The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping

The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping Russell Jones poems are about love and loss From terraced flats to outer space its narrators are trying to make sense of the universe and their position in it He experiments in form from sonnet sequ

  • Title: The Green Dress Whose Girl is Sleeping
  • Author: RussellJones
  • ISBN: 9781910449370
  • Page: 236
  • Format: Paperback
  • Russell Jones poems are about love and loss From terraced flats to outer space, its narrators are trying to make sense of the universe and their position in it He experiments in form, from sonnet sequences to one word poems, concrete poetry to haiku, attempting to express the changing world and the variety of life within it Russell Jones has been one of the most inventRussell Jones poems are about love and loss From terraced flats to outer space, its narrators are trying to make sense of the universe and their position in it He experiments in form, from sonnet sequences to one word poems, concrete poetry to haiku, attempting to express the changing world and the variety of life within it Russell Jones has been one of the most inventive and talented poets around for a few years now, but this first book displays the full range of his poetic gift and sweep of his vision Few poets can combine, as he does, conceptual intelligence with emotional intimacy.The poems are alternately witty, laugh out loud funny, tender, enriching, emboldening, mind bending, devastating From inside the Hadron Collider to outside the chip shop, he offers us shape shifting collisions of life and poetry This is verse that meets our contemporary world, with all its multitudinous potential, fragility and loss, head on The reader is in for a thrilling ride As one of the poems puts it Lie back, jack in This dream is electric Alan Gillis Russell Jones s collection moves from the micro to the macro and back with an alert alacrity that marks him out as a younger writer of real promise This quality of attention demonstrates itself in both his language and his level of engagement syllable meets chromosome, minute particular collides with particle, sonnet sequence essays a society There is a Morganic faith in form, in information, and in format s capacity to frame the universe in a verse, evidenced by an abecedarian sequence of one word poems that recalls Hamilton Finlay at his wittiest In all this, the deities are in the details, as it were, be they a telling snippet of recorded dialect, the origami feet of a kingfisher, or the way a statue is painted darker by the rain The tenderness with which they are recorded, the equal compassion for individuals caught in catastrophe or lost in introspection, makes this collection as impressive as it is engaging WN Herbert

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    1. very good, very eclectic range of poetic forms and ideas, very well-focused balance of content and form, engaging, relatable, memorable, lapidary, touching on popular science, world events, rear window style sonnets, broad concepts and private experiences, bright birds bending the sky toward us & things like that. very good, five-stars

    2. This is a wonderful collection, moving from recognisable everyday moments, like coming home drunk or watching TV, to abstract and figurative worlds like proton collision in the Large Hadron Collider or chromosomes interacting. Jones can make the mundane sing with the truth of universality and has a talent with language manipulation that startles again and again. ‘we / are the last of the light / on its petals.’ from ‘Salvage Crew’ is a line that will long stay with me. ‘God Has Still N [...]

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