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Naked Clay

it was amazing 5.0  ·  Rating Details ·  1 Rating  ·  1 Review
'Naked Clay' is an intimate response to the paintings of Lucian Freud-"the great amplifier of twentieth century figurative art"' as the critic Sebastian Smee has written. The poems are as urgent as the paintings, and taken together they constitute an essay on the ambiguous gifts from a painter of such mortal, material presences. Barry Hill has created a unique space for ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Shearsman Books
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Jan 27, 2016 Cocaine rated it it was amazing
From concept to delivery this book of poems really excels. The idea of tackling a painter 19s work and transposing those images as words may not be new but the honest, sometimes brutal, way that Barry Hill sets about portraying Lucian Freud 19s work is nothing short of masterful. My relatively new introduction to poetry, Dylan Thomas and Basho to one side, has been further excited by this incredible body of work.
Unlike a novel which has a narrative that propels you along urging you to follow it
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