Significant Other




      Significant Other
Shortlisted for The 2019 Forward Felix Dennis Prize for Best First Collection The Telegraph s Poetry Book of the Month March 2019 In her first book of poems, Isabel Galley takes a sustained look at the eight million differently constructed hearts of species currently said to inhabit Earth These are part of the significant other of her title so too are the intimacies loving, fraught, stalked by loss and extinction that make up a life The habit of foisting human agendas on non human worlds is challenged Must we still describe willows as weeping In the twenty first century, is it possible to be at one with nature The poems reflect on our desire to locate likeness, empathy and kinship with our environments, whilst embracing inevitable difference As the narratives belonging to animal fables, Doomsday Preppers and climate change deniers are adapted, new metaphors are found that speak of both estrangement and entanglement Drawing at times from her residency in the rainforest, Galley delves into a world of pink toed tarantulas, the erotic lives of barnacles, and caged owls that behave like their keepers The human world revises its own measure in the light of these poems. Best Download [ Significant Other ] By [ Isabel Galleymore ] For Kindle ePUB or eBook – heartforum.co.uk

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  • Paperback
  • 64 pages
  • Significant Other
  • Isabel Galleymore
  • 17 August 2017
  • 1784107115

10 thoughts on “ Significant Other

  1. Emilie Lauren says:

    A beautiful collection.

  2. Pamela Scott says:

    d never even heard of the poet before I borrowed this I just borrow poetry books that pull my attention in some way With this book it was the blue background on the cover, the title of the collection and the weird cover image I m glad I took a chance on this book The poems in this collection are different than the poems I tend to read Different can ...

  3. Samuel says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Wonderfully observed poems that, in their careful attention, morph into alternative descriptive possibility The starfish creeps like expired meat with a shopping bag stomach the robin is A road sign with a fire warning in its breast a crab sits like the lid of a pie There are so many rich descriptions of animal life, using a register of human familiarity but, in so doing, making the human strange again,arbitrary and unformulated Many poems are actually a single sentence Wonderfully observed poems th...

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