James Sutherland-Smith - Mouth


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James Sutherland-Smith - Mouth

Published 2014. Paperback, 114pp, 8.5x5.5ins
ISBN 978-1-84861-353-9 [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]
"This is a masterpiece. The love poetry is especially beautiful. The entire sequence is in a way a love poem (and therefore must include some hate). The poem is a fine discourse on language, especially poetic language, and on simple speech aspiring to truth while aware that this is an ideal forever double-crossed by the duplicity of words in the human mouth." — Irbing Weinman
"I read it through at one sitting, relishing the wit and observation. Somewhere around 42 I began to feel that this is a really wonderful sequence of poems--it has its own world, risky, audible and absorbing, shot through with paronomasia and otherworldly insight." — Piers M. Smith
"It is quite the most extraordinary work. What greatly strikes me is the ease with which [...] thought moves from the garden to China and elsewhere and the conflation in the final poem is truly remarkable. Breathtakingly so."   —Marius Kociejowski

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