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Raising Sparks By Michael Symmons Roberts

Raising Sparks
by Michael Symmons Roberts

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At the heart of this volume are two sequences - "Smithereens" and "Quickenings" - which form part of a continuing collaboration with the composer, James MacMillan. They are set alongside some intimate lyrics and dramatic meditations on creation, redemption and the end of time.
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Raising Sparks by Michael Symmons Roberts

After his first collection - SOFT KEYS - Michael Symmons Roberts was hailed by Les Murray as 'a poet for the new, chastened, unenforcing age of faith that has just dawned'. The metaphysical concerns of that first book are central to this new collection, written in a language at once philosophical, sensuous and lyrical. From a doctor who washes lungs to the structure of genes, from mythical hounds born to fire to a cat's-eye souvenir from a smashed-up road, the scope of this collection is impressive. Whatever the subject, these poems are concerned with elemental themes, with the mapping of experience, and the search for sparks of life at its heart. At the heart of RAISING SPARKS are two sequences - 'Smithereens' and 'Quickenings' - which form part of a continuing collaboration with the composer James MacMillan; the former set as a song cycle and the latter as amajor choral piece. These sequences - alongside intamate lyrics and dramatic meditations on creation, redemption and the end of time - show a poet of enormous range and depth.

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About Michael Symmons Roberts


Michael Symmons Roberts was born in Prenton, Lancashire, in 1963. His first book, Soft Keys, was published in 1993. He works as a television and radio documentary maker for the BBC.

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GOR010088669
Raising Sparks by Michael Symmons Roberts
Michael Symmons Roberts
Used - Well Read
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1999-03-18
80
0224059025
9780224059022
N/A
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