by Robert Powell
'Rain crowds down blue through ambulance light ... We are compellingly water.'
In Riverain, poet Robert Powell takes us on a journey through reality and metaphor, partly inspired by the two rivers that meet in his adopted home city of York: the Ouse and Foss.
Sometimes dreamlike, combining gravity and humour with the personal and the political, this diverse and deeply visual collection moves with a strong narrative flow, taking in love, mortality, family, consumerism, literature and art as it goes.
Subtly moored by its theme, this is a mature, engaging collection from a poet unafraid to chart a course through purposefully ambiguous tributaries.
Date Published: 2018-04-12
Catalogue Number: VP0121
Number of Pages: 80
Cover design by Jamie McGarry
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