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The Stern Wave
by Noel King
A second collection, The Stern Wave, plays with our sense of environmental conscience but is also quirky; sentimental at times, shocking at times; and King (as always) takes on many personas. A Trinidadian teenager in Stilt School,' a budding comedian in At the Edinburgh Fringe,' an 18th century Cornish miner in Wheal Prudence' extinct copper mine, Cornwall, 1834,' and ...more
Paperback, 82 pages
Published November 7th 2013 by Salmon Publishing
(first published August 28th 2013)
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If Paul Valery was right and “poems are never finished—just abandoned” then what each reader brings to the table is as important as the poet’s contribution. The Stern Wave’s blurb says that King “plays with our sense of environmental conscience” but after a first read-through if asked I’d have said, “This is all about family.” It’s actually somewhat broader than that; it’s about interrelationships, social interactions. The blurb also says that King “takes on many personas” which he does and many ...more