Who Goes There?
by Penny Boxall
New collection by the acclaimed poet.
‘The lookout hails
into the weather.
We hear no words
but catch his meaning’
Halt! Who Goes There? Penny Boxall’s second collection throws light on the mysterious strangers we glimpse, and turns that same light on ourselves. From shadows lost to history to forgotten possessions and our own past identities, these poems consider questions of selfhood and the ways in which we can be peripheral in our own lives.
Praise for Penny Boxall:
‘Beautifully crafted’ Jackie Kay
‘Rich and substantial’ Andrew Forster
‘Generous and engaging’ Michael Laskey
Praise for Who Goes There?:
'Penny Boxall is a poet of the particular and strange, and her work in Who Goes There? often takes oddities as a launch pad – a wartime stunt by the secret services, or a Ravensburger jigsaw spilling out across a road – before alighting on further peculiarities through her delightfully finicky manipulation of thought and language... This collection is all nipped livery and briskness and comes with the lasting sting of the true poet. It will be fascinating to see where Penny Boxall goes next.' Andrew Neilson, Magma
Date Published: 2018-09-07
Catalogue Number: VP0126
Number of Pages: 48
Cover design by Jamie McGarry
Cover photo by Rich Vintage Photography
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