The Perils of Geography by Helen Humphreys

By Helen Humphreys

In her 3rd publication of poetry The Perils of Geography, Helen Humphreys charts a global that opens below the prodding and promise of language. With the wit and eye for evocative element which won readers for either Gods and different Mortals and Nuns having a look fearful, hearing Radios, Humphreys probes the immediacy of now, the depth of this, the residue of then. Don’t be deceived by means of the spare visual appeal; her poems are resonant and whole, "all angles and confidence." gentle falls slant throughout them. She maps "what surrounds no longer what is made nonetheless" -- "the relocating line." the road she strains connects the pull of reminiscence and second, open roads and iciness aconite, transcendental basements and decorative shrubbery. In "Singing to the Bees," the 10 poem series which makes up the second one of 3 sections in Perils, she slips within people wisdoms, wears them with a simple grace, all flesh and wit and probability: dancing footwear, proficient pigs, swarming bees, aircraft nuns and spectre ships. those poems make superstition delicious.

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The Perils of Geography

In her 3rd e-book of poetry The Perils of Geography, Helen Humphreys charts a global that opens below the prodding and promise of language. With the wit and eye for evocative element which won readers for either Gods and different Mortals and Nuns having a look frightened, hearing Radios, Humphreys probes the immediacy of now, the depth of this, the residue of then.

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