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A poet's talent follows no maps. Insight, rueful humour and a perfectly tuned ear make Matt Merritt's 'The Elephant Tests' an exceptional collection, whose poems absorb and startle. Here are elephants, benign or brooding, hares, 'sharp against the last sun', humans, who lie and wait for the 'ceiling rose to bloom', birds, imagined and real: 'Rain bird (see also yarrow, yappingale, yaffle)'. Each poem reveals its own richness: 'and the last thing you see / will be the last thing you ever expected.' - Alison Brackenbury --http://ninearchespress.com/theelephanttests.html
'I've become a pretty ardent Matt Merritt fan in recent years. A more observant and articulate poet is hard to imagine. 'The Elephant Tests' is at least as strong as its two predecessors, whilst also being thematically and stylistically his most ambitious and varied book to date.' - Rory Waterman --http://ninearchespress.com/theelephanttests.html
Matt Merritt is a poet and wildlife journalist. His previous collections are 'hydrodaktulopsychicharmonica' (Nine Arches, 2010), Troy Town (2008) and the pamphlet Making The Most Of The Light (2005). He reviews poetry for Magma, New Walk, Under the Radar and Sphinx, and is co-editor of Poets on Fire. He lives near Leicester.
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Book Description Nine Arches Press, 2013. Paperback. Condition: Brand New. 84 pages. 8.50x5.43x0.24 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # zk0957384742
Book Description Nine Arches Press, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0957384742