's characters speak in many voices, both animal and human, bringing into focus the moments when we are most alive, and most alone. The poems are unsettling even as they are compelling, taking the reader from the last performance of a virtuoso octopus, to the dizzying industry of a Chinese city, to the vast and lonely seascapes of the Scottish coast. 'Grippingly acute and assured' - Gerard Woodward, "Times Literary Supplement". 'Clark chooses a vivid palette...Tiny bearcubs curl up in her psyche. A cockatoo clambers about her as if she were a gnarled tropical tree. There is an elemental freshness to these poems' - Rachel Campbell-Johnson, "The Times". 'An unusual and compelling turn of phrase in poems which shape-shift through multiple personalities' - Jane Holland, "Poetry Review".

'Alive and vital, her voice rings with inspired confidence, carries the stamp of what is necessary, poems that cannot be done without' - Sarah Corbett, "Poetry Wales". 'Poems to stiffen the hairs on the back of your neck. A breathtakingly assured first collection' - U.A. Fanthorpe.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd Publication Date: 10/11/2005 ISBN-13: 9781852247225  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Polly Clark's first collection Kiss (2001) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation. Take Me with You is her second collection. Born in Toronto, she grew up in Scotland, and has worked as a zookeeper and as the poet in residence on the newsdesk of the Southern Daily Echo. Her interest in poets and writing in other countries has led her to work extensively on translation in Hungary, Israel and China. She lives in Oxford.

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