By Michael Symmons Roberts,Paul Farley
The post-Romantic fantasy of the dissolute drunken poet – exemplified through Thomas and made iconic through his demise in big apple – has fatally skewed a twin of poets in our tradition. Novelists might be solid, savvy, politically adept and up to speed, yet poets will be melancholic, doomed and self-destructive. is that this only a fable, or is there a few crucial fact in the back of it: that fab poems purely come while a poet's existence is driven correct to an emotional knife-edge of acceptability, safeguard, safety? what's the rate of poetry?
In this ebook, modern poets adopt a chain of trips – throughout Britain, the US and Europe – to the loss of life locations of poets of the earlier, partially as pilgrims, honouring inspirational writers, but additionally as investigators, interrogating the parable. the result's a ebook that's, in flip, enlightening and provocative, eye-wateringly humorous and powerfully moving.
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