OverviewSophisticated and humane, this collection by Carol Rumens features a center piece poem based on the life and work of Italian painter Georges De Chirico accompanied by a number of beautifully crafted individual poems. Both satirical and tender, this compilation celebrates various places in London, envisions a dystopian future, and recreates the nature poem. Filled with surrealist imagery and an acute socio-political awareness, these thought-provoking poems are sure to enthrall fans of Rumens' work.
Reviews"Philosophical, playful, with umpteen forms expertly managed, Rumens explores her fusion of the personal and political. There is no word out of place . . . this collection will be read decades from now.” —Bill Greenwell, the Independent, on Blind Spots
Author BiographyCarol Rumens is a lecturer in creative writing and literature at Bangor and Hull Universities. She is the author of various poetry collections, including Blind Spots, Hex, and Poems 1968–2004.