Assembly Lines (Paperback)

Jane Commane

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Assembly Lines asks what it means to be here and now, in post-industrial towns and cities of the heartlands that are forever on the periphery. From schools and workplaces and lives lived in 'a different town, just like this', these poems take a historical perspective on the present day from the ground upwards - whether the geological strata that underpins a 'dithering island' or the ever-moving turf under a racehorses' hooves. This is a new Midlands realism, precision-engineered, which seeks wonderment in unlikely places. By turns both fierce and tender, the poems in Jane Commane's first book-length collection re-assemble the landscape, offer up an alternative national curriculum and find ghosts and strange magic in the machinery of the everyday. Between disappearances and reformations, the natural and the man-made, the lines are drawn; you might try to leave your hometown, but it will never leave you.


Product Details

  • Product code: BMGTI
  • ISBN: 9781780374086
  • Publisher: Bloodaxe Books Ltd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 21.6cm x 13.8cm
  • Pages: 64
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 22 00:00:00 GMT 2018
  • Book points: 9

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