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Kate Ashton - Who by Water



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Kate Ashton - Who by Water

Published April 2016. Paperback, 82pp, 9 x 6ins, £9.95 / $17
ISBN 9781848614802  [Download a sample PDF from this book here.]
These poems came into being as a result of new nearness to loss and to the sea. They are intimate, an attempt to express the beauty of untamed power that demands respect of the human heart; the terror it strikes into the soul. The form of each poem or sequence flows freely from its emotional or visual impetus: often dark, sometimes joyous or ecstatic or pictorial. Always there is an underlying sense of awe, of the unknowable and the impossibility of knowing. Neutrality is sought in echoing the earliest Anglo-Saxon or Chinese poetry. The sea becomes witness, calm interlocutor, feared judge, absent lover, intercessor. The aim is impersonality, to evoke the eternal in relation to the present; ‘now-ness’, as David Jones put it.  

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