The third collection by Jamie McKendrick, these 40 new poems are concerned with various histories - natural and unnatural, personal and impersonal. There is a compelling fusion of the classical and contemporary worlds. The title refers to an image on a Pompeian wall-relief.
The Marble Fly is Jamie McKendrick's third collection. The title refers to an image on a Pompeian wall-relief, and fuses McKendrick's interests in the classical world and natural history. The poems themselves are intricate, and they are occupied by various histories: natural and unnatural, personal and impersonal. They are concerned (not only metaphorically) with modes of transport and their relation to the natural world - Darwins's Voayge of the Beagle , the construction of canals, the first aeroplane, spiders sent up into space in Skylab. This book is intended for poetry readers; sixth formers/undergraduates .
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About the Author Jamie McKendrick, winner of the Eric Gregory Award, is the author of two previous books of poetry, including The Sirocco Room, named Poetry Book of the Year by The Independent on Sunday and the Daily Telegraph, and The Kiosk on the Brink.
The Marble Fly by Jamie McKendrick
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Oxford University Press
Winner of Forward Poetry Prize: Best Collection 1997 Winner of Forward Poetry Prize 1997 Short-listed for T S Eliot Prize 1997
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