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A Ghost in Waterloo Station
by Bert Almon
The poems in A Ghost in Waterloo Station take the everyday world as their point of departure, but the place of arrival is never the shore you started from. Vivid invocations and meditations on childhood, art, and travel bring together places and people as likeable and unexpected as the wry poetic sensibility recommending them to our attention. Greece is a country where cla ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published August 15th 2007 by Brindle and Glass Publishing
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Bert Almon is one of the best poets I've ever read, so I was really looking forward to reading this collection (after having to wait so long for a new one). He did not disappoint. He has a keen eye, a shimmering wit suffused with compassion, and a writing style that strikes the right balance between brilliant artistry and accessibility. His poems linger with you long have you've read them; you enjoy them again and again.