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Notes for Lighting a Fire

Cambridge, Gerry
Format: Paperback
Publisher: HappenStance
Published: December 14, 2013
ISBN: 9781905939961
68 pages

£8.00

Light, whether the stark light of a fading parent, the light locked up in coal as a motif for a community and family history, or the spectacular unexpected last light of a winter dusk, is a frequent presence in Gerry Cambridge’s first collection of poems in nine years. ‘Notes’ begins and ends with light’s variation fire: the winter fire in the grate, the fire of the sun at the world’s edge. Between these two poles are poems of desire, possession and memory. Clear-eyed and grave, this is Cambridge’s most searching book to date.

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