Duncan Bush The Flying Trapeze

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The Flying Trapeze

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One of the most significant voices of his generation from Wales, a new book by Duncan Bush is an eagerly awaited event. The Flying Trapeze, his sixth poetry collection and the first to appear after his notable 'Midway', is characteristically unsentimental, tough-minded, and fiercely lyrical. Many poems are inspired by places he has lived in or travelled to including: Australia, Greece, Germany, France, Luxembourg and the United States. In 'Avedon's Drifters' he chronicles marginal lives as portrayed in masterly black & white photographs: vagrants, gypsies, minor criminals, the burnt-out, the bereft. In contrast there are poems like 'A Blood Rose' steeped in the full-blooded colours of the tango, and 'Golden Girl' in praise of superlative athletes. There is also a touch of bitter political satire in pieces like 'Mitterand's Last Supper', 'A Season in Sarajevo' and 'Lahore'. There are some fine, unexpected nature poems, which pinpoint the tension in his poetry between a sensual rapture and a knowing cynicism. The Flying Trapeze is an excellent new collection, never less than subtle, smart and true.

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'Duncan Bush creates a resilient dignity from individual acts of endeavour against the obliterating rapids of history' --Poetry Wales

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Duncan Bush is a poet, novelist, dramatist, translator and documentary writer. He was born and brought up in Cardiff, Wales and was educated at Warwick, Duke and Oxford Universities. His poetry collections Aquarium and Salt where both awarded the Welsh Arts Council Prize for Poetry in the 1980s and have been republished by Seren in a single volume The Hook. His collection Masks was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and won the 1995 Arts Council of Wales Book of the Year award. He is the author of several novels, including The Genre of Silence, Glass Shot, All the Rage and is currently completing one about a politician in the Sarkozy government.

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