Glass Wings by Fleur Adcock

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Fleur Adcock has a way of laying claim to her readers. A poet of wry observation...she often seems to be conjuring the kind of intimacy that comes from shared assumptions and experiences.
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Fleur Adcock's title refers to the transparent, glittering wings of some of the species - bees, mosquitoes, dragonflies - celebrated or lamented in a sequence of poems on encounters with arthropods, from the stick insects and crayfish of her native New Zealand to the clothes' moths that infest her London house. Other sections of the book include elegies for human beings and poems based on family wills from the 16th and 20th centuries, as well as birthday greetings for old friends and for a new great-grandson. ""A whimsical collection of poems connected by author Fleur Adcock's observation and interaction with arthropods all over the globe.""--World Lit. Today February 2014
 

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Published December 3, 2013 by Bloodaxe Books Ltd. 80 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction
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Reviewed by FIONA SAMPSON on Jun 28 2013

Fleur Adcock has a way of laying claim to her readers. A poet of wry observation...she often seems to be conjuring the kind of intimacy that comes from shared assumptions and experiences.

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