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Alison Brackenbury

Autor(a) de Skies

13+ Works 40 Membros 1 Review

About the Author

Alison Brackenbury loves, lives, hymns and rhymes the natural world and its people like no other poet.

Obras por Alison Brackenbury

Skies (2016) 9 exemplares
Then (2013) 9 exemplares, 1 crítica
Gallop: Selected Poems (2019) 4 exemplares
After Beethoven (2000) 3 exemplares
1829 (1995) 3 exemplares
Selected poems (1991) 2 exemplares
Bricks and ballads (2004) 2 exemplares
Singing in the dark (2008) 2 exemplares
AUNT MARGARET'S PUDDING (2018) 2 exemplares
Christmas Roses (1988) 1 exemplar
Thorpeness (2022) 1 exemplar
Quartet: The Four Seasons (2018) — Contribuidor — 1 exemplar

Associated Works

Women on Nature (2021) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Sexo
female

Membros

Críticas

Some wonderful poems in the first third of this collection, but there's a severe drop-off of quality towards the later end. It's not a long book either (only 90 pages or so) so that's disappointing.

The better poems are those where Brackenbury (great name) uses her excellent ear for rhyme and rhythm, and writes with a quiet emotion: like in the excellent 'Bath Cubes', which turns a potentially-tasteless symbol of cheap fragrance into one of bittersweet sadness for lost friends.

Elsewhere, sadly (particularly in a run of late poems about her horse) Brackenbury's poems lose all delicacy, and read like the musings of a blinkered Home Counties grandmother. A lesson about quality over quantity perhaps.
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sometimeunderwater | Jan 26, 2015 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
13
Also by
1
Membros
40
Popularidade
#370,100
Avaliação
½ 2.5
Críticas
1
ISBN
20