Razorshell Wreck on Barleycove Beach on the Eve of All Saints’ Day
A small wreck is a large wreck when a species is in retreat, undertow and wave-sets soothe and stress between slate hills: the rise & fall, the artwork re-inscribed in sand which will gradually wash away, the full weight of the Atlantic.
So attuned, so sensitive, so determined to pull themselves down – foot anchored hydraulic pull to start again down down down – razorshell feedertube sucking low tide sweet and sour into the glasses-case body, enrapture, huddling organs
The Adam Phillips seminars at Keble College continue. Seminars focus primarily on American poetry of the twentieth century, and at the meeting Phillips will introduce the material and lead the discussion. For more details about the series, and forthe link to the reading material, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/nbgwdwb The next seminar will be on Robert Hass's 'On Teaching Poetry', and will take place at 4.30pm on Wednesday 21 October in the Pusey Room, Keble College. All are welcome.
‘Razorshell Wreck…’ is copyright © John Kinsella and Alan Jenkins, 2015. It is reprinted from Marine (Enitharmon Press, 2015) by permission of Enitharmon Press.
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John Kinsella’s recent works of poetry include Armour (Picador, 2011) and Jam Tree Gully (W.W. Norton, 2012). Picador published Sack in November, 2014. He is editor and the author of anthologies, works of criticism, fiction and poetry. He is an Extraordinary Fellow of Churchill College, Cambridge University.
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