Roger Langley's poems explore perception. They take their bearings from forms as diverse as Renaissance hermeticism, a Greek vase, Rauschenberg's painting, Bottom's dream, a green beetle.
Here the world may chime, like a building by Palladio, or disappear on a parting wave as in a film by Bergman.
Surprise and truth come together. Things are both ordinary and vivid, distinct and universal.
Langley's poems take delight in the sound and sense of language: for him, etymology can be revelation.
In the interplay of word and object, each poem attempts an epiphany.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 64 pages
- Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/04/2007
- Category: Poetry by individual poets
- ISBN: 9781857549003