The Movement of Bodies

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Seren, 2005 - Poetry - 72 pages
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A strange assortment of characters inhabit these poems, including George Mackay Brown, Johnny Cash, William Dampier, a lion-keeper in wartime Afganistan, and a shipload of sailors in a Shetland churchyard. The long central work of the collection provides an elegiac meditation on the life and death of a young soldier who succumbed to hypothermia during the Napoleonic Wars. Finally, and quite unexpectedly, the poem "Googlisms" provides an outpouring of quirky definitions from a website that collects information from the search engine Google.

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Pugh excels at evoking a landscape and life in a few well-placed brushstrokes. these poems are historical in scope, even when they dwell on the personal. lively. Read full review


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Sheenagh Pugh is a creative writing teacher at the University of Glamorgan and the author of "The Beautiful Lie," which was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and "The Movement of Bodies,"

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