At the age of fifty Linda Chase began to publish poems, to win prizes, and to develop her skills as a performer of her own work and a facilitator and impresario for others. "Not Many Love Poems" is a sensual celebration of the varied relationships that make up lives richly lived and imagined.
Chase's imagination is stimulated by paintings (she was artist-in-residence at Manchester City Art Gallery, and produced ekphrastic work), by gardening, by memory and by love.
A battle with cancer resulted in some of her most harrowing and healing work.
Her style is insistently demotic: the poems carry her voice: gentle, sharp, wry, loving.
The reader senses a generous honesty at work, and an insatiable curiosity.
Linda Chase's wit and sharp eye for telling detail make "Not Many Love Poems" a collection in which the poet can express heartbreak, and the narratives of the everyday reveal unique moments of insight.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 83 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 29/09/2011
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781847770868
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