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From 'The Keepers' : 3. single work   poetry   "No one at Art School is welding this."
  • Author:agent Philip Salom
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 From 'The Keepers' : 3.
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Alternative title: Not Copyright
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    y separately published work icon Blast no. 7 (New series) 2008 Z1490631 2008 periodical issue 2008 pg. 26
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Keepers Philip Salom , Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010 Z1764294 2010 selected work poetry

    Keepers is highly entertaining and serious; there are brilliant flashes and reflections, ironic observations and a lot of humour. The poems form stories and portraits of recognisable and unrecognisable people who teach and study in a School of Arts. You may know them: the intense, the terse, the drugged and the eccentric. Upstairs is the Health and Safety Novelist, and The Face, a narcissistic academic; and down in the basement, in lower registers, Fish, the cleaner and print-room assistant, working away among the students, including Gillian the sculptor who is suddenly successful and Jess the writer who some have questioned. The ironic observations of Fish, flâneur and Go player, form a narrative underlying the poems. Interspersed throughout are figures from history: Balzac, Gentileschi, Shostakovich, Orlan, Klima… After the shadowy voices of The Well Mouth these poems by Salom have come up into the light.

    Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2010
    pg. 86
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