Designed to Fade
is a narrative poem about life in the modern city of London, a journey through a day in London seen through a woman's eyes. The drama begins in the early hours and ends at the same time the following day. Referring to city poetry by other poets and experimenting with poetic form in an attempt to develop a women's poetry of the city, the author has developed an intriguing post-modernist slant to the dramatic unities of time, place and character. As city dweller you will find yourself in here. There are place names, descriptions of commuter journeys and brushes with authority, work and bosses which will evoke an empathy that modern poetry has all too often omitted to express. Designed to Fade
is a stylistic tour-de-force, and a most unusual sequence of poems.
Mary Coghill works and studies in London and spends most of her time in the city.
Published: September 2006
9 x6 ins
Publisher: Shearsman Books
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