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Allotment #61 single work   poetry   "my head missed the beam"
  • Author:agent Laurie Duggan
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Allotment #61
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    y separately published work icon Island no. 128 Autumn 2012 Z1860898 2012 periodical issue 2012 pg. 107
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Allotments Laurie Duggan , Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2014 7308693 2014 sequence selected work poetry

    '"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)

    Bristol : Shearsman Books , 2014
    pg. 48
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