01275 873647

0
£0.00
Magnetic Field : The Marsden Poems

Other Information:

  • Publisher: Faber & Faber
  • Date Published:
  • Paperback Published:
  • Hardback Published: 20 March 2020
  • ISBN-10:
  • ISBN-13: 9780571361441

Magnetic Field : The Marsden Poems

Available options

Hardback
£14.99
Quantity Add to Basket

Growing up in Marsden among the hills of West Yorkshire, Simon Armitage has always associated his early poetic experiences with the night-time view from his bedroom window, those 'private, moonstruck observations' and the clockwork comings and goings in the village providing rich subject matter for his first poems. Decades on, that window continues to operate as both framework and focal point for the writing, the vastness of the surrounding moors always at his shoulder and forming a constant psychological backdrop, no matter how much time has elapsed and how distant those experiences. Magnetic Field brings together Armitage's Marsden poems, from his very first pamphlet to new work from a forthcoming collection.

It offers personal insight into a preoccupation that shows no signs of fading, and his perspective on a locality he describes as 'transcendent and transgressive', a genuinely unique region forming a frontier territory between many different worlds. Magnetic Field also invites questions about the forging of identity, the precariousness of memory, and our attachment to certain places and the forces they exert.

Author:

Simon Armitage

You May Also Like .....
  • Pinch of Nom Food Planner : Includes 26 New Recipes

    Price: £9.99
  • A Fatal Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum : Murder in Ancient Rome

    Emma Southon

    Price: £16.99
  • Your Pregnancy Nutrition Guide : What to eat when you're pregnant

    Henrietta Norton

    Price: £9.99
  • The Dirty Dishes : 100 fast and delicious recipes

    Price: £20.00
  • The Very British Quiz Book : How d'you make a proper cup of tea? (and 720 other essential questions)

    Geoff Tibballs

    Price: £9.99