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Soft Sift: Poems Mark Ford

Soft Sift: Poems

Mark Ford

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ISBN : 9780151009497
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64 pages
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There are curved stories here, intrigues and quests whose exuberance of plot and sense of farcical immersion in the world of appearances is rendered with a light touch and a sure command of tone, staging the conflict between the minds drift and theMoreThere are curved stories here, intrigues and quests whose exuberance of plot and sense of farcical immersion in the world of appearances is rendered with a light touch and a sure command of tone, staging the conflict between the minds drift and the inflexible etiquette of form (Gerard Manley Hopkinss soft sift / In an hourglass). The making of these condensed dramas is often the unmaking of the person speaking, whose frets and fresh starts reveal an original sensibility concerned not with self-display but with a general comedy of wrong moves. Intrepid, cross-pollinated, oblique, Mark Ford has been called an American Philip Larkin and an English John Ashbery, but in fact he is like no one else, and only occasionally like himself.