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by Catherine Daly (Goodreads Author)
Poetry. VAUXHALL is pitched where voice and experience coincide. The poems sing and dance through heavenly mansions and real bungalows, tourist traps and museums, pharmacies and vending machines. VAUXHALL is a calendar. It's an "all occasion" greeting and gift. The Hollywood pitch for VAUXHALL might have been "Marianne Moore meets Joan Jett" or "Alexander Pope goes to nigh ...more
Paperback, 97 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Shearsman Books
(first published April 15th 2008)
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This book of poetry took a while to read. For me, it was not exactly accessible thought I doubt if this was Daly's intention. Instead, I think the intention was more to delve into language--to explore phonology, morphology, and semantics. I often felt that the work was going over my head, was simply too sophisticated for me, in part because I was unfamiliar with some of the referents, golf for example and even some of the pop culture images. I could feel the musicality of the work and actually w ...more