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y Allotments sequence   selected work   poetry  
  • Author: Laurie Duggan http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/duggan-laurie
Issue Details: First known date: 2014 2014
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'"The small poems… slowly build up to a much larger narrative; a narrative of time and memory, of thinking and looking and being in the world, a kind of history that is happening on the sidelines." —Fiona Wright

'"Sceptical as I am about anti-poetry, of which there is a lot around and which can assume many different forms, the fully formed poems are not the only writing I can value in a book like this. There is too much wit, absurdity, and sheer verbal craft to be ignored." —Peter Riley

'"How ferociously Duggan attends both to the there of the world ('burnt patches amid pine') and the here of writing ('I ran out of town, meaning / there was no town left') …a kind of anthropological omnivorousness, all senses extended and out moves the piece along, using (including) everything, signs petering out or not."
 —John Latta

'"The upside-down peppershaker reflected on a metal table top; the note that 'the small gnats/ have ceased to wail'… and underneath a muffled drum-beat of persistent protest at the corrupt carelessness ruling so much of our planet. We called computer memory sticks thumb drives in my office. These poems have a similar function."
—Martha King' (Publication summary)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Bristol,
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Shearsman Books , 2014 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Allotment #1i"Live, at the local...", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 7)
Allotment #3i"halfway round the world", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 9)
Allotment #4i"William IV, Shoreditch", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 10-12)
Allotment #5i"Last days of the Gulbenkian? Possibly to be closed (or privatised)", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 13-14)
Allotment #6i"Breakfast at Samphire", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 14)
Allotment #7i"for once, perfect clarity", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 15)
Allotment #8i"a beer", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 15)
Allotment #9i"the small gnats", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 16)
Allotment #11i"November first 2010", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 17-18)
Allotment #12i"It was the golden age", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 18)
Allotment #13i"a man in a shapeless coat", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 19)
Allotment #14i"flower baskets", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 20)
Allotment #15i"draft and fire", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 21)
Allotment #17i"again, waiting", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 23)
Allotment #19i"soreness", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 25)
Allotment #20i"Uncommon", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 26)
Allotment #22i"A new overpass at Canterbury West", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 27)
Allotment #21i"slight airs on sea,", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 27)
Allotment #23i"Sunlight, halo", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 28)
Allotment #24i"Laughter from the back bar", Laurie Duggan , 2011 single work poetry (p. 28)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Review : Allotments Rory Waterman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October no. 5818 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Allotments Laurie Duggan 2014 sequence selected work poetry
Review : Allotments Rory Waterman , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 3 October no. 5818 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of Allotments Laurie Duggan 2014 sequence selected work poetry
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