Fall of the Rebel Angels: Poems, 1996-2006

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Salt Publishing, 2006 - Poetry - 113 pages
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Fall of the Rebel Angels: Poems 1996-2006 brings together the best of Andy Brown’s poems from the first ten years of his publications. Through his light-touch exploration of our sense of selves, public and private, Brown’s work explores ideas of ‘relationship’ in its widest senses –the ecology of the natural world and our relationship to it the intimacy and intricacies of personal relationshipsthe relationships between language and experience, memory, imagination and realityInformed by philosophies of Critical Realism, Brown’s poetry explores pertinent environmental and philosophic ideas, combining ontological inquiry with accessible lyric language and form, subtle humour, and a direct engagement with the ‘thing-ness’ of the world.

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I have really enjoyed Brown's work previously - books such as Of Science written with David Morley and his pamphlet with the Heaventree Press, The Trust Territory. I loved this book too. The detail of ... Read full review

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The natural world viewed with haunted but open eyes. Movements through seas, stories, hearts. The silence within the storm. A welter of words with peace at its core. Read full review


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Andy Brown is Director of the Centre for Creative Writing at Exeter University. His recent books include Hunting the Kinnayas (Stride, 2004), From a Cliff (Arc, 2002) and of Science (Worple, 2001, with David Morley). Andy Brown studied Ecology, a discipline that informs both his poetry and his criticism, which appears in The Salt Companion to the Works of Lee Harwood (Salt, 2006). He was previously a Centre Director for the Arvon Foundation's creative writing courses, and has been a recording musician.

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