Charles Bennett

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    When a thunderstorm’s dark reverberations glimmer ‘in the night-sky of the head’, or when apricots generate an edible appreciation of ‘soft time’, we discover Charles Bennett’s lyrical and powerful poems revealing the impact of nature in memorable, unexpected and sometimes unusual ways.

    This fascinating collection concerns itself with forms of melting: fluid interfaces between natural and human environments. Beginning and ending in gardens, it explores aspects of experience informed and affected by close observation. Time and again, whether in the form of a blackbird’s tuneful message, a seashell’s glossy interior, or the smell of fresh rain, our relationship with ecology is reinvigorated. Delighted, rapturous and occasionally disturbing, this is a collection enthralled by the sensual delights of the natural world and its creatures.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationOswestry
    PublisherFair Acre Press
    Number of pages33
    ISBN (Print)9781911048336
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2018

    Bibliographical note

    CHARLES BENNETT is widely acclaimed. Evenlode, his ninth collection, cemented his reputation as a lyrical landscape poet of depth and passion. Together with his intriguing new pamphlet Thaw and the ground-breaking 2019 collection Cloud River, he demonstrates gifts of vivid imagery and a deeply musical imagination. His work with choral composer Bob Chilcott has seen him hailed as a memorable and mesmerising librettist. He is writer-in-residence at Wicken Fen and combines this with his duties at the University of Northampton where he leads the BA in Creative Writing.


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