Face of it, Paperback / softback Book

Face of it Paperback / softback


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
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781857549003



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