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The Marble Fly (Oxford Poets)

by Jamie McKendrick

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I feel I should not leave a review. I am not a reader of poetry although I have come across poems as most people do. There are some I have liked. I believe this is more of a modern poetry. I read every poem, sometimes twice, to try and get a feeling for it. Out of 38 poems there were a couple I could say I liked, but still not enough to want to share it with others.

My one star should not deter you from reading this book. In fact, if you are a lover of poems I would like your oppinion. ( )
  callmejacx | Oct 14, 2011 |
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The Marble Fly, is Jamie McKendrick's third collection of poems following The Kiosk on the Brink and his widely acclaimed collection The Sirocco Room. The title refers to an image on a Pompeian wall-relief and fuses McKendrick's interests in the classical world and natural history. These forty poems, each pertaining to a particular history--whether natural or unnatural, personal or impersonal--focus on modes of transport and their relation to the natural world. As eloquent as they are intricate, the poems work on both a literal and metaphorical level, and cover such topics as Darwin's Voyage of the Beagle, the construction of canals, the first airplane, and spiders sent up into space in the Skylab.

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